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.
This year, we will host both a Fat Bike Summit and Winterbike 2016 in the same weekend!!! You may sign up for each separately, but we highly recommend attending both for maximum enjoyment.
Friday March 4th, Kingdom Trails will host the Northeast Regional Fatbike Summit sponsored by QBP (Quality Bicycle Products) . Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host five regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events. Registration will open in January. Thanks to our friends at New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) for helping us make this arrangement.
On March 5, 2016, we celebrate the burgeoning fatbike culture by hosting an event and demo day. Group rides, vendors, bon fire, fun games, races and beverages.
Kingdom Trails and MTBVT are scheming for some of the best Winterbike shenanigans yet!!!
Technically, Winterbike is still a 1 day event on Saturday- but we have added a couple of extra activities around that one day of fatbike debuachery.
Basic Registration for the event, gives you access to the Kingdom Trails network and all Winterbike activities on Saturday meaning group rides, fatbike demos, food and beverages, music, fire, sugar on snow, games, race spectation, and swag!
On Friday night, Kingdom Trails will host a social at the Publick House in East
Burke Village. Come between 6:00 and 8:00pm for early registration and pre-gaming! Yup, skip the Saturday morning lineup and head straight into the event! If you plan to have dinner, reservations are strongly recommended, although there are some seats at the bar. The Publick House is popular, so think ahead.
Demo Fatbikes will be available from the Vendors in the Expo area for 45 minute rides throughout the day on a first come first served basis. Demo loops will be signed.
The Remote Aid Station on the trails hosted by MTBVT is making a comeback with the usual local delights and personalities. And later in the day we have some new games before and after the 6X race to add a wee bit more competition and ridiculousness to the day.
On Sunday morning there will be some “disorganised” group rides. Also dubbed “recovery” rides, join us if you are one of those people that just can’t get enough fatbiking.