Stowe Winter Carnival
The Stowe Winter Carnival features sporting events, ice-carving competitions, Kids’ Carnival Kaos, and Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball tournaments. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this event full of wintery fun.
University of Vermont Winter Carnival
This annual event features gingerbread house building, live music, a snow sculpture contest, and many other fun activities.
Green Mountain Film Festival
This unique spring event offers you an opportunity to see films from independent filmmakers while also giving you a chance to discuss the film with its creators and fellow audience members.
Vermont Maple Festival
The Vermont Maple Festival offers lots of food and fun, including a maple cooking contest, craft and specialty food shows, live entertainment, an 8.5-mile run, a buffet dinner, parade, pancake breakfast, and lots of other great events.
Vermont Artisan Festival
This weeklong festival and tradeshow features over 100 artists showcasing their art and handmade crafts, as well as a live auction, musical performances, and the Battle of the Barbecue grilling contest.
Stowe Food & Wine Classic
Attended by top wine makers and chefs, the Stowe Food & Wine Classis features over 100 wines from around the world, cuisine from local restaurants, cheesemakers, and brewers.
Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
Watch as more than 25 colorful hot air balloons take to the sky at the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. This event includes sunrise and evening launches, as well as live entertainment, great food, children’s activities, and a beer and wine garden.
Champlain Valley Fair
This fair features 10 days of animals, shopping, great food, live music, and thrilling carnival rides. It’s a great outdoor activity for families!
Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest
Stroll around the Bierhall and the grounds, where you’ll find oompah bands, authentic Bavarian foods, freshly brewed von Trapp Brewing lagers, and fun for the whole family.
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
Experience the vibrant colors of fall while you browse fine art and contemporary crafts from more than 200 artists and artisans. You’ll also enjoy a selection of fantastic food and beer from local vendors.
Stowe Mountain Film Festival
This four-day long festival features action, adventure, environmental, and cultural films.
The holidays are a beautiful time in Vermont. December offers a variety of holiday-themed celebrations in Stowe and the surrounding areas. Don’t miss out on the beautiful lights, parades, and other special holiday events.
Additional Area Festivals & Events
- February – The Stowe Derby
- May – Stowe Farmers’ Market (Through October), The Stowe Weekend of Hope, Chowderpalooza & Spring Artisan Market, Craft Brew Race
- June – Bike, Bevs, & Beats Festival, Art on Park (Through August)
- July – Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Stowe’s 7 Miles of Sales, Helen Day Outdoor Art Show (Through October), Stowe 8-Miller, Stowe Lacrosse Tournament
- August – Stowe Antique Car Show, Stowe Brewers Festival, 7th Annual Race to the Top of Vermont
- September – The Darn Tough Ride
- October – British Invasion, Stowe Restaurant Week
- December – Mountain Fireworks & Torchlight Parade at Spruce Peak