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Blog :: 06-2012

Cruise Your Way to Classic Car Shows in Vermont

Vermont is a beautiful state to drive in and with a full tank of gas and a trusty Vermont road map, there's no end to what you can see and do. With picturesque pull offs and no billboards to ruin the mountain views it's no wonder so many classic car lovers come here just to enjoy the drive. Vermont car shows are a popular hangout for members of car clubs and you don't have to be a classic car owner to enjoy these kind of events.

Vermont car shows are as much fun for spectators as they are for the owners of these fine vintage automobiles.  Anyone who likes cars can see classic and antique cars, trucks, and even motorcycles. If it has wheels and an engine, you'll probably find it at a Vermont car show. Can't ditch the family to hang out with your fellow car buffs? Bring them along. Car shows often have activities for kids and all members of the family. Like Flea Markets, swap and trade events, crafts, vendors, collectibles and more.

The Manchester and Bennington Car Shows are popular annual events that draw in vintage show cars from all over New England. After you've perused the lot and taken in all the flaring tail fins, shiny chrome bumpers and old-fashioned clown horns you can handle, check out the tractor-pull competition and see rusty old John Deere's take on the new guys, and win!

Can't wait for the annual event to roll around? Cruise Night in Brattleboro, Vermont is a great car club that meets up every Saturday night in the summer time at the Staples shopping plaza. Swing by and check out a slew of rides from hot rods and muscle cars to the gangster era big-fender Buicks and chopped-top Chevy's.

Where you're ready to set the cruise control for bed, we've got a nice collection of short-term rental homes to show you.

2012 Fourth of July Celebrations

Summer is a time to celebrate and enjoy the outdoors and Vermont state parks, ballfields, small villages and parks are a perfect setting to do just that. When Independence Day nears, they become the picturesque backdrops for the music, parades and fireworks that are part of a proper July 4th celebration.

Fourth of July celebrations are the perfect family outing with great kids' activities, entertainment, food options and, of course, stunning fireworks shows to cap off the evening. There are even some celebrations before and after July 4th, so make a plan to hit them all and get a full taste of what Vermont Fourth of July celebrations have to offer.

WHERE: Wilmington, VT WHEN: July 6, 2012, 5:00PM WHAT: 35th Annual Independence Day Party and Fireworks

Bring the family to Baker Field, located behind Twin Valley High School at 5:00 pm. Enjoy music, face painting, food and craft vendors then curl up on the grass for a grand fireworks show at 9:00 pm.

WHERE: Wardsboro, VTWHEN: July 4, 2012, 9:00AMWHAT: 63rd Street Fair and  Fourth of July Parade Southern Vermont's oldest July 4th celebration features over 40 vendors with food and Vermont crafts, kid's games, street musicians, clowns, and chicken BBQ. Tour the art show at the library barn, search for new reading at the book sale, and see a dazzling quilt show in the church. Homemade pies and deserts will be for sale. Street Fair starts at 9:00 am; Parade at 10:00 am.

WHERE: Brattleboro, VT WHEN: July 4th, 2012, 10:00AMWHAT: By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth

Who said fireworks had to come at the end? Brattleboro's 2012 July 4th celebration kicks off with the Firecracker 4-miler road race at 9:30 am, followed by the annual Fourth of July Parade at 10. Then from 1-9:30 pm, Living Memorial Park becomes a full blown carnival packed with exciting events for the kids, swim races, small fry baseball, live music and a giant fireworks show to round out the evening.

WHERE: Readsboro, VT WHEN: June 30, 2012, 11:00AM WHAT: Readsboro Independence Day

A full day of activities begins with the Independence Day parade at 11:00am, followed by games, bouncy houses, cotton candy, a lumberjack competition and much more. It's not everyday a town celebrates a "Quasi-quin-centennial" or 225th anniversary, so you're sure to be in for a treat. Fireworks display at 9:00 pm.

Looking for a place to stay for firework spectating and Independence celebrating? We've got plenty of short-term rentals not far from the parade routes and cotton candy stands.

  • P.O. BOX 415, 9 Haystack Road, Wilmington VT 05363