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Movies in West Dover

Location:  4 Mountain Park Plaza, W. Dover, VT


Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Location:  7599 VT. Rte. 9, W. Marlboro, VT

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum fosters an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities. The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Location:  10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT


Bennington Museum

Location:  75 Main St., Bennington, VT


Mass Moca:  Museum of Contemporary Art

Location:  87 Marshall St., N. Adams, MA


Sterling & Clark Art Institute

Location:  225 South St., Williamstown, MA


Grafton Village Cheese

Location:  400 Linden St. (Rte. 30), Brattleboro, VT

Our Brattleboro Specialty Cheese & Wine Shop is located close to Route 91. A visit to our Brattleboro store includes an opportunity to watch our cheddar being made via our viewing area. Open daily, 10 am - 6 pm, and until 8 pm on Fridays. 802-246-2221 x101.   www.graftonvillagecheese.com

Guided Mountain Bike Lessons and Trips

Location:  Zoar Adventure Center, 36 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Jack Kemp, local ski and bike coach and former Team Devo Cycling Director, will be leading mountain bike lessons and guided trips on alternating Saturday afternoons.  If you’ve ever been frustrated when riding a mountain bike, can’t get up the hills or nervous about taking turns in the woods, this is a great way to learn!

Jack will provide basic instruction for beginners on how to ride woods trails, shift gears and deal with changing terrain. Guided rides will practice these techniques along the Hoot, Toot and Whistle trail that leaves from the Reardon Bridge at the west end of town. May 27th will be a lesson format starting at 1 pm – 4 pm. Saturday, June 3rd will be a guided trip. Please call ahead 800-532-7483 to reserve a spot or stop by ZAC beforehand to sign up. Cost is $70 per person including a Trek Excalibur bike & helmet for the 3-hour session. Minimum age is 10 years. Happy pedaling!  www.zoaroutdoor.com

Whitingham Farmers Market - Fridays      4 - 7 PM

Location:  Whitingham Municipal Center, Jacksonville, VT

Homemade, homegrown, handcrafted products and live music. Bring the family and enjoy!   www.whitinghamfarmersmarket.org

Marlboro Music Festival

July 15 - August 13, 2017

Location:  Marlboro, VT

Join us for exceptional chamber music at what the New Yorker describes as “the classical world’s most coveted retreat” where master artists and new musical leaders live, learn, and explore great chamber music together in the foothills of Vermont. Programs are announced a week before each concert weekend as senior artists determine which works have reached the greatest maturity from among the dozens of pieces that are rehearsed in-depth during any given week throughout the summer. Rehearsals in the auditorium are free and open to the public in the week leading up to each concert weekend. www.marlboromusic.org

Find Waldo in Wilmington

July 1 - August 5, 2017

Where’s Waldo? In Wilmington of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners: 1836 Country Store, La Casita, Jasper Decor, Ratu's AND MANY MORE!

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up at Bartleby’s Books a “Find Waldo Local in Wilmington!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or initials at ten or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing at the Blueberry Block Party on August 5th, with the top prize being a six-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and Bartleby’s Gift Card! 

There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Wilmington, call Bartleby’s Books at 464-5425 or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com.

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Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Glassware, Live Glassblowing, Demos,Glass Blowing Contest, Live Bands, Crafters, Artisans, Food and much more all in the heart of the Green Mountains. BYOB & Pet Friendly
Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Glassware, Live Glassblowing, Demos,Glass Blowing Contest, Live Bands, Crafters, Artisans, Food and much more all in the heart of the Green Mountains. BYOB & Pet Friendly



"The Cougar Returns to the East"

July 20, 2017           7 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Slide Show by Susan Morse, Keeping Track, Inc. There is no question about it. Cougars* are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats.  Where once it was flatly dismissed as an impossibility in the so-called “developed” east, scientists have now documented cougar dispersals and even occupancy in a growing list of eastern states and provinces.  Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats where Sue has studied them, from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border.  We will also get the low-down regarding the latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats from Manitoba to Louisiana and Maine to Georgia.  It is only a matter of time!  *Cougars are also known as catamounts, mountain lions, pumas

