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.
Hemp Fest will kick off with a pre-registration party on Friday, September 8 for those who wish to start off the weekend early. Exhibitor displays, workshops and programming will take place on Saturday, September 9 in the brand-new Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center. Sponsors include UVM Extension Agriculture, Ceres Natural Remedies and the Vermont Hemp Company. Media sponsors include Front Porch Forum.
Panel session presenters include the Vermont Agricultural Extension, who will share practical information for Vermont landowners and farmers; the Vermont Hemp Company, who will share information and answer questions about planting, cultivating, and harvesting hemp in Vermont; and Ceres PM, who will lead a ‘CBD 101’ workshop, to discuss the current possible uses for ‘cannabidiol’, a non-psychoactive compound that has been used to treat seizure disorders, PTSD, concussion recovery, and increasingly for general wellness.
On Saturday evening following exhibitions and workshops, there will be dining opportunities at Burke Mountain View Pub and in the surrounding Burke/Lyndonville area, followed by live music at the resort until late-night. On Sunday, Heady Vermont will host a members and sponsors-only party with live music, food and beverages at a neighboring farm.
Location: Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, 2559 Mountain Rd, East Burke, VT