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Farmers' Markets, the Strawberry Festival, VT Children's Theater performances, 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




Island Pond Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2022

 Have you been looking for a way to get out and enjoy the winter days honing your bird-watching (and listening) skills? Join in the 123rd Audubon Christmas Bird Count! This massive and long-running citizen science event is held every year throughout North America and provides important data on bird populations.


This year’s Island Pond CBC will be held on opening day: Wednesday, December 14th. The IP CBC allows you to be on the lookout for less-common boreal species, as most observation areas include locations within one of the few boreal regions within Vermont –the Nulhegan Basin– considered an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Birds recorded in the past include spruce grouse, black-backed woodpecker, boreal chickadee, rusty blackbird, and saw-whet owl, alongside dozens of other species.

To join in the fun, gather your warm-weather gear, grab your binoculars, and contact organizer Bob Stymeist ( to learn more details, and arrange meet-up times and your observation location.


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