Some of these events are one-time activities, some are held each year, and some continue for weeks or months at a time. This is an overview of selected events and therefore is just a sampling of what may be going on when you are here in the Waterbury, Vermont area. We suggest you check with your lodging establishment for up-to-date information on the events that will be occurring during your visit.
All information is subject to change. We make an effort to be accurate but the information is not guaranteed. Please verify the information presented here.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Chef Robert Barral infuses his native origins into every casual dining dish he creates. Originally from the Provence/Languedoc area of France. After living in and working in 3 different countries, Chef Barral came to his roots in Vermont. After working as Executive Chef for the New England Culinary Institute, he opened his first restaurant, Café Provence, in Brandon, VT. Café Provence quickly became a renowned casual dining restaurant in the region, and working upon the success of Café Provence in Brandon, Chef Barral opened Café Provence on Blush Hill under the guidance of Best Western General Manager Melissa Moore.
Cafe Provence on Blush Hill is located at the Best Western Plus
Exit 10 off Interstate 89
45 Blush Hill Rd
Waterbury, VT 05676
Local Night at Michael's on the Hill Restaurant
Thursday Evenings at Michael's on the Hill restaurant are "Local Night"! Tell us that you buy local and receive 15% off food and wine bottles. Excludes 9/26-10/17; 12/5-26
Michael's is located at 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Route 100 North
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
For more event information around Vermont
The Vermont Departrment of Tourism has an excellent database of events
throughout the state:
Most of these VT events will be repeated every year.
The next event is scheduled for August 2014
A unique festival celebrating life in Vermont: displays, demonstrations, education, and entertainment about food, farms, and forests.
September 2, 2012
Hope Davey Field, Waterbury Center VT
Acrobatics, comedy, juggling, zany antics, children's activities. Family friendly. See the YouTube video from last year.
September 13, 2012
Vermont History Center
A partnership of the state’s archaeological “treasures” with the historical treasure trove at the Vermont Historical Society's Center. Tour the newly renovated spaces at the Vermont History Center and enjoy the inaugural archaeology exhibit entitle "How Do You Know That?" Unraveling the Past Through Archeology.”
Vermont International Film Festival
October 11 - 20, 2013
An annual presentation of groundbreaking films from around the world, mostly emphasizing the environment, human rights, and war and peace. Mosts screenings will be at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, ECHOPavilion, and North End Studios - see the website
and Facebook page for details.
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Freaky 5K Run
Sunday, October 27, 2013
This race starts and finishes at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps West Monitor Barn on Route 2 in Richmond. The race goes through dark forests, open meadows, old logging roads, single-track trails, and the VYCC’s working farm. Details of the course are on the VYCC website. All proceeds benenfit VYCC. Refreshments and prizes after the race, including one for the best costume! All runners receive a goodie bag and a skully.
Ben & Jerry's Winter Festival
March 2, 2013. 11:00 - 4:00
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100)
One mile north of highway I-89, exit 10
Factory tours, snow shoeing, wintery games, samples of 2013 flavors, giveaways, raffles, raptor bird demonstrations, sugar on snow, DJ music, hilarity, frivolity, laughter - that kind of stuff.
Intergalactic Winter Croquet Tournament
March 9, 2013, 8:00 am -
Rusty Parker Park
Our little town of Waterbury, Vermont is proud to host the annual Intergalactic Winter Croquet Tournament to celebrate the last weekend of winter. Come watch the antics!
North American Telemark Organization Festival
March 9 and 10, 2013
Mad River Glen
"The Mother of All Tele Festivals" with clinics, demonstrations, races, party. See NATO website and Facebook page for more information.
Bridgeside Books Annual Sale
March 15 - 17, 2013
29 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
10% off everything; some items up to 75% off. Gift certificates, special orders, free gift wrapping.
Maple Syrup Open House Weekend
All around Vermont
March 23 – 24, 2013 (all-day)
Visit Vermonters in their "sugar houses" and watch them boiling maple syrup during their high holy days of sap runs and "sugarin'"
Here is a list of maple syrup makers open to the public
Free Cone Day!
April 9, 2013, noon - 8:00
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676
Second Saturday of each month: December 8, 2012; January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thatcher Brook Primary School Gym
Indoor market with lots of great vendors, veggies, fresh cut flowers, meats, eggs, chocolate massage, crafts and more. EBT and debit cards accepted. Facebook page and website,
The 2013 Gravel Grinder Spring Classic Dirt Road Ride
Sunday, April 21st
Kick off the riding season with the Stowe Mountain Bike Club by covering 25+ miles of the finest hills and dirt roads the Waterbury area has to offer. Whatever the road and weather conditions, we’re expecting an excellent early season adventure with all of our cycling friends. Frida's Taqueria and Grill will be catering the event, filling your bellies with delicious food after long hours in the saddle!
