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BURKE AREA EVENTS

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 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.

 

 


 

October 2023

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September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Fall Foliage Weekend





 Friday: 12:00-4:00
Saturday: 10:30-5:00
Sunday: 10:30-5:00

Fall Festival Weekend – On Saturday, enjoy the Burke Fall Festival, then come to the maze to enjoy all the activities we have! Or, you may choose to also enjoy time at the maze on Sunday!

Weekend Features:

Last Weekend for Pick-Your-Own Sunflowers – Sunflower Information
Food Truck: Sat: NO Food Truck

Sun: Burgers & Que
Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins – we will also have a nice selection of pre-picked pumpkins!

 


Location: Kingdom Corn Maze, 1416 Burke Road, Sutton, VT Map it

Website: https://kingdomcornmaze.com




October 1, 2023
Newark Street Scurry 5K Run/Walk
9:00 AM





 Come scurry down the roads and trails with us and enjoy a morning full of fall wellness fun while also supporting our school! The 5K run/walk will be followed by a Wellness Festival which will include recovery yoga, SHINE Dance Fitness Demo, local farm veggies for sale, food trucks, fire trucks, and more!

 

This event was organized by The Friends of Newark Street School: a group of caregivers, staff, and community members working to support the goals of Newark Street School and foster relationships between the school and members of the communities that it serves.


Location: Newark Street School, 1448 Newark Street Newark, VT Map it

Email: fonss1448@gmail.com
Website: https://www.kingdomeast.org/newark-street-scurry-5k-run-walk




October 1, 2023 - October 8, 2023
SOLO Wilderness First Responder





 $630 per person - tuition only
This 8-day course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. SOLO CPR certification included.

 


Location: Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kamountainguides.com/services.html




October 6, 2023 - October 9, 2023
Autumn Harvest





 Friday: 12:00-4:00 NEK Schools Deal Daze-NEK schools discounted tickets for early release/school closed day! $10 for NEK residents!
Saturday: 10:30-5:00
Sunday: 10:30-5:00
Monday: 10:30-4:00

Join us this holiday weekend for some fun on the farm!

Weekend Features:

Live Music – Sat: TBA Sun: TBA
Food Truck: Sat: TBA

Sun: Burgers & Que Mon: No Food Truck
Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins – we will also have a nice selection of pre-picked pumpkins!


Location: Kingdom Corn Maze, 1416 Burke Road, Sutton, VT Map it

Website: https://kingdomcornmaze.com




October 6, 2023 - October 7, 2023
Live Music and Cocktails on the Porch
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM





 The porch is open for cocktails, appetizers, and beautiful views with live music in the early evening.   


Location: The Inn at Burklyn, 2864 Darling Hill Rd. East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-626-1111
Website: https://www.facebook.com/theinnatburklyn




October 6, 2023
Lyndon Farmers' Market
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM





The Lyndon Farmers’ Market has been operating for nearly ten years, and has grown to provide one of the most enjoyable farmers market experiences in the Northeast Kingdom. We sell locally grown and made Vermont products, including fresh vegetables and fruits, quality meats, eggs, artisan breads, baked goods, ethnic foods, herbs, plants, flowers, arts and crafts, and maple syrup.   We offer live music every week performed by local musicians. Come and visit us as soon and as often as you can!
 


Location: Powers Park, Lyndonville, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/lyndonmarket




October 7, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Annual Fall Festival





 Our 10Th Annual Fall Festival!
Oct 7& 8, 2023 10 to 3 each Day
$10.00 each Adm Includes Free Hay Rides, Free Barrel Train Rides, Nature Trail, Visit Real Live Reindeer, Highland Cows, Goats, Donkeys, Ponies, Donkeys and many more farm animals!For Purchase... Our Own Hand Pressed apple Cider, Maple Cotton Candy, Yummy Hot Chocolate, Food Available in our Cook Shack! Fall Family Fun!
You may BOOK you Tickets online at WWW.VTREINDEERFARM.COM


Location: Vermont Reindeer Farm, 3108 Chilafoux Rd., West Charleston Map it

Phone: 802-754-9583
Email: jpbroe@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/323721593457630




October 7, 2023
Boston Comedy Club Show
8:00 PM





Comedy show at Dirt Church


Location: Dirt Church Brewing, 1771 VT Route 114, East Haven Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DirtChurchBrewingCo




October 7, 2023
Fall Dog Party
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM





 It’s the most beautiful time of the year in New England, and it’s time once again to celebrate the season at Dog Mountain’s annual Fall Dog Party! We hope you can take the time to grab your camera, hop in the car, and take the scenic ride to leaf-romping, four-legged fun and smiles at Dog Mountain. Your dogs will thank you with many wags of their tail and wet kisses.

