It must be Open Studio Weekend when bright yellow signs appear along Vermont's roads over Memorial Day weekend, guiding visitors to studios of crafts people and fine artists across Vermont during the 2016 Open Studio Tour on May 28 and 29. Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event. The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.
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 4th, 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.
Five years ago was the first Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow. It now has a reputation as being the toughest!
We have cozy cabins, great tent and RV sites, all with FREE HOT SHOWERS! Travel time to mountain is 40 minutes.
Mention you saw this notice on-line here or in Google Places and you'll get a free bundle of firewood to help warm those tired bones upon registration.
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.
26th annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center.
Fourth of July Weekend 2016. As always, they conclude with the spectacular 1812 Overture, fireworks, and marches.
Please note tickets are required.
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.
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 15th Annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro Vermont. The Brattleboro Literary Festival was founded in 2002 by a very small group of bibliophiles from area bookstores and libraries. The very first festival featured Nobel Prize winning legend Saul Bellow in his last public appearance. Since then the festival has gone on to present over 250 authors, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott Medal. It is a four day celebration of books with readings, discussions, and special events; all free.