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April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018

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What can you do at the festival?

There is always something to do at the Vermont Maple Festival! Take a look at some of our activities, breakfasts, and things for the kids!

Maple Beverage Tasting (21+ please)

Come join us at 14th Star Brewing (#9 on map) Saturday April 28, 2018 from 12:00 – 5:00. Two tasting sessions: limit 250 each session


Sample Maple Beverages made with Vermont Maple Syrup

Who will be there? 14th Star Brewing, Groennfell Meadery, Smugglers Notch Distillery, Maquam Wines, Champlain Orchard, VT Spirits, Goodwater Brewing, Tretap, Boyden Valley...and more to come!

New this year: Gypsy Wind from VT will be playing at both tasting sessions there will also be a couple maple themed food vendors to participate.

Tickets will be available here on line in February - $10.00 in advance $15.00 at the door

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Vermont Maple Festival Carnival

April 27- 29, 2018

Fri: 12:00 PM - Close, Sat: 10:00 AM - Close, Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM District Courthouse parking lot

See number 5 on the map


The sound of the carousel floats in the air, as the youngest children flock to the up and down of the horses and the round and round of kiddy rides especially for them.  Teenagers (and their parents!) thrill to whipping fast or soaring high on the exciting adult rides.  And it’s always a challenge to “Try Your Luck” at the games of chance and skill.  “Come One, Come All” to the Vermont Maple Festival Carnival!


The Carnival is open when the Main Street Activities are underway, and remains open into the early evening.


Get your face painted!

Sponsored by Butternut Mountain Farm, Ag Ventures, Chittenden County Sugarmakers, Franklin County Sugarmakers

Face Painting will be on Saturday April, 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  only at these three locations: Exhibit Hall, Craft Show, and BFA Performing Arts Center

See number 6 and number 2 on the map


Sparkle and shine - choose a design, and youngsters wear a new face! Face painters ply their exceptional art at the Festival. Children line up to make their choices and be transformed by the magic! Butterflies, bugs and more are worn proudly throughout the day at the Festival. Go to Activities for more to do.

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Pancake Breakfast

St. Albans City Elementary School - Admission charged.

Sat. April, 28 & Sun. April, 29, 2018

see number 8 on the map


What would a Maple Festival be without pancakes and sausages for breakfast?  A fund raiser for the ARC of Northwestern Vermont, the Pancake Breakfast gets Festival-goers off to a maple-good start on both Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until noon.


Expect light fluffy pancakes, MacKenzie Maple Sausages, Ham, Eggs, Fruit and enough Pure Maple Syrup in the constantly refilled pitchers to satisfy the hungry fans of the Flavor of Vermont!  Juice, milk and coffee, with extras of ice cream and Cabot cheese samples (donated by Franklin County Dairy Promotion) round out the breakfast, which is truly an old-fashioned, hearty morning meal!


Tickets, available at the door:

• $8.00 for adults

• $7.00 for seniors (60 and up)

• $4.00 for children ages 5 to 10

• Free for children under 5

• All you care to eat


Join us for a Maple Paint & Sip

Friday April 27th, 2017, 7 PM
14th Star Brewing (#9 on map)
This year's Maple Festival Paint and Sip will be held at 14th Star with Jon Young a very talented local artist. You will have a choice of painting a maple themed design on a sap bucket or lid. The $35 cost includes one glass of maple beer or wine, a sap bucket or lid, painting materials and tons of fun. This event is from 6:00-8:00 PM and has a limit of 32 people. You may choose to paint a bucket and a lid for an additional $10.
Tickets will be available February 1st here

Taylor Park Tent

Tent & Shows sponsored by Runamok Maple

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Friday Show - April 27, 2018

4:00 pm Yo!Joe! What A Guy - Balloon Art!

Saturday Show - April 28, 2018

12:45 Come enjoy a great time with one of the best kids sing-a-long entertainment!

Rockin’ Ron The Friendly Pirate - http://www.rockinronthefriendlypirate.com/

Sunday Show - April 29, 2018

Yo! Joe! What a guy!

2:00PM Kids Show right after the parade