Upcoming Events

May

May 2–20, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Mamma Mia!
The Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 296-7000
northernstage.org
Northern Stage presents Mamma Mia! This musical sensation takes the music of ABBA and weaves it into a sunny tale that has delighted over 50 million people worldwide. Shortly before her wedding, a young woman swipes her mother’s diary in the hopes of finding the name of her father. When she discovers three possible candidates, she decides to invite them all. Thus begins a joyous adventure filled with wild twists, wacky characters, and the timeless tunes of ABBA. Featuring hits “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” and many more, you’re guaranteed to leave singing at the top of your lungs! Visit northernstage.org for more details and to purchase tickets.

May 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Open Mic Night @ ArtisTree
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3500
www.artistreevt.org
Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch! Alternating Thursdays, 7-9pm Cost: FREE Ages: Adults and 16+

May 26-27, 9:30am-5:30pm
Woodstock Side Walk Sale Days
Woodstock Village, Central Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3555
www.woodstockvt.com
Local Merchants hold 2 day side walk sales outside and inside

May 27-28, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cheese & Dairy Celebration
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road (Route 12N & Old River Road), Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Celebrate Vermont’s rich dairy heritage during this two-day event: meet New England artisan cheesemakers, sample their delicious artisan cheeses and dairy products, and take part in engaging dairy education programs. Take part in Judge Jerseys with the farm manager to improve your bovine knowledge, and participate in a dairy scavenger hunt, “name the calf” contest, and hand crank ice cream.

 

June

June 3, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Covered Bridges Half Marathon Pasta Supper
Suicide Six, 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3555
www.woodstockvt.com/covered-bridges-half-marathon-pasta-supper
Farm fresh, all-you-can-eat Pasta Supper at Suicide Six. Sauces prepared by local restaurants such as the Woodstock Inn and Woodstock Farmers Market. Full salad bar, gluten free offering. Three seatings at 5-5 and 7 PM at Suicide Six.

June 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Grace Coolidge Musicale #1
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
The first of four recitals in honor of one of America's most popular first ladies. Katie Lyon-Pingree (harp) and Abigail Charbeneau (piano) present a program of solos and duets featuring a range of music from secular, sacred, and Celtic traditions. Donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.

June 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Open Mic Night @ ArtisTree
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3500
www.artistreevt.org
Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch! Alternating Thursdays, 7-9pm Cost: FREE Ages: Adults and 16+

June 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm
7th Annual Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
Long Trail Brewing Company, 5520 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
(802) 786-4991
longtrailcenturyride.com
Pedal or Party! The Long Trail Century Ride is an event established through a partnership of Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities. Whether cycling on the 100-mile or 60-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K, there is something for everyone. All rides start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4, plus BBQ, live music, kids games, vendor village, refreshments, and more. Party-only tickets are available at the door.

June 9-11, 9:00am-7:00pm
Vermont Bike and Brew
Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751
(802) 422-6201
www.killington.com
Join MTBVT at Killington Bike Park for a weekend of organized mountain biking for all skill levels, Vermont's first ever downhill critical mass ride, on-site camping, vendor garden, bike swap, craft beer festival, whip-off competition, pond cross skinny bridge challenge, kids race and live music from Mountain Biking's house band, The CopOuts.

June 11, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Open House
Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford, VT 05072
(802) 765-4484
historicsites.vermont.gov
Join Vermont's State Historic Sites Program as we recognize the residents of Strafford for their on-going support of Senator Morrill's home. Enjoy house tours, free ice cream, and hand-on activities and games for children.

June 11, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Quilting in a Vermont Hill Town: Love, Community, Faith and Friendship
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
Patricia Rennau, member of the American Quilt Study Group, offers a program about the quilting traditions of Plymouth, Vermont in the late 19th century. Ms. Rennau will share information she recently found in the Coolidge archives at the Vermont Historical Society, and talk about the quilts in the new seasonal exhibit and her project to reproduce one of them - a "basket" pattern quilt possibly made by Calvin's grandmother.

June 17, 10:00am-3:00pm
Traditional Farmstead Skills Workshop with Andersen Thorp
Justin Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, VT 05072
(802) 765-4288
Andersen Thorp—national award-winning art teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead—leads this hands-on exploration into some of the crafts, skills and activities of yesteryear. From churning butter and making soap to the basics of basket-making, participants will get a taste of the handiwork that was the center of life on a small 19th-century family farm.

