Schedule

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017
    6:00pm-9:00pmMKT: Grafton

    It's food fest weekend in Grafton and we're kicking it off in style and spirit(s)! We'll be joined by a super special guest bartender, Kate Wise of Beau, to mix up some cocktails paired with thoughtful delicious bites of food. Each cocktail will feature Vermont spirits and our cocktail spread will be filled with local cheese, meats, and homemade MKT goodness. 

    This is an informal, movable feast designed to encourage fun, mingling, mirth and merriment. JOIN US! And bring a friend! After all, it's no fun drinking alone! Tickers are $25 and include big bites and two of Kate's signature "petit cocktails" each made with Vermont spirits. Additional cocktails along with wine and beer will be available for purchase. 

    For more information or to make a reservation call us at 802-843-2255 or email us at goodness@mktgrafton.com.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    10:00am-5:00pm

    Held under an all-weather tent, there will be more than 30 vendors under the big tent (and outdoors too) sampling their local food and spirits.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    10:30 amCooking Demo Tent
    • Children, in 5 teams of 3, will be given the task of creating, preparing, and cooking mac & cheese using Grafton Village Cheese and other local ingredients.
    • Judging with take place at 11:30am.
    • Winners will be announced at 11:45am, and prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams.
    • No cost to participate.  Please contact Olivia Johnson at olivia.johnson@graftoninnvermont.com to sign up your team.
  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    11:00 amVendor Tent

    Presented by: TrueNorth Granola
    We will highlight the favorable nutritional numbers of our products and talk
    about the variety of ways that granola can be used by itself and its ability to
    pair well with other foods.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    11:00am-2:00pmGrafton Inn Courtyard
    • Located in the outdoor patio of The Grafton Inn, there will be a barbecue offered for guests to enjoy.
        • Meats

        • BBQ Chicken

          Quarter - $6.00
          Half - $12.00
        • Pork Ribs

          Half Rack - $7.00
          Full Rack - $13.00
        • Sweet Italian Sausage

          $5.00
        • Hot Dog

          $3.00
        • Cheeseburger

          $5.00
        • Hamburger

          $4.00
        • Sides

        • Corn on the Cob

          $2.00
        • Cole Slaw

          $1.50
        • Potato Salad

          $2.00
        • Bag of Chips

          $1.50
        • Watermelon

          $1.00
        • Corn Bread

          $1.00
  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    12:00 pmVendor Tent

    Stop by Saratoga Olive Oil's booth to taste their favorite olive oil and vinegar pairing combinations and take home a recipe!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    12:30 pmCooking Demo Tent

    With instruction from Chef Sara Moulton learn to make her "Thai-Style Chicken Salad".  You must reserve a spot by calling 802-843-2252.  $30 per person.  Limited space available!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    12:30 pmVendor Tent

    Come check out the new Up Mountain Fuego! A delicious cocktail that mixes Up Mountain Switchel's cayenne recipe with mexcal. Hot and smokey. Sweet and savory. Vamanos!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    1:30 pmVendor Tent

    Champlain Orchards & Grafton Village Cheese will be doing a brief pairings spotlight featuring cider and cheese!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    2:00 pmVendor Tent

    Presented by: Stonecutter Spirits
    The Art of the Untraditional Tiki Cocktail

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    2:00 pmCooking Demo Tent

    Molly Stevens will be doing a demonstration on how to prepare a Summer Vegetable & Goat Cheese Tart.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    2:30 pmVendor Tent

    We are cider makers who love to take fresh local apples and ferments them into delicious, refreshing, dynamic, clean, and fulfilling cider. We are spotlighting 5 ciders: Unified Press, Brose, Lake Hopper, Northern Spy, and our new Companion.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    3:00 pmDaniel's House

    Jason MacArthur from Whetstone Ciderworks will be doing an hour-long cider making workshop in Daniel's House. Stop by and check it out!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    3:00 pmVendor Tent

    Stop by Caledonia Spirits and check out their Lemon & Honey Cocktail named "The Bees Knees"

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    3:30 pmCooking Demo Tent

    Following her Cooking Demonstration, Molly Stevens will be available for a Book Signing.
    All About Braising and All About Roasting will be for sale throughout the day, cash or check (made out to The Grafton Inn) only.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    3:30 pmVendor Tent

    We are so excited to introduce our sparkling cider line up and sister brand, All Times. All Times, is a locally sourced, high-quality sparkling cider. We are proud to work with local apple growers and wanted to create a wholesome brand for those who enjoy a fresh orchard experience. No additives keep this sparkling cider clean and refreshing. We currently have two flavors: Apple and Sour Cherry Apple! 

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    4:00 pmCooking Demo Tent

    Sara Moulton will be doing a demonstration on how to prepare a Greek Diner Souffléed Omelet.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    4:00 pmVendor Tent

    Presented by: SAP! Maple
    SAP! is simple, just 100% pure maple and birch sap simple. Come try out our
    3 sparkling sap beverages and get some great summer drink ideas that are fun
    for the whole family. Sap beverages are tasty and good for you, with 46
    naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in every can. No added sugar, no
    chemicals, and no caffeine make SAP beverages great for any occasion!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    4:45 pmCooking Demo Tent

    Following her Cooking Demonstration, Sara Moulton will be available for a Book Signing.
    Home Cooking 101 will be for sale throughout the day, cash or check (made out to The Grafton Inn) only.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    5:00 pm

    The festival under the tent concludes at 5:00, but there is still plenty to do!
    Stop by the Courtyard, and check out the Beer & Cheese pairing hosted by 14th Star Brewery and Grafton Village Cheese Company.
    And later, join us in the Dining Room and enjoy the 4-Course dinner that Sara Moulton has cooked up for guests!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 pmOld Tavern Dining Room

    4-Course Dinner Served in the Old Tavern Dining Room at 6:30pm
    Cost: $70 per person++
    Call 802-843-2248 to make your reservation today!

    First
    Broccoli Carpaccio
    With Sliced Avocadoes and Broccoli Stalk Salad
    Second
    Barley with Clam Sauce
    Topped with Sauteed Bread Crumbs
    Third
    Grilled Pork Tenderloin
    With a Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Salsa, and Creamy Feta Dressing
    Final
    Hazelnut-Almond Dacquoise
  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.Gallery Northstar

    This opening reception will be taking place just after the Food Festival closes! Come check it out!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    5:00pm-6:00pmGrafton Inn Courtyard

    14th Star Brewery will be pairing their brews with Grafton Cheese during this time and guests have the opportunity to stop by and check it out as it is the closing event of the Festival!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    7:30pm-10pmPhelps Barn Pub

    The Stockwell Brothers are Green Mountain Newgrass artists.
    All ages are welcome!

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    All-DayVendor Tent

    Our 2017 Moonlighter (made with Jonagold and Kingston Black apples) and 2017 Kingston Black (100% Kingston Black, a classic British cider apple) will make their debut appearance at the Grafton Food Festival!