Ride time: 9am
Where: Pilgrim Park, Waterbury, VT
Route: Similar to last year with a few twists!
How much: $35 (online until April 14th) and $50 (day-of)
Registration includes ride food, t-shirt, and post ride meal catered by Frida's!
All funds raised will go towards trail maintenance for the Perry Hill trails in Waterbury, VT.
May 25 and 26, 2013
Vermont's Open Studio Weekend is a very popular statewide event during which about 200 Vermont
craftspeople and artists open their studios to the public for
demonstrations of their work and sales. In many cases, this is an
opportunity to see some working studios that are not normally
open to the public. The website has a link where you can download a map
of the studios or order a printed version.
June 15, 2013
Celebrate the beginning of summer with craft brewed beers, music, and food in the beautiful Sugarbush village setting at the bottom of Lincoln Peak mountain.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Schug Carneros Estate Winery & Vermont Wine Merchants
Maine Crab Salad with Cantaloupe, Avocado,
Lime & Toasted Peanuts
Schug Chardonnay '11 Carneros
Grapevine Smoked Lac Brome Duck Breast with Platine Bleue Poached Egg, Purple Potatoes & Banyols
Schug Pinot Noir '10 Carneros
Homegrown Mint Sorbet
Roasted Local Lamb Loin with Ratatouille & Farro
Schug Cabernet '09 Sonoma
Maplebrook Farm Ricotta Butter Cake with Toasted Vanilla Meringue, Strawberries & Rhubarb
Schug Late Harvest Riesling '12 Lake County
Organic Green Mountain Coffee or
Vermont Artisan Tea Selections
Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Truffle
Vegetarians and special dietary needs happily accommodated.
6:30 pm in the Barn Dining Room
$75 per person plus tax and gratuity
4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Rt 100 North Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Photo: Shelburne Vinyards
Eleva's annual concert tour of Vermont Wineries. Enjoy a friendly, social evening featuring wine & cheese tastings and inspiring classical music.
$25 - $250 Donation Requested
RSVP (at)elevachamberplayers.org or call 802-244-8354
Friday, June 21, 2013
Fresh Tracks Farm
4373 VT Route 12, Berlin, VT
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lincoln Peak Vineyard
142 River Road, New Haven, VT
Sunday, June 23, 2013
6308 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne, VT
Eleva Chamber Players
607 Crossett Hill
Waterbury, VT 05676
Annual Stowe VT Wine and Food Classic
June 21 - 23, 2013
Wine seminars, tastings of more than 100 wines, fine wine auction, gala
dinner. For both expert and novice wine and food enthusiasts.
Burlington Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Presented by Vermont Wine Merchants
Featuring importers, wine makers, and representatives for some of the
world's finest vineyars showcasing over 300 wines. Seminars by celebrity
vintners and master sommeliers. Tickets include 15 wine tasting tickets, a
souvenir wine glass, a restaurant food token, admission to food and wine
seminars, unlimited Vermont artisan breads and cheeses, all accompanied
by live jazz music. Light fare including raw bar, artisan cheese and breads,
and more. There are two sessions: one from noon to 4:00 pm, and the
other from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
Admission: $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. Additional wine tasting tickets may be
purchased for $1.00/wine. Additional restaurant tokens may be purchased
for $5.00/plate. Age 21+ positive ID required. One thousand tickets are available for each session.
Tickets on sale starting April 1, 2013 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Box
Office. Call (802)86-FLYNN or visit flynntix.org
Friday, June 28, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
$12 Adults, $8 Children 12 & under, $4 Dessert only. Tickets available at the door.
The Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main Street, will host a buffet supper to kick off the Fourth of July festivities on Friday, June 28th from 5 - 7 pm. The public is invited to eat at the church or take out both dinner and dessert. The menu will consist of homemade dinner delights and, of course, strawberry shortcake for dessert. Handicap accessible.
