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.
It's a Coyote thing... not a race, more a rambling run-centric party (with Coyote-brand hospitality/awards) on the spectacular single track of the Kingdom Trails.
•Coyote LogoFriday: at 4PM at Kingdom Farm (Kingdom Farm Lodge) you'll roam a few miles (7-10?) to get travel kinks out of your legs, then drift over to St Johnsbury's Gold Crown Lanes to display your genetically deficient skills at bowling (whereby said former kinks may return to your legs). Pizza 'n vegetable munchies provided to fuel said deficient skills. Prizes for notably embarrassing performances on the lanes...
•Saturday: at 6AM, y'all will roam the Kingdom Trails, either following our suggested routes (20/30/40'ish miles) or on whatever route your curiosity requires -- we'll have aid stations reasonably positioned to help you wander with sustenance. Post-roam, we'll repair to the Farm for a sizable feed with accompaniment of both your own creative talents (yes, more prizes to earn!!), plus the more practiced sweet rhythms of Tritium Well (don't worry, unless they change their game, there won't be any sing-alongs).
•Sunday: at 7AM, yay!! more Kingdom Trails!! similar game as Saturday (our 15/30'ish miles or your routes), with still more awards to dispense after the Vermont Food Truck Company feeds us (link to them on FB or under Mike's Tiki Bar at this link Yay! 'Chuli's!). After all that, tho you may be tired, sore and otherwise dragged out, a part of you will want to stick around for more dirt and play...
•Bonus: Coyote Veterans (and their invited newbies) will have the option of more miles on the days preceding the Scramble weekend, said options managed via the Buffoon's traditionally confusing emails.
Location: Kingdom Trails East Burke VT