Local Meets Global with the Burlington Food Festivals
Vermont has a rich history in the farm-to-table movement, so finding a food festival during summer in Burlington isn’t difficult. The Burlington Wine and Food Festival is by far one of the best foodie events in the area because of its unique approach to pairing local foods with world class wines for a delightful experience.
In its ninth year, festival founders Mike and Tracy Stolese continue to expand the lineup of entertaining and educational events during the week leading up to the grand tasting and seminar. This is a must-do festival for wine lovers, foodies and just about anyone who wants to soak up the beauty of Vermont along the shores of Lake Champlain.
Just down the road at gorgeous Shelburne Farms is one of summer’s hottest events, the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. Vermont is home to the highest number of cheesemakers per capita, so it’s no surprise that this cheese-focused festival sells out each year.
If dairy isn’t your thing, every Friday night you can catch the ArtsRiot Truck Stop in the swanky south end of Burlington. Free music and nearly 20 different food and beverage vendors is why locals love this event. It helps that dogs are welcome too.
One of the most difficult tickets to snag in town is for the annual Vermont Brewers Festival. This two-day event showcases some of Vermont’s most acclaimed brews in addition to beers from around New England. The Brewers Festival has been going strong for 26 years and is still one of the best summer events in the Green Mountain State.
Photo Credit: Burlington Wine and Food Festival