Upcoming Events

June

June 1-July 5, 10:00am-5:00pm
June is Dairy Month at Sugarbush Cheese and Maple
Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Syrup Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
(800) 281-1757
www.sugarbushfarm.com
For the month of June this 3 generation farm will be featuring and sampling 15 kinds of cheese including award winning smoked cheese and 8 year old wicked sharp cheddar. Come by and visit with the farm animals, learn about maple sugaring as well as about cheese. Free samples, free admission

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-July 5, 10:00am-5:00pm
June is Dairy Month at Sugarbush Cheese and Maple
Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Syrup Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
(800) 281-1757
www.sugarbushfarm.com
For the month of June this 3 generation farm will be featuring and sampling 15 kinds of cheese including award winning smoked cheese and 8 year old wicked sharp cheddar. Come by and visit with the farm animals, learn about maple sugaring as well as about cheese. Free samples, free admission

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 22, 10:00am-5:00pm
ShackletonThomas Tent Sale
ShackletonThomas, 102 Mill Road, Bridgewater, VT 05034
(802) 672-5175
www.shackletonthomas.com
Vermont's home for fine handmade furniture and pottery is bringing back its long-running Tent Sale! – help us clear out old inventory and make way for new projects. ONE DAY ONLY Up to 75% off Furniture + Pottery under the tent 20% off entire showroom

July 1, 11:00am-4:00pm
Jazz & Art Festival
Suicide Six, 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 356-5060
interplayjazzandarts.org
A festive celebration showcasing the talented Interplay students with jazz, blues, Latin, be-bop music, swing band, vocal performances, jazz, gospel and swing choir performances. Create your own interactive art projects! Woodstock Inn & Resort will provide a New Orleans style lunch buffet ($) or you can bring your own picnic. Cash Bar. No admission charge. Donations support the Interplay Jazz & Arts Scholarship Fund. About Interplay Jazz & Arts Founded in 1996, Interplay Jazz & Arts is an arts education and performance nonprofit organization seeking to integrate mind, body and spirit in the exploration of creativity, music and the arts. Interplay offers performance-based and residential learning experiences that provide technical and experiential education through a holistic approach. For more information and registration for Interplay Jazz & Arts Summer Intensive Workshops and other events throughout the year, visit InterplayJazzandArts.org.

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