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What People Say About the Waterbury Area...
"Food, fun, scenery - something for everybody"
"Your best introduction to the real Vermont vacation center. More than you ever expected."
"A four-season vacation destination"
"The place to settle in and enjoy Vermont"
"Ben and Jerry's was great!!"
"Four mountains within 25 minutes....what more could you want!"
"A classic Vermont vacation"
"The sights are spectacular and the menus are mouth-watering"
"Our bed and breakfast was so romantic and quaint"
Waterbury, Vermont
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Some of these events are one-time activities, some are held each year, and some continue for weeks or months at a time. This is an overview of selected events and therefore is just a sampling of what may be going on when you are here in the Waterbury, Vermont area. We suggest you check with your lodging establishment for up-to-date information on the events that will be occurring during your visit.

All information is subject to change. We make an effort to be accurate but the information is not guaranteed. Please verify the information presented here.

Hen of the Wood 3 Courses --> $35
Hen of the Wood 3 courses for $35
Hen of the Wood restaurant
92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, Vermont
802-244-7300
Tuesdays - Thursdays in April

 

Local Night at Michael's on the Hill Restaurant

Michael's on the Hill dining room Waterbury VT
Thursday Evenings at Michael's on the Hill restaurant are "Local Night"! Tell us that you buy local and receive 15% off food and wine bottles. Excludes 9/26-10/17; 12/5-26

Michael's is located at 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Route 100 North
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
802-244-7476
www.michaelsonthehill.com

 

Oyster Night
Cork Wine Bar and Market
Wednesdays  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cork Wine Bar and Market
One Stowe Street / Waterbury / VT
(802) 882-8227
http://corkvt.com/
https://twitter.com/CorkVT

 

Made in Vermont Marketplace
Made In VT Trade Show
April 11, 12 & 13 2014
Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT


Vermont has a vibrant craft industry and much of it will be on display at the 1st Annual Made in Vermont Trade Show including Vermont made furniture, clothing, wine, specialty foods, crafts, lighting, and more.

 

Burlington Wine and Food Festival
Waterfront Park
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Burlington Wine and Food Festival logo

www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com

Local meets global. The festival for wine lovers, foodies and the hungry for adventure. Fifth annual event showcasing hundreds of fine wines from Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, France, Argentina, California, Vermont, Oregon, Washington and beyond. Taste world class wines paired with creations of Vermont's top chefs, artisanal cheeses, and live jazz on the shore of Lake Champlain. Join award winning winemakers from across the globe visiting Vermont to share their craft at fun and informative seminars. Admission includes wine tastings and menu samples from Vermont restaurants leading the farm to table movement. A favorite event of visitors and locals alike, tickets are $50 in advance tickets, $60 at door if available. Visit www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com for details.

 

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For more event information around Vermont

The Vermont Departrment of Tourism has an excellent database of events
throughout the state:

www.vermontvacation.com/TravelPlanner/

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Past Events

Most of these VT events will be repeated every year.

 

Celebrate Vermont Festival


The next event is scheduled for August 2014
Stowe VT


A unique festival celebrating life in Vermont: displays, demonstrations, education, and entertainment about food, farms, and forests. 

 

Waterbury VT Comedy Festival

Waterbury Comedy Festival

September 2, 2012
Hope Davey Field, Waterbury Center VT

Waterbury Center's Annual Comedy Festival

Acrobatics, comedy, juggling, zany antics, children's activities. Family friendly. See the YouTube video from last year.

 

Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center Grand Opening

Vermont Archaeological Society logo
September 13, 2012
3:30-6:30 pm
Vermont History Center
Barre VT


A partnership of the state’s archaeological “treasures” with the historical treasure trove at the Vermont Historical Society's Center. Tour the newly renovated spaces at the Vermont History Center and enjoy the inaugural archaeology exhibit entitle "How Do You Know That?" Unraveling the Past Through Archeology.”

 

Vermont International Film Festival
Vermont International Film Festival
October 11 - 20, 2013

An annual presentation of groundbreaking films from around the world, mostly emphasizing the environment, human rights, and war and peace. Mosts screenings will be at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, ECHOPavilion, and North End Studios - see the website
and Facebook page for details.

 

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Freaky 5K Run
VYCC Freaky 5K run
Sunday, October 27, 2013

This race starts and finishes at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps West Monitor Barn on Route 2 in Richmond. The race goes through dark forests, open meadows, old logging roads, single-track trails, and the VYCC’s working farm. Details of the course are on the VYCC website. All proceeds benenfit VYCC. Refreshments and prizes after the race, including one for the best costume! All runners receive a goodie bag and a skully.

Ben & Jerry's Winter Festival
Ben & Jerry's Winter Festival 2013
March 2, 2013. 11:00 - 4:00
FREE!
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100)
One mile north of highway I-89, exit 10


Factory tours, snow shoeing, wintery games, samples of 2013 flavors, giveaways, raffles, raptor bird demonstrations, sugar on snow, DJ music, hilarity, frivolity, laughter - that kind of stuff.

 

Intergalactic Winter Croquet Tournament
Waterbury Croquet 2013
March 9, 2013, 8:00 am -
Rusty Parker Park
Main Street
Waterbury VT


Our little town of Waterbury, Vermont is proud to host the annual Intergalactic Winter Croquet Tournament to celebrate the last weekend of winter.  Come watch the antics!

