September 28, 2024 9:00 am

Burke Fall Festival!

Parade, Craft Fair with 70+ vendors, BBQ, VINS Raptor Encounter, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Kids Games, Cow Plop Bingo, Live Music and more!
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Parade, Craft Fair with 70+ vendors, BBQ, VINS Raptor Encounter, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Kids Games, Cow Plop Bingo, Live Music and more!

Burke Fall Festival!

East Burke Village

Saturday, September 28, 2024  (It's always the last Saturday in September)
RAIN OR SHINE 

Our biggest festival of the year is our annual Fall Foliage Festival located in East Burke Village on the green at the Burke Mountain Clubhouse/East Burke Library.  The Burke Fall Festival is organized and hosted by the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce with assistance from many volunteers, local businesses and other organizations.  The event is a fundraiser for the Chamber with proceeds used to help us promote the Burke Area, provide services to our members and support economic growth in our community.

The days' events include:

  • Parade starts at 10am
  • BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sausages and more!
  • Kids Area with games and face painting (proceeds benefit Burke Town School)
  • FREE ice cream for kids (1pm) donated by Clementine's Creamery
  • Pony Rides
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Farm Animal Petting Zoo
  • Cow Plop Bingo (cash prizes) - Purchase squares prior to 9/30 at East Burke Market or Mike's Gas in West Burke.  Purchase squares on festival day at the Burke Chamber/Festival Info Booth.  $5 per square. Winner gets half the pot!
  • Book Sale inside the Burke Mountain Club
  • White Schoolhouse Tours
  • Craft Fair featuring 70+ vendors!
  • Raffle of Crafts from festival vendors - at the Burke Chamber/Festival Info Booth
  • Fall Fest posters, beer mugs, shirts, sweatshirts and more for sale at the Burke Chamber/Festival Info Booth
  • Burke Citizen of the Year announced after the parade (10:30am or so) at the Gazebo
  • 11am -Raptor Encounter with Vermont Institute of Natural Science at the Gazebo
  • noon - 2:30pm - Music from Chickweed at the Gazebo
  • 1pm - Rubber Ducky Races at the Dishmill Brook - cash prizes! (proceeds benefit Lyndon Rescue)
  • East Burke Congregational Church (538 Route 114) - activities TBD
  • East Burke School (611 Route 114) - Activities TBD
  • Thaddeus Stevens School activities TBD

Festival parking - Please be aware that traffic and parking in the village will be very busy on festival day. Plan accordingly! Carpool if possible. Festival parking will mainly be at the East Burke Storage shed lot on Route 114 (a three minute walk to the festival). When that is full, you may need to park just down the road at Darling Recreational Park on Route 114 (across from the cemetery just past the Mountain Rd/114 intersection.  A 5-10 minute walk to the green).

Please drive carefully and slowly through the village and do not park in private business lots or areas marked, 'No Parking.'
Route 114 from the East Burke Fire Station to Pinkham Road will be closed for the parade from 9:45-10:45am.

If you are an artist or craftsperson and would like to be considered for a vendor spot in the craft fair, please email our Vendor Coordinator at [email protected] 

(Please note, the Vendor Coordinator is a volunteer and not able to check email daily.  We begin taking vendor inquiries and applications in May or June.  No one is checking the email above before May.)


You must include ALL of the following information in your email:

  • Business Name and Contact info
  • Your business website
  • Description of your craft
  • 3 photos of your work

If would like to be in the parade, contact Diane French at 802-626-3548 or [email protected]

For sponsorship information or to volunteer, email [email protected]

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR 2024 SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS!!! 

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Acrisure * Begin Realty Associates * Burke Mountain Academy * Burke Publick House * Burke Sugar Shack * Burke Town School * Burke View Garage *  Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty * Clementine's Creamery * Cornerstone School *  East Burke School * Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides * Kingdom Corn Maze * Libbey's Meat Market * Lyndon Institute * Lyndon Motor Lodge *  Lyndonville Beverage & Redemption  * Michaud-Foley Construction/East Burke Storage *  Mike's Gas & Redemption *  NEK Community Animal Hospital *  NorthCountry Federal Credit Union * North Country Hospital * StoneCrest Properties  * Sweetwater Studios * The Riverside School * The White Market * Town of Burke * Town of Sutton *  Union Bank * Wagner's Construction

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