Capital City Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, 133 State Street
Stop by the Capital City Farmers Market, named one of the best in New England by Yankee Magazine, and see how much Vermont has to offer! Founded in 1977, the Capital City Farmers Market has been bringing local producers and customers from near and far together to create this eclectic community event for 40 years. Over 50 vendors sell locally grown and made products, unique to Vermont and astounding in quality. Fresh vegetables and fruits, quality meats, specialty cheeses, artisan bread, baked goods, ethnic foods, herbs, plants, flowers, arts and crafts, honey and maple syrup…the list goes on and on.
Feast of Fools, presented by Vermont Creamery, 2-5pm, State Street from Main to Elm and Throughout Town
Stroll the streets of Montpelier and enjoy a taste of our amazing restaurants! Purchase your tasting tickets online or at the Festival Booth on State Street. Redeem your tickets at each restaurant for small plates showcasing Montpelier’s culinary offerings. On State Street, you’ll find even more culinary delights, including food truck favorites and artisans showcasing the best Vermont food products. The State Street Festival Grounds will also feature comfortable seating, world-class entertainment curated by artistic director Woody Keppel, founder of Burlington’s Festival of Fools, and a bar highlighting local spirits. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite bite to win the Best of Montpelier Award!
Community Picnic, presented by Community National Bank, 5-7:30pm, State House Lawn
Join us for a community celebration on the State House Lawn. Purchase a picnic basket from one of our participating Montpelier restaurants, fill up a basket from the Feast of Fools Vendors on State Street, or bring your own picnic. Enjoy live entertainment from local and regional acts.
After-Party, presented by Barr Hill, 7:30-10pm, Barr Hill Distillery, 116 Gin Lane
Keep the party going at the Barr Hill Distillery, where you can enjoy land-crafted cocktails and live music.