​Doors open at 6:30 so that you can chat with Sue, HMCA members, friends and neighbors before the talk.  The show begins at 7:00.  Free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated.  www.hogbackvt.org

“Pick Your Own Blueberries”
July 21, 2017

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT
Our Pick Your Own Berry Fields are ripening fast. Call the Boyd Family Farm for the reading on our ripeability meter! Great family fun.
Wonderful photo opportunities. Handicap accessible rows. www.boydfamilyfarm.com  (802) 464-5618

"Guilty Pleasures"

July 21, 2017            7 PM

Location:  Dover Library, 22 Holland Rd., E. Dover, VT

Guilty Pleasures Bio: On the vocals is Lee Ann Haselton, who hails from Brattleboro. Lee Ann has had a long history of singing in a number of different bands in and around Brattleboro as well as Florence, Alabama. Her musical experiences have encompassed a range of many different styles and forms. Lee Ann's vocal abilities include both lead and harmony singing.
On the guitar and vocals is Greg Burnell, who resides in Marlboro. Greg is the leader and founding member of the Jacksonville Blues Band, who have been performing in the New England area for over 30 years. Greg has also played with many other bands involving different styles of music and different combinations of musicians.  Also on the guitar is Chris Mays, who lives in Dover. Chris has played in several bands in Vermont and northern New Jersey.
  Free Admission.

Artists Exhibits

July 22 - 23, 2017         Sat. 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun. 10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  lawn at Crafts Inn, 10 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Artists exhibiting on the Historic Crafts Inn front lawn.  Mediums will include paintings, prints, jewelry & Bragg Bags by artists & artisans; Ann Coleman, Lesley Heathcote, Brian Hewitt, Jane Lyon / Eco-Tique & Kathleen Kennedy.

Susan G. Komen Vermont Race for the Cure

July 22, 2017           7 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:  410 Hunter Park Rd., Manchester Center, VT

The day's events include 10K run, 5K run and walk, as well as a Kids Obstacle Course for 12 & Under. Online registration open through July 20 at www.komennewengland.org . Look under Events. In person registration at Riley Rink at Hunter Park on Friday July 21 3-6 PM, and Race Day, Saturday, July 22, beginning at 7 AM.
The day will include racing, goody bags, food and silent auction!!
Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen New England, with most of the funds staying local to support service organizations in VT and NH, and remainder going to national breast cancer research.  Additional information on www.komennewengland.org.

"High Notes" Concert

July 22, 2017           4 PM

Location:  MHCA Dover Cinema, 4 Mountain Park Plaza, W. Dover, VT

NYC's Village Light Opera Group returns for their 22nd Annual concert: 35 singers performing songs from Broadway shows, old standards, Gilbert & Sullivan, operettas and more. Tickets: $25; kids 12 & under free.  A fundraiser to benefit MHCA.  Ticket Sales:  Mountaineer Inn, Thurs. - Mon. Noon - 6 PM or MHCA's Dover cinema box office, during movie showtimes or 3 PM at the door on the day of the concert. Info: 802-464-5404

Village Stroll - "A Wilmington Wonderland"

July 22, 2017            5 - 8 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Come with us through the looking-glass to watch Eric Girardi, object manipulator extraordinaire, dazzle the audience with a performance on the Pettee Memorial Library lawn at 5 pm. He'll also stroll around town until 8 pm so look for a performance on every corner throughout the stroll! A live concert at Bartleby's at 6:30, curious displays, games for all ages, and shops open late all over town.  Sponsored by Wilmington Works, with support from the Town of Wilmington Event Fund. More information to follow, and/or check for updates and more details on our Facebook page!   www.wilmingtonworksvt.com

Youth Services' Annual Golf Tournament

July 26, 2017           12 PM - 9 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Country Club, 348 Upper Dummerston Rd., Brattleboro, VT

Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 26. This is the 32nd year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth. The event will kick off with a shotgun start for the Scrambles format, tournament will take place at noon sharp with bag lunches available. Following the tournament there will be a banquet, sponsored by G.S. Precision.

