For Immediate Release
April 16, 2012
Contact: Jen Butson
Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing
Vermont’s May calendar offers oddities, antiques, gut-busting sports and open studios
MONTPELIER, Vt. – May in Vermont is an ideal time to be outdoors and take in the freshness of spring as its vibrancy comes alive. Across the state, you’ll find festivals, marathons, art shows, ever so green golf courses and peaceful opportunities to enjoy the budding lilacs. Here’s a look at what’s happening in May. For a comprehensive listing of events and extracurricular adventures in Vermont, visit www.VermontVacation.com.
Essex Spring Craft & Fine Art Show and Vermont Antique Show
May 5-6, 2012
Essex Junction, Vt.
Meet and enjoy the offerings of quality dealers’ art, books, China, clocks, country, dolls, early American, ephemera, farm implements, folk art, furniture, glassware and much more.: www.cvexpo.org.
Sugarbush Mad Triathlon
May 12, 2012
The Mad Triathlon is a great way to celebrate the start of spring. Whether you're an iron man or woman or just enjoy exercising with friends, have fun while you run, paddle, and bike! Runners blast out of Lincoln Peak with a 7.2 mile run, then paddle 6 miles down the Mad River, cycle 10 miles back to Lincoln Peak, and then enjoy a 3 mile trail run, totaling 26.2 miles. Enjoy the Kid's triathlon and BBQ celebration at 4:00 p.m.
Spring Fest at Shelburne Museum
May 13, 2012
The world-class museum opens for the season with indoor and outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. Tour the museum gardens; plant some flowers; enjoy a Mother’s Day doll tea party. Learn more at www.shelburnemuseum.org.
Battle of Shelburne Crossroads, Civil War Weekend
May 19-20, 2012
Civil war weekend and encampment with demonstrations, drills and lots of opportunities to interact with citizen historians. A 2012 Top 10 Vermont Civil War Sesquicentennial event. Visit www.vermontcivilwar150.org.
The Shires of Vermont Marathon
May 20, 2012
Bennington and Manchester, Vt.
This scenic point-to-point 26.2 mile course connects the Shire Towns of Bennington and Manchester. The race starts at the Bennington Center for the Arts and ends at Hildene Meadows in Manchester. 9 a.m. For more information, visit http://shiresofvermontmarathon.com.
Vermont Open Studio Weekend
Statewide – May 26-27, 2012
Vermont’s natural scenic beauty is enhanced each spring when the work of more than 285 Vermont artists and craftspeople can be seen firsthand during Vermont’s annual Open Studio Weekend. Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit their studios during Memorial Day Weekend. For more information, visit www.vermontcrafts.com.
Killington Stage Race
May 26-28, 2012
Race the Legend or watch the pack of accomplished cyclists compete in this stage race. For 2012 we will have ten stage race categories and three days of racing: www.killingtonstagerace.com.
KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay
May 27, 2012
Vermont’s largest running event, this annual marathon in Vermont’s Queen City draws thousands of athletes each year. See runners and their festive support teams in various locations across the city, including Battery Park, Church Street and Waterfront Park. For more information, visit http://vermontcitymarathon.org.
Vermont Dairy Festival
May 31- June 3, 2012
Enosburg Falls, Vt.
An old-time country fair with rides, food, games, and agricultural contests and exhibits: www.vermontdairyfestival.com.