Much of Vermont is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Irene.  Flooding destroyed homes, roads and historic structures, including some of the state’s iconic covered bridges.

Still, organizers of Northern Decadence say the show will go on!  The first annual showcase of Vermont’s beautiful scenery, delicious foods, and welcoming people is also a celebration for the LGBT community.  Events include a Culinary Cruise on Lake Champlain, Art Show and Dance Party. 

Midnight Culinary Cruise on Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen

Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 09:00PM - Saturday, Sep 10, 2011 at 12:00AM
A fun-filled, late-night cruise on the beautiful Spirit of Ethan Allen. Dancing, entertainment, delicious finger foods and cash bars will be available. The Vermont Gay Social Alternatives ( is co-hosting the cruise. Tickets are $45. Contact the VGSA directly to qualify for their member rate. Location: Bottom of Main Street next to the Burlington Boat House. Ample public parking available.

Food Festival & Art Show at The Hilton - Northern Decadence

Saturday, Sep 10, 2011 at 11:00AM - Saturday, Sep 10, 2011 at 05:00PM
Fun for the whole family! Sample some of the best specialty foods made in Vermont and New England, plus learn cooking techniques at presentations by noted chefs. A silent auction with items and certificates from restaurants, resorts, inns and other businesses will be held during the day. Tickets are $10 and includes 10 sample tickets. Children 12 and under are free. Location: Hilton Burlington, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT. Parking available in the attached city garage.

Dance Party at Higher Ground - Northern Decadence

Saturday, Sep 10, 2011 at 09:00PM - Sunday, Sep 11, 2011 at 02:00AM
Dance the night away to the latest tracks by the hottest artists today, plus enjoy live entertainment, and a men's & women's underwear fashion show courtesy of Macy's. Tickets are $20. Location: Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT. Ample public parking available.

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