The all-inclusive registration fee for the tournament is $130 per individual or $520 per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a bag lunch, and dinner following the tournament. Dinner-only tickets may also be purchased for $35 each. Early registration encouraged on-line at www.youthservicesinc.org/golf or call (802) 257-0361. To buy a golf ball for the helicopter drop, visit www.youthservicesinc.org/ball-drop.

9th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

July 28 - August 6, 2017

Location:  throughout the Deerfield Valley

The annual nine-day festival celebrating all things blueberry! Events for all ages, including a blueberry slip and slide, parade, craft fair, classic cars, block party, and lakeside dining. Enjoy shopping and dining promotions throughout in southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley towns. For more information, or to find out where to pick up your Blueberry Passport call 802-464-8092.  www.vermontblueberry.com

Blueberry Jell-O Slip and Slide

July 28, 2017             5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Twin Valley Elementary School, Rte. 100 North, Wilmington, VT

300 Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in!  Each year this grows and is a family favorite by far! New this year “The Bluest Kid Contest”! There will be outdoor food concessions. The Wilmington Fire Department will be on hand to hose off the blue children!  Donations accepted.  802-464-8092   www.VermontBlueberry.com

Blueberry Festival Parade

July 29, 2017            11 AM

Location:  W. Dover, VT

Featuring marching bands, area fire & rescue departments, decorated bikes, vintage cars, floats, animals, blue celebrities and colorful personalities!  After the parade, join us for blue festivities, a craft fair, BBQ, Kid Zone, blue inspired activities and music. New this year we invite children to decorate bikes, wagons and strollers with blueberry pride, one adult should walk with their children and a pick-up person should be at an agreed upon location.  Please arrive by 10:45 to clear parade route.  802-464-8092 or vermontblueberry.com

Blueberry Bash

July 29, 2017          Noon - 5 PM

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

After the Blueberry Parade, join us for our ode to the weekend warriors! This festival is a day of various backyard games, live music, a BBQ, beer, and more!

We'll have some of your favorite backyard games spread out around our festival venue for your enjoyment throughout the bash, as well as organized events for some true competition. There will also be a small & fun obstacle course for the kids!  Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.  This event is FREE admission and all the games/activities are FREE!!!

Open backyard game/activities will include:

  • Horseshoes
  • Can Jam
  • Corn Hole
  • Ladder Ball
  • BIG Jenga
  • Checkers on our HUGE board
  • Spikeball
  • Frisbee Golf Demo (this is not a full course)
  • Kids Obstacle Course

Enter the blueberry muffin eating contest for a chance to win a 2017-18 Peak Pass!

Vermont History through Song

July 29, 2017           7 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke guides listeners through our state’s history, from the earliest published song, “Green Mountain Farmer” (1798), through 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, and Jim Fisk. Sponsored by Pettee Memorial Library and the Vermont Humanities Council.  Free Admission.   www.vermonthumanities.org

“Blueberry Splash"

July 30, 2017

Join us at Lake Whitingham at either Wards Cove or the boat landing at the end of Fairview Ave.   There will be bands on pontoon boats for your listening pleasure!  Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family.  We are encouraging all boat owners to decorate your boat and passengers and meet at the High Country Marina at 2:00 then drive by.  Watch the parade of boats!  Music will be at Wards Cove and at the end of Fairview Avenue boat landing on Lake Whitingham in Wilmington.  More activities and info at vermontblueberry.com 802-464-8092

Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time

August 1, 2017             7:00 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Wear your PJ’s. Great for ages under 8!  Storytime in the field!   Entry is Free! The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark, regular market prices for PYO.  802-464-5618 Like us on Facebook   www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Fire on the Mountain at the Boyd Family Farm!

