ExNE - Eat by Northeast


  • Oakledge Park 1 Flynn Avenue Burlington, VT, 05401 United States

Presented by the Skinny Pancake and Higher Ground, ExNE (Eat by Northeast) is a FREE weekend-long celebration of Vermont food and a fundraiser for local food organizations.

Come hungry, and bring the whole family!

Kid-friendly programming happens all day Saturday and Sunday

Eat delicious food

…at the peak of our season’s harvest from dozens of Vermont’s best and most authentic farmers, chefs and food producers.

Drink local beer, and cider, and cocktails

…at the Brewhaha and cocktail tasting on Saturday night. Enjoy Vermont’s newest, smallest and closest breweries, specialty beers from other regional brewing luminaries, and cocktails made from Burlington’s best mixologists.

Listen and watch FREE live music all weekend long.

2 stages means life music coursing through the air all weekend long!  Mesmerize yourself watching the Suitcase Junket–a one-man show who sounds like an entire band. The electrifying Josh Panda (“a true force of nature”–Dan Bolles, 7 Days Music Editor) will get the crowd clapping and stomping for the ultimate local supergroup, the Hug Your Farmer All-Star Band, playing the music of Bob Marley. Saturday, New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band brings a swingin’ set of live music and a major surprise in the afternoon that’s not to be missed (sorry, no more details will be divulged than that)! Opening for Rebirth is local-trending-national star Caroline Rose. The free music programming is a massive fundraiser, with 100% of donations going to the participating local food non-profits.

Learn at FREE seminars

…from the best entrepreneurs, chefs, and champions of the local food movement in Vermont. Take full advantage of everything our foodshed has to offer. Pick up business savvy from successful restaurateurs and food manufacturers, “make and take” food that will last all winter at one of the pickling and preserving classes, and learn how to eat locally on a budget.

Our goal is to raise over $20,000 for the Intervale Center, Slow Food Vermont, the Vermont Community Garden Network, and Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day). 100% of your donations go to these organizations.

We look forward to seeing you in September, and remember, COME HUNGRY!