 

North American Telemark Organization Festival
NATO Festival 2013
March 9 and 10, 2013
Mad River Glen
Fayston VT

"The Mother of All Tele Festivals" with clinics, demonstrations, races, party. See NATO website and Facebook page for more information.

 

Bridgeside Books Annual Sale
Bridgeside Books Waterbury VT
March 15 - 17, 2013
Bridgeside Books
29 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-1441


10% off everything; some items up to 75% off. Gift certificates, special orders, free gift wrapping.

 

Maple Syrup Open House Weekend
Vermont maple syrup makers open house
All around Vermont
March 23 – 24, 2013 (all-day)


Visit Vermonters in their "sugar houses" and watch them boiling maple syrup during their high holy days of sap runs and "sugarin'"

Here is a list of maple syrup makers open to the public

 

Free Cone Day!
Ben & Jerry's free cone day
April 9, 2013, noon - 8:00
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676

Facebook page

 

Waterbury Winter Farmers Market

Waterbury Winter Farmers Market

Second Saturday of each month: December 8, 2012; January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thatcher Brook Primary School Gym

Indoor market with lots of great vendors, veggies, fresh cut flowers, meats, eggs, chocolate massage, crafts and more. EBT and debit cards accepted. Facebook page and website,

 

The 2013 Gravel Grinder Spring Classic Dirt Road Ride
Sunday, April 21st
Gravel Grinder 2012

Kick off the riding season with the Stowe Mountain Bike Club by covering 25+ miles of the finest hills and dirt roads the Waterbury area has to offer. Whatever the road and weather conditions, we’re expecting an excellent early season adventure with all of our cycling friends. Frida's Taqueria and Grill will be catering the event, filling your bellies with delicious food after long hours in the saddle!
Registration: 8am
Ride time: 9am
Where: Pilgrim Park, Waterbury, VT
Route: Similar to last year with a few twists!
How much: $35 (online until April 14th) and $50 (day-of)
Registration includes ride food, t-shirt, and post ride meal catered by Frida's!
All funds raised will go towards trail maintenance for the Perry Hill trails in Waterbury, VT.

 

Open Craft Studio Weekend

Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend

May 25 and 26, 2013

http://vermontcrafts.com

Vermont's Open Studio Weekend is a very popular statewide event during which about 200 Vermont
craftspeople and artists open their studios to the public for
demonstrations of their work and sales. In many cases, this is an
opportunity to see some working studios that are not normally
open to the public. The website has a link where you can download a map
of the studios or order a printed version.

 

Brew-Grass Festival
Sugarbush Brew Grass Festival
Sugarbush Resort
June 15, 2013


Celebrate the beginning of summer with craft brewed beers, music, and food in the beautiful Sugarbush village setting at the bottom of Lincoln Peak mountain.

 

Wine Dinner - Michael's on the Hill Restaurant
Michael's on the Hill logo

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Schug Carneros Estate Winery & Vermont Wine Merchants
Menu
Maine Crab Salad with Cantaloupe, Avocado,
Lime & Toasted Peanuts
Schug Chardonnay '11 Carneros
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Grapevine Smoked Lac Brome Duck Breast with Platine Bleue Poached Egg, Purple Potatoes & Banyols
Schug Pinot Noir '10 Carneros
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Homegrown Mint Sorbet
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Roasted Local Lamb Loin with Ratatouille & Farro
Schug Cabernet '09 Sonoma
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Maplebrook Farm Ricotta Butter Cake with Toasted Vanilla Meringue, Strawberries & Rhubarb
Schug Late Harvest Riesling '12 Lake County
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Organic Green Mountain Coffee or
Vermont Artisan Tea Selections
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Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Truffle
 
Vegetarians and special dietary needs happily accommodated.
 
6:30 pm in the Barn Dining Room
$75 per person plus tax and gratuity

4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Rt 100 North Waterbury Center, VT 05677    
802-244-7476
 
www.michaelsonthehill.com  

 

Strings & Vines
June 21 - 23, 2013
Shelburne Vinyards

Photo: Shelburne Vinyards

Eleva's annual concert tour of Vermont Wineries. Enjoy a friendly, social evening featuring wine & cheese tastings and inspiring classical music.

$25 - $250 Donation Requested

RSVP (at)elevachamberplayers.org or call 802-244-8354

Friday, June 21, 2013
6:00 PM
Fresh Tracks Farm
4373 VT Route 12, Berlin, VT

Saturday, June 22, 2013
6:00 PM
Lincoln Peak Vineyard
142 River Road, New Haven, VT

Sunday, June 23, 2013
5:00 PM
Shelburne Vineyard
6308 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne, VT

Eleva Chamber Players
607 Crossett Hill
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-8354

 

Annual Stowe VT Wine and Food Classic

Stowe Wine and Food Classic

June 21 - 23, 2013

www.stowewine.com

Stowe Wine and Food Classic Facebook page

Wine seminars, tastings of more than 100 wines, fine wine auction, gala
dinner. For both expert and novice wine and food enthusiasts.

 

Annual Waterbury Strawberry Festival

Waterbury Stawberry Festival

Friday, June 28, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

$12 Adults, $8 Children 12 & under, $4 Dessert only. Tickets available at the door.

The Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main Street, will host a buffet supper to kick off the Fourth of July festivities on Friday, June 28th from 5 - 7 pm. The public is invited to eat at the church or take out both dinner and dessert. The menu will consist of homemade dinner delights and, of course, strawberry shortcake for dessert. Handicap accessible.