August 1, 2017             7:30 - 9:00 PM

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

At 7:30 we will light the Bon-Fire, you bring your instruments and come play and enjoy the sunset with us up in the mowing! Young people under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own S’mores!!! All ages are welcome. Drug and Alcohol Free event. The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark, regular prices for PYO.  802- 464-5618 Like us on Facebook    www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Gallery Walk

August 4, 2017          5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  downtown Brattleboro, VT

This festival of the arts features exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other businesses, most within a few blocks of Main Street. Activities, street performances, and more – a festive block party.  www.gallerywalk.org

67th Annual Hospital Fair Day

August 5, 2017          9 AM - 6 PM

Location:  Townshend Common, Townshend, VT

Voted a Top 10 Summer event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and called “New England at its finest” by the Boston Globe, this free annual fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, kids games, a costume booth for kids, a dunking booth, and more. (See Schedule of Events, below.)

The Fair also includes an Arts & Crafts Show, which will be held in the Townshend Church. All fine arts and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale, with a portion of the Arts & Crafts Show proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital.  Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. Come & enjoy the fair!  Cost: Free! No admission and parking is free!  www.gracecottage.org

Schedule of Events:
9:00: Auction preview
9:30: Auction begins, Bagpipers march and play
10:00: Baby Parade
11:00, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30: Nimble Arts performance start times
1:00-3:00: Pony rides
4:00: Chicken dinner
3:30-5:00: Little Eddie & the Giants
5:00: Raffle prizes drawing

*Please, no dogs on the Common. They scare the stork!

Watercolor Painting with Jane May Jones

August 5, 2017    1 – 4 PM

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Learn step-by-step watercolor techniques with Jane May Jones at the Boyd Family Farm for an afternoon of watercolor painting, creativity and giggles! We will all paint a small watercolor painting. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Each participant will receive a small gift of art for only $30.00 per person. RSVP by Aug. 4.  BYOB.  www.boydfamilyfarm.com  802-464-5618

Blueberry Block Party

August 5, 2017         5 - 8 PM

Location:  South Main St., Wilmington, VT

The culminating event in the Deerfield Valley Blueberry festival is the Blueberry Block Party!​

A blueberry pie eating contest is always a favorite with the kids (and even some kids-at-heart). Limited to 30 contestants, who can sign up at the Block Party! â€‹  Dance your heart out to the swinging music of 1950's inspired Rockabilly band Cadillac Envy, up on the flatbed truck. They've been known to get even the wallflowers off their feet!​  Lots of crafts, food, kids' activities and down-home community fun.

“Farm to Table Dinner”

August 8, 2017

We are excited to build off of last year’s momentum and meeting our goal of strengthening consumers’ connections to Vermont farms. Join us for our second dinner in the garden next to the brook on East Dover Road.  You must Pre-Buy tickets at the Boyd Family Farm and there are only a limited number available!  Proceeds to benefit a local charity.  802-464-5618     www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Farm to Ballet at the Retreat Farm

August 12, 2017           6 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St., Brattleboro, VT

Farm to Ballet is a project of Ballet Vermont and tours throughout Vermont in the summer. A string sextet will perform Vivaldi to accompany the dancers at Retreat Farm. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Food trucks on-site. Tour the Retreat Farm before the show–gates open at 4:30.  Cost: $12 - $15.  www.retreatfarm.org

Vermont Open Farm Week

August 14 - 20, 2017

During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.  

What’s the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique!  Milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another. Find up-to-date lists of participating farms and search by location or product at DigInVT.com, your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences.

100th Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair

August 17 - 20, 2017

Location:  behind old High School, Wilmington, VT

A long standing local tradition which inspires neighborly competition, education in agriculture, wholesome entertainment, exhibits of area residents, and most importantly good clean fun!  Check our site www.dvfair.com from time to time for more news and updates to this year's fair!

The Edd with Special Guests - 2 Nights

August 25 - 26, 2017                Doors 8:30 PM, Showtime 9:00 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

The Edd Presents: Beaver Fest - 2 nights of Music, Disc Golf and Camping at Historic Memorial Hall & Beaver Lanes in Wilmington, VT.  Host band, “The Edd” will perform 3 sets of music over two nights along with performances by other local artists Revibe, Swimmer, Zoo Logic, Cosmosis Jones, Case of Bud and The Cedar Project.   The Edd performs a special blend of musical styles ranging from progressive psychedelic rock compositions to funky jams and electronic grooves.   Join us for two nights of unique set lists and musical improvisation!   $20 for 1 night / $30 for 2 nights.  Click here to buy tickets.     www.historicmemorialhall.com

Annual Deerfield Valley Food Pantry Benefit, Ride, and Summer Party

August 26, 2017

Location:  Valley View Saloon, Rte. 100, W. Dover, VT

Registration to Ride begins at 9 AM. Bikes start departing at 10 AM. Party Begins at 1 PM.  Registration includes baked chicken lunch, ride route sheet, 1 raffle ticket, event pint glass, event t-shirt, and more. Party is open to all at no charge. Ride registration $30 day of event. Pre-register for $25 at the Saloon.  Live music by the always rocking "Cadillac Envy".  Raffle Prizes, Games, Vendors, and BBQ.   Sponsored by Catamount Environmental, Harpoon Brewery, The Richards Group, Deerfield Valley News, Southworth Electrical, New England Barn Salvage, and W&B Maintenance. In addition to our sponsors, "thank you" to the Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers" for their generous donation.  Click here for flyer.

“Pick Your Own Raspberries”

August 26, 2017

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

The Raspberries at the Boyd Family Farm are ripening fast. With bushes, ripe and ready for pickin’ call about the ripeability report. We hope to continue to pick Raspberries well into the fall!  www.boydfamilyfarm.com (802) 464-5618        

Best Dam Walk & Run

August 26, 2017         8 AM - 1 PM

Registration/packet pick-up will start at 8 AM, the Half-Marathon run will start at 9 AM and the Fun Run/Walk (individuals can run or walk whatever distance they like) will begin at 10 AM. The trail through the woods is well marked and relatively flat, so it is suitable to all types of runners and walkers.  

Help support emergency fuel assistance in Vermont's Deerfield Valley and have some dam fun doing it. This is a fast out-and-back 13.1 mile (half-marathon) that starts out at the Harriman Dam and mostly follows the old Hoot, Toot & Whistle rail bed along the west side of Harriman Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely within Vermont's borders. The shores of this scenic lake are undeveloped and unbroken. Amazing views abound, especially as you cross the 215 foot high and 1250 foot long dam. Both runners and walkers are welcome!

All proceeds benefit the Deerfield Valley Community Cares Fuel Assistance Fund. The event is sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club.  Click here to register.

22nd Annual Garlic Festival

September 2 - 3, 2017          10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Camelot Village, Rte. 9, Bennington, VT

Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from -you guessed it - garlic and herbs!

Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.

For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic-lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end-of-summer day, the event promises something for everyone.

For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable fun jumps and other great children's activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days. In addition this year, there is a special smoking area near the beer tent.  www.lovegarlic.com

23rd Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival

September 2 - 3, 2017           Noon - 6 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The renowned celebration of beer, music and food celebrates its 23rd anniversary Labor Day weekend much to the delight of visitors that have made it their annual tradition. The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is established as one of the premier events of its kind in the Northeast and we are expecting nearly 50+ different breweries to be on-hand pouring their beers and ciders from 100+ different taps.

As always, there will be tons of great food options on the festival grounds with a huge BBQ on Cuzzins deck along with vendors whipping up kettle korn, crepes, waffles and a few other surprises to satiate your appetite.  

Quality live music will be on-stage throughout the event starting on Saturday with a performance by Brewers Festival favorite,  Jeff Tuohy Band , rocking out upbeat covers and groovy originals that keep you dancing, with more live music TBA on Sunday.

Back again this year is the always popular annual team t-shirt contest where the team with the most creative t-shirts get FREE admission to the 10th Annual Winter Brewers Festival in April.  www.mtsnow.com

ACS Hops for Hope 5k

September 2, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Start your Brewers Festival weekend off by burning a few calories in support of a great cause!  For the third year, Mount Snow and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to bring you the Hops For Hope 5k, a fun run with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Held on Saturday, September 2 at 9 am, enjoy a multi-terrain run/walk that is beginner friendly while challenging even the most seasoned of runners.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women, but all participants will receive a specialty men’s or women’s style t-shirt and a limited edition Hops for Hope Pint Beer Glass. The top fundraiser will receive a 2017/18 Mount Snow Season Pass!

Registration will be held in the Drop Zone in front of the Clock Tower from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.  The race will then begin at 9 am at the Dipper building (same place as the finish).

After the race stay for awards and light refreshments, then at noon join the thousands of others coming to Mount Snow to enjoy over 50 breweries and 90+ beers (Brewers Festival tickets are an additional cost, see HERE for more details).

There is no better way to enjoy all of what Vermont has to offer while raising money in the fight against cancer!

Registration coming soon!

NOTE: You must register no later than Noon on August 14 to be guaranteed an event T-shirt and everyone is required to fill out and turn in Mount Snow's waiver form. Adult required to sign for those under 18.  www.mtsnow.com

“Farm Market Cooking Demonstration”

September 2 - 3, 2017

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Enjoy the bounty of the season at the Boyd Family Farm & Market.  Freshly harvested summer squashes and greens cooked to complement the lifestyles of busy cooks! Local Honey & Syrup!  (802) 464-5618  www.boydfamilyfarm.com

“John Deere Fever & Vermont Products”

September 2 - 4, 2017          All Day

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Great fun for all ages!  Check out farm tractors of all sizes on display at the Boyd Family Farm!  Pick out the perfect fall decorations. Place your Holiday Wreath, Centerpiece & Tree Order!  (802) 464-5618   www.boydfamilyfarm.com  

“Soupstock and Fire on the Mountain” at the Boyd Family Farm!

September 3, 2017              5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Pot Luck - Bring a pot of soup to share and then at 7:00 we will light the Bon-Fire. Bring your instruments and come play. Young people under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own S’mores!!! All ages are welcome Drug and Alcohol Free event.  802- 464-5618  www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Brattleboro Baconfest

September 9, 2017          11 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Guilford Fairgrounds, Weatherhead Hollow Rd., Guilford, VT

Bacon, blues and brews will be featured at this third annual family-friendly festival! Local vendors will showcase their mouthwatering bacon recipes, Brattleboro’s own Whetstone Station will pour their craft beer, and the Mark Manley band will provide the Blues. The day will begin with the Hog Jog, a 5K and 10K race. This event is sure to sizzle!  Click here for information.

The Garcia Project

September 9, 2017          7 PM Doors, 8 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

The Garcia Project’s performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from the 1976 to 1995 and for anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers the goods.

With precise arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel for any and all given eras, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss.  Tickets: $20, pre-buy your tickets, as always, this show will sell out!  Click here for tickets.

9th Annual Mark Dooley 5k Race

September 16, 2017

Location:  1 School St.,  Wilmington, VT

The 1LT Mark Dooley 5K Race is a living tribute to a fallen hero, 1LT Mark H. Dooley.

Mark Dooley was a Norwich University graduate, a Wilmington police officer, and Vermont Army National Guard soldier, who was killed in action on 09.19.2005, while deployed to Ramadi, Iraq.  Mark was 27 years old.  www.markdooley5k.com

9th Annual Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival

September 22 - 24, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Grand Tasting at Mount Snow Resort. Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival will discover, savor, and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Visit our website for more details www.thevermontfestival.com.

Walk for Animals

September 23, 2017         9 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Grafton Village Cheese, 400 Linden St. (Rte. 30), Brattleboro, VT

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Walk for Animals on Saturday, September 23rd! This event is just plain FUN! We get to go for a walk with our beloved dogs, share our love of animals with our community, and raise big bucks that will help us care for animals in need. What more could you ask for?

The Walk for Animals will be held at Grafton Village Cheese Company on Linden St. in Brattleboro. The registration table opens at 9 am. At 10 am, we will walk a new route into town before we return to Grafton for ice cream, dog treats, games, and prizes!

