The town of Chester opens its heart in mid-February. True community spirit in classic Vermont plays out with sled races, dog sled rides, outdoor skating, broom hockey, and more. A biathlon sled race and laser shooting match is followed by a bonfire to light up Saturday, and Sunday’s highlight is the snowmobile club poker run and a broom hockey tournament. Free. www.yourplaceinvermont.com, 802-875-2693.