The Fall Dog Party is free to the public and will be held rain or shine.


Location: Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1252716032325631




October 7, 2023
Live Music at the Rind
5:00 PM





 Eric Turner performs.


Location: The Orange Rind, 427 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Orange-rind-1916528831722071




October 7, 2023
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Lots or local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, poultry, maple syrup, hand crafts, music and more!


Location: Pearl St (behind Anthony's Diner) St. Johnsbury VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/St.J.Farmers.Market




October 7, 2023
Yard Sale and Fall Festival
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM





 75+ families are donating to this much loved annual event: furniture, housewares, tools, sports gear, books, craft and office supplies, clothing, baby supplies, linens, and boutique items will all be in great supply at very low prices. Come find your treasures and demonstrate our core value of Supportive Community.


Location: The Riverside School, 30 Lily Pond Rd. Lyndonville, Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/970182077396818




October 9, 2023 - October 12, 2023
Mountain Bike Tour





 Join Georgia Gould (mountain bike Olympic bronze medalist) and Sara Bresnick (former professional cyclist/owner of Pedal Power Training Solutions) for three days of riding on the world -famous Kingdom Trails. Both women live on the trails and are excited to guide you!

Show up ready to ride, and we will take care of the rest. You will be staying in a spectacular private house on historic Darling Hill with expansive views and trails right outside the door. Our professional chef will be preparing all meals on site using the fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Each day we will explore a different sector of the trail system, and with over 100 miles of trails, there will be plenty to choose from. Whether you are looking to pack in miles or take things at a more leisurely pace, there will be great options for you. After your rides, enjoy down time, or join us for optional activities such as yoga, beer tasting and a cooking class.


Location: East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://idyllcycling.com/mountain-bike-tours




October 14, 2023
Annual Benefit Auction
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM





 We are thrilled for the return of our Annual Benefit Auction! This year our Auction will take place at the Day Lodge at Burke Mountain on Saturday, October 14.
The Silent Auction is from 5-6pm, with the Live Auction beginning immediately after.
There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, as well as games and a 50/50 raffle!

 


Location: Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/692869708965823




October 14, 2023
St. Johnsbury Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Lots or local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, poultry, maple syrup, hand crafts, music and more!


Location: Pearl St (behind Anthony's Diner) St. Johnsbury VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/St.J.Farmers.Market




October 14, 2023 - October 15, 2023
The Hibernator





 The Hibernator is 100% about community and supporting our area local businesses. We invite you to experience our home and it's hard work ethic, which is reflected in where we send you out on course. Our grassroots vibe offers a friendly environment for the entire family and is certainly one to add to your calender. The Hibernator is more than a gravel bike ride. This is an epic gravel-cross adventure that combines exclusive terrain and breathtaking views for an unmatched journey throughout the Northeast Kingdom. We'll top you off with amazing farm food, local beer, and endless smiles.

 

Epic mixed terrain gravel & singletrack
Picturesque Vermont landscape
Three gravel course options
An epic mountain bike race
Stocked feed zones
Spacious FREE field camping
Incredible local farm venue
Farm-to-table post-ride meal
Vermont beer bar (non alcoholic options)
Community support
Kids tractor hay rides & hay bail maze

 


Location: Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://crosscycleadventures.com/dirt/thehibernator.html




October 14, 2023
The Kingdom Challenge





All proceeds support Good Shepherd Catholic School

 

A challenging point to point half marathon with typical Vermont terrain including hills, four covered bridges and scenic Vermont back roads.

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The 5K is a fun, in-town race over paved roads.

