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There’s no better place to celebrate this patriotic day than in Woodstock, VT! Here are some great events for you and the family on Independence Day.

Fireworks

Annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race.

The 37th annual race will be held at the Spectrum Team Center on July 4 at 8:30am.

Flea Market, Chicken BBQ, Bake Sale

Held at the Barnard Town Hall, North Road, Barnard VT on July 4 at 10:00am, this fun event benefits the Barnard Volunteer Fire Department.

Old Vermont 4th at Billings Farm & Museum

A patriotic family celebration featuring the reading of the Declaration of Independence, historic debate, wagon rides, making 1890 flags, spelling bees, the egg toss, and lots more. Admission: Adults: $14, seniors: $13, children ages 5-15 $8, ages 3 & 4 $4, 2 & under free. Open 10:00-5:00pm.

4th of July Celebration

There will be games, food and fireworks at Woodstock Union High School at dusk.

Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend is one of Vermont’s top winter events. The village of Woodstock is beautifully decorated and welcomes visitors to its many shops and fine restaurants. It is the perfect time to escape before the rush of holiday preparations, and it will put you in the festive spirit!

Here are some of the events scheduled for the weekend at Pentangle. 

  • First is a concert titled “An Irish Christmas in America” which takes place on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at the Town Hall Theater. 
  • On Saturday, December 14, you can take a holiday house tour and get the chance to visit some of the lovely historic homes in the village decorated for the season. 
  • Also on Saturday a traditional British afternoon tea takes place at St. James Church with two seatings. 

Tickets for all of these events are available at pentanglearts.org. 

The annual Messiah Sing will take place on Sunday, December 15 at 4 PM at Our Lady of the Snows church (free with donations welcome). This is a hugely popular event and seats are limited so be sure to get there early!

Other Wassail Weekend events include the Woodstock Historical Society evening celebration on Friday evening, December 13 where visitors can see the beautifully decorated Dana House. 

Billings Farm is open for tours and sleigh or wagon rides, depending on weather. 

A highlight of the weekend is Saturday’s Parade of Horses and riders dressed in 19th century period dress which takes place around the Village Green. It is truly a magnificent sight. 

There is music and carol singing on the Green after the parade. 

A myriad of additional activities will take place during Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend including a crafts bazaar, concerts, poetry readings and music in the streets. More information about this very special celebration can be found at woodstockvt.com.