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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'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 and   For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit




Making an Axe Handle

December 1, 2013

Cost: $30. Expert wood workers of long-ago insisted that an axe was useless if they didn’t hang it (shape and attach the handle) just as they wanted it. Most of us nowadays are not that discerning, but anyone can feel the pride and joy of using a tool handle that they’ve created from scratch. In this workshop, you’ll learn to do just that, ending the day with your own custom tool handle! No experience required; native white ash handle stock provided. Please bring a bag lunch, and a tool head if you have one (axe, hammer or maul- if not, you’ll make a generic handle and we’ll discuss how to choose a quality tool head).

Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive East Charleston VT Map it

Phone: 802-723-6551

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