Merchant's Window Contest

Updated: Apr 23

2021 First Place Winner

Take a walk downtown and enjoy the Merchants Window Displays. They show their support and spirit for the Vermont Maple Festival. Winners will be chosen by our hand-selected judges and announced on Thursday April 22 at the opening Ceremony.

Support the local businesses. VOTE for The People’s Choice Award from April 17 – April 25.


Download forms:

Download contest entry forms here


How are windows judged?

Stores are asked to have their windows decorated by April 17th. Judges will make their choices by Wednesday April 21st and the winner will be notified on Thursday April 22. They will judge the windows on best representation of the Vermont Maple Festival theme: “Tap into Vermont Maple”, creativity, and most appealing to the general public.

See some of the decorated windows

Enjoy a feast for the eyes! Windows of the shops in downtown St. Albans are decorated with maple scenes, each trying to outdo the other to capture the honor of being named the business with the best maple display.

2022 Winners

First Place

Eaton's Fine Jewelry

Their display incorporated trees tapped with glittering chains and rings, and artfully used log slices and maple references.

Second Place

Outerknown/Project Vermont

Their inaugural display featured denim "syrup" cascading from a boiler, cotton ball steam and signage that mirrored the makerspace mission: "Tap into Change."

Third Place

Rail City Salon

Their display included dripping "syrup" and a host of historical references to the syrup industry in Vermont.

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