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Eclipse Eats: Food and Farm Festivities during the Total Solar Eclipse

Vermont is getting ready to help visitors and residents celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024! Northern Vermont will experience totality, ranging from 3:34 minutes of totality in St. Albans to less than 2 minutes in Middlebury and Barre. Southern Vermont will not experience totality, but will be able to view the partial eclipse (but make sure you have eclipse glasses!). Check out the state of Vermont's eclipse webpage for more details about the eclipse timings, travel information, and more.

Since many DigInVT parter farms and restaurants are hosting special events, menus, and more to welcome the crowds and enjoy the special celestial scene, we've put together a roundup of our own to help you find authentic food and farm eclipse experiences around the state.

Moonshadow Eclipse Event at Shelburne Vineyard, Shelburne

Join Shelburne Vineyard for "Moonshadow", a ticketed eclipse experience featuring live music inspired by the eclipse, tarot readings and wine & cider tastings in their expansive vineyard setting. The vineyard and winery is also open every day during the eclipse weekend, and will be hosting live music events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday leading up to the big event.

Palmers Sugarhouse Eclipse Celebration, Shelburne

Join Palmer's Sugarhouse for a celebration of the total solar eclipse! There will be food trucks, live music, spirits, desserts and of course everything maple.

Total Eclipse of the Hearth at American Flatbread, Burlington

Join American Flatbread Burlington for an eclipse party in the alley! Its a “Total Eclipse at the Hearth!” From 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Monday, April 8 the restaurant will have light food, drinks, and music on the back patio. They are also brewing a special Black IPA – the “Path of Totality” – to celebrate, opening their upper deck for viewing, and handing out eclipse glasses for those around for the event.

Solar Eclipse at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington

The beer garden at Farmhouse Tap & Grill is the perfect place to experience the total solar eclipse! Enjoy a special collaborative brew made with Good Water in honor of the eclipse, eat some delicious local food, and relax in comfort on their outdoor couches or seated at your own table. Limited reservations are available via Resy and free eclipse glasses will be given to the first 40 people to arrive in the Beer Garden. No tickets required, just first come first served.

Solar Eclipse Celebration at Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero

Snow Farm Vineyard and Distillery will be celebrating in honor of this great event, and this is an event not to be missed! On Eclipse Day (April 8), their giant white event tent will be up and heated so everyone can stay cozy, and festivities including a bonfire, local beer and wine, and live music from 1:00 - 3:00pm.

Eclipse Bonfire at Agricola Farm, Panton

Looking for a place where to enjoy the eclipse and celebrate with good food without having to spend a fortune? Agricola Farm is throwing meat and veggies on the grill and plan to kick back and enjoy - and you can join them! Do not expect anything fancy or overly catered. Feel free to bring side dishes, desserts and drinks for yourself or to share. Also bring a chair and blankets (both to keep warm and to sit). Agricola Farm will provide you with an open view of the sky on their farm to enjoy the eclipse, parking, meat and veggies cooked on the grill (and a bathroom). Rain or shine!

Eclipse Celebration at Silloway Maple, Randolph

Visit Silloway Maple's sugarhouse on eclipse day (Monday, April 8) for a tour, samples, and maple creamees. You can also take a hike through the sugarwoods. They hope to be boiling depending on the weather as well!

Total Solar Eclipse Weekend at the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock

Join The Woodstock Inn for a super-solar celebration as we prepare for and watch the rare and incredible Total Solar Eclipse pass over Vermont on Monday, April 8, 2024! The entire weekend will be filled with galaxies of fun, from celestial cocktails and culinary specials to "crafternoons" with eclipse-themed crafts and science projects. During the eclipse on Monday afternoon, the inn will host a Total Eclipse Tea Party from 2:00-5:00pm to watch the spectacle.


Vermont Breweries, Statewide

DigInVT partner the Vermont Brewers Association has put together their own roundup of breweries in the state hosting special events, tastings, and more for the eclipse weekend. Check out their post to find a brewery eclipse celebration near you!

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