DOVER >> We are currently seeking vendors for the 2016 Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival. We are pleased to share that the Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival has been designated as one of North America's Top 100 events by the American Bus Association, the only Vermont event to have made the list! This year's Festival takes place Sept. 17 and is book ended by weekend events: Friday the Sept. 16 – Wine Stroll-Soup Contest, Saturday, Sept. 17 – the Wine and Harvest Festival and Wine Auction, and Sunday, Sept. 18 – the Vermont Wildlife Festival. Wine events will once again take place throughout the Deerfield Valley over the weekend, including a number of Vermont wine pairing dinners, Vermont Wine tasting seminar and cheese sampling, and a morning Taste of Vermont Pancake Breakfast.
The Wine & Harvest Festival on the Saturday celebrates the products, food, art, distilleries, and wineries of Vermont. This 9th Annual Festival will be another fantastic opportunity for artisans from across Vermont to come together to showcase their crafts. Vintners, painters, publishers, cheese makers, weavers, potters, jewelers, chefs, photographers, farmers, chocolatiers, demonstrations – all Vermont businesses are welcome to participate in this showcase for Vermont in the southern Green Mountains. We will restrict the number of vendors selling similar products to just four with preference given to past vendors.
The Festival was created to be a destination event and is promoted and packaged to late summer and fall travelers, day trippers, and Vermonters. The Deerfield Valley is a major tourist destination in the summer and fall.
On Saturday, Sept. 17 the Festival is being held at the Mount Snow Resort in Dover where vendors will be given booth space under gorgeous tents from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year Festival-goers shopped, tasted and savored a truly unique Vermont experience. There were over 70 Vermont vendors made up of 18 Vermont wineries and distilleries including award-winning Shelburne Vineyards, North Branch Vineyards, Whistle Pig Distillers, Caledonia Spirits & as well as local crafters and artists. Stay tuned for more news on our website where vendors are concerned as here may be more opportunities for vending the 18th. Complete Vendor applications online at thevermontfestival.com/participating-vendors/vendor-info/