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Grafton Food & Spirits Festival

July 4, 2020 | 10 AM - 3 PM

Spend part of your 4th of July with us and celebrate Vermont’s local “taste of place” at our 8th Annual Grafton Food & Spirits Festival.

The annual Grafton Food & Spirits Festival is one of our most popular events of the year, bringing dozens of local Vermont vendors together to celebrate our local “taste of place.” Booths range from farm-fresh produce and meats from area farms to jams, syrups, craft beers, and local liquor.

The 8th Annual

Grafton Food & Spirits Festival

Bring your biggest appetite for rounds of sampling, food truck fare, and our beer garden. We’ll have raffle prizes to give away throughout the event, and live music from Easy Street Duo from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plus, save room for our annual post-festival dinner, starting at 6 PM in the Grafton Community Garden (separate ticket).

Want to turn it into a weekend event?
There’s plenty of holiday weekend fun to get in on in Grafton. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is performing at the Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center on Friday, July 3 (tickets sold separately) and we’re offering a special Food & Spirits Festival Package. The package includes 2 tickets to the festival, 2 nights lodging, a three-course dinner for two on one night, and breakfast each morning.

2020 Sponsors & Vendors

Golden Apple Sponsors: Grafton Village Cheese Company & Drew’s Organics

Silver Apple Sponsors: Blake Hill Preserves, Sidehill Farm

Food & Spirits Vendors: St. Johnsbury Distillery, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery, Groennfell Meadery The Mansion’s Pantry Vermont Distillers, Kimball Brook Farm, Amy’s French Macarons, Salsa Sisters, Ambrosia Chocolates and Confections, 14th Star Brewing Company, Vermont Quince, Appalachian Gap Distillery, Ceres Natural Remedies, Vermont Vines on the River, Tapalou Guilds

Food Trucks: Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery’s Rollin’ ‘Stone and NOMAD Chefs

We will update the event details and vendor list as we get closer to the big weekend!


Food Festival Dinner

Grafton Community Garden
(Rain backup: 1801 Tavern)

Arrive at 5 PM for drinks and appetizers, and the family-style dinner will begin at 6 PM. Dinner is $50 per person (plus tax & gratuity) and includes a drink ticket for one glass of wine or beer. A cash bar will be available for additional drink purchases. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by contacting Olivia Satti at 802-843-2353.

Food Festival BBQ Dinner

Family Style
Grilled Cheddar Cornbread and Sourdough with Sea Salt Maple Butter and Marinated Olives

First

Spicy Pork Skewers
Preserved lemon and cilantro glaze

Garden Greens
Fresh Picked Greens with Strawberries and Sweet Lime Vinaigrette

Second

Grilled Swordfish
With Grilled Pineapple and Green Onions

Delmonico
12 oz Ribeye Grilled with Rosemary, Charred Onions and Merlot Reduction

Toasted Fregola Salad
with Grape Tomatoes, Asparagus, Roasted Shallots and Spinach, Dressed in an Asparagus Pesto and Parmesan

Sides

Grilled Garden Vegetables
Fresh Picked Garden Vegetables with Basil and Goat Cheese

Grilled Purple Potatoes
Tossed with Dill Butter and Cracked Black Pepper

Dessert

Mixed Berry Tart
in Puff Pastry with Warm Crème Anglaise