Vermont Tourism March Calendar of Events: Mardi Gras and Maple

February 17, 2016  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Things to do

: Dutton's Sugarhouse in Manchester gets ready for the sugaring season. Photo: Goodhue.

Dutton’s Sugarhouse in Manchester gets ready for the sugaring season. Photo: Goodhue.

February 15, 2016



MONTPELIER, Vt. – March in Vermont ushers in cultural events, outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s vibrant snow sports scene, and springtime’s many maple festivities. Here’s a sampler of the events on

Birds of a Feather

Through May 1, Shelburne

Explore the beauty of American wildfowl decoys, curated from the Shelburne Museum’s renowned folk art collection.


Vermont Farmers’ Market

Through May 7, Rutland

This winter farmers’ market hosts more than 50 vendors, selling everything from fresh salad greens to locally-grown apples and grass-fed meats.


Vermont 225th Birthday

March 4, Montpelier

The Vermont History Museum will hold a birthday for the state, complete with tastings from Vermont cider makers, hors d’oeuvres, and cake. Learn more about Vermont history through party games.


Mardi Gras Weekend

March 4-6, Burlington

The highlight of this three-day celebration is a magnificent parade through downtown Burlington with dozens of floats.


Frigid Infliction

March 5, Bolton

Experience a 10-hour winter adventure race for teams of two or three.


Light the Night Rail Jam

March 5, Okemo

Show off your best moves on Okemo’s new rail garden, built for this event. $5000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs.


Circus Spectacular

March 5-6, Brattleboro

A spectacular circus featuring professional performers and special guests from circuses around the world.


Vermont Chili Festival

March 12, Middlebury

The best and most delicious way to spend a winter day. Join thousands of hardy Vermonters as they taste their way through downtown Middlebury.


Maria Joao Pires and Julien Brocal, Piano

March 12, Middlebury

Pianist Maria Joao Pires shares her Vermont debut with student Julien Brocal. Each will play two Beethoven sonatas


Green Mountain Film Festival

March 19-27, Montpelier

This 19th annual film festival is the longest-running arts events in Montpelier. It showcases some of the best in narrative, documentary, and short film.


Middletown Springs Maple Festival

March 20, Middletown Springs

Learn about the rich history of Vermont’s cherished sugarmaking traditions.  Seminars and demonstrations.


Baby Animal Day at Billings Farm & Museum

March 26, Woodstock

Family-centered activities focused on the farm’s calves, lambs, and more. Also horse-drawn wagon rides and children’s craft activities.



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