MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Fairs and Field Days Capital Grants and Operational Stipends Program is now taking applications! Vermont Fairs and Field Days draw over 300,000 visitors each year, and many of the fairgrounds are utilized for other events, drawing many more visitors into Vermont communities throughout the year.
Fairs and events offer opportunities for the agricultural community to highlight the practices, products, skills, and livelihoods that contribute to maintaining Vermont’s working landscape.
$300,000 is available for 20-year capital improvement projects that Fairs across the state can use for lighting, building, electrical, and structural upgrades. $200,000 is available in the form of stipends, which support operating costs.
This critical commitment to supporting the state’s Fairs and Field Days comes as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and venture out to reconnect with our communities.
If you are a Fair or Field Days organization, you can review the request for applications or head to our website for more details on applying. If you have questions, contact Drew Watson, email@example.com or 802-636-7793.
–Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets