Chimney Hill Activities
Ongoing Events & Places of Interest
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
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
Zoar Adventure Center
Location: Zoar Adventure Center, 36 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT
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Peace Pipe Rail Jam
May 26, 2018 10 AM - 4 PM
Location: bottom of Inferno, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT
Skate on the mini ramps on the deck, and shred the park on the same day. It's our little "Thank you" for our park riding friends.
Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont's roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2017 Spring Open Studio Weekend taking place over May 26 & 27, Memorial Day Weekend.
Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork.
The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many participating galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.
The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Open Studio Guide is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and studios. It is also available on the VCC website, http://www.vermontcrafts.com. or by calling 802-223-3380. Links to Vermont Artisans - Southern Vermont
Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival
May 26, 2018 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: downtown Bennington, VT
Downtown Bennington transforms into a festival of arts, crafts, activities, food, & entertainment. In 2018 there will be over 120 crafters and artisans from throughout New England featuring handmade crafts of wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric, jewelry, and more. As always, School Street will be lined with ethnic treats including Indian, German, Thai, and American. You’ll also find favorites such as fried dough, gourmet seafood, wood fired pizza, BBQ, blooming onions, ice cream, and more! betterbennington.org
Artists Exhibit at Crafts Inn
May 26 - 27, 2018 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: on the lawn at Crafts Inn, W. Main St., Wilmington, VT
Local artists exhibit on the front lawn of the Historic Crafts Inn
31st Annual Great Duck Race
May 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Location: the bridge in the center of Wilmington, VT
The 31st Annual GREAT DUCK RACE to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation! Join in the fun - all proceeds to help grant wishes for ill children. Games, Face Painting, Music, Bake Sales. Cheer on your duck. Tickets available on the bridge in Wilmington center at 10:30 AM. (802) 464-5618 for more information. The week before tickets can be purchased at The Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce or Boyd Family Farm.
Memorial Day Parade 2018
May 28, 2018
10 AM Service - Historic Memorial Hall
11 AM - West Main Street, Wilmington
Service and parade organized by the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club honors those fallen, those who served, and those actively serving.
Strolling of the Heifers Parade 2018
June 1 - 3, 2018
Location: Brattleboro, VT
A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street on Saturday, June 2, 2018, parade theme: MAY THE FARMS BE WITH YOU. The parade kicks off at 10 AM sharp with scores of lovable heifer calves, groomed, decorated and led by future farmers. The heifers are followed by farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and surprises. Follow the parade crowd to the 11-acre Slow Living Expo for food, entertainment, animals, tractors, music and family fun, plus demonstrations, craft show and exhibits related to our mission of farm and food innovation. And that’s not all: Stroll Weekend starts Friday night, June 1 with our Street Festival featuring a culinary competition, Gallery Walk, music, food, fun and dancing. On Sunday, June 3, enjoy our Famous Farmers Breakfast, the cycling Tour de Heifer and the Farm Tour. Always rated one of Vermont’s Top 10 Summer Events! Visit our website for the full weekend schedule! Website: www.strollingoftheheifers.com. Phone for info: 802-246-0982.
2nd Annual Putt and Pour Tournament
June 8, 2018 1 - 6 PM
Location: Mt. Snow Golf Club, W. Dover, VT
Benefit for the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club. 18 hole team scramble putting tournament. 4 persons per team at the Mount Snow Golf Club. PRIZES * RAFFLES * AUCTION We will be auctioning premier bottles of beer, wine and spirits after the tournament. $75 per person including the tournament and dinner. Dinner for non-participants $25. Bring your own putter and ball! Call our office at 802-423-7535 to get registered - we accept CC and checks.
Eugene Uman's Convergence Project
June 9, 2018 8 PM
Location: Vermont Jazz Center, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro, VT
Eugene Uman, piano; Michael Zsoldos, saxophone; Jeff Galindo, trombone; David Picchi, bass; Jon Fisher, drums + special guests
Eugene Uman's annual concert at the VJC has become an opportunity for him to assemble a dream band that manifests his vision and unites his musical influences. Uman's compositions draw from a vocabulary of modern jazz, hard bop, rock, soul, Latin American rhythms and gospel; listeners can expect a "convergence" of the music he loves, a mash-up of styles where groove is king. Uman's energetic playing and writing style is flavored with the Latin rhythms that he has absorbed from numerous excursions to South America. Several of his compositions employ forms and grooves adapted from Colombian music such as cumbia, pasillo, puya, bambuco, and currulao. In the last several years, with the addition of Jon Fisher's drumming and David Picchi's bass work, the Convergence Project's focus has evolved to highlight their profound strengths in funk and soul. Uman's most recent creative venture is to mesh wordless vocals, sung by Wanda Houston, with the harmonized melodies of the horn lines and to add lyrics, penned by Verandah Porch and Patty Carpenter, to his Gospel-tinged compositions. www.vtjazz.org
June 16, 2018 4:30 - 7 PM
Location: downtown Wilmington, VT
As 2017 champion salsa chefs show-down with new competition, things can get . . . hot! This annual event benefits our State Champion Jr. Iron Chef team, and includes a salsa competition (you be the judge!), along with salsa music, dance lessons and dancing, and activities for all ages.