June 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Open Mic Night @ ArtisTree
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3500
www.artistreevt.org
Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch! Alternating Thursdays, 7-9pm Cost: FREE Ages: Adults and 16+

 

July

July 1–September 30
Cooler in the Mountain Concert Series: Vermont Chamber Top 10 Summer Event
Killington Mountain Resort's Snowshed Adventure Center, 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751
(802) 773-4181
mountaintimes.info/cooler-in-the-mountain-concert
Killington, Saturday afternoons July-September Top names from the national scene take the stage for the eight-week, free outdoor concert series. Guests are invited to grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Killington Resort’s Snowshed Adventure Center for these family-friendly events. Past lineups have included a diverse list of national acts such as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Donovan Frankenreiter.

July 4, 7:00am-11:59pm
President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration: Vermont Chamber Top 10 Summer Event
President Coolidge Historic Site, 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
Plymouth Notch, July 4 Commemorate the birthday of the only U.S. President born on Independence Day! At noon, march with members of the Vermont National Guard to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the President’s gravesite. Activities include tours of the historic village, chicken barbecue, wagon rides, traditional craft demonstrations, children’s games, and a marathon reading of Coolidge’s autobiography. Special highlight: a naturalization ceremony, when 20 immigrants are sworn in as U.S. citizens.

July 4, 10:00am-5:00pm
Old Vermont Fourth
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road (Route 12N & Old River Road), Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Celebrate the Billings Farm & Museum's "Old Vermont 4th" on Tuesday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., featuring traditional music, flag-making, hand cranked ice cream, horse-drawn wagon rides, patriotic speeches, and an historic debate. Throughout the day, families may make their own 43-star flags (the flag of 1890), Uncle Sam bookmarks, presidential silhouettes, fireworks stencils, and compete in sack races, crank fresh strawberry ice cream, and enjoy a wagon ride. Visitors are welcome to join in an “historic” base ball game played in the Billings’ fields or enjoy the games as spectators. Debates and speeches have played a key role in the Independence Day observance, as was the reading of the Declaration of Independence, which will occur at noon. Adults and older students can test their 19th century vocabulary skills in spirited spelling bees.

July 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Old Time Band Concert & Ice Cream Social
Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-1822
woodstockhistorical.org
Come listen to old-time tunes played by the South Royalton Town Band while you enjoy a complimentary dish of ice cream. Please bring a blanket or chair. Concert will be cancelled in the event of rain. Free, with donations appreciated.

July 8, 9:00am-4:00pm
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751
(802) 422-6201
godirtygirl.com
Don’t worry – it’s not a “race” in the traditional sense. It’s an untimed 5k mud run designed to push you slightly out of your comfort zone, but only as far as you want to go. Forming teams is encouraged, and so is helping your fellow Dirty Girls to the finish with some mud, sweat and cheers. At a Dirty Girl Mud Run you’ll find excitement, laughter and camaraderie—as well as lots of music and even some adult beverages. It’s a mud-covered day you’ll never forget. You’ll run, jump, hop, bounce and splash your way to the finish line with your besties and thousands of other women at the 2017 Dirty Girl Mud Run Killington. We’ll make sure to bring you challenging and fun obstacles for you to conquer with tons of laughter along the way!

July 14-16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Killington Wine Festival
Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751
(802) 773-4181
killingtonwinefestival.com
One of the Killington Region's signature events, this year's Wine Festival toasts 16 years of tasting events in the heart of the Green Mountains. Friday, ride the gondola to Killington Peak Lodge for the Estate Tasting. Saturday, enjoy the Grand Tasting at the base of Killington Mountain. Sunday, join the Wine & Nine at the Green Mountain National Golf Course. Specialty wine dinners will be available around Killington at various restaurants.

July 17, 9:00am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-3:00pm
Figure Drawing with Live Model: Instruction by Ian Campbell Swordy
Hall Art Foundation, 544 VT Route 106, Reading, VT 05062
(802) 952-1056
www.hallartfoundation.org
Join us for a tour of our exhibitions, "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros" and "Ready. Fire! Aim.", in conjunction with a figure drawing class with instructor, Ian Campbell Swordy, in the presence of a live model. Ian Campbell Swordy received his BFA from Hunter College (New York, NY), and his MFA from Yale University (New Haven, CT). He is currently a lecturer in the department of Studio Art at Dartmouth College. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or order a boxed lunch in advance. Adults only. Participants bring their own materials: newsprint or drawing paper; charcoal; drawing board. No wet materials please. Space is limited and registration is required.