 

5K Course Description:

The 5K starts and finishes at the St. Johnsbury School. The entire course is paved and is mostly flat with an uphill climb to the finish. The course runs through the Four Seasons neighborhood before returning to the school.

 

Half Marathon Course Description:

This is a challenging point to point course that starts at the Lyndonville Town Offices and finishes at the St. Johnsbury School. There is almost 3,000' of elevation change (1,440' up and 1,590' down) with several long climbs. 60% of the course is on dirt roads.


Location: Lyndonville and St Johnsbury Map it

Website: https://www.thekingdomchallenge.com




October 14, 2023 - October 15, 2023
Trick-or-Treat Weekend





 Trick-or-treating in the kid’s maze 11:30-2:30
Candy Cannon Blast every hour from our corn cannons at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
Lollipop Picking from our Loli-Pumpkin (kids get a chance to win a free 2024 Season Pass)
Meet our Pumpkin Cinderella and her unicorn and take a photo with them!
Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins -or- pick some up at our store, $fee applies
Halloween Tattoo Station in the animal barn – self-applied
Food Truck: Sat: TBD Sunday: Kingdom Burgers & Que
Spooky Flashlight Night Saturday $17 
The Large Corn Maze Closes at 4:00 for Spooky Night set up.


Location: Kingdom Corn Maze, 1416 Burke Road, Sutton, VT Map it

Website: https://kingdomcornmaze.com




October 21, 2023 - October 22, 2023
Pumpkin Picking at Kingdom Corn Maze





 25% OFF Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins -or- choose from pre-picked pumpkins at our store. Jack-0-Lantern Pumpkins, gourds, mini pumpkins, & corn stalks as available, some may be sold out or limited selection
Play area will be open for free w/ pumpkin purchase, limited attractions (barrel train, animal barn, and corn cannons closed)
Hot Cider, Hot Cocoa & more
Ice Cream will be available until we run out!


Location: Kingdom Corn Maze, 1416 Burke Road, Sutton, VT Map it

Website: https://kingdomcornmaze.com




October 24, 2023
Kingdom Trails Community Chat Series
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM





 Community Chats are a time to ask questions, share ideas, and just share a brew with the KT Staff and community!


Location: Do North CoWorking,930 Broad St., Lyndonville Map it

Website: https://www.kingdomtrails.org/2023-community-chats




October 27, 2023 - October 28, 2023
The Gloaming





Come join the Burke Community for two nights of spooky fun in East Burke Village!

 

Friday from 3-5pm there will be pumpkin carving on the green at the East Burke Library.  Pumpkin carving kits will be provided by Greer's Auto and East Burke Market will have a free pumpkin for the first 35 participants.  

 

Free glo-sticks for kids will be given out at the Pumpkin Carving or you can pick them up at East Burke Market.

 

Saturday from 4-7pm will be the main event!  The carved pumpkins will be displayed along a Haunted Trail going from behind The Orange Rind to the Kingdom Trails pump track and East Burke School.  Spooky and non-spooky trails will be offered.  East Burke School will have a trick or treating station set up at the end of the trail as well as some freshly made, hot mulled cider.

 

Cafe Lotti will be open with fun activities like pumpkin shot-put!

 

Lots of cars will be decked out for Trunk or Treat fun over at the East Burke Sports/Sport Thoma parking lot.  If you want to sign up to bring your car and set up for Trunk or Treat, email burkechamber@burkechamber.com or stop by East Burke Market and talk to Kellie.

 

The Burke Mountain Club will have a fairy garden house set up inside or on the lawn depending on the weather.

 

Village homes and businesses will also be welcoming trick or treaters.  Look for the black and orange balloons to know where kids are welcome and bowls are filled with candy!   

 

Following your tricks & treats and haunted trail adventures, head to The Village Inn for hot apple cider (plus some adult bevs at The Sloshie Shed) and an outdoor movie. The Hocus Pocus movie will begin at 6pm. 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT PARKING WILL BE AT MIKE'S TIKI BAR LOT ON BELDEN HILL RD.

 

 


Location: East Burke Village, VT Map it

Email: burkechamber@burkevermont.com




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