2014 International woodcarving competition, Aug. 20-27, in Asiago, about 34 miles north of Vicenza; the event will be held throughout the city center where artists of various nationalities will carve their sculptors; winners will be announced on Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.
2017 - Prima del Torcolato Torcolato new wine festival Jan. 15, in Breganze, Piazza Mazzini, about 15 miles north of Vicenza. The Torcolato is the gem of Breganze’s winemaking tradition. It is produced from pressing dried Vespaiola grapes which are hung (torcolate, in the local dialect) on strings from the wooden beams of the attics of farmhouses; 2:30 p.m. Public pressing of the 2013 grape harvest; Torcolato wine tasting; local products exhibit and sale; folk music and dancing.
Christmas market, in Gallio, Piazzetta Giardini, about 40 miles north of Vicenza; Dec. 6-8, 13-14, 21 and Dec. 24-Jan. 6; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30-7p.m.; wooden outdoor booths featuring local holiday sweets, hot chocolate, mulled wine local crafts and gift items. Entertainment with jugglers, musicians, fire-eaters, street artists, gnomes, elves, and acrobats. Shows and workshops for children.
2016 Palio di Romano - Old Districts Festival, April 30-May 1, in Romano d’Ezzelino, Via Roma and surrounding roads, about 26 miles north of Vicenza; food booth featuring local specialties open at 7 p.m.; music and dancing start at 9 p.m.; May 1, 3:30 p.m. historical parade and flag-throwers show; traditional donkey race and award ceremony.
Festa della Trebbiatura - Wheat Threshing Festival July 18-19, 2015, in Sandrigo, Contrà Tugurio, about 9 miles north of Vicenza; food booths open at 7 p.m.; entertainment for children with dances and water games; vintage farm vehicles exhibit; live music every night starts at 9 p.m.
Birbalandia - Little Rascals Play Land May 11, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Pove del Grappa, Parco delle Rose, Via XXV Aprile, about 27 miles north of Vicenza; creative workshops, games, bounce houses, face painting and shows; free entrance.
Antica Fiera di San Martino- Traditional Saint Martin Festival Nov. 8, 2015, in Breganze, Piazza Mazzini, about 12 miles north of Vicenza; food booths open at noon; local products and crafts exhibit and sale; old trades shows; folk music and dances; 2:30 p.m., in Piazza del Donatore, threshing (separation of seeds from the husks) demonstration; 4:40 p.m. bell concert; free Fall Concert at 8:30 p.m. at Verdi Theatre, Via Maglietta 1.