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.
Cost: $175, ($100 deposit), materials included. This is an amazing crafting opportunity. Andy Paonessa, a skilled craftsman and naturalist who has been making pack baskets for over 10 years, will provide step-by-step instructions for you to make your own sturdy Brown Ash pack basket, complete with cedar bottoms and skids, as well as canvas or leather straps. Andy will also supply all materials, which he gathers locally and processes by hand.
Processing the Brown Ash involves pounding the trunks in order to remove the annual growth rings into thin, flexible yet strong strips suitable for basket making. Registration and deposit required by October 31.
Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive East Charleston VT