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April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018

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Have fun at the Grand Parade!

The Grand Parade is presented by Mylan Technologies. The parade is Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Everyone loves a parade! The Festival parade is even more special because it’s all about Vermont Maple!

Sponsored by AG Venture Financial Services, Butternut Mountain farm, Chittenden County Sugarmakers and Franklin County Sugarmakers

Saturday April 28th

The Exhibit Hall, Craft Show, and BFA Performing Arts

See numbers 6 and 2 on the map

Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance

Friday April 27. Hours coming soon.

St. Albans Free Library Maiden Lane

See number 12 on the map


A wild and zany romp with Mr. Punch and Friends. Featuring beautiful hand carved wooden puppets and lots of audience involvement!.

"Professor Howard's Punch and Judy Show" Is an adaptation of one of the longest running puppet shows in history. The original show was first observed on May 9, 1662 ! and Mr. Punch has been a well known character ever since. His figure appears all over the place, from Movies and TV to books, advertising, antique toys and so on. The show is pretty fast moving and the focus is on comedy.

Face Painting

Professor Howard's The Punch & Judy Puppet Show

Childrens Programs

2018 Parade Entry Form and Rules Coming Soon!

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Friday April 27 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are sold at the door. Click here for more information.

Youth Talent Show

No String Marionette Company

Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance

To be announced.

YO!JO! What a Guy! Magic Show

Carnival Rides in Taylor Park

See number 5 on the map


Infant Comfort Station, Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Vermont Department of Health-WIC

See number 6 on the map

Ongoing Events For Children Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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2017 No Strings Marionette Company serves up a scrumptious rendition of the fairy tale classic. A poor woodcutter and his family live at the edge of a deep forest. Sister Gretel works hard to help the family while brother Handsome believes he can breeze through life on his looks alone. Eventually lost in the forest, the children are sweetly lured to the candy cottage of a witch who has very poor eyesight. She is blind to Handsome’s charms and places Gretel’s life in mortal danger. A cast of fifteen hand-crafted whimsical marionettes leads this journey of never ending action, where the unexpected frolics in the familiar from the opening scene right on through to the last beat of music. Originally told to criticize those who would abandon children during times of hardship, this marionette version sparkles with the notion of children learning to speak for themselves in their own voice.


Will Handsome discover his true potential in time to rescue his sister? Find out as you savor the tale of Handsome

and Gretel.

To be announced

Kids Treasure Hunt

Friday April 27 right after Opening Ceremony

Hours coming soon.


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Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance

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Taylor Park Tent -

Tent & Shows sponsored by Runamok Maple

To be announced.




Saturday Kids Center

Saturday Shows


Taylor Park Tent - Sponsored by Runamok Maple

Tent & Shows sponsored by Runamok Maple

YO!JO! What a Guy!  Circus & Musical Show

Sponsored by Georgia Mountain Maples & Vermont Mutual Insurance


To be announced.


BFA Performing Arts Center

See Number 2 on the map

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