The state of Vermont doesn’t have a single gay bar (last time we checked). But it does have a super gay-friendly population and a cool, laid-back, welcoming vibe. It also has two simultaneous gay-related events taking place September 22, 2012: Pride Vermont and Northern Decadence.
Northern Decadence is probably a bit more G-rated than the name would imply (one of the highlights is a cupcake competition). But it is a fun, community-oriented event that, along with Pride Vermont, brings a big, concentrated dollop of “gay” to Northern New England.
At Northern Decadence, you’ll meet the owners of the state’s many fabulous gay-owned and gay-friendly resorts, restaurants, shops and other businesses and enjoy some of the unique cuisine that makes Vermont a great place to visit any time of the year.
From the organizers:
The second annual “Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo” will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12 – 5 pm at Battery Park in Burlington, as part of the annual Vermont Pride Festival. The Vermont Gay Tourism Association (VGTA), in partnership with the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, produces Northern Decadence to promote Vermont to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) travel market. Northern Decadence celebrates Vermont’s diversity, tourism and culinary culture.