Vermont is the poster child for lush greenery, rustic countryside, and East Coast charm. Did you know it’s also a top craft beer destination and the birthplace of the farm-to-table movement? If that isn’t enough to entice you to the Green Mountain State, then here are some summer happenings that might change your mind.
Good Eats & Fine Drinks
For a full wine and dine experience, don’t miss the Burlington Wine and Food Festival on June 23rd. Here you’ll get to see Burlington’s farm-to-table roots take center stage in plates from Vermont’s top restaurants like The Bearded Frog and Hen of the Wood. More of a beer drinker? Snag a spot at Vermont Brewers Festival where you can see the in’s and out’s of the craft, from cooking, brewing, selling, and drinking! Click here for more info.
The Spirit of the City
Summertime isn’t complete without some whole-hearted laughs. That’s why you should clear your calendar for the Festival of Fools, which showcases comics, street performers, and musical groups. Enjoy belly-aching laughter induced by a frenzy of slapstick stand ups and be amazed by the natural talents of some of the top international street performers. Whatever you end up doing, you’ll be guaranteed a good time.
A Swinging Serenade
If you’re a fan of jazz, then you’ll be delighted to know that each year Vermont holds a 10-day festival dedicated to the soul-soothing genre. Beginning June 1st, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival dishes up free live music every day across over twenty different venues and four stages. The event is city-wide and brings together a spectrum of jazz ensembles that you can appreciate while dancing on the waterfront, dining at the newest restaurant, or wandering Burlington’s brick-lined streets.
Discover Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa
Want to continue your deep dive into Burlington’s culinary roots? Book a room at The Essex, Vermont’s premier culinary resort and spa, for a true Vermont experience. With two restaurants that feature ingredients sourced from their on-site garden and a culinary academy where you can learn how to create masterpiece dishes from professional chefs, it’s the perfect spot to get the most out of your stay.