Annual events in the Stowe area draw thousands of visitors each year. From carnivals and fairs to art and film festivals, there’s something happening all year long in our beautiful part of Vermont. When you choose the luxury accommodations at Trapp Family Lodge, you’ll be minutes away from all the best Stowe events, including the Stowe Winter Carnival and the Vermont Maple Festival. Below are a few of the city’s most popular events, though there are many more for you to enjoy throughout the year.
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.More Info
Stowe's LGBTQ winter pride festival, which includes downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, horse drawn sleighs, snow mobiles, dog sledding, hot tubs, bonfires and more!More Info
The Stowe Derby is a fun and unique cross-country ski race that takes place along the famous Toll Road on Mount Mansfield. The race is 20km long and is one of the oldest cross-country ski races in New England, celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
The Stowe Farmer's market runs from May through October and offers a multitude of locally grown and produced items from local farmer's, artisans and food producers.More Info
Experience medieval times, at the Vermont Renaissance Fair! Enjoy mead, beer, and wine, as well as jousts, fight demos, and medieval encampments; In addition, food and music!More Info
This special Fourth of July consists of a main street parade, live music, and food vendors, as well as fireworks in town!More Info
Trapp Family Lodge partners with Stowe Performing Arts to present Music in the Meadow. This series takes place on Trapp Family Lodge concert Meadow on certain Sundays throughout the summer starting in July.More Info
This fair features 10 days of animals, shopping, great food, live music, and thrilling carnival rides. It’s a great outdoor activity for families!More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
A challenging half and full marathon distance trail run in the heart of the Green Mountains at beautiful Trapp Family Lodge. Fall is the best time to visit Vermont and we think that running through crisp, colorful, fall foliage on the Trapp Lodge trail system is just the way to do it.More Info
Celebrate Stowe’s unique and delicious restaurants. Happening in November, Stowe’s restaurant week is a chance to show your support for Stowe’s restaurants and food retailers. With many restaurants and Vermont specialty food businesses offering specials and promotions, it’s a great time to check out new spots in town and visit your favorite establishment.
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.
Enjoy the first weekend of December with a local community Christmas celebration. Experience the Stowe tree lighting, children's lantern parade, an art show at the local gallery "The Current". There will also be hay rides through Stowe village, a holiday bazaar, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, ornament and cookie decorating, holiday skating at the Stowe Ice Arena and more.More Info