Summertime concerts in the park, NEMBAFest Mountain Bike Festival, The Annual Burke Fall Festival, WinterBike.... events of all sorts happen in and around Burke. Moonlit snowshoe treks, live music performances, seasonal parades, craft fairs, Open Studios weekend, snowmobile drag races...it's all here! To keep up to date on local happenings and special deals, sign up for the monthly Burke enewsletter.
From October - March, enjoy ice skating at Chester Arena - check their website for Public Skate times and other events.
The Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury also features a range of events every week including independent film showings, classic films, theater, opera performances, live music as well as classes and workshops for all ages. Check out their Events Calendar to see what's going on.
For events in neighboring towns of Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, please visit www.lyndonvermont.com and www.discoverstjvt.com. For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit www.nekchamber.com.
Calling all Gamblers!!!... Join us February 6th, (the day before Super Bowl so you can get a full weekend of gambling in...) on Kingdom Trails for a good old fashioned Poker Run. The proceeds will go to support the Kingdom Trails KT Friday Night Kids Ride.
For all you people wondering what a Poker run is, according to Wikipedia; " A poker run is an organized event where participants, usually using motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, horses, on foot or other means of transportation must visit five to seven checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run."
For this particular Poker Run, we will choose fatbikes, and snowshoes as the mode of transportation. You can do this as a team or individual- although you will all compete in the same category for one grand prize.
Participants will check in any time throughout the day after 8:30 at the Kingdom Trails Nordic Center to pick up a day pass, a raffle ticket, and a map of the 5 locations throughout the trail system that you will find the cards.
Then go out and have a great day on the trail network hitting the locations on the map and picking up a card at each station.
At 4:00, participants will present their hand at the After Party presented by Long Trail Brewing Company in the Spoke-Easy Lounge at Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn.
The grand prize for the best hand will be a night at the beautiful Wildflower Inn, Vermont. Don't worry, if luck isn't with you for the day, you can still win lots of raffle prizes and swag provided by Long Trail Brewing Company, Village Sport Shop Trailside, and Kingdom Trails.
Fatbike and snowshoe rental are available at The Village Sport Shop Trailside for a special "Poker Run" discounted rate for the day. Please contact them for rates and reservations.