August 30th, 2012 by Kelsey Eaton
Labor Day is one of our beloved long weekends, and has
almost become synonymous with fairs in American culture. Vermont
has a few great fairs and festivals scattered through out the state to help you
celebrate this weekend.
The Champlain Valley Fair, located in Essex Junction (about
15 minutes outside of Burlington)
began on Saturday, August 25th, and will continue through Monday, September
3rd. This fair is packed with concerts,
rides, animals, and of course, fair food!
The Vermont State Fair is located in Rutland,
The 167 year old family tradition will run from Friday, August 31st to
Sunday, September 9th. There will be
demolition derbies, concerts, tractor pulls, a carnival, food vendors (ever
tried fried dough with maple syrup?), and much, much more!
The 17th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival is
located in Bennington, Vermont.
This outdoor festival will be open on
Saturday, September 1st, and Sunday September 2nd, from 10am-5pm. Join
fellow garlic lovers in visiting over 100 different vendors, joining workshops,
and listening to live music. Kids will
be happy to tag along when they learn about the hay maze, face painting,
inflatable fun jumps, and the bean bag toss!
Another Southern Vermont event
happening Labor Day weekend (September 1st and 2nd) is the 18th annual Mount
Snow Brewers Festival. Mount
Snow is located in West
Dover. With 35 breweries,
there will be over 80 beers and ciders for sample and sale. In addition to the beverages, there will be a
large music tent and food vendors. Scenic chairlift rides will be available,
allowing people the unique experience of seeing the Mount
Snow view during the summertime.
This Labor Day weekend, there is an event for everybody in Vermont. What are your weekend plans? Tell us on our
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