Stowe Annual Events

The charming village of Stowe and the surrounding area is a year-round destination. Whether you come for the “Ski Capital of the East” or to see the hills that are alive at the Trapp Family Lodge (famous for the Sound of Music), one thing is for certain…there’s plenty to do in Stowe Vermont!

Winter Rendezvous

January

Annual LGBTQ pride celebration which coincides with Stowe’s Winter Festival. A diverse selection of activities and entertainment are offered for participants to experience in our scenic village.

Stowe Winter Carnival

January

Watch Professional Ice Carvers create masterful ice carvings throughout the village and experience the Annual NICA sanctioned Ice Carving Competition. Take part in zany sports events such as Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball tournaments.

Stowe Derby

February

One of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America with participants skiing down Mount Mansfield’s Toll Road then along the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the Stowe village. The challenging 20 kilometer (km) cross-country ski course has a total vertical drop of almost 2,700 feet.

Stowe Sugar Slalom

April

One of the most recognized alpine races in America, a two-day event that will attract more than 1,000 avid racers. Join Stowe Mountain Resort for a weekend of celebrating spring’s arrival; all participants are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the Spring Celebration theme.

Weekend of Hope

May

The annual Stowe Weekend of Hope is a three-day event where cancer survivors and their families have the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars, as well as an annual forum that offers education, enlightenment and inspiration.

Craft Brew Race

May

The 5k Stowe Craft Brew begins at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, where it winds through through Stowe’s countryside, along the Stowe Recreation Path. Following the race will be a beer festival, featuring 45+ Vermont breweries, wineries and cideries.

Vt Renaissance Faire

June

The Vermont Renaissance Faire held at Mayo Events Field is a day of fun for the whole family. The Faire will feature artisans, craft vendors, musicians, dancers, local food vendors, beer, wine, and cider makers from across Vermont and New England.

Old-Fashioned July 4th

July

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July in Stowe. This day-long celebration features parades, food, music, fireworks and more. Start with the Moscow Parade at 10 a.m. and end the day with an impressive firework display at the Mayo Events Field.

Stowe Tango Festival

August

The Stowe Tango Music Festival is sponsored by the Argentine Tango Society and is one of the premier tango music festivals in the United States. It’s known for both its unique performances and high level of musical training.

Stowe Jazz Festival

August

A three-day, multi-venue, free festival held in Stowe’s beautiful mountain village. Presenting nothing but Jazz – Be-bob, Brazilian Jazz, Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Progressive/Electric Jazz, Standards, Afro-Cuban Jazz, instrumental and vocal artists alike.

British Invasion

September

This three-day event will feature “all things British” and is the largest all British motorcar show in the United States. A British Invasion Block Party features live music, food and beverages with plenty of British motorcars to view.

Von Trapp Octoberfest

September

The Trapp Family Lodge and von Trapp Brewing host an annual Oktoberfest that is held at the Bierhall Restaurant. Join them for a day of fun, food, and Austrian music and hospitality.

Foliage Arts Festival

October

Fine artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original art, photography, sculpture and specialty food products. There is also live music, good food, beer, wine and craft demonstrations.

Heady Trotter 4-Miler

October

A four mile road race through scenic Stowe that starts and finishes at the Alchemist brewery, well known for their infamous Heady Topper Pale Ale. Live music, food trucks, & lawn games to enjoy throughout the afternoon. 

Vermont 10-Miler

November

A circular course through Stowe’s most beautiful roads. Starting at the Mayo Farm Event Fields, the course turns onto West Hill Road joining the Stowe Recreation Path for the final three miles before returning back to Mayo Farm.

A Traditional Christmas

December

A classic Christmas celebration with tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa and reindeer visits and carolers. Experience candy cane pulling, wreath making, and cookie decorating.