Literally. In Vermont, we affectionately refer to the first month of spring as Mud Season. Lucky as we are to get ample amounts of snow each year making for great skiing, eventually it must thaw and dissolve. Rather than complain, we embrace it beginning with Mudfest, a sixteen-day celebration of all things muddy. Families can head to ECHO (April12-27) to scoop up a handfuls of mud and fling it 3 stories down to a target below, listen to muddy music written by some of Vermont’s best singer-songwriters and play at the super-sized mud table.
If you are still craving Vermont’s liquid gold there are two Maple Festivals at the end of the month:
Vermont Maple Festival (April 25-27) – It is maple and more at the 48th annual Maple Festival in downtown St. Albans. Not only are there pancake breakfasts, syrup tastings, and sugarhouse tours, but kids will love the all the children’s programs created just for them. There are pony rides, carnival games, face painting, puppets shows and more.
St. Johnsbury Maple Festival (April 26) – This is a day filled with maple related activities that the entire family can enjoy. After you start your day with a pancake breakfast stroll through the Street Festival and then head over to the Kids Fun Zone. Aside from the bouncy castle, games and face painting, children will have a chance to learn all about the maple sugaring process.