New This Year:  In celebration of the 15th anniversary of this beloved event, we will have dog and human contests, K-9 agility demonstrations, police K-9 demonstrations, and vendors offering dog-related products and free samples.

How Do I Participate?  It’s simple!  Just create your own fundraising page here:  https://www.crowdrise.com/15th-annual-walk-for-animals.
Once you have created your page, you can post it on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and email the link to your friends!

Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at the Walk (no flexi-leads please). It’s also fine to leave Fido at home if this is not his idea of fun – but the more humans we have walking and showing that they care about animals, the better! All walkers who raise $50 or more will get an awesome Walk for Animals t-shirt, and top fundraisers will win prizes from local businesses.

This event is not just a whole lot of fun, it is an essential fundraiser for your local humane society. Thanks to community support, WCHS is doing great things for animals and the people that love them. In fact, we are helping more animals than ever, thanks to you! So grab your friends, two and four-legged, and make plans to join us on September 23rdwww.wchs4pets.org

7th Annual Vermont Wildlife Festival

September 24, 2017         10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The Vermont Wildlife Festival was first held in 2010 on Hogback Mountain in Marlboro Vermont. It was originally intended as an opportunity for locals and visitors to the region to share their passion for the outdoors in all its facets. Representatives from the hunting and conservation communities, wildlife rescues, State agencies and nature centers all came out for a fun day of learning and fun in the beautiful Vermont outdoors! The event has continued to grow and this year moves to Mount Snow resort! With the help of Mount Snow, the Southern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Zoocademy, the Museum is keeping that spirit of inclusiveness! The event is admission by a donation of your choice and we again have a wide variety of attractions to engage anyone with an interest in the outdoors. Live birds of prey, reptile rescues and a live wolf demonstration bring the flashy live animals into focus. The Deerfield Valley Sportsmans’ Club and the American Museum of Fly Fishing will keep us learning about the hunting and fishing traditions of Vermont. The State is sending interactive exhibits and experts from the DEC, Fish and Wildlife and Forest Parks and Recreation. In all, we have over 28 groups who will be on hand to entertain and educate, including a number of new additions like an influx of survival schools, a full sized tepee and a native culture exhibition from Healing Winds! The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on September 24, bring the whole family for a fun fall outing!

Please contact the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum for more information www.vermontmuseum.org (802) 464-0048.

Gulp and Gallop 5k

October 7, 2017       9 AM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

For the “athletic beer drinkers” there’s the 6th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run on Saturday! Gulp and gallopers make four laps starting and returning in the base area. Each time participants complete a lap they have their choice of water or a cup of beer to drink before heading back out onto the course. This fun run is for the 21+ crowd only (must bring valid government issued ID) and crazy outfits are highly encouraged. Cost is $15 per person. Check-in starts at 8:30 Saturday morning in the Main Base Area and the first 50 people to arrive at check-in to sign the waiver get a Gulp and Gallop t-shirt. You must pay your entry fee before checking in. Register online or purchase on-site at the Clocktower. There will be a Kool Aid 1k for the kids in the afternoon, which is free of charge.

Afterwards check out the FREE 44th Annual Harvest Arts and Craft Show  and the 20th Annual Oktoberfest (admission required and not included).

44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show

October 7 - 8, 2017           10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Main Base Lodge, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the 44th Annual Harvest Arts and Crafts Show featuring 50+ vendors including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. 

The event is conveniently located throughout the Main Base Lodge and base area. Did we mention that there is also FREE ADMISSION! Expect to see original works of art, handmade jewelry and furniture, sample homemade fudge and speak face to face with the purveyors. Then head outside and checkout our 20th Annual Oktoberfest- two great events and truly a weekend not to be missed!  www.mtsnow.com

20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

October 7 - 8, 2017        11 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music; but throw in kids games, pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous “schnitzel toss” and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family! A Columbus Day Weekend tradition since 1997, the Mount Snow Oktoberfest is one of our signature festivals and was named a 2017 Top 10 Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

The Kid’s Zone is where families will find festival games like the beanbag toss, a huge bouncy house, pumpkin painting and other kid-friendly activities. While the young ones are playing, the big kids can enjoy a large selection of beers from at least 25 different German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German fare served out of Der Markeplatz in the Main Base Lodge and the sausage roast outside of Cuzzins. Plus, try your hand at games like the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding as well as a horseshoe tournament.  For you shoppers, don't forget the 44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show going on inside the Base Lodge and for the "athletic beer drinkers" there’s the 6th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run on Saturday!

