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BURKE AREA EVENTS

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.

 

 


 

March 2012

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March 2, 2012
The Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash Benefit Dinner and Auction





Kick off the Sled Dog Dash weekend races at our annual benefit dinner and auction at the Sherburne Base Lodge at Burke Mountain Resort.

We hope to see you there!

 


Location: Tamarack Grill, Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge Rd. East Burke, VT Map it

Website: http://www.sleddogdash.com




March 3, 2012 - March 4, 2012
The Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash





 

The 7th Annual Sled Dog Dash on Kingdom Trails is a family oriented event that brings dog sled racing to the Northeast Kingdom. All Proceeds from the event benefit the Hope Fund, whose mission is to support and help children and families in the Northeast Kingdom enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

Races begin around 9am and continue throughout the day until about 3pm. Watch skijouring, 2-4-6-8 and even 12 dog teams compete!
•Kids can participate in a 1-Dog event $5 per child, a helmet is required, stop by the information table to sign a waiver.
•Family Sled Dog Rides all day long! Price TBD

Hot locally made food, dog sled rides for the kids and more!

Kick off the weekend races at our annual benefit dinner and auction at the Sherburne Base Lodge at Burke Mountain Resort.

We hope to see you there!
 

 


Location: Kingdom Trails, Pinkham Rd. Rd. East Burke, VT Map it

Website: http://www.sleddogdash.com




March 4, 2012
Public Skating at Chester Arena





 

Public Skate times from mid-October through March are on Wednesdays from 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm and Sundays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Additional times are available during holiday periods. It’s just $3 to skate and $3 for skate rentals. Lessons are also available. There is a locker room and a full snack bar serving hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, drinks and more.

 


Location: Chester Arena, 145 College Hill Rd. Lyndon Center, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-9361
Email: info@chesterarena.com
Website: http://www.chesterarena.com




March 4, 2012
Snowmobile Hill Climb at Lyndon Outing Club





$5 fee per person for spectators. Bring the family for some great entertainment and we'll see you on the hill!
 


Location: Lyndon Outing Club, corner of Lily Pond rd. & Hill Street, Lyndonville, VT Map it

Website: http://www.skilyndon.com




March 10, 2012
NVRH Winter Gala





 

Support the Northern Vermont Regional Hospital at their annual Winter Gala at Burke Mountain.

 


Location: Burke Mountain Ski Area, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-7300
Website: http://www.skiburke.com




March 12, 2012
7th Annual Bear Den Chili Cook-off
5:00 PM





Create your masterpiece chili for all to enjoy. Register at the Bear Den Lounge or call to register.Tasting starts at 5pm-winner announced at 7:30. General admission is just $5 for a voting ballot. The winning chili takes home a cash prize!


 


Location: Burke Mountain Ski Area, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-7300
Website: http://www.skiburke.com




March 17, 2012
Live music! Dave Keller at the Tamarack Grill
8:00 PM





$5 cover charge. Performer at the 2011 Burke Mountain Music Festival-Dave Keller returns to the Tamarack Grill to perform his original soulful blues music.
 


Location: Burke Mountain Ski Area, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-7300
Website: http://www.skiburke.com




March 24, 2012 - March 25, 2012
Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend





 

The Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout Vermont this weekend. The Open House Weekend is the public celebration of the maple syrup season in Vermont and an opportunity for the public to visit one or more "sugarhouses" throughout the state. Activities during Open House Weekend will be different at each sugarhouse but will include the opportunity to watch maple syrup being made (weather permitting) and often sample maple products.
 

Local sugarhouses open this weekend include:

 

High Meadow Farm
1626 Burke Green Rd
East Burke, VT 05832
802-467-3621
himeadow@kingcon.com
Complete tour, sugar on snow, and great variety of maple treats. Syrup available for sale at the open house or anytime by calling them.
 

Visit the Vermont Maple website to view all sugarhouses open and get a map.


Location: statewide Map it

Website: http://www.vermontmaple.org




March 24, 2012
Live Music! Starline Rhythm Boys
8:00 PM





$5 cover charge-21+. The Starline Rhythm Boys are back for a winter show at the Bear Den Lounge. Warm up your dancing shoes and get ready for a good ol' rockabilly, honky-tonk good time. 

 


Location: Burke Mountain Ski Area, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-7300
Website: http://www.skiburke.com




March 24, 2012
Lunenburg Maple Festival





Day of free and affordable family fun! Something for all ages to celebrate the maple sugaring heritage of Lunenburg, Vermont.

 

Pancake breakfast 8:30 - 11. Interactive, static, and photographic displays, antique sugaring equipment, free door prize drawing, contests for all ages, maple recipe samples, maple themed quilt raffle, and scavenger hunt. Sugarhouse tours 10 - 4. Maple-flavored pie baking contest judging at 10:30. Photo contest winners announced at 3. Homemade soup and breads luncheon at noon. Tree tapping demonstration at 11 and 2. Spaghetti dinner at 4:30.


Location: Lunenburg Primary School, Bobbin Mill Road, off Route 2 Lunenburg, VT Map it

Phone: 802-892-6654
Website: http://www.topofthecommon.org




March 24, 2012
NEK Energy Expo
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM





Free Admission. A full day of energy-related exhibits, demonstrations, vendors and educational seminars.
 


Location: Lyndon State College, College Rd. Lyndon, VT Map it

Phone: 802-748-5181
Email: lhiggs@nvda.net
Website: http://www.nvda.net




March 27, 2012
Shout It Out
7:00 PM





Bess O'Brien Documentary Film Series.  This feature film follows a group of Vermont high school students through some of the more tumultuous moments of the teen years; academic pressure, friction with peers, teachers, teen pregnancy, sexuality, cutting, class issues, body issues, relationships with parents, trying to fit in, trying to find one's self, fear of the future and nostalgia for the past, friendship, and first love. Shout It Out is a musical based on Bess O'Brien's acclaimed live musical The Voices Project.

 


Location: Academic Student & Activities Center, Lyndon State College, Lyndon, VT Map it

Phone: 802-357-4616
Email: info@kingdomcounty.com
Website: http://www.kingdomcounty.com




March 30, 2012
Live Music Fundraiser: Tritium Well
7:00 PM





$10 donation. Local Band Tritium Well will rock the Tamarack Grill Friday, March 30 with their roots, rock, and reggae sounds to help raise funds for the Hayes and Libera family that lost their home to a devastating fire in Burke Hollow this winter. 
 


Location: Burke Mountain Ski Area, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-7300
Website: http://www.skiburke.com




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