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Rutland Winterfest | New York by Rail

february, 2024

16febAll Day25Rutland Winterfest(All Day) Rutland Recreation Community Center, 71 Clement Road

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Rutland Winterfest

The annual eight-day winter festival in Rutland, VT that’s fun for the whole family!

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Rutland Winterfest

The Rutland Winterfest is back again this year! A ten-day winter festival in Rutland, VT, the event takes place in multiple locations, and each day of the festival always has something new and fun in store. Winterfest features multiple activities for all ages occurring simultaneously, so it’s sort of like a pick-your-own-adventure! 

Fun for the Little ones

The tiniest festival attendees, along with their parents, are sure to delight in the array of activities offered. On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 20, enjoy Winter Storytime and bookmark craft making. On Saturday, Feb. 24, $15 per pair will secure you a ticket to the coolest party of the season–the Loved Ones and Little Ones Winter Dance, hosted by ONE Church Rutland. In the evening, rest those dancing feet at the “Real Rutland Feud,” a play on Family Feud, as you watch local businesses compete for the winning trophy. Throughout the entire festival, stroll along the Lower Giorgetti trail in Pine Hill Park to follow a charming storytelling journey through the forest.  

The Wild Side

Winter is a great time to unleash your inner beast–or your inner bigfoot, that is. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, you have the chance to join in on The Great Bigfoot Chase at the Rutland Free Library. But if you’d rather just skate with Sasquatch instead, he’ll be waiting for you at the Giorgetti Arena the night of Friday, Feb. 23. You can even stop by Pine Hill Park on the morning of Monday, Feb. 19, to learn winter survival skills for kids with survivor man Joel Flewelling! 

Wintertime Sports

Festival goers will cherish fond memories at Giorgetti Arena on Friday, Feb. 23, as free ice-skating lasts from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Be sure to grab some hot chocolate and dress in your warmest gear! If you’re more into night sledding, make your way to Center Street on the evening of Tues, Feb. 20. Those brave enough for a challenge can try their hand at human foosball on Thurs., Feb. 22, in the Center Street Marketplace Park instead. All proceeds from the game will go towards the Vermont nonprofit Come Alive Outside. If you feel like coming alive inside instead, a video game tournament will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Boys and Girls Club on Mon., Feb. 19.  

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Take Amtrak to Rutland Winterfest

Attend the winter festival via Amtrak to the Rutland Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 1.4 miles away from Rutland Recreation Community Center, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

Get picked up from the Rutland Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rutland office today at 802-773-0855.


february 16 (Friday) - 25 (Sunday)


Rutland Recreation Community Center

71 Clement Road