A Celebration of Crafts & Cultures

Enjoy food, dance, crafts & music from around the world.
Vermont International Festival Marketplace.

Top Ten Winter Event

Mark your calendar for the 2013 Vermont International Festival
Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8, 2013

Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Winter Event Award Winner 2011-2012

The Vermont Performing Arts League proudly presents its 21st Vermont International Festival, an annual celebration of cultures from around the world, bringing their crafts, foods, music and dance to our doorstep.

The Vermont International Festival will be held at the Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15/Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.  The Champlain Valley Expo has unlimited free parking, is on the CCTA bus line and is handicapped-accessible.

Come and enjoy our bustling international marketplace:
  • Meet over 40 vendors and non-profit organizations offering reasonably-priced and unique handcrafts from around the world

  • Sample delicious and affordable ethnic cuisine

  • Enjoy multi-cultural music and dance

  • Discover the world at exhibits by the UVM Asian Studies Outreach Program, Japan-America Society of Vermont, New Americans community groups and many others

  • Special Feature: Visiting from Vietnam, Venerable Monks Thich Giac Thien and Thich Nhuan Phap are devoted to bringing peace and compassion to people. They will offer demonstrations of calligraphy and martial arts.

  • Friday School Day program for school and home school students


VIF Sponsors


Cute Kid enjoying Vermont International Festival Festival Hours
Friday, December 65 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, December 710 am to 6 pm
Sunday, December 810 am to 5 pm

Festival Admission
Individual $7 at the door
Children (ages 6-12) $5
Seniors (age 65+) $5
Family pass $20
Children under 6 Free
Festival admission good for entire weekend! (excludes special programs)

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Special Programs
School Program, Friday, December 6 9 am to 3 pm. $5 per student.
Seniors, Friday December 6 1 pm to 3 pm. free.


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