Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Ferrisburgh
Ferrisburgh , Vermont
Concierge.com's insider take:
It's called a "folk" festival, but that description doesn't do justice to the bluegrass, blues, Cajun, and Celtic performers that come each August to blast their songs across the waters of Lake Champlain. Bring a blanket (you'll be sitting on the grass), a bottle of wine, and, if you're so inclined, your dancing shoes: The dance tent shakes all weekend long.