The Bluebird Express will be open each day of the festival for scenic rides to the summit! The Bullwheel will be open with beer and food as well. Please note: due to high demand, we will have to limit uphill capacity to the summit. Check with the lift staff about wait times before going for your ride.  www.mtsnow.com

“Outdoor Photo Site with Fall Color”

October 7, 2017              All Day

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

The Boyd Family Farm hillside panorama celebrates the colors of the season! Potted Mums, Ornamental Cabbage & Hay Bales available for Fall decorating. Bring your friends and your cameras. www.boydfamilyfarm.com (802) 464-5618

“Pumpkin Carving”

October 7 - 8, 2017          11 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Pick out your perfect pumpkin at the Boyd Family Farm – all shapes, sizes and colors.  Do your carving with us and leave the mess behind.   www.boydfamilyfarm.com (802) 4640-5618

47th Newfane Heritage Festival

October 7 - 8, 2017         10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  on the Common, Newfane, VT

On Columbus Day Weekend, tents blossom on the Newfane Common for the Heritage Festival. Amid the colorful Fall Foliage on the village streets and surrounding hillsides, talented artists and craftpeople display their creative efforts. Locals and tourists return year after year for this signature event in southeastern Vermont.  Click here for more information.

Eastern States Cup Downhill Finals

October 14 - 15, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Eastern States Cup returns to Mount Snow for an eighth straight year, this time for the Finals! Come out and test your skills against the northeast’s best riders, or come and cheer them on with great spectator viewing all along the course. Whether you are a novice to downhill or an experienced pro, this is a great race for you! There will be categories covering all ability and age levels with the amateurs racing for some great gear from our sponsors while the pros duke it out for a piece of the cash purse.

Mount Snow has a long standing tradition of great downhill trails and this race promises to be no different. Our trail crew will be out diligently working to create a fun and challenging course incorporating rocks & roots, open trail, and slopestyle features.  www.mtsnow.com

Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris - A Special Tribute to Etta James and Nina Simone

October 21, 2017              7:30 PM Doors,  8:00 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

This special tribute to iconic Jazz and blues artists Nina Simone and Etta James has been designed to feature acclaimed selections from both celebrated artists in addition to compositions that personally resonate with both performers. Evans has shared stages with blues and soul legends BB King and James Brown. Grammy nominated Harris is a former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock.  They will be accompanied by local celebrity pianist Miro Sprague, bassist Dave Picchi and drummer Jon Fisher. Tickets:  $15.00 advanced, $18.00 Door.  Click here for tickets.

Stellaria Trio- An Evening of Classical Music

November 3, 2017             7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

The Stellaria Trio kicks off its 2017-18 season of global immersion programs with a spotlight on works by Nordic composers. Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black comprise Burlington VT's newest classical piano trio.  Tickets: $12.00 advanced, $15.00 Door.  Click here for tickets.

Bella's Bartok with Reynolds, Campbell and Avera opening

November 4, 2017          7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

To understand Bellas Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge's house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella's Bartok. This 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella's Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dance floor, or two (or three), but who's counting?

Opening the show- Local favorites Reynolds, Campbell & Avera. This trio brings stripped down covers spanning the genres of blues, alt rock, hip-hop, country, folk, and bluegrass.  Tickets: $15.00.  Click here for tickets.

These are just a few of the events in this and the surrounding area is offering. Visit our local chamber of commerce for a more comprehensive listing of area events or visit  www.vermontvacation.com for statewide events.

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