Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 28 for the 32nd annual Burke Fall Festival. It’s a full day of fun that brings friends, neighbors and visitors together in East Burke Village to celebrate the season and enjoy a wonderful community festival.
“It’s always a great day in the village at the Fall Festival,” said Burke Area Chamber of Commerce Administrator Laura Malieswski. “There’s definitely something fun for every member of the family to enjoy including a huge craft fair, wagon rides and a country barbeque. We’re really excited to have the Rubber Ducky Races back after a two year hiatus. Lyndon Rescue will be hosting the races and offering cash prizes.”
The festival kicks off at 10 am with the parade. After the parade, the Burke Chamber will announce the 2019 Burke Citizen of the Year (always a surprise for the winner). There’s plenty for the kids to do all day whether they want to meet some farm critters, have some free ice cream, play in the bounce house or get their face painted. There’s even a live raptor presentation from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science at 11 a.m. Following the show, the winner of the Burke Town School Parent-Teacher Organization raffle will be announced with the winner receiving a new bike worth $5,000!
From raffles to cow flop bingo, there are plenty of chances to win big! Inside the East Burke Community Library, folks can partake in the silent auction and, with any luck, take home a treasure crafted by one of our local artists. The Burke Chamber Info Booth will have a raffle of items donated by Fall Festival Craft Fair vendors.
Down the road from the village, the East Burke School will host a cider sale and farm stand while Hollyberry’s B&B will have a shoebox raffle to benefit the East Burke Congregational Church.
On the green, over 80 vendors will be showcasing their wares including hand-turned wooden bowls, jewelry, hand-made soaps, fiber arts, pottery, locally made chocolate truffles and much more. While event-goers peruse the offerings and enjoy a burger or sausage from the BBQ, Chickweed will be performing at the gazebo.
The Festival is a fundraiser with proceeds used to help the Burke Chamber promote the area and provide services to business members. We look forward to a great day at the festival.
The object of the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. shall be to promote the economic, civic and social welfare of the people of Burke and vicinity. The Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Burke area so that its citizens and all areas of its economic community shall prosper. Promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the interests of the area.