July 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Grace Coolidge Musicale #2
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
Mezzo-soprano Ellen Nordstrom and pianist Abigail Charbeneau perform music from World Wars I and II and the years in between. A special set will transport the audience back to the "Roaring Twenties" with a tribute to Bessie Smith and Ella Fitzgerald. Donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.

 

August

August 5, 10:00am-4:00pm
Plymouth Old Home Day
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
Experience this century-old town tradition! Actor Jim Cooke performs as John Quincy Adams at 1:30 (sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau), reenactment of Calvin Coolidge's "Homestead Inaugural" at 2:47. Wagon rides, chicken barbecue, old-time music, sheep shearing, displays by the Crown Point Road Association and Green Mountain Time Keepers Society, water pump log demonstration by the Northfield VT Historical Society, traditional crafts, and "Clara's Games" - historic children's games organized by the Vermont Historical Society.

August 6, 2:00pm-5:00pm
The Art of Growing Food - A Kitchen Garden Workshop
Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford, VT 05072
(802) 765-4484
historicsites.vermont.gov
A kitchen garden is much more than a place to grow food; it is a place to observe and relax, invite beauty and nature, and it all starts with good design. Award-winning food and garden writer Ellen Ecker Ogden will show you how to transform a vegetable garden into a unique European styled kitchen garden; an ornamental edible garden with an eye towards beauty, easy care and pleasure. Learn the tools to create an edible garden that is both productive and beautiful, turning "ordinary" into "extraordinary". Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

August 19, 5:00pm-9:00pm
IW Vermont Annual Farm Dinner
Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-9217
www.weathersfieldinn.com
Join us for our annual farm dinner. Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres in the garden with live music. Silent auction to benefit local charity. Dine at long farm tables under cafe lights and the night sky on a 5 course dinner prepared by our kitchen with live music (inside if weather). This is a true Vermont experience not to miss. (20% lodging discount if attending the event.) Tickets: $95 pp ALL INCLUSIVE (tax & gratuity, food & wine)

August 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Excursion to Cobb Hill/Vondell Reservoir
Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-1822
www.woodstockhistorycenter.org
Explore Woodstock! Learn about the Cobb Hill/Vondell Reservoir area. As you walk to the Vondell Reservoir, interpreters will be stationed along the trail to share stories of the people who farmed and lived in this area long ago, the local geology, local music and food traditions, and much more. Public invited. Free, with donations gratefully accepted. To learn more about the event and get directions to the Reservoir, please call (802) 457-1822 or go to www.woodstockhistorycenter.org.

August 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Grace Coolidge Musicale #3
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
The series continues with pianists Susan Cobb and Abigail Charbeneau presenting an "all four hands" concert of classical favorites including Franz Schubert's Variations in A-flat major, Op. 35. Donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.

 

September

September 1–30
Cooler in the Mountain Concert Series: Vermont Chamber Top 10 Summer Event
Killington Mountain Resort's Snowshed Adventure Center, 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751
(802) 773-4181
mountaintimes.info/cooler-in-the-mountain-concert
Killington, Saturday afternoons July-September Top names from the national scene take the stage for the eight-week, free outdoor concert series. Guests are invited to grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Killington Resort’s Snowshed Adventure Center for these family-friendly events. Past lineups have included a diverse list of national acts such as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Donovan Frankenreiter.

September 2-3, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
A highlight of the Labor Day weekend, Plymouth's 13th annual folk & blues concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians. The 2017 lineup includes Hungrytown, Dupont Brothers, Bow Thayer, Eric French, Alastair Moock, Danielle Miraglia and Jay Ottaway. Wagon rides on Saturday; children's crafts and face painting both days. The concepts are free; donation is suggested. Organized by Jay Ottawa and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com.

September 11, 9:00am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-3:00pm
Figure Drawing with Live Model: Instruction by Amber Geneva Erkiletian
Hall Art Foundation, 544 VT Route 106, Reading, VT 05062
(802) 952-1056
www.hallartfoundation.org
Join us for a tour of our exhibitions, "Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros" and "Ready. Fire! Aim.", in conjunction with a figure drawing class with instructor, Amber Geneva Erkiletian, in the presence of a live model. Amber Geneva Erkiletian received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL). A practicing artist, she has worked in welding, bronze, aluminum casting, woodworking, painting and drawing. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or order a boxed lunch in advance. Adults only. Participants bring their own materials: newsprint or drawing paper; charcoal; drawing board. No wet materials please. Space is limited and registration is required.