Tiny House Fest Vermont
June 23, 2018 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Flat St., Brattleboro, VT
This street fest features a Pop-up Tiny House Village, Housing + Placemaking Academy, Building Arts Marketplace, Building Demos, Speed Design Reviews, Parklets, Performances, MakerSpace for kids & adults, and more! www.tinyhousefestvermont.com
Annual Independence Day Fireworks
July 1, 2018 (rain date: July 2) 6 PM
Location: at Hayford Field, Wilmington, VT (behind Old Twin Valley High School)
The Independence Day celebration starts at 6:00 p.m. with a party, live entertainment and vendors on the field. The evening culminates with a SPECTACULAR Fireworks display at dusk - 9 p.m. Celebration sponsored by Southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce. Additional sponsors: Town of Wilmington and Town of Dover. More Info: 802-464-8092
Parking in town is very limited. There will be "Park and Ride" sites at the Howe Farm on Rt. 100 North and on Rt. 9 West with free transportation provided by the DVTA MOOver buses. Buses will return you to the parking lots following the fireworks display.
Fireworks for Freedom
July 3, 2018 6 - 9:30 PM
Location: in front of the Grand Summit Hotel, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT
Join us at Mount Snow while we celebrate our nation's independence with a huge fireworks display and BBQ on Tuesday, July 3. The party will start on Main St & the best viewing area will be in front of the Grand Summit Resort Hotel, and this event will have:
- BBQ* from Reuben's Smokehouse
- Ice Cream*
- Lawn Games
- Firepit & FREE S'mores starting at 7 pm
- Live Music played beginning at 6:30 pm
Fireworks will begin at "dark" which we anticipate to be about 9:15 pm.
* Cash and credit cards accepted
**Bring your lawn chairs, but please NO outside food or alcohol and NO dogs
Angry Orchard: Rock the Roots Tour
July 7, 2018
Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT
Angry Orchard is hosting a stop of their Rock the Roots Tour at Mount Snow! This one-day cider and music festival will feature big names such as Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, Pepper, and Matisyahu. This will be a full day experience including the Angry Orchard Arcade, lawn games, and much more. Ages 21+ Only.
Tickets are available at www.angryorchard.com/rocktheroots
Moondance - The Ultimate Tribute to Van Morrison
July 14, 2018 Doors 7:30 pm Showtime 8:00 pm
Location: Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT
Rock and Roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all, from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into the Mystic, the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe. With his mix of folk, blues, soul, and jazz, he is widely considered one of the most influential vocalists in Rock and Roll.
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert like no other. You'll hear classic tunes: Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into the Mystic, and Caravan, just to name a few. This exciting concert is packed with one Van Morrison classic after another.
Sizzle Reel https://youtu.be/az06-9sQJZo
$17.00 Pre-sale, $20.00 Door
Buy Tickets Here- https://bpt.me/3232622
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
July 27 - August 5, 2018
Location: throughout the Deerfield Valley
Do you love all things blue? The Blueberry Festival is the place for you! www.vermontblueberry.com
July 28, 2018 12 - 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:
- Can Jam
- Corn Hole
- Ladder Ball
- BIG Jenga
- Frisbee Golf Demo (this is not a full course)
- Kids Obstacle Course (will include water obstacle, so parents please plan accordingly
10th Annual Block Party
August 4, 2018 5 - 8 PM
Location: South Main St., Wilmington, VT
South Main Street takes on a smooth blue glow from 5 - 8 PM! Bring your bubbles, hula hoops, and street art chalk talent. This is your chance to dance in the streets to the sounds of the live music. Check out all the welcoming blue entryways, and look for establishments with the Blueberry Festival Participant Poster in their windows and they will have special deals for you!
101st Annual Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair
August 9 - 12, 2018
Location: Wilmington, VT
101st Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair 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!
These are just a few of the events in our area. Visit our local chamber of commerce for a more comprehensive listing of area events or visit www.vermontvacation.com for statewide events.