Summer Fun in Lyndon, Vermont
Summer in the Northeast Kingdom is an eagerly anticipated sweet reward after long winter days and mud season! Locals and visitors alike waste no time in diving into the season with events and activities for the whole family.
The Caledonia Home Show takes place Friday, May 31 to Sunday June 2 at the Caledonia Country Fairgrounds at 1 Fairground Road in beautiful Mountain View Park.  The show is open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  The show is brought to you by Northeast Kingdom Online.
Alumni Weekend at Lyndon Institute also takes place Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2 with a full weekend of events.  Friday’s events include a golf tournament at the Orleans Country Club, and Art Show at the Satellite Gallery on Depot Street in downtown Lyndonville and a chance to catch up with classmates at the All Class Party at Robert K. Lewis field, beginning at 5 pm.  Saturday includes the Tim Simpson and Bob Heath Memorial 5K and Walk, a yoga class in the Alumni Gym and a Brushes and Brunch group painting session in the LI Cafeteria.  Sunday June 2 will see the Class of 2024 Commencement at 11 am.  For a full schedule and information, contact Heather Wheeler at Lyndon Institute.
The Lyndon Farmer’s Market returns to its popular location in Bandstand Park and will be offering a wide variety of local produce and goods on Fridays from June to October from 3 pm to 6 pm.
The 55th  Annual Burklyn Summer Craft Fair takes place on Saturday, June 29th from 10 am to 5 pm at an exciting new location at the Wildflower Inn on Darling Hill Road in Lyndonville. This event is organized by the Burklyn Arts Council and benefits arts in the schools for area children.  On Saturday, July 20th, it’s the 43rd Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade.  The huge parade begins at 10 am, followed by an afternoon of live music, food, vendors and more in Bandstand Park until 3 pm.  This year’s event also includes the HOPE Color Run.
Along with these special events, many activities provide something for everyone.  Look for weekly band concerts in Bandstand Park, take a bike ride on the Kingdom Trails network or visit one of the five local covered bridges. 
The Cobleigh Public Library Summer Reading Program registration starts June 1st and there are a ton of activities planned right through August 2nd.   The Cobleigh offers several story times a week and you can also check out a fishing pole or two and hit some of the local rivers or lakes.
Look for  Family Fun Fridays, special camps for kids, swimming, classes and fun at Power’s Park, pick your own strawberry opportunities and of course, visit one of several local eateries for some delicious ice cream!
You can also check out many local artworks on the JayLyn Art Tour.
Wrapping up summer is the Caledonia County Fair, which runs from Wednesday, August 21st to Sunday, August 25th  in Mountain View Park. The Caledonia Country Fair is the oldest fair in Vermont, now in its 178th year.  This year’s fair includes some exciting new attractions in addition to truck and horse pulls, rides by Dreamland Amusements, musical performances and the ever popular Demo Derby.  For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the fair’s website.
Make the most of all that  Lyndon and the Northeast Kingdom has to offer.   Celebrate traditions with family and friends or explore some new activities, either way, summer in the NEK is sweet! For more information, explore this website or follow the Lyndon Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook!