Stroll Weekend is filled with fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade Saturday, June 3rd, at 10 a.m. sharp on Brattleboros historic Main Street.
Watch scores of lovable heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by many other farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and much more. When its over, follow the crowd to our all-day 11-acre Live Green Expo for food, music, dance, demonstrations, exhibits and fun, all related to our mission of sustaining family farms by connecting people with healthy local food.
Top Ten Summer Event - 47th Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont. June- early August, 2016. Yellow Barn is a summer training program for young musicians embarking on careers as performers and educators and a vibrant festival of chamber music. The musicians who perform at Yellow Barn each summer include many of today's leading figures in chamber music as well as young professionals whose stars are on the rise.
The 64th Annual Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont. Mid July to mid August. Marlboro Music is recognized as todays preeminent center for advanced musical studies. It is credited for its pivotal role in the development of chamber music in the U.S., and for training generations of musical leaders.
Top Ten Summer Event - 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival: Jacksonville, Whitingham, Wilmington, Dover Vermont. Berries, vintage cars, music, food, and craft displays; if its blue, its probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns in late July and early August.
The Festival, formerly at Hildene, now in its third year at its new home, Camelot Village in Bennington. 140 talented artists and artisans display and sell original one of a kind work as well as traditional and contemporary crafts. There are specialty food producers, wine makers and spirit distillers too. Great fresh food from local restaurants abounds. Craft demos and live music make it a very festive event. All under tents, Rain or shine.
The Battle of Bennington took place on August 16, 1777, during the Revolutionary War. A victory for the American forces, the Battle of Bennington marked a turning point for America in their quest for independence. It was the first of several triumphs that forced the surrender of the British forces. Although the battle is named for Bennington, the fighting took place just over the border in New York.
Reinactment and Parade.
Top Ten Fall Event - 20th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival, Bennington, Vermont. Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from 50 different vendors all made from -you guessed it- garlic and herbs! Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, and garlic braids. Activities may include a Giant Garlic Slingshot and Garlic Golf, a hay maze, face painting and hair braiding and other great children's activities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days.
Guilford Fair, Guilford Vermont. September 3,4 2016. This is a farmers fair with horse show, horse pulling, cattle show, live music, crafts, carnival, lots of demonstrations, children's events and midway rides!
The 100th (!) Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast, is coming to West Springfield, MA. It's a New England extravaganza with The Big E Super Circus, The Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, Farm-A-Rama, competitive exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, and daily parades. As the site of the Fairs major concerts, the Comcast Arena Stage seats over 6,000 people and provides a large open-air location for ticketed and free performances by top-name talent on weekends during the Fair. Youll also find daily entertainment on the Court of Honor Stage located in front of the Coliseum. Free performances take place all day long. Eastern States Exposition is 90 minutes from the campground.
The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival is an unusual event combining a market for handmade crafts, original art, live music, and an array of gourmet edible treats. A colossal 100 foot wide tent will house the artists and artisans and other smaller tents serve as the dining and entertainment components.
The Fields at Riley Rink, 410 Hunter Park Road in Manchester.