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April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018

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Have fun at the Grand Parade!

The Grand Parade is presented by Mylan Technologies. The parade is Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Everyone loves a parade! The Festival parade is even more special because it’s all about Vermont Maple!

Sponsored by AG Venture Financial Services, Butternut Mountain farm, Chittenden County Sugarmakers and Franklin County Sugarmakers

Saturday April 28th, 10AM-4PM.

The Exhibit Hall, Craft Show, and BFA Performing Arts

See numbers 6 and 2 on the map

Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance

Friday April 27. 1:30PM.

St. Albans Free Library Maiden Lane

See number 12 on the map


A wild and zany romp with Mr. Punch and Friends. Featuring beautiful hand carved wooden puppets and lots of audience involvement!.

"Professor Howard's Punch and Judy Show" Is an adaptation of one of the longest running puppet shows in history. The original show was first observed on May 9, 1662 ! and Mr. Punch has been a well known character ever since. His figure appears all over the place, from Movies and TV to books, advertising, antique toys and so on. The show is pretty fast moving and the focus is on comedy.

Face Painting

Professor Howard's The Punch & Judy Puppet Show

Childrens Programs

2018 Parade Entry Form and Rules Coming Soon!

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BFA Performing Arts Center

Friday April 27 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are sold at the door. Click here for more information.

Youth Talent Show

No String Marionette Company presents:
"The Adventures of Sharp Ears, A Fox's Tale

Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance

Show hours are 11:45, 1:45, 3:30.

YO!JO! What a Guy! Magic Show

Carnival Rides in Taylor Park

See number 5 on the map


Infant Comfort Station, Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Vermont Department of Health-WIC

See number 6 on the map

Ongoing Events For Children Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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On a stroll in the woods on a sultry summer morning, forester Bartos encounters a fox kit. He nabs the young vixen to bring home as a pet for his grandson. The family dog, Catcher, teaches Sharp Ears how to live within the constrains of human rules. But will a full belly and a safe life in a confined farm yard be enough for the vixen to compromise her wild ways?

A cast of hand crafted marionettes, both wild and tame, populate the forest and farmyard of The Cunning Little Vixen. The performance, a tribute to the classic 1920 Czechoslovakian novel by Rudolf Tesnohlidek, engages the senses in a seamless blend of movement, music and masterful marionette manipulation.

Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson originally crafted a shorter version of this puppet play to open for the children’s opera “Brundibar”. Sharp-Ears’ compelling story warranted further investigation, and so this longer stage version was born. Told with minimal dialog to a soundtrack of eclectic music, No Strings Marionette Company hopes this story about triumph over injustice will allow audiences to connect with their own true nature.

Showtimes are: 10:15, 12:45, 2:45

Kids Treasure Hunt

Friday April 27 right after 12:00PM Opening Ceremony



Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance

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Taylor Park Tent -

Tent & Shows sponsored by Runamok Maple

To be announced.




Saturday Kids Center

Saturday Shows


Taylor Park Tent - Sponsored by Runamok Maple

Tent & Shows sponsored by Runamok Maple

YO!JO! What a Guy!  Circus & Musical Show

Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance


Show hours are 11:45, 1:45, 3:30.


BFA Performing Arts Center

See Number 2 on the map

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