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Popular Culinary Festivals Of Vermont

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If you want to get a taste of the classic and gourmet foods around the world, you must plan to visit one of the popular culinary festivals of Vermont. With multiple food and culinary festivals around Vermont, the place has become a pilgrimage for the food loving population of the world. Some of the famous culinary festivals around Vermont are described here.


 


Vermont Maple Festival


Being one of the top 100 food festivals in North America, it is organized at St Albans, during the end of April to celebrate the spring time. The main theme of the festival deals with the contest and demonstration on maple. However, there are other attractions also, such as crafts and specialty food show, antique show, pancake breakfast, youth talent show, maple buffet dinner, maple festival parade to name a few. The carnival is the center of attraction particularly for the kids.


 


Stowe Wine and Food Classic Festival


This festival is the perfect for enjoying the taste of some of the rare and delicate wines, along with world famous cuisines. It is one of the most premier wine events of Northern New England, which is held at Stowe during the end of June. You can also collect samples of these rare wines by joining the auction. Another interesting feature of this festival is that you can attend the demonstration shows on the culinary skills presented by the top chefs. The festival also conducts seminars regarding various issues related to wine.


 


Vermont Cheesemakers Festival


If you want to experience the most premium cheese, then you should make sure to attend this festival. The festival is held at 25th July in the city of Shelburne. Around 50 cheesemakers attend this festival to share their passion of creating some of the fine cheeses of the world. In addition to this, you can also taste the exquisite local cuisines and other fresh foods. The festival also arranges cooking show, demonstration on cheesemaking, seminars and fine wines.


 


Garlic and Herb Festival


This festival has been enlisted among the top 10 fall events of Vermont, which is arranged in the city of Bennington during the first weekend of September. If you are a garlic lover, then this festival is for you. Here you can taste various garlic delicacies, while enjoying the festive spirit. Over 50 vendors join this festival with their special garlic menus including garlic ice cream, garlic jelly, garlic braids and so on. The festival also organizes demonstrations on planting and braiding garlic. Among the other attractions hay maze, face painting and garlic golf, are most entertaining.


 


Pumpkin and Apple Celebration


Held in the early October in the city of Woodstock, this festival is all about pumpkin and apple. You can acquire hands on experience in apple tasting, cider pressing, pumpkin ice cream making, apple butter cooking etc. As far the entertainment goes, you have plenty of choices with apple races, pumpkin bowling, apple-on-a-string and many others. You can also learn a recipe on pumpkin pie, which you can prepare during the Halloween days.


 


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