Strawberry Festival Facebook events page

 

 

Vermont Quilt Festival

Vermont Quilt Festival

June 28 - 30, 2013
Champlain Exposition Center and St. Michael's College
Essex Junction, VT

www.vqf.org

Vermont Quilt Festival Facebook page

New England's Oldest and Largest Quilt Event
Selected as a Top Ten Summer event by the Vermont Chamber of
Commerce. Exhibits, workshops, lectures, appraisals, merchants mall,
kids programs. One of the largest quilt shows in the northeast. More than
400 quilts in two buildings: antique quilt section, works by the festival
teachers, and special exhibits. Leading the way is a judged show with
some 180 quilts entered in the annual contest. From the youngest
beginner to the most practiced expert, contestants provide something for
every taste, from the most traditional to the avant-garde. Also, there are
daily gallery talks about some of the principal exhibits. The curators or
other knowledgeable Festival staff will offer informal 30 to 45 minutes talks
once or twice each day and answer questions about the quilts. Classes
begin June 23.

 

Vermont Paddleboard Festival
Vermont Paddleboard Festival
June 30, 2013, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waterbury Center State Park


The Vermont Paddleboard Festival will feature activities for everyone. Fifty models from 13 manufacturers will be available for people to test paddle. There will be short instructional clinics for beginners and fun BIC races every hour.
$3 Day Use Fee, $5 Vermont Paddleboard Festival Fee, donated to Friends of the Winooski River. Sponsored by Canoe Imports, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Umiak Outfitters WND & WVS and Vermont Paddling

Follow Reservoir Road from Route 100 in Waterbury Center  http://goo.gl/maps/TBgbJ

Vermont Paddleboard Festival Facebook page

 

 

Vermont Morgan Horse Association Heritage Days

Morgan Heritage Days

July 5 - 7, 2013 
Tunbridge VT

www.vtmorganheritagedays.org

Open carriage driving competition; junior/amateur horse show; breeders' futurity; stallion exhibition, performances, parade; half-mile race; saddle equitation; 500-pound stoneboat pull.

The Morgan is America's oldest original breed and was founded in Vermont. It is the official state animal of Vermont.

 

Waterbury Arts Fest (formerly the Stowe Street Arts Festival)

Waterbury VT Arts Fest
Friday and Saturday, July 12 + 13, 2013
Downtown Waterbury VT

The best way to celebrate summer is just around the corner! It’s the annual Waterbury Arts Fest in the heart of historic Waterbury, VT July 12 and 13. Admission is free for this family-friendly opportunity to celebrate the arts, the hip town of Waterbury and its 250th anniversary.
   
The fun begins with Waterbury’s Block Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, July 12, as Nimble Arts flies through the air in an aerial acrobatic presentation guaranteed to thrill. Josh Panda and the Hot Damned take the stage later in the evening with a soulful, rock-n-roll sound sure to get feet stomping, hands clapping and bodies swinging. Local bars and restaurants will host “after-party” music to keep the celebration going late into the night.

Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will showcase more than 60 Vermont artists displaying their affordable, unique, spirited art for festival-goers to admire, purchase and enjoy. Among the many Vermont artists featured on Saturday are Cindy Griffith of North Middlesex (www.hungermountainarts.com) and Laura Kaufman of Bethel (Etsy.com/shop/babykthreads and www.facebook.com/babykthread).

Throughout the day artists will demonstrate their talents to engage festival-goers, share tips, trade ideas, teach and “talk art.” Kids are encouraged to participate in the festival’s art scene by playing “Art Spy” and the first 50 winners will receive a Spy Bag filled with a summertime art project and other swag. By closing off the most historic of Waterbury’s streets to noisy traffic and replacing it with the energy of friends, neighbors and visitors, all focused on enjoying a good time, Waterbury creates this perfect way to celebrate summer.

Food vendors will offer an array of various street fare, including vegetarian and kosher menu items.

Hospitable and magical Waterbury is easily accessible—located at the intersection of Interstate 89 and routes 2 and 100.  

This event is presented by Revitalizing Waterbury, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the economic, historic and social vitality of Waterbury, Vermont.

 

Pulled Pork Bar-B-Que Dinner

Friday, July 12, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676 

In conjunction with the Waterbury Arts Festival, the Waterbury Congregational Church is hosting a Bar-B-Que on the church lawn. $10 Adults, $6 Children 12 & under. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert.
For info contact Lesley Clark 244-6606.

 

Crossroads Motorcycle Rally

Crossroads  Motorcycle Rally

July 19 & 20, 2013
Waterbury VT

www.crossroadsmotorcyclerally.com

Crossroads Motorcycle Rally Facebook page

For more information, email Candy at sidecarcandies@aol.com or Ted at
tedsflyinghogs@aol.com, or call them at 802-244-9960

 

Vermont Brewers Festival

Vermont Brewers Festival 2013

July 19 and 20, 2013

Waterfront Park, Burlington

www.vermontbrewers.com

Rated as one of Vermont's Top 10 Events and Featured as one of ten Great
Beer Festivals by USA Today. The Vermont Brewers Festival is the longest
running outdoor brewers festival in the East, and it's no wonder since Vermont
is home to more breweries per capita than any other state. Brewers
participating in this event do so by invitation only, based on brewery capacity,
distinctiveness, and product quality. Enjoy a wide range of offerings, including
traditional lagers, ales, and unique products such as fruit beers, barleywines,
and Belgian-style white beers. You'll also enjoy gourmet foods, demonstrations,
and top quality entertainment. A lot of fun in a beautiful location overlooking
Lake Champlain. Great sunsets there too.

