Events List


11.28 Wild Lights Festival at ECHO
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00AM
Location: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
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11.28 Sled Dogs at ECHO
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
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11.28 Deck the Halls!
Time: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education
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11.29 Deck the Halls!
Time: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education
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12.1 Write Well: How Your Words Can Build Your Business
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: Core Business Seminars
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12.2 350VT Climate Equality Speak Out
Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: ArtsRiot
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12.3 Exploring QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics
Time: 8:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: Core Business Seminars
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12.3 Making Sense of Cents: Reading Financial Statements
Time: 8:30AM to 10:30AM
Location: Core Business Seminars
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12.3 Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert - Film Screening and Discussion.
Time: 5:00PM to 7:30PM
Location: Main Street Landing Film House
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12.3 Elevator Pitch Workshop
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Burlington College
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Events Galore

Hotel Vermont’s Tori Carton for
November Dining & Food Events

As the holiday season is quickly descending upon us, November is a month to highlight food and drink in the area. Vermont is known for it’s farm-to-table mentality but we take it one step further, incorporating food into a number of events for the month including road kill for dinner, cuisine to help cure cancer and trotting with turkeys.

Wednesday, November 4th: The Dish: Local & Accessible
An informative panel discussion on our Local Food System and its accessibility hosted by ArtsRiot and brought to you by City Market and The Intervale Center. 5pm – 7pm, a $5 donation recommended.
“Local” is a popular buzzword in our food system, but even if food is grown locally, does that mean it’s more accessible? According to US Census data, 13% of Vermont households are food insecure, meaning they don’t have access to enough food to meet basic needs at all times.  While creating economic opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers has been a major goal within our state, the development of the local food system hasn’t necessarily made food more affordable for people experiencing food insecurity.  We’ll explore this multifaceted issue and discuss innovative approaches during a lively panel discussion with local food producers and representatives from organizations focused on alleviating food insecurity in Vermont.
The panel includes Lynette Richards of the Community Kitchen Academy, Benjy Adler of the Skinny Pancake, Faye Conte from Hunger Free Vermont, Sarah Alexander at the Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue and Rachel Schattman from the University of Vermont.

Saturday, November 7th:  Seventh Annual Wine & Food Festival to benefit the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf
Admission is free with a non-perishable item for the food shelf. The event includes a free wine tasting, specialty food samples, holiday shopping and a raffle to benefit the Food Shelf. Vendors include Artesano Mead, Bro:t Bakery, Eden Ice Cider, Earthback Coffee Roasters, Fairy Tale Farm, Good Comida, It’s Arthur’s Fault, Pingala Café, Albice: Sweet Olive Spreads, Tomgirl Juice, Vermont Salumi, Vermont Fresh Pasta, Todd Trzaskos, author of Wines of Vermont and the Good Food Truck will be onsite.

Saturday, November 7th: Hotel Vermont Wild About Vermont Game Supper
Hotel Vermont, Lake Champlain International and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife have partnered to bring you the first annual Wild About Vermont Game Dinner.
Traditionally a way for Vermonters to share the harvest before winter sets in, game dinners have been a Vermont ritual for centuries. Hotel Vermont Chef Doug Paine is offering a new spin on a classic menu; the menu will be finalized depending on the gatherings of Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Expect to see deer, moose, pheasant, fish and for more adventurous carnivores, possibly bear. The meats will be paired with local vegetables for the best of local and organic cuisine.
The dinner will be held at Hotel Vermont. Tickets are $75 per person with proceeds benefiting the conservation efforts for Vermont Fish and Wildlife and Lake Champlain International, partners in protecting and restoring the Vermont landscape.

Thursday, November 12th: ECHO AfterDark: Eat. Drink. Chill.
Join ECHO and the Chill Foundation for this throwback après event featuring classic Burton films, gut-warming adult beverages, and tasty treats! Retro outfits are encouraged. Watch vintage flicks "Chill," (the organization's namesake) and Burton's FIRST snowboard film "One Track Mind" plus back-in-the-day footage showing Burton's evolution, selected just for the evening.

