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Taste of Montpelier Food Festival

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The premiere Taste of Montpelier will bring the best of Vermont’s culinary scene to the heart of its capital city. The Taste of Montpelier promises to be unique among its peers: seamlessly integrated into a downtown, with events that appeal to foodies and families alike and world-class entertainment paired with world-class food. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Food Bank and Montpelier Alive! Free admission.


Capital City Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, 133 State Street

BrandMark-SeafoamGreenStop 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  

BrandMark-PurpleStroll 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 (with free samples!). Don’t forget to vote for your favorite bite to win the Best of Montpelier Award, presented by Consolidated Communications!

The State Street Festival Grounds will also feature world-class entertainment curated by artistic director Woody Keppel, co-founder of Burlington’s Festival of Fools, and a beer garden, highlighting local spirits and craft beers.


Community Picnic, presented by Community National Bank, 5-7:30pm, State House Lawn

BrandMark-OrangeJoin us for a community celebration on the State House Lawn. Purchase a picnic dinner from one of our participating Montpelier restaurants, create your own picnic from the Feast of Fools Vendors on State Street, or bring your own picnic. Enjoy live music from Inner Fire District and What Cheer Brigade that is sure to get you up dancing on your picnic blanket!


After-Party, presented by Barr Hill, 7:30-9:30pm, Barr Hill Distillery, 116 Gin Lane

BrandMark-LimeGreenKeep the party going at the Barr Hill Distillery, where you can enjoy land-crafted cocktails and live music from Inner Fire District. Inner Fire District was founded in Burlington in 2006 and performs a compelling amalgam of Eastern-European folk, intricate originals, and songs of revolution. Its core sound features accordion, clarinet, drums, bass and guitar.


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