 

Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days

Barre Ethnic Heritage Food Tent

July 24-28, 2013
Downtown Barre VT


The Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days is a five-day celebration of community, culture, history and
the arts. This year's festival will be comprised of a parade, live music, comedy, entertainment, exhibits,
ethnic heritage food tent with foods from 15 countries, bike and fitness festival, bicycle race, vendors, Saturday car show, workshops, and community interaction. The Festival has a Facebook Events page too.

 

Vermont Balloon & Craft Festival
Vermont Balloon and Craft Festival
July 26 - 28, 2013
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne VT

- 20+ hot air balloons with four liftoffs and the “Best Balloon Glow in the U.S.!”
- Public tethered balloon rides   
- Hundreds of artists and artisans displaying their original works.
- Kids activities including face painting, airborne artwork and a tent filled with craftwork created by the Shelburne Craft School.  Kids’ activities will be offered by instructors from the school.
- Vermont hand crafted food, beer and other drinks.
- Live entertainment, music, craft demonstrations.
- Admission $8.00. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information see the website and Facebook page

 

Festival of Fools
Festival of Fools Burlington VT event
August 2 - 4, 2013 - Burlington VT

Presented by Burlington City Arts, the Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences.

In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups.

The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. The Festival wraps up on Sunday, August 4th with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.

 

Tag Sale

Waterbury Congregational Church Tag Sale

Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 9:00 AM - Noon

Waterbury Congregational Church at the White Meeting House
8 North Main Street in downtown Waterbury

Come and browse the amazing treasures donated by members of the Congregational church. There will be furniture, cookware, household goods, decorative items, books, toys, and everything you could imagine plus more!  Antiques and 'odd-tiques' will round things out for a fun and interesting sale. Refreshments will be available. Call the church office at 244-6606 with any questions.

 

2013 Waterbury Rotary Club Concert in the Park Series

Admission is FREE
Thursday evenings 6:00 pm, at the end of Waterbury Farmers Market
Rusty Parker Memorial Park
South Main Street
Waterbury VT
Rain or shine (the rain site is Thatcher Brook Elementary School on Stowe Street)


Aug 8    What’s Good: Soul, Jazz what’s good groove music
 
Aug 15   A Fly Allusion:  Horn-driven, Funky Hip-hop
Sponsored by The Alchemist

 

Ben & Jerry's Summer Outdoor Movie Festival 2013
Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury VT

Illustration of the Ben & Jerry's Waterbury factory is (c) Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.

Saturdays at the factory in Waterbury; Thursdays outside the Scoop Shop on Church Street in Burlington

Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: Free
Features: Stroller-friendly, Outdoor Seating, Handicap Accessible, Take Out
    Shows begin at dusk
    Bring your own blankets/chairs
    Free ice cream samples

At the ice cream factory
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Route 100, one mile north of highway I-89 exit 10

    8/3 Madagascar 3
    8/10 Escape from Planet Earth
    8/17  The Avengers

On Church Street in Burlington:
    8/6 Madagascar 3
    8/13 Escape from Planet Earth
    8/28  The Avengers

 

56th Annual Stowe Antique and Clasic Car Meet
Stowe Car Show
August 9-11, 2013
Nichols Field
VT Route 100, South of Stowe Village

One of the largest gatherings of collector cars in New England - about 700 to 800 vehicles. See website for more information.

 

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
August 15 - 18, 2013
Burlington VT Waterfront


A three-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront: Burlington Boathouse, Perkins Pier, Spirit of Ethan Allen Crise Ship, Lake Champlain Ferries, Northern Lights Lake Champlain Cruises, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more. Other Festival activities include: ALS Silent Auction; Non-Profit Palooza; Pirate 5k Run/Walk; Mission Possible; free, daily music on multiple stages; four evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground; Eco-Zone Exhibit Area; Kid Zone with free kids’ activities; international food court and crafts; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more! Live music including a performance by the Black Crowes, comedy acts, dog zone, airplane aerobatic show, kids day, much more. See the Facebook page for more information too.

 

Music on the Porch - Sunday afternoons 1:00 - 3:00
Presented by Green Mountain Coffee

Music on the Porch, Waterbury VT

On the Porch of the Train Station
At Rusty Parker Park, Main Street, Waterbury VT
802-882-2700 | WaterburyStation.com
FREE to attend and all are welcome
Donations accepted for Food 4 Farmers

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

August 25 Jim Charonko
Folk, Rock, and Familiar Oldies

September 1 Seth Yacovone
Acoustic Blues Guitar Singer/Songwriter

 

Vermont Festival of the Arts

August 1 - Labor Day, 2013

Vermont Arts Festival

www.vermontartfest.com

Facebook page for Vermont Festival of the Arts

Twitter @VTArtFest

Entertaining events scheduled everyday including painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, printmaking, woodcarving, glassblowing, poetry, flower arranging, chamber music, chorale, concerts, dance, culinary workshops, cheesemaking workshops, theatrical performances, Art in the Garden Tour, street fairs, film festivals, historic barn tours, farmer's markets, and much more. Whew! It's BIG!

