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VERMONT BURLESQUE FESTIVAL
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: When does the Vermont Burlesque Festival take place?
A: The Vermont Burlesque Festival typically takes place on the third full weekend of January.
Q: Where does the Vermont Burlesque Festival take place?
A: The Vermont Burlesque Festival typically takes place in multiple locations throughout the state with regular events in Barre City and the greater Burlington area.
Q: How many days does the Vermont Burlesque Festival take place?
A: As of the 2023 event, the Vermont Burlesque Festival takes place over a five day period.
Q: What activities take place during the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: Live performance showcases are the most attended and most common events that take place during the Vermont Burlesque Festival. Other activities include: Classes, Talks, Seminars, Vending, Liquor & Spirit Tastings, Parties, and Simply Socializing with Likeminded Individuals.
Q: Who attends the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: The numbers always change slightly but on average, 76% of the followers and attendees of The Vermont Burlesque Festival identify as women. Couples, wedding parties, and Canadians have also been known to attend.
Q: Who performs at the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: Professional burlesque headliners, bands, comedians and variety acts are regularly hired to perform. The Vermont Burlesque Festival also invites performers of all skill levels and performance art practices to apply to perform through an online application process. Applications are judged by festival staff. Click here to learn more about the performance application.
Q: How are headliners and featured performers chosen?
A: Headliners and featured performers are chosen by the festival staff based on their ability to help attract a crowd and based on how big of a "splash" they have made in their particular practice of performance art or career.
Q: Are there age restrictions at the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: Most events at the Vermont Burlesque Festival are intended for mature audiences and are restricted to 18+ (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian). Other specific events take place at venues where age restrictions are 21+ due to Vermont state liquor laws.
Q: What is the nearest airport to the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: The closest airport to the Vermont Burlesque Festival is the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Many hotels in the Burlington area offer free rides to and from BTV.
Q: Can I take a train to the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: Yes! As long as you're traveling from any point south that offers Amtrak service, there are three Amtrak stations in the areas where the Vermont Burlesque Festival takes place. Stations are in Burlington, Essex Junction, and Montpelier Junction, Vermont. Visit Amtrak for schedules and information.
Q: Where do I stay when attending the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: When attending the Vermont Burlesque Festival most folks take advantage of the a hotel discount and stay at the festival's host hotel. Click here to learn more about the Host Hotel.
Q: When do tickets & festival passes go on sale for the Vermont Burlesque Festival?
A: Tickets to individual events typically go on sale November 1st if not earlier. All ticket sales are on a sliding tier system - they increase in value as the festival draws closer and are most expensive day of. Buy early to save on tickets.
Q: What is Burlesque?
A: We invite you to come join us at the annual Vermont Burlesque Festival to find out.
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