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Vermont’s Mad River Valley Featured in Yankee's January/February Issue | Plus Vermont Events, The Northeast Kingdom, and Newfane

Vermont’s Mad River Valley Featured in Yankee’s January/February Issue | Plus Vermont Events, The Northeast Kingdom, and Newfane
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JAN. 31: BURLINGTON, Nordic Voices Concert. At UVM Recital Hall, a lauded vocal ensemble offers an unusual blend of sophisticated music and stylish performance. The six-member a cappella group hails from Oslo, Norway, and performs a repertoire ranging from medieval plainchant to specially commissioned new works. 802-863-5966; flynntix.orgJAN. 31: PITTSFIELD, Peak Winter Death Race. Organizers at Amee Farm bill the race as an event that’s meant to break you. Is this the ultimate mental and physical challenge to be endured in the state’s extreme climate—or the ultimate in insanity?

FEB. 1: NEWPORT, 38th Winter Carnival. Celebrate winter in all its wonder around the bay and within Gardner Memorial Park. Enjoy competitions, ice skating, ice fishing, crafts, good food, fireworks, entertainment, and plenty of community spirit. 802-334-6345;

FEB. 1: STRATTON, Taste of Vermont. A favorite event at Stratton Mountain Resort, and it’s no wonder: The area’s finest restaurants, professional chefs, and local best cooks serve up delicious dishes just for you to sample and savor. 802-297-2096;

FEB. 15–23: WOODSTOCK, Sleigh Ride Week. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Billings Farm & Museum by horse-drawn sleigh, or delight in “ jack jumper” sledding. Tour the farmhouse and dairy operation, experience special programs and hands-on activities, and sample tasty presidential cookie favorites, along with spiced cider. 802-457-2355;

FEB. 17: BRATTLEBORO, Domino Toppling Extravaganza. Let the chips—or the dominos—fall where they may at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Veteran toppler Shane O’Brien and other domino experts spend two days setting up the display— guess the correct number and you could start the entire chain reaction! 802-257-0124;

FEB. 22: QUECHEE, Owl Festival. Visit the folks at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) to meet some of their owl ambassadors, and learn what it’s like to care for these mysterious and interesting creatures. 802-359-5000;

For more information about Yankee Magazine’s January/February issue, visit: For additional suggestions for dining, lodging, events, and activities, visit the local Chamber of Commerce site at:

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Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for
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