 

Art in the Alley

Art in the Alley Waterbury VT

August 28 (theme: Up-cycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Use, Innovate).. Live music, food vendors, in-store promotions, and naturally - ART IN THE ALLEY , held on Stowe Street, Waterbury VT

 

Mad River Valley Craft Fair

Mad River Valley Craft Fair 2012

August 31 and September 1, 2013
www.madrivercraftfair.com
About 100 good quality artists and artisans display their paintings,
pottery, handmade clothing, carvings, jewelry, basketry, weavings, furniture.
Live entertainment, kids activities, and food court.

 

Waterbury Comedy Festival Dinner Theater
Waterbury Comedy Festival Dinner Theater
Sunday, September 1st
Murphy's Barn
134 North Spruce Haven Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677

Chicken BBQ and a very special and intimate show for limited audience limited to 45 people.
Drinks (BYOB) @ 6:30pm, dinner @ 7:00 pm, show @ 8:00 pm. $40 per person. Since space is limited, RSVP by emailing murph@murphclown.com by August 24th. Murphy's website is here.

 

BIGGER THAN T-REX Dinosaur Exhibit
Bigger Than T-rex Exhibit at ECHO VT
Daily to Sept 2, 20133
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Burlington VT


Calling all dinosaur fans. See skeletons of animals that roamed the earth millions of years ago with razor sharp teeth and powerful jaws. And one of the largest killer dinosaur of all, Giganotosaurus at 45' long! Ancient skulls bigger than an average car! Plus dinosaurs from Jurassic Park! Skeletons of Gigantotosaurus, Mapusaurus, and more carnivorous dinosaurs; some of them larger than the legendary T-Rex. Hands-on dig pit, video of actual dinosaur excavation, and animatronic raptors round out this exciting and crowd-pleasing exhibition.

 

Music At Moose Meadow
Moose Meadow Lodge Waterbury VT

September 19, 2013, 6:00 pm
Singer Taryn Noelle with Piero Bonamico

The multi-talented Taryn Noelle and pianist Piero Bonamico will present a program of romantic, hopeful and light hearted comedic tunes from Classic Broadway and Standards from The Great American Songbook. Songs from "Carousel", "Bells Are Ringing","Guys and Dolls", and standards by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart.
Includes reception and dinner buffet. Requested donation $25-$250 per person.
 
Contact us for more information. rsvp@elevachamberplayers.org at 802-244-8354.

 

Here is a YouTube video about the exhibit.

 

141st Tunbridge World's Fair

Tunbridge World's Fair 2012 poster

(New 2013 poster available later)

September 12 - 15, 2013
1 Fairgrounds Lane, Tunbridge Vermont

The little fair with a big name. This year's schedule includes livestock events and judging, live entertainment, rides, antique tractors, history displays, crafts, food, horse and oxen pulls, harness racing, horse shows, walk around clowns. Named by the VT Chamber of Commerce as one of the state's Top 10 Fall Events. The Tunbridge World’s Fair has run continuously since 1867 except in 1918, due to the great flu epidemic, and during World War II.

 

Northern Decadence Vermont
September 15, 2013, Noon - 5 PM

Northern Decadence Vermont

Battery Park, Burlington, Vermont

Taking Place at the Vermont Pride Festival

VERMONT'S LGBT-FRIENDLY FOOD & TRAVEL EXPO

Vermont has the best things in life: Maple syrup, gourmet ice cream, award-winning cheeses, microbrews, wines, sauces and other specialty foods. Beautiful natural scenery, world-class restaurants, family attractions, shopping, entertainment, arts and culture.

Produced by the Vermont Gay Tourism Association, the Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo will take place during the Vermont Pride Festival at Battery Park.

 

British Invasion Car Show, Stowe VT

September 20 - 22, 2013

British Invasion Stowe VT

www.britishinvasion.com

North America's largest all British classic and sports car show plus British cultural activities, shops, crafts, Auto Jumble, car corral. Triumph and Morgan are the featured marques in 2011. New location this year: Stoweflake Resort events field, Cape Cod Road (behind the resort), off Route 108.

 

Northeast Street Rod Nationals
September 20 - 22, 2013

Northeast Street Rods National 2012

Champlain Valley Exposition
Burlington, Vermont

The Northeast Street Rod Nationals is the largest hot rod gathering in the northeast each year.

 

Siptemberfest Beer Festival

Siptemberfest 2013

September 27 and 28, 2013
Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston VT

20 minute drive from Waterbury.

Siptemberfest website

Beer, food, beer, music, beer, chair lift rides to the top of the mountain for
foliage viewing (bring your camera!), beer. The coasters shown above will be at local watering holes in early August. Scan the QR code on the coaster with your mobile device and get tickets to SIPtemberfest.

 

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

VT Sheep and Wool Festival

September 28 and 29, 2013

Animal Barn with sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, and rabbits.  The Animal Barn also includes vendors offering fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies.

Marketplace with more than 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese.

Shepherd Workshops for current and future owners of small ruminants.

Fiberarts Classes, beginner and advanced.

Website
Facebook page
Pinterest

 

Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
Pumpkin Chuckin Festival VT
September 29, 2013, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stoweflake Resort
1746 Mountain Road
Stowe, Vermont

Catapults, trebuchets and other siege devices converge in Vermont to see who can launch a pumpkin the farthest. It really is amazing to see how far they can throw a pumpkin. (We don't know what they have against pumpkins.)

