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March Vermont Events

by Linda Cassella

Planning a trip up to Vermont in March and looking for something to do?  Don’t worry we have got you covered!

We start off on Saturday, March 12th at the 8th Vermont Chili Festival in chiliMiddlebury, VT  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Join hundreds of other Vermonters as the make their way through the closed off-streets of downtown Middlebury for a day filled with street performers. live music and of course you can’t forget the chili!  Taste chili from the 6 catagories made by restaurants and caterers from all over the state of Vermont.  All money raised goes to support The Better Middlebury Partnership.

snowboardOn March 11th through March 13th, Stratton Mountain Resort in Bondville, VT is once again hosting the Vermont Open where snowboarding first got its start.  Considered to be one of the Top Ten Winter Events, this is a must see for snowboarding and ski enthusiasts alike.  There will be plenty of activities and music to keep you busy for the entire weekend.


On March 19th and 20th do you want to ski around the clock?  You will have your chance as The Stratton 24 hoursFoundation hosts the 4th Annual 24 Hours of Stratton starting at 9:00 am on Saturday morning and ending at 9:00 on Sunday morning.  Enjoy fireworks from your chairlift as they light up the night sky on Saturday. What a better way to spend a weekend than skiing whenever you want and supporting a great cause at the same time.  This is a one of a kind opportunity that you don’t want miss.

foodSaturday night, March 19th  Stratton Mountain Resort is once again bringing the 5th Annual Taste of Vermont back.  This is a mountain favorite event, where southern VT restaurants, chefs (both professional and amateur) come together to share their favorite recipes for you to sample.  All the food is prepared and presented in donation.  Come out and enjoy a fun night out with the whole family. So if you whether you are a skier or not.  This one event you don’t want to miss out on.

On Sunday, March 20th, weather permitting, we head to Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT, where they will be stowederbyhosting the 71st Stowe Derby. This is one of the most unique and oldest ski and Fat Bike races in North America. The event was started in 1945 by two avid skiers. The challenge of the race is go from the top of Mt Mansfield all the way to the village of Stowe on skis!!  This event has been chosen as one of the top sporting events by Vermont Sports Magazine.  The course has a vertical drop of over 2,600 ft.

retroOn Saturday, March 26th Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT is having a blast from the past party at 1:00 for their ’80s Retro Jam event.  Go into your basement and dig out your acid jeans, your brightest neon colors and your favorite hat and arrive on the mountain in retro style.  The course consists of a small jump, moguls and a butter box for your sliding enjoyment. The judging will be based on your attitude, style and of course your outfit.

For more information on these events visit:

Stratton Mountain Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort
8th Annual Vermont Chili Festival
Stowe Mountain Resort

For more March events visit Calendar of Events page.

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