Vermont Maple Festival
Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: Some events are free - Others have a fee. Check Web site.
Parking: No - http://www.vtmaplefestival.org/Directions.html
Features: Snack Stand, Restrooms, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area
It is Maple and more at the annual Vermont Maple Festival in downtown St. Albans. There is something for everyone!
A maple exhibit hall and contests, antiques, crafts, fiddler's variety, youth talent, a sap run road race, sugarhouse tours, pancake breakfasts, carnival, historical museum, entertainment, and traditional maple treats all topped off by the grand parade on Sunday.
Other activities include: Pony rides, concessions, and exhibits on Main St., great food, maple cotton candy, carnival rides and games for children of all ages.
Check the full schedule before you go.
Free Shuttle bus on Saturday ONLY. Runs every 15 minutes from Collins Perly to Antiques Show Craft Show, Exhibit Hall and the Park.
Reviewed on 04/24/2015
I have three boys, currently 13, 7, and 5. We went the last two years in a row and had fun, but we never went near the fair rides, which was easy to do since they were all in a parking lot behind some buildings downtown. We enjoyed the food and craft displays at the high school--and just walking around to see everything. We took advantage of the free samples of maple syrup in Taylor Park, and somehow the boys always ended up with a free...more
Reviewed on 04/22/2015
This is a largish festival, which has a little bit of everything: food, craft fairs, a parade, vendors, carnival rides, and more food.
On a nice weather day, this can be a fun outing for the family. It is fairly stroller-friendly but be aware venues are spread throughout downtown St. Albans. The shuttles help, but they aren't available on Sunday.
Unfortunately, this event can get expensive since there are a...more
Reviewed on 04/29/2012
Had a great time yesterday with my 2 year old. She especially enjoyed the pony ride! The food was yummy & the people were friendly. Lots of strollers though so be prepared to be patient! :P
Reviewed on 05/05/2010
It's true that St. Albans is a community in transition, which is why we love going to the annual Maple Festival to support the city's positive growth. I have a middle-schooler and a toddler, so finding events with activities for both age groups is sometimes a challenge; however, the festival had something for each of us.
We arrived just as the first runners were finishing the Sap Run. We cheered on a few incoming marathoners...more
Reviewed on 03/19/2010
I agree with the previous posters. This fair has the opportunity to be a fun, educational, family event. Instead it is more like a bad country fair with dingy rides and bad food. I won't be returning any time soon.
Reviewed on 04/22/2009
If you like long lines for rides, THIS is the event for you! Or you can throw away $6.75 and get a quart of frys!
Reviewed on 04/27/2008
I have to agree with wallabear - it was kind of disappointing. There wasn't really much to do, the park was kind of grungy, and the food options were limited to "mostly fried" or "all the way fried." I wouldn't rank this as a top kid-friendly venue.
Reviewed on 03/07/2008
I was hoping for an exciting and entertaining time but was a little creeped out by the dingy atmosphere. I can see how it can be a fun event for the kiddos but don't leave them out of your sight.
My favorite part, however is the pancake breakfast and the pretzel stand...yum!