Twitter page

Facebook page

Blog

 

Annual Country Craft Bazaar
Waterbury Congregational Church

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street
Waterbury Village
Lunch served 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Home made aprons, baked goods, chocolates, coasters, dolls, doll clothes, gift baskets, holiday decor, knit items, place mats, wreaths, queen size quilt raffle. The luncheon consists of homemade soups served alongside rolls fresh from the oven.

 

Stowe Oktoberfest

Stowe VT Oktoberfest

October 5 and 6, 2013

www.stoweoktoberfest.com

A Stowe Rotary event for the entire family. Grand parade, oompah bands,
continuous singing and dancing, authentic German food and desserts,
Vermont micro-brewed beer, children's tent with puppet theatre, pumpkin
painting. Huge silent auction. Raffle prizes. See updates on the Facebook page.

 

Magic Hat Oktoberfeast
Magic Hat Octoberfeast 2013
October 5, 2013, noon - 5:00

Magic Hat Brewing's first Oktoberfeast features Vermont food producers and purveyors samples and sales in a farmers market setting. Outdoor beer garden featuring limited edition brews. Live music. Brewer led tours of the Magic Hat brewery on Barlett Bay Road off Route 7 south of Burlington.  Five dollar entry fee goes to the Vermont Food Bank.

 

Waterbury VT Farmers Market

Waterbury VT Farmers Market logo

October 3, 10

3:00 - 7:00 pm, rain or shine

Locally grown root vegetables and meat, skilled bakers featuring delicious breads, and sweet treats such as: cookies, cupcakes, and gourmet hand dipped chocolates. Enjoy some prepared hot foods while you relax with some live music. EBT and debit cards accepted.egetables.

Waterbury VT Farmers Market Facebook page

Waterbury VT Farmers Market website

 

Stowe Foliage Art and Craft Festival

October 11 - 13, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
90 Weeks Hill Rd
Stowe VT

     
The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival at Stowe Events Field. 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell craft work as well as original art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products.

Food court with organic wood fired pizza, grass fed burgers, soups and salads, sweet potato fries, local apple cider, tacos, pulled pork and all the trimmings, grilled cheese Paninis, a dozen Vermont beers, plus Vermont cheese and sausages.

Live music on Saturday and Sunday.

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Facebook page

 

Waitsfield VT Farmers Market

Waitsfield VT Farmers Market

Mad River Green Shopping Center
Saturdays, 9:00 to 1:00,
mid May 19 to mid Oct

October 5, 12, 19

The Waitsfield Farmers Market is a very popular local event in the Mad River Valley and just a short, scenic drive south of Waterbury. It has produce, flowers, seedlings, honey, wool, eggs, meat, cheese, local crafts, baked goods, and prepared foods. Live entertainment provided by local musicians. Displays and information booths by community groups such as the Vermont Festival of the Arts, Localvores, local libraries, fire departments. Visitors are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets ON LEASH. See more information on the Facebook page.

 

Stowe Farmers Market
Every Sunday through October 19, 10:30 to 3:00, rain or shine.

Stowe Farmers Market

October 5, 12, 19

Route 108, Mountain Rd., about 2 miles from the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108 in Stowe village. The market is next to the Red Barn Shops and across the street from The Stoweflake Resort. There are usually about 40 to 50 vendors each week plus a variety of changing entertainment including local musicians, demonstrations on makng crafts, cooking demonstrations, hands on activities, petting zoos, animal demonstrations, etc. See the Facebook page and website for further information.

 

Champlain Valley Quilters Guild 31st Annual Quilt Show

Champlain Valley Quilters Guild raffle quilt
October 19 & 20, 2013
The Field House
166 Athletic Drive
Shelburne, VT
One mile from the Shelburne Museum


Sat: 10:00 – 5:00  /  Sun: 10:00 – 4:00

More than 100 contemporary and traditional quilts, silent auction, craft table, vendors, raffle for the Vermont Star Quilt shown above, displays, Lunch and refreshments are available. Also see the Facebook page for updates.

 

Ben & Jerry's Halloween Festival

Ben & Jerry's Halloween Festival 2013
October 26, 2013
Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour
Route 100
Waterbury VT

 

Free tours, pumpkin bowling, flavor flashbacks, donuts-on-a-string, spooky photos ops. Come in costume and receive 20% off gift store purchases. Please bring a canned good for the Waterbury Food Shelf.

See the Facebook page for more information

 

Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale
and 32nd Annual Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show

October 25, 26, and 27, 2013
Friday noon-6:00; Saturday 9:00-6:00 & Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT 05453-0209
info@cvexpo.org, 802-878-5545

The Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale is on the same weekend as the 32nd Annual Fall Essex Craft & Fine Art Show, Vermont’s largest craft show (see below). The two separate shows will be offered for one price, only $8.00 (admission valid for re-entry all show days).

The antique show brings established antique and vintage item dealers and individual sellers together.  Champlain Valley Exposition has been the home of fall antique shows for over a decade and that tradition continues with this locally produced show, sponsored by Vermont
Public Television.

The Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show, has been recognized as one of the top shows in the country. Meet the artisans and purchase original artwork from many nationally acclaimed artists. A small sampling includes hand blown and stained glass, fine scents and herbal soaps, forged iron, garden accents, original oils and watercolors, weathervanes, candles, pottery, music, leather and sheepskin, calligraphy, note cards, furniture, jewelry, baskets, florals, and gourmet specialties such as dips, sauces, vinegars, and sweet treats. There will be craft demonstrations and a gourmet marketplace of culinary food.

