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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




September 2013

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September 5, 2013
Willoughby Lake Farmers & Artisans Market
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of music, with views of Willoughby Lake. Buy fresh local produce, maple syrup, over 67 different varieties of jams, jellies, pickled eggs, wholesome baked goods and handmade items crafted by our local artisans. Including all natural, petroleum free cosmetics & aromatherapy items, semi-precious gemstone jewelry, tie-dyes, etc. We offer picnic tables and a pleasant setting to refresh your spirit while supporting local farmers and artisans! See you there!

Location: Route 5A & Long Pond Rd. Westmore VT Map it


September 6, 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


September 6, 2013 - September 8, 2013
VT North to South Bike Foliage Bike Tour

Pedal Power your way from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts line on Route 5 with a S.A.G wagon and support team from the NorthWoods Stewardship Center. Bike approximately 60 miles per day with two nights of camping while Northwoods Carries your gear. We also provide breakfast, dinner, transportation, and campsite fees. total length of trip is 170 miles.

BYO bike, helmet, hydration, and lunches. $150/person. register by August 23rd. for registration and inquiry please contact: 



September 7, 2013
Burke Bike Park Kingdom Enduro
8:00 AM

New this year! Part of the Triple Crown Enduro Series with Highland Mountain Bike Park and Mountain Creek.
The 2nd Annual Burke Bike Park Kingdom Enduro is a mountain bike race consisting of 3 timed stages in the Burke Bike Park on the Kingdom Trails Network. Ride hard and maybe you'll end the summer with cash and prizes in hand. 

Visit for series information

Event Registration is NOW OPEN!!

TRAIL INFO TBD: to keep it exciting and fair for all, more trail details will be released closer to the event date. 


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

Phone: 802-626-7338

September 8, 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


September 13, 2013
Brian Woods – Artist’s Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Two of New England’s signature scenes, cows in a Vermont pasture and small boats in a Maine harbor, are featured in the works of artist Brian Woods, whose acrylic paintings are on display in the main gallery at Catamount Arts during September. A special artist’s reception for Woods will be held from 5 pm – 7 pm this Friday, September 13, at the community arts center on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The public is invited to attend this free reception. Refreshments will be served. Convenient off-street parking is available at Catamount during the Eastern Avenue construction. Residents may use Cherry Street for direct access into the parking area behind the art center. Woods is a self-taught artist who has spent his life designing, building and restoring houses and other structures around Northern New England. As long as he can remember he has been drawing, doodling, or hammering something. Although he works in a variety of mediums (watercolors, pen and ink and oils), his most recent words are primarily acrylic. Woods’ illustrations have graced many newspapers and magazines. Woods draws his inspiration from what is nearest to him. Whether it is the Holstein cows at the neighbor’s farm in the Northeast Kingdom, or the boats in the harbor of the small fishing community Maine where he spends part of the year, his surroundings find their way into this paintings. Friends and neighbors can find Woods at “The Gallery at Hatchet Cove” when he and his wife are not working on the restoration of a one hundred and fifty year old farmhouse on a small island off mid-coast Maine. The exhibit of New England scenes by Brian Woods will be on display for the entire month of September. The galleries at Catamount Arts are open free to the public from 11 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and before and after each film screening.

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


September 13, 2013
f-RIDE-ay Night Race Series
5:00 PM

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Join us every Friday August 2nd, 2013 through September 13th, 2013 for the f-RIDE-ay Night Race Series!

This 7 week race series is fun for all ages, compete in Male, Female or Junior Classes. Racers make one timed run down Jester each Friday, you choose whether to race every week or just once for fun. Win fun prizes, enjoy wonderful eats at the Tamarack (including weekly beer specials) and get ready to kick your weekend off the NEK way.

Registration from 5:00-6:15pm
Race begins at 6:00pm

Series Pass: $35.00 per person
One Night Race Pass: $10.00 per person

For more information please contact Jeff at or contact our Norco Demo Center at 802.626.7338

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

Phone: 802-626-7338

September 20, 2013 - September 22, 2013
Homecoming & Family Weekend
4:00 PM

Save the dates for the Lyndon State College Homecoming & Family Weekend!

Outdoor Music Festival, Book signing with faculty authors, Alumni Apparel and Gifts, Ghost Walk, Fireworks, Locally Social Coffee Shop, 18th Annual Lyndon Athletics Golf Classic, Twin Tower Radio Hour Variety Show. Check our website for times, places and fees.


