Annual Vermont Maple Festival
The 2018 Vermont Maple Festival will be held on April 27, 28, and 29th in St. Albans
The theme of this year’s celebration is Vermont Maple ~ Life is Sweet! The Festival will showcase a multitude of ways that maple products are enhanced and why Maple is the official Flavor of Vermont! The Grand Parade is presented by Mylan Technologies. The parade is Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Everyone loves a parade! The Festival parade is even more special because it’s all about Vermont Maple!
All the usual delights of the Festival will happen at the 2018 ~52nd annual event – At the Exhibit Hall you will find Maple Syrup and Maple Cooking Contest and Demonstrations; Antiques, Crafts and Specialty Foods Shows; Fiddlers Show, and Youth Talent Show; Maple Cream Frosted Doughnuts, Maple Creemee and other maple treats; Pancake Breakfasts, a Maple Dinner; Sugarhouse Tours; Kids’ Activities and Face Painting; the Sap Run foot race; Free Entertainment on the Main Street Stage; Chain Saw demonstration in the Park; New Crop Maple Syrup tasting at a little sugarhouse in the Park; a colorful Carnival; St. Albans Historical Museum will be open to tour; Maple Cotton Candy and more Maple food treats from the Main Street vendors; Maple Beverage Tasting; Maple Sip & Paint; Vermont’s renowned Sugar-on-Snow; the grand old Taylor Park with a children’s carousel, a newly re-built fountain and places to picnic; a downtown of intriguing shops; the two hour parade with floats, bands and colorful costumed characters. The winter is long in St Albans and this event marks the end of it. The community is close to Quebec and La Belle Provence influence is everywhere, even at Walmart where French is the second language for each sign. Its not quite Bill 101, which would see English as a subtitle and French as a title.
View of a video of a recent festival on Video-Vermont