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to The Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf.

 

Eleva Chamber Players

Eleva Chamber Players

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30 PM
United Church of Christ/Waterbury Congregational Church
8 N. Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM
First Church Universalist of Barre
19 Church Street
Barre, Vermont

Four by Four

Eleva performs masterpieces using multiple combinations of string instruments. Featuring the13-year-old, muti-talented Isabella Perron.
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 3 Violins in F major, RV 551
Antonio Vivaldi: Summer from Four Seasons
Isabella Perron, violin
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
TICKETS: buy online here
$20 General Admission
$10 Seniors & Students
$10 Members of the Vermont Philharmonic & Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

Contact us for more information. rsvp@elevachamberplayers.org or call 802-244-8354, or visit the Eleva website.

 

Community Luncheon
Waterbury Congregational Church
November 24, 2013, 11:30 AM
Waterbury Congregational Church
The White Meeting House, Main Street, Waterbury


Everyone is invited to join a free, simple, pleasant lunch on Sunday, November 24.  We offer this lunch as a way for us to enjoy a meal together with minimal effort.  It is a relatively new event that we have been offering once each month and you can help in a big way just by joining us to eat.  Your presence is part of the enjoyment!  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Waterbury Holiday Artisan Boutique

I heART Waterbury logo

Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
Waterbury, VT 

FREE Admission. Shop local and unique this holiday season. Come meet Central Vermont area artists and discover the variety Waterbury has to offer! Fun, funky, functional and traditional gifts for all budgets. Like us on Facebook at I heART Waterburyand the Waterbury Holiday Artisan Bolutique website has information about the artisans along with links to their websites.

 

Waterbury Holiday Stroll

Waterbury VT holiday stroll river of light parade

December 7, 2013
Downtown Waterbury VT

This annual event sponsored by Revitalizing Waterbury is the town's kickoff celebration for the holidays and features a parade, snowmen greeters, retail and restaurant special offerings and events, artisans boutique, extended shopping hours at the local shops, and the very special River of Light lantern parade.

 

Bridgeside Books Annual Open House

Bridgeside Books Holiday Open House

December 7, 2014

Stowe Street, Waterbury VT

Enjoy homemade gingerbread cookies and other delicious treats, along with a warm mulled cider. One of Vermont's favorite authors, Archer Mayor, will be signing copies of his new book, 'Paradise City' beginning at 11:00am.  Catch the best seat in town for the River of Light Lantern parade, and enjoy hors d'oevres and libations beginning at 4:30pm. The River of Light parade begins at 5:00pm and winds its way past Bridgeside Books around 5:20pm.

 

Waterbury Community Band

Waterbury Community Band

December 3   Concert – Woodridge Nursing Home, Berlin VT, 6:30PM
December 10 
Concert – Barre VT First Baptist Church, 7:00PM    
December 14 
Concert – Waterbury Food Shelf, Waterbury Congregational Church, 2:30 PM 


Annual Vermont International Festival

Vermont International Festival
December 6 - 8, 2013

Champlain Valley Exposition
Route 15/Pearl Street
Essex Junction (Burlington area), Vermont

People, crafts, food, clothing, music and dance from countries around the world. The Vermont International Festival was named a Top Ten Winter event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.  The event's Facebook page is here.


Fifth Annual Wrap It Up & Win promotion
Wrap It Up and Win 2013
November 29 - December 22, 2013

More than 40 Waterbury retail businesses and restaurants are participating. Sponsored by Revitalizing Waterbury, with over 50 prizes set to be awarded in four weekly drawings. Customers receive a stamp on a playing card when they make a purchase from participating merchants. Players who collect five stamps and drop their cards off at designated locations are eligible to enter the weekly drawings. There is no limit to the number entries.

Beginning on December 2, winners will be announced Monday mornings on Waterbury’s local radio station, WDEV; in the town’s newspaper, the Waterbury Record; and on Revitalizing Waterbury’s Facebook page. Wrap It Up & Win ends December 22 with the final drawing on December
23.

To find Wrap It Up & Win locations, look for the snowmen displayed in business windows around Waterbury. For a complete list of participating retailers and restaurants, and for more information on holiday events in Waterbury, visit www.revitalizingwaterbury.org or check out Revitalizing Waterbury’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/revitalizingwaterbury.

Burlington First Night Celebration
First Night Burlington 2014
December 31, 2013
Burlington and Montpelier VT

First Night Burlington (25 miles north of Waterbury) will be held this year on Tuesday. December 31. featuring music, dance, theatrical performances, comedy, children's activities, and much more.

First Night Facebook page.

 

Waterbury Winterfest

Waterbury Winterfest 2014

January 17 - 26, 2014
Waterbury VT


Nordic races, skating party, bonfire, cross country ski tour, snowshoe tour, high school hockey games, fun run, broom ball tournament, National Guard rappeling demonstration, snow shoe obstacle course race. mountain bike race.  See the Facebook page and blog for more details.

 

MontPolar Frostival

MontPolar Frostival event Montpelier VT
January 24 - 26, 2014
Montpelier VT


Lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities including art walk, mountain bike race, jazz dance and concert, winter hike, story walk, pancake breakfast, 5K run, scavenger hunt, sledding, chili dinner, indoor swimming, ballroom dancing, hooping,  and more.


