53rd Annual Vermont Maple Festival
Date: April 26th, 2019 – April 28th, 2019
Time: Friday: Beginning at noon, Saturday & Sunday: Beginning at 10:00am
Location: Held in various locations throughout the City and Town of St. Albans, VT
The 53rd Vermont Maple Festival is a food and arts celebration held at St. Albans in the state of Vermont. The festival is a three-day event held annually over the last weekend in April. During the event, there are exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, and a craft & antiques show all dedicated to maple syrup.
Free Admission to Maple Exhibit Hall, Craft & Specialty Food Show, Antique Show, Taylor Park Tent Shows, Sugar House Tours, Main Street Entertainment & Kids Center
Admission Fees to Maple Barbecue Buffet, Maple Beverage Tasting, Pancake Breakfast, Fiddlers Variety Show, Carnival Rides & St. Albans Museum
Run for Jim
Date: May 5th, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm, Kids race starts at 8:30am; Adult race starts at 9:30am
Location: Collins Perley Sports Complex, St. Albans, VT
An annual 5K walk/run in honor of Jim Bashaw. All proceeds donated directly to residents of Franklin and Grand Isle counties suffering with cancer and catastrophic illness.
Advance Registration: Kids – $15; Adults – $35
Race registration forms available at the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce office. Online registration at the link above.
Ken’s Rode, Ride of Hope
Date: May 11th, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail between St. Albans (US 7/Main St. at Rewes Dr) and the Sheldon Bridge in Sheldon, VT.
This event celebrates the life of Ken Appel, a passionate cyclist who passed away from neurodegenerative brain diseases Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Ken’s Ride ride will honor his wish that a cure be found for these Prime of Life Brain Diseases that consume a person, slowly attacking their physical, mental, independence, mobility, and communication. There is no cure or effective treatment at this time for these diseases. The Ride also is his expression of appreciation to caregivers and for the care he received. The event will occur rain or shine on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail between St. Albans and the Sheldon Bridge in Sheldon, VT. Ride as far as you wish – have fun, enjoy the scenery, smell the flowers or ride as Ken did, as fast and as hard as you can. The proceeds of the event will be shared between CurePSP, a national organization that helps supports research efforts to find a cure and treatment for Prime of Life Brain Diseases (PSP, FTD, CBD, MSA, ALS) and a local agency, Franklin County Home Health, that provides palliative and end of life care for patients with progressive neurodegenerative diseases and offered amazing support to Ken and his family.
Registration required. Registration begins at 8:00am on-site. Range: $25-$35.