Stowe is host to arts and crafts shows, a balloon festival, and many other special events. The weekend-long British Invasion event is held annually in Stowe during the third week of September. The Stowe Theater Guild, along with Hyde Park Opera House, and the Waterbury Festival Players, combine to offer theatrical productions each summer.
The 2007 Fed Cup Semifinals between the United States team (coached by Zina Garrison) and Russia took place in Stowe on hard courts in July. Vania King, Lisa Raymond, Meilen Tu and Venus Williams made up the team for the U.S. A 4100 capacity stadium was built at Topnotch Resort.
At 4,393 feet (1,339 m), Mount Mansfield is Vermont's highest mountain and is a ski area with terrain suitable for intermediate to expert skiers. The famous "Front Four" trails (National, Lift Line, Starr and Goat) are the most challenging. The lower altitude Spruce Peak is suitable for beginners and intermediates.
There are many hiking trails on and around Mount Mansfield and Smugglers' Notch State Park, such as a portion of the Long Trail, all of which are maintained by the Green Mountain Club. There are also rock climbing and ice climbing activities.
There is mountain biking in the area. Besides public trails, there are private trails at the Trapp Family Lodge.
The Stowe Recreation Path, is a recreation trail that runs 5.3 miles (8.5 km), and was completed in 1989 at a total cost of $680,000. The Stowe Recreation Path has received several awards and honors.
There are three public schools in town: Stowe Elementary School, Stowe Middle School, and Stowe High School.
Stowe Land Trust has conserved 25 properties and over 3,000 acres (12 km2), many of which are available to the public. One is Wiessner Woods, conserved by the trust in 1992 through a donation from the Wiessner family.
The Stowe Reporter (www.stowetoday.com), covering local politics, business, arts and personalities, has been the weekly newspaper of record for the town of Stowe since its founding in 1958. Radio station WCVT; is licensed to Stowe, and programs a classical music format.
HGTV's 2011 Dream Home is located in Stowe.
The Stowe Reporter publishes a weekly newspaper.
Stowe's main ski resort is located on Mount Mansfield.