• Festival of Fools Kickoff Parade
  • Buskers
  • Red Baraat
  • Vermont Vaudeville
  • Lakou Mizik

On behalf of everyone at Festival of Fools and BCA, thank you. The crowds, performers, sponsors, the weather…

it was a foolin’ good time.

We can’t wait till next year!

Missed the good times? Check out this year’s media coverage to get a flavor of the Festival!

Also, thanks to all the Vermonters who nominated Festival of Fools for one of the Seven Days Daysies’ Best Arts Event.

Volunteers and Snap Boogie FOF16

Volunteers and Snap Boogie at Festival of Fools 2016.

MERCHANTS BANK PRESENTED

THE NINTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FOOLS

JULY 29-31, 2016

BUSKING, MUSIC, AND CONTINUOUS LAUGHS FOR ALL AGES!

PRODUCED BY BURLINGTON CITY ARTS

Festival of Fools is Vermont’s premier street performing, comedy, and music festival all rolled into one magical weekend in Burlington. This year’s Festival promises to carry on a nine-year tradition of offering up something for everyone, with over seventy-five shows throughout the weekend, as the Queen City becomes a symphonic landscape of slapstick, comedy, sight gags and song.

It’s been said that music is love, and laughter the shortest distance between people. We’ve enlisted some of the world’s finest artists to bring you both. Feel the love, and let the laughs begin!

Woody Keppel, Festival Artistic Director