September 23, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Old Time Fair and Silent Auction
Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-1822
www.woodstockhistorycenter.org
Experience the simple family fun of a silent auction and an old-time fair with hands-on crafts, games, live music, photo booth with vintage clothing, old-time treats, and old-time prices. Admission includes 4 complimentary tokens. The fair will be held, rain or shine, on the back lawn of the Woodstock History Center, which is located at 26 Elm Street. For more information, please call (802) 457-1822.

September 23-24, 7:00am-11:59pm
Vermont Forest Festival * Vermont Chamber Top 10 Fall Event
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
www.vermontwoodfestival.org
Woodstock, September 23-24 Meet Vermont wood artisans while shopping for products at Billings Farm & Museum. Watch modern and traditional wood demonstrations by professional woodworkers on the farm grounds. Meet the animals as you learn about Vermont farms and forests. Get out and explore the trails at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park! Enjoy hands-on, family friendly activities at the Farm and National Park. Food and live music. Wagon rides, woodcrafting, forest tours, horse logging, demonstrations and more. Something for everyone!

September 23-24, 10:00am-5:00pm
14th Annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 747-7900
www.vermontwoodfestival.org
Shop for finely crafted Vermont made wood products & furniture, with 18 local wood artisans, on the beautiful farm grounds of Billings Farm & Museum. Watch demonstrations while listening to music and enjoying local food! Bring the whole family to discover the wonder of the forest at Vermont’s National Park! Wagon rides, forest walks, museum tours, hand-on activities, and more! Enjoy the beauty of fall in Vermont. Woodstock is the quintessential essence of New England. Named “the prettiest small-town in America”.Meet the local wood artisans and enjoy a hands-on, family-friendly experience in one great weekend in Woodstock, Vermont! A TOP TEN FALL EVENT in 2017 by VT Chamber of Commerce!

September 24, 7:00am-8:00pm
19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival * Vermont Chamber Top 10 Fall Event
Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford, VT 05072
(802) 765-4288
www.morrillhomestead.org
Strafford Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with a harvest festival at the Justin Morrill State Historic Site! Meet live farm animals, make cider in an antique press and play period games and crafts. Taste heirloom apples, artisan Vermont cheese, Vermont ice cream and homemade apple pie. Includes face painting, live music, apple pie contest with prizes, Fairy Village, hiking, Valley Quest, gardens, exhibits, icehouse and pond, and tour of historic home decorated with gingerbread architecture. Admission includes lunch!

 

Weekly Events

Mondays, 10:30am-11:15am
Baby & Toddlers Story times
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
Story time for babies and toddlers Birth to 3. This 20-minute story time introduces our youngest patrons to stories, songs and finger plays. This is a weekly program—every Monday.

Mondays, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Open Mic Night
Bentleys Restaurant, 1 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3232
bentleysrestaurant.com
Brian Warren hosts our popular weekly Open Mic Night every Monday starting around 8pm. Even though you can never know who might take the stage, you can always count on a great evening of live music and fun among friends and neighbors!

Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:15am
Preschool/PreK Story Times
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
This 45-minute story time for children ages 3-6 features three, thematically-related books, along with a craft or activity that reinforces the weekly theme. This is a weekly program - every Tuesday.

Wednesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Afterschool Movies for Kids
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
Join us at the library for after-school movie fun! Call ahead for movie title. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Note: Movies will not be shown on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.

Thursdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday Afternoon Knitting Group
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
Knitters are invited to meet on the mezzanine of NWPL Thursday afternoons starting December 1 and running through the month of January. All knitters are welcome – from beginners to experts. We will knit together, learn together, and provide each other assistance when needed. Plan to bring your current project, knitting questions or problems, or a pattern to share.

Fridays, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music
Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-9217
weathersfieldinn.com
If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a truly unique farm-to-table dining experience off the beaten path, head over to The Inn at Weathersfield. Tucked back off Route 106 in Perkinsville, the Inn features a different local musician on guitar from 7-9 pm in the tavern every Friday. Don't worry, you can still talk and hear each other. Check out our full line-up: DEC. 16 - Ali T DEC. 23 - Ken Rokicki DEC. 30 - Dave Clark (Sat. DEC. 31 - Peter Concillio Trio)

Saturdays, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Market On The Green
Woodstock Village Green, 1 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3555
www.woodstockvt.com
Farmers and Artisans Market on the Village Green , every Wednesday thru mid October, live music, children's activities, 3-6pm over 30 vendors