This coincides with the radical co-exhibit "Experience Snowboarding: The Art and Science of Burton Snowboards," at ECHO Nov. 1-15.

Chat, drink, try some local munchies, and more! $20 for ECHO members, $25 for non-members, proceeds will support the work of both ECHO and Chill.

Saturday, November 14th: Culinary Classic at The Essex
The Culinary Classic will feature 6 of the area's most cutting edge and talented chefs serving you their perfect bite. You will be able to decide which chef receives the Peoples' Choice Award. A Celebrity Chef will decide who will be the Culinary Cup Champion. Enjoy an evening of local food, beverages and cancer support. The Culinary Classic will have live music, a silent auction, and a moving presentation about how we can impact the lives of those living with cancer in Vermont and Northern New York. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. The Foundation provides financial assistance and psychological and nutritional counseling to cancer patients and their families in Vermont and Northern New York. For more information on this event call, 802-488-5495 or email

Call the Essex Resort & Spa about the Play and Stay Package offering accommodations for $129.

The Culinary Classic with is the Cancer Patient Support Foundation's Signature Event for 2015. There will be no Evening Song this year.

Saturday, November 14th: Trotting of the Turkeys on Church Street
The 2nd Annual Trotting of the Turkeys, a benefit for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and Burlington Sunrise Rotary will take place on Saturday, November 14th at 11am.
Grab a frozen turkey and trot it down Church Street. Each turkey will be donated to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf upon completion of your trot.
The $50 registration donation covers the cost of the turkey and provides the needed resources for the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club’s community support efforts. For more information and to register visit

Tuesday, November 24th:  Burlington Cocktail Walk
Visit three restaurants in downtown Burlington, Vermont (this week features The Lamp Shop, Juniper Bar & Restaurant and Church and Mail) for original cocktails featuring local distillers and bitters. Learn about each cocktail from the bartenders and producers—recipes included! Three drinks and three light appetizers over two hours. Bring friends and celebrate the Vermont cocktail scene! $45/person.

Thursday, November 26th: Thanksgiving Day Gathering at Sweetwaters
For the past two plus decades, Sweetwaters has opened their doors to anyone who would like to join the restaurant for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The Sweetwaters staff and an army of volunteers begin serving at 10am and continue throughout the day. Many guests are in need financially, some are students who can’t get home for the holidays and others have recently lost family members and friends. A common purpose amongst everyone, including volunteers, is the feel of togetherness and community. Sweetwaters gets over 100 volunteers throughout the day who serve, cook and clean. Many of them have been volunteering for years, and now do so with their kids and other family members. Many volunteers include those who have joined for dinner in the past remember how it feels to be in need and desire to give back. The day starts off with a coat drive. Last year, people started lining up at 8:30am and in 90 minutes 1000 coats were given away. As Thanksgiving gets closer look for details on their website and Facebook as to how you can help.

Friday, November 27th: Annual Church Street Santa Parade and Lighting Ceremony
While not technically a food or drink event, this is a Burlington classic! Santa makes a quick trip to the Marketplace during his busy season to kick off the annual Holiday Parade on the Church Street Marketplace the day after Thanksgiving. The parade starts at 12 noon on City Hall Block and ends on the Mall Block. Lots of festive seasonal entertainment will follow the parade! All children and those who are young-at-heart are welcome.

At 5:30p.m, the holiday season begins with a classic rendition of the stage production, “Twas the Night Before Christmas." Beautifully costumed and professionally presented, this humorous and delightful performance brightens the eyes of children and gladdens the hearts of young and old alike.

Carolers will sing on the Marketplace prior to the show and all are invited to sing along. The performance culminates with the illumination of 250,000 LCD lights on Church Street, a cherished tradition. Official lighting time is 6:02 p.m. SHARP! Our 50-foot holiday tree is lit with thousands of colored LCD lights in shades of red, gold, tangerine, blue and green. It shines the full length of the Marketplace, a beacon to all lovers of the holiday season.