Location: Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd., Lyndonville, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-6433

September 20, 2013 - September 22, 2013
Lyndon State College Homecoming and Family Weekend

A full weekend of activities including music, games, food, fireworks and more.  Many events are open to the public.  Download the entire schedule.

Location: Lyndon State College Lyndon VT Map it


September 21, 2013
Nashville Songwriter’s Round
7:30 PM

The Fall concert of the Nashville Songwriter's Round will feature some of the best musicians and songwriters in the Northeast Kingdom and northern Vermont. Come celebrate the St. Johnsbury Colors of the Kingdom day with this free community concert in Catamount's Cabaret Room. Carol Ann Jones, is a singer, songwriter, recording artist and dairy farmer from Georgia, Vermont. When you listen, you might think she wrote the songs for you! Life stories, full of hope, from this New England storyteller, sure to pull at your heartstrings. Carol also performs with her five piece band, The Superchargers, playing rockabilly, country, rock & roll, bluegrass and contemporary music. Carol Hausner started singing and playing guitar when she was seven. She has been playing traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass, country, and folk music with various bands in the Mid-Atlantic States and New England. In 2009 she won First Place at the legendary MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in Wilkesboro, NC, with co-writer Colin McCaffrey, in the Bluegrass Category for "Love Gone By." Jim Karns is a singer songwriter that plays keyboards and guitar. Jim won the Baltimore/Washington Songwriter's Association's, songwriting Contest and has played in numerous rock and country bands up and down the East Coast. At one point in his career he was playing in a band that opened for Charlie Daniels and has shared the stage with players from well known southern rock bands. Jim now lives in west Burke. Ashley Miles is a teen singer/songwriter/musician from Concord, VT, who has been performing since the age of 7. She performs new and traditional country music as well as her own original music and recently released her first CD. Ashley is currently the New Hampshire Country Music Association’s “New Country Female Entertainer of the Year.” Come hear this “Future Star of Tomorrow” (one of her numerous other country music awards) so you can say you heard her when. The event is coordinated by John Heartson, Regional Chapter Coordinator in Vermont for the (NSAI) Nashville Songwriters Association International. John is also a published songwriter and lives in Barnet Vermont. "The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. NSAI consists of a body of creative minds, professional and amateur, who are committed to the future of the profession of songwriting. Their mission is to educate, elevate, and celebrate the songwriter and to act as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. The Northern Vermont/New Hampshire chapter of NSAI meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury, Vermont at 6:45pm. If you or someone you know would be interested in coming to a meeting, you are encouraged to contact, John Heartson at for more information. New members are always welcome.

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


September 22, 2013
Cassandra Wilson
7:00 PM

Reserved seats: $74, $56, $46, $36.

Two-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson has been named "America’s Best Singer" by Time Magazine. Wilson is known for her throaty contralto – and her remarkable ability to stretch and bend pitches, elongate syllables, and manipulate tone and timbre from dusky to hollow. Critic Gary Giddens describes Cassandra Wilson as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” by incorporating country, blues, and folk music into her work.

Location: Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


September 26, 2013
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
7:30 PM

Tickets: $27 - Adult, $23 - Senior, $10 - students 18 and under
Discounted tickets for VT State College Faculty, Staff and Students are available. Please call the VSO for more information at (800) VSO-9293.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual fall foliage tour, the Made in Vermont Music Festival, visits all corners of our beautiful state. This year several of our extraordinary principal players share the spotlight in music of Vivaldi, Bach, and Mozart. Music Director Jaime Laredo conducts, and solos as well. The program also includes the latest in our growing library of new music by Vermont composers, a commission by Andrew Massey called “Vermont Spring.”

Bach Double Concerto for Oboe & Violin
(Nancy Dimock, oboe; Jaime Laredo, violin

Burrill Phillips Concertpiece for Bassoon & Strings
(Janet Polk, bassoon)

Vivaldi Tempesta di Mare for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and Strings
(Albert Brouwer, flute; Nancy Dimock, oboe; Janet Polk, bassoon)

Andrew Massey World Premiere Commission

Mozart Concerto No. 2 for Flute
(Albert Brouwer, flute)

Location: Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT Map it


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