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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




May 2013

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May 4, 2013
Burke Bike Swap
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Consignment items can be brought to the Mid Burke Lodge between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, May 3 ONLY.

Items must be in good working condition.

Benefits Kingdom Kids and sponsored by Burke Mountain Academy.

The Bike Swap will also feature staff and products from the Village Sport Shop. They will have new and used bikes as well as helmets and some accessories. Their knowledgeable staff will be on hand to assist in fitting and suggesting model choice.



Location: Mid Burke Lodge, Mountain Rd. East Burke VT Map it


May 4, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Game of Logging Levels 1 & 2


Fee: $160/level. This internationally-acclaimed course is a must for anyone who uses a chainsaw. Levels 1 and 2 cover precision felling techniques, safety equipment/use, and tips for maximizing saw performance and longevity. Includes hands on practice with a trained instructor. More information about specific course content is at Register early—courses fill quickly!

Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Dr. East Charleston, VT Map it


May 5, 2013
Kingdom Trails Volunteer Work Day
9:00 AM

Meet at Darling Memorial Park in East Burke at 9 am.
Come join us and let's build some trails together!
Wear work clothes and bring some water and a snack. We'll provide the tools and some goodies! We work rain or shine and usually get done around 1 pm, just in time for an afternoon ride! See ya there!

Location: East Burke VT Map it


May 5, 2013
Willie Park Hall of Fame Day at St Johnsbury Country Club

 Tee Times required 748-9894

Location: 4357 Memorial Dr. Saint Johnsbury, VT Map it

Phone: 802-748-9894

May 11, 2013
Art, Plant & Craft Fair
10:00 AM

Featuring exclusively handmade and locally sourced Vermont products. Come browse the vendor booths and pick up a handcrafted gift for Motherís Day!

Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Dr. East Charleston, VT Map it


May 12, 2013
Mother's Day Brunch
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Treat your mother to a brunch fit for a queen. Feast on a mouth watering buffet including Prime Rib, fresh seafood, Roast Pork, Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit and berries, pasta dishes, breads, house-made desserts and much more! 


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

Phone: 802-626-7390

May 18, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Northeast Kingdom Farm to Yarn Tour Weekend

A FREE two day event! Visit NEK fiber producing farms and learn about where local fiber originates and how the animals are lovingly raised and cared for. Farm activities include tours, meeting the critters, knitting and spinning demos and more. Visit one or several farms as you choose.Refreshments and additional demonstrations will be available at Mountain Fiber Folk in Montgomery on Saturday and Sunday.



Phone: 802-626-8511

May 18, 2013
Ready,Set, Wear It
4:00 PM

OK here is the skinny! May 18th is the kick-off to National Safe Boating Week. Here at Clyde River Recreation, we take boat safety very seriously.
To promote boat safety:

• come out at 4:00 PM Saturday 5/18/13
• put on a Life Jacket
• Get your picture taken with the group
• Get a certificate from us (2 for the price of 1 river trip)

We supply the Life Jackets, you supply the smiles. All are invited. We are trying to set a record. We may RUN OUT of Life jackets, so if you have one you may want to bring it. For more information Google "Ready,Set, Wear It" ," NSBC" or "CSBC"

Location: Clyde River Recreation 2355 Route 105 West Charleston, VT Map it


May 25, 2013
Book Sale and More at East Burke Library
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The East Burke Library and the Burke Mountain Club
on Saturday, May 25th from 9AM to 2PM.
Why not drop by and help support the Library and the Burke Mountain Club. Donations are welcome. Hope to see you there.

Location: East Burke Library 368 Route 114 East Burke, VT Map it

May 25, 2013 - May 26, 2013
Craft Barn open for Open Studios Weekend

Ellen Chase. Handmade quilts, baskets, pillows, embroidery. Pikku -  Valerie Chase/Ormiston. Elegantly designed paper and fabric for the home.   On Route 5 to West Burke take Route 5A and go north 0.8 mile. Turn right on Newark Street and go 3.6 miles. Turn left on Schoolhouse Rd and go 0.1 mile up a slight grade. The barn will be on the left side.

Location: 1408 School House Rd, Newark VT Map it

Phone: 802-467-3739

May 25, 2013
Slackline Lyndonville

Fee: $5 suggested donation
This event is an all-day slackline party in the park. Slacklines will be rigged at various lengths and heights. Come to take part in the community of balance!


May 26, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: $5
Come learn about hummingbirds, the jewels of the sky. Discover the incredible journey these little marvels take, their unique physiology, and what you can do to bring them into your garden and your life. Topics include feeder maintenance and placement, non-invasive nectar producers and strategies for meeting hummingbird’s needs throughout the season.

Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Dr. East Charleston, VT Map it


May 31, 2013
Farmers' Market in Lyndonville
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fresh, local grown produce, homemade jams, jellies, baked goods, crafts, entertainment and more every Friday.

Location: Bandstand Park on Main St. Lyndonville, VT Map it


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