Festivals are a major reason why Stowe's summer months are becoming as eventful as the winter ones. From June to September, the weather is perfect for outdoor celebrations - and if it happens to rain, there’s always tents on hand, just in case.

  • Arts & Crafts: The Arts & Craft Festival, held in July, is a major summer gathering of Vermont's most talented craftspeople. Artists set up booths with paintings, pottery, glass and other items, and live bands put buyers and sellers in a festive mood. Even if you’re not planning on purchasing anything, the friendly company and free food make the admission price well worth it. The only activity you'll have to pay extra for is the wine tasting, which is often accompanied by samples of local chefs' latest recipes.
  • Hobbies: The Stowe Antique Car Meet. Expertly restored cars roll down the town's main street, while local firemen cook food and spectators mingle amidst the sound of celebratory horns.  
  • Stowe, Vermont is a wonderfully eclectic village that is home to a thriving arts community and exciting cultural happenings. Gifted performers and artists are attracted and inspired by this natural splendor. They, in turn, enrich Stowe with cultural and artistic sophistication more typical of large cities. Musicals, comedies, dramas, choirs, orchestras, dance, films, festivals...from outdoor concerts in rolling meadows featuring the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, to entertaining productions of popular and classical theatrical shows, the performing arts are alive and well in Stowe Vermont.
  • Miscellaneous: The Stoweflake Mountain Resort has held the Hot Air Balloon Festival for almost 20 years. Pay a small admission fee and you'll get to watch dozens of balloon launches from close up, as well participate in festival games and enjoy a variety of concessions. The most unusual of all of Stowe’s festivals would have to be the Kaleidoscope Festival, which has hundreds of kaleidoscopes on display and even offers lessons on how to make your own.
  • Benefit Event:  Jazz & Jive is an annual event featuring dining, dancing and a silent and live auction for fabulous jewelry, spa treatments, weekend getaways, art, crafts and other gifts donated by local businesses. Jazz & Jive 2010 is hosted by the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa and will take place on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 from 6:00 to 10:30 pm. Joey Leone's Chop Shop, one of New England's hottest bands and a local favorite, provides swing, jazz, R&B, and rock throughout the evening. All proceeds from the event benefit the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, a non-profit agency working to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County. The Center provides shelter, support, and direct services to victims and survivors as well as preventive outreach education programs for the community. For more information about Clarina Howard Nichols Center, Jazz & Jive, to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit www.clarina.org or call 802-888-0552. Space is limited so make reservations early! 
  • Comedy Festival: Murphy's Barn presents:  The Third Annual Waterbury Comedy Festival will take place this year on Sunday September, 4, 2011,  in a circus tent in Hope Davey Field , Waterbury Center, Vermont which is a few miles from Stowe.  This year it will feature 10 internationally acclaimed artists including Vermont's own Tom Murphy, Tomas Kubinek, Tony Duncan and Hillary Chaplin who will keep you laughing till your sides hurt  with their physical comedy, juggling and antics. The hilarity begins at 1pm. An ALL DAY ticket gets you into 3 shows.   Food is available forn purchase or you are welcome to bring a picnic.  Family friendly, the Festival aslo has a physical comedy playpen where you can learn to juggle or try your hand at riding a unicycle.  Community art projects also give you and your kids activities to participate in between shows.  The Festival benefits the local Youth Services Bureau.  Tickets are available at the door. Children under 3 are free; kids 4-16 $5; adults $20; seniors $15 Festival special Family of Four (2 adults and 2 kids) $35.For more information call 802-244-5008 or email info@murphclown.com or visit the festival website at http://www.murphclown.com/festival