Green Mountain Club Annual Festival
Green Mountain Club snowshoe festival
February 1, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Green Mountain Club Visitor Center
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Waterbury Center VT

 
18th Annual Winter Festival starts at 8:30 a.m. plus there is an indoor party from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The festival will include free snowshoe demos that participants can use at the visitor center or on one of the dozen off-campus guided hikes being offered. The day will also include an array of events for younger adventurers, including indoor crafts and face painting, a bonfire, nature hikes and tracking tutorials, and the ever-popular dog sledding demonstrations.

8:30 - 3:00 FESTIVAL
       Winter hikes and nature walsk both on=site and off-site (see list on the GMC website)
        Workshops, demonstrations
        Free snowshoe demonstrations
        Indoor and outdoor children's activities, bonfire, s'mores, cocoa (fun for all ages and abilities)
        Bird On glove demonstration
        Dog sledding
        Kids' activities
        Massages
        Animal tracking
        Face-painting
        Snowflake making, snacks, and more

3:00 - 5:00 WINTER PARTY
    Live music
    Refreshments
    50/50 Raffle
    Great prizes from generous local businesses

(Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Club Archives)

 

The Alchemist Specialty Beer Release

The Alchemist logo
Saturday, February 15, 2014


11am-3pm (or until it’s gone.)

At Pilgrim Park and Railroad Street in Waterbury (next to the train station)

Focal Banger-  an American IPA , hopped judiciously with  Citra and Mosaic,  7% abv

$12.50/4-pack- inclusive of state tax ($11.80 + 6% tax)
$75/case- inclusive of state tax  ($70.75 + 6% tax)

Petit Mutant- an American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis;
this rustic ale contains almost a pound of Montmorency cherries in each 16 ounce can

The Alchemist will also be raising $ for the Vermont Foodbank.  We have printed 200 Petit Mutant posters designed by our in-house artist, Jess Graham.  A suggested donation of $5 will go to the Foodbank for each poster-  The Alchemist will match all money raised.  If 200 people each donate $5 for a poster, together we will raise $2,000 for the Foodbank.

Waterbury restaurants will also have one keg of Focal Banger available on tap at opening. It will be available at The Reservoir, Arvad’s, Prohibition Pig, Blackback and Blue Stone. They all serve lunch that day, and all have wonderful and varied draft lists.

Some requests, restrictions, and other stuff apply which you can read about here.

 

Magic Hat Mardi Gras


Magic Hat Mardi Gras 2014

Burlington VT
February 28 - March 2, 2014


One of the most anticipated and popular events in Burlington every year. Lots of live music and entertainment plus a grand parade on Saturday that begins at 3:00.

 

Ben & Jerry's Winterfest 2014

Ben & Jerry's Winterfest 2014
March 1, 2014


Gather friends & family, put on an extra layer and come join the fun at Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory Winterfest 2014 in Waterbury. Information is available on the Facebook Events page too.
    2014 flavor samples
    Give aways
    Games
    DJ spinning fab music
    free factory tours
    Local food sample & sale from Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Butter & Cheese & Cider House BBQ & Pub, Sugar on Snow (dill pickles and all)
    Umiak snow shoe tours (fee)
    VINS –Bird on Glove program 1:00-2:30
    Photo ops with mascots-- Skip from The Mountaineers, Champ from the Lake Monsters and Ben & Jerry’s very own Mooky the Cow
    Snow sculptures
    Even a chance to stock up on girl scout cookies as a local troop will have plenty on hand to sell.

1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Waterbury,  VT

(802) 882-1240
www.benjerry.com
Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: Free - Collecting cash and nonperishable food donations for the Waterbury Food Shelf
Parking: Yes - parking lot
Features: Snack Stand, Playground, Restrooms

 

Chalkboard Menu Mondays
Hen of the Wood sign
Hen of the Wood restaurant
92 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-7300
www.henofthewood.com


Every Monday. Last day of this program is Monday March 3, 2014.

If you are new to the Hen then you may not remember our Monday evening specials but people are constantly asking us why we stopped our 'locals' night.  It took us a while but we have brought them back for a while.

Expect lots of small plates & tartines, oysters, entrees that are below $20, wine & cocktail specials & unique beers on tap.

Call for reservations or if it's a nice day just show up and have a drink on the patio until a table is available. No reservations by email please.

 

Cafe Provence on Blush Hill Grand Opening

Cafe Provence logo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 pm


Chef Robert Barral infuses his native origins into every casual dining dish he creates. Originally from the Provence/Languedoc area of France. After living in and working in 3 different countries, Chef Barral came to his roots in Vermont. After working as Executive Chef for the New England Culinary Institute, he opened his first restaurant, Café Provence, in Brandon, VT. Café Provence quickly became a renowned casual dining restaurant in the region, and working upon the success of Café Provence in Brandon, Chef Barral opened Café Provence on Blush Hill under the guidance of Best Western General Manager Melissa Moore.

Cafe Provence on Blush Hill is located at the Best Western Plus
Exit 10 off Interstate 89
45 Blush Hill Rd
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-7822

 

Solaris Vocal Ensemble Concert
Solaris spring concert 2014
Sunday, March 30, 3:00 PM
Waterbury Congregational Church
8 Main Street, Waterbury VT


Performing for the first time in Waterbury. “A Spiritual Journey” takes the listener through a compelling musical experience of spirituals intentionally paired with choral classics reflecting various styles, origins and languages reflective of this powerful musical genre.
Also, April 5. 8:00 pm at McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester VT

 

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