The 18th annual Rutland Winterfest is a eight-day event that's fun for people of all ages with pajama movie nights, snow sculptures and sledding.
The annual eight-day winter festival in Rutland, VT that’s fun for the whole family!
The Rutland Winterfest is an eight-day winter festival in Rutland, VT. In 2022, this year’s installation of the festival is unfortunately postponed until the 2023 season due to rising COVID-19 cases. Usually taking place in multiple locations, each day of the festival always has something new and fun in store. Festival goers are sure to have an enjoyable experience.
Participating in the Winterfest
Rutland Winterfest features multiple events occurring simultaneously, so it’s sort of like a pick-your-own-adventure! The 2021 winter festival featured events like the Pine Cone Adventure Trail Story Walk, where festival goers could wander along the Pine Hill Trails in Giorgetti Park for a charming story through the wilderness. Alternatively, attendees strolled through downtown Rutland for the Downtown Story Walk. The featured children’s story was posted on the windows of each business, starting with Phoenix Books.
Aside from stories, Go Play Adventures featured an outdoor scavenger hunt, a gratitude tree (where festival goers shared everything they are thankful for and attached it to the tree) and another outdoor story walk. Lastly was the Snow Sculpture Event where attendees used a pre-constructed four foot by eight foot snow form to create their own sculptures!
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 12 (Saturday) - 20 (Sunday)
Rutland Recreation Community Center
71 Clement Road