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Trucks, Taps & Tunes

Thursdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 15
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This community truck stop features good eats each week, live music and kid-friendly fun. free admission.
Essex Outlets 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Summervale

Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29
802-660-0440
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Slow Food Vermont tastings, live music, kids' crafts and food-focused activities varying by week promise locavore fun in the sun. No pets. food and drink available for purchase.
Burlington Intervale Center 180 Intervale Rd., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Lamoille County Field Days

July 26-28
802-635-7113
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Families flock to this pay-one-price event, kicking off the summer season of fairs. Kids' fun includes pedal pulls, magic shows, games, rides and prizes. $10-12; includes midway rides.
Lamoille County Field Days

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ArtsRiot Truck Stop Burlington

Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30
802-540-0406
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Foodies enjoy an eclectic array of local grub and live music during this hip block party. cost for food.
ArtsRiot 400 Pine St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
ArtsRiot Truck Stop Burlington

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Friday Night Live

Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through July 26
802- 773-9380
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Live music entertains the downtown crowd, coupled with good food and children's activities.
Downtown Rutland Rutland, Rutland Rutland (map)
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Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Pirate Park

Sat., July 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
802-482-3313
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Ahoy, mates! Captains of the seas dive into children's activities, including Rockin' Ron the Pirate, games with Big Blue Trunk, bouncy houses and more, in this memorable waterfront day devoted to the young.
Waterfront Park 10 College St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Pirate Park

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Franklin County Field Days

Aug. 1-4
802-238-4904
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Families find fun in ag events and exhibits, track events, live music and midway rides. $10.
Franklin County Field Day Grounds 300 Airport Road, Highgate Franklin (map)
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Festival of Fools

Aug. 2-4
802-865-5355
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Wacky entertainers take over the Queen City with mind-boggling circus arts, music and comedy at four main-stage locations. Check website for specific schedule. donations accepted.
Downtown Burlington 37 Church St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Free First Friday Eve

First Friday of every month, 5-7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 6
802-985-3346
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Live music, picnicking, lawn games, food trucks and special programs make for an enchanting summer evening at the museum.
Shelburne Museum 6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Dog Mountain Summer Dog Party

Sat., Aug. 3, 12-4 p.m.
800-449-2580

Canine lovers beat the heat with a summer bash.
Dog Mountain 143 Parks Rd., St Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

Sun., Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-864-0123
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Aquatic athletes, community members and breast-cancer survivors paddle their way to victory on 41-foot boats. Onlookers enjoy lively entertainment, food and children's activities on land. Proceeds benefit organizations supporting cancer survivors and supporters. free to spectate.
Waterfront Park 10 College St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Vermont Antique & Classic Car Show

Fri., Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 10, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 11, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Automobile lovers admire vehicles from yesteryear, with vendors, food concessions and a Saturday 3:30 p.m. parade. $12 per person per day; free for children under 13.
Farr Field Rte. 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
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Open Farm Week

Aug. 9-15
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This week-long celebration of local agriculture features hands-on farm activities, from picking carrots to barn tours. Check diginvt.com for specific dates, times and locations. fee for some activities.
Various locations statewide Various locations, Statewide On the Web (map)
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Art in the Park

Sat., Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-775-0356
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Outdoor art and craft demonstrations and vendors, local food and children's activities, combine in a weekend devoted to creativity.
Main Street Park 5 So. Main St., Rutland Rutland (map)
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Newport's Friday Night Shuffle

Sat., Aug. 10, 5-8:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 14, 5-8:30 p.m.
802-988-2611
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The community comes out for a downtown stroll to enjoy live music, art exhibits and specials at local eateries.
Various locations, Newport Main Street, Newport Orleans (map)
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Vermont State Fair

Aug. 13-17
802-775-5200
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Crowds converge on the midway for circus acts, racing pigs, a demolition derby and music galore at this annual ag-centric affair. $5-10; free for children under 6; free parking on the fairgrounds; additional free for midway.
Vermont State Fairgrounds 175 South Main Street, Rutland Rutland (map)
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Orleans County Fair

Aug. 14-18
802-525-3555
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Agricultural demonstrations — from horse shows to oxen pulls — figure prominently in this annual celebration, also featuring arts and crafts, carnival rides, live music, aerial shows and a demolition derby. See orleanscountyfair.net for event schedule. $12-15; free for children under 4; includes midway and Jamie Lee Thurston concert on Saturday night.
Orleans County Fair Grounds 278 Roaring Brook Road, Barton Orleans (map)
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Fun Family Gathering

Sat., Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
833-852-8313
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Birth Love Family hosts a day of yoga, live music, a bike course and good food available for purchase.
Cambridge Community Center 22 Old Main St., Jeffersonville Lamoille (map)
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Caledonia County Fair

Aug. 21-25
802-748-4208
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Old-fashioned festivities include livestock exhibits and shows, pulling contests, a children's tent, a demolition derby, midway and much more. See caledoniacountyfair.com for detailed schedule. $17; $40 per carload Wednesday.
Caledonia County Fairgrounds 1 Fairground Street, Lyndonville Caledonia (map)
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Champlain Valley Fair

Aug. 23-Sept. 1
802-878-5545
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Cotton-candy fun and carny curiosities collide at the state's largest fair, complete with midway rides, daily parades and live entertainment. Midway opens at 11 a.m. $5-12; free for children under 5; 25% off advance discount tickets available at Price Chopper Stores; ride bracelets $35; additional tickets required for grandstand concerts.
Champlain Valley Expo 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Downtown Rutland Street Party

Sat., Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-773-9380

The community jams out with family entertainment, local artists, sidewalk sales, crafts, art, food trucks and live music.
Center St., Rutland Center St., Rutland Rutland (map)
Downtown Rutland Street Party

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Woodbury Old Home Day

Sat., Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-472-5710
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Big rigs, a 10 a.m. 5K run/walk, a noon turtle walk, live music, history, food and more make for a festive, small town day.
Woodbury Community Library 69 Valley Lake Rd., Woodbury Washington (map)
Woodbury Old Home Day

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Vergennes Day

Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-388-7951

The Little City is big fun! A Friday night art walk and street dance from 7-10 p.m. is followed on Saturday with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse, the Little City Road Race, bandstand music, a large craft fair, horse and wagon rides and more. Detailed schedule posted on website. some fees apply.
Vergennes City Park Main Street, Vergennes Addison (map)
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New World Festival

Sun., Sept. 1, 12-11 p.m.
802-728-6464
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Multiple musicians take over the town of Randolph and celebrate Vermont's Celtic and French Canadian heritage through traditional tunes, children's activities and dance. $12-39; free for children under 13.
Chandler Music Hall 71-73 Main St., Randolph Orange (map)
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Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-422-9765

10-12 public libraries feature a fairy tale booth, with added festivities including live music, mermaids, Vikings, storytellers, costumed characters, scavenger hunts, games, a castle, Viking ship and 6-foot storybook. Costumes encouraged. donations of canned food accepted for the food shelf.
Sherburne Memorial Library 2998 River Road, Killington Rutland (map)
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