June 28 - 30, 2013
Champlain Exposition Center and St. Michael's College
Essex Junction, VT
New England's Oldest and Largest Quilt Event
Selected as a Top Ten Summer event by the Vermont Chamber of
Commerce. Exhibits, workshops, lectures, appraisals, merchants mall,
kids programs. One of the largest quilt shows in the northeast. More than
400 quilts in two buildings: antique quilt section, works by the festival
teachers, and special exhibits. Leading the way is a judged show with
some 180 quilts entered in the annual contest. From the youngest
beginner to the most practiced expert, contestants provide something for
every taste, from the most traditional to the avant-garde. Also, there are
daily gallery talks about some of the principal exhibits. The curators or
other knowledgeable Festival staff will offer informal 30 to 45 minutes talks
once or twice each day and answer questions about the quilts. Classes
begin June 23.
Vermont Paddleboard Festival
June 30, 2013, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waterbury Center State Park
The Vermont Paddleboard Festival will feature activities for everyone. Fifty models from 13 manufacturers will be available for people to test paddle. There will be short instructional clinics for beginners and fun BIC races every hour.
$3 Day Use Fee, $5 Vermont Paddleboard Festival Fee, donated to Friends of the Winooski River. Sponsored by Canoe Imports, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Umiak Outfitters WND & WVS and Vermont Paddling
Follow Reservoir Road from Route 100 in Waterbury Center http://goo.gl/maps/TBgbJ
July 5 - 7, 2013
Open carriage driving competition; junior/amateur horse show; breeders' futurity; stallion exhibition, performances, parade; half-mile race; saddle equitation; 500-pound stoneboat pull.
The Morgan is America's oldest original breed and was founded in Vermont. It is the official state animal of Vermont.
Friday and Saturday, July 12 + 13, 2013
Downtown Waterbury VT
The best way to celebrate summer is just around the corner! It’s the annual Waterbury Arts Fest in the heart of historic Waterbury, VT July 12 and 13. Admission is free for this family-friendly opportunity to celebrate the arts, the hip town of Waterbury and its 250th anniversary.
The fun begins with Waterbury’s Block Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, July 12, as Nimble Arts flies through the air in an aerial acrobatic presentation guaranteed to thrill. Josh Panda and the Hot Damned take the stage later in the evening with a soulful, rock-n-roll sound sure to get feet stomping, hands clapping and bodies swinging. Local bars and restaurants will host “after-party” music to keep the celebration going late into the night.
Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will showcase more than 60 Vermont artists displaying their affordable, unique, spirited art for festival-goers to admire, purchase and enjoy. Among the many Vermont artists featured on Saturday are Cindy Griffith of North Middlesex (www.hungermountainarts.com) and Laura Kaufman of Bethel (Etsy.com/shop/babykthreads and www.facebook.com/babykthread).
Throughout the day artists will demonstrate their talents to engage festival-goers, share tips, trade ideas, teach and “talk art.” Kids are encouraged to participate in the festival’s art scene by playing “Art Spy” and the first 50 winners will receive a Spy Bag filled with a summertime art project and other swag. By closing off the most historic of Waterbury’s streets to noisy traffic and replacing it with the energy of friends, neighbors and visitors, all focused on enjoying a good time, Waterbury creates this perfect way to celebrate summer.
Food vendors will offer an array of various street fare, including vegetarian and kosher menu items.
Hospitable and magical Waterbury is easily accessible—located at the intersection of Interstate 89 and routes 2 and 100.
This event is presented by Revitalizing Waterbury, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the economic, historic and social vitality of Waterbury, Vermont.
Pulled Pork Bar-B-Que Dinner
Friday, July 12, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676
In conjunction with the Waterbury Arts Festival, the Waterbury Congregational Church is hosting a Bar-B-Que on the church lawn. $10 Adults, $6 Children 12 & under. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert.
For info contact Lesley Clark 244-6606.
July 19 & 20, 2013
For more information, email Candy at email@example.com or Ted at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 802-244-9960
July 19 and 20, 2013
Waterfront Park, Burlington
Rated as one of Vermont's Top 10 Events and Featured as one of ten Great
Beer Festivals by USA Today. The Vermont Brewers Festival is the longest
running outdoor brewers festival in the East, and it's no wonder since Vermont
is home to more breweries per capita than any other state. Brewers
participating in this event do so by invitation only, based on brewery capacity,
distinctiveness, and product quality. Enjoy a wide range of offerings, including
traditional lagers, ales, and unique products such as fruit beers, barleywines,
and Belgian-style white beers. You'll also enjoy gourmet foods, demonstrations,
and top quality entertainment. A lot of fun in a beautiful location overlooking
Lake Champlain. Great sunsets there too.
July 24-28, 2013
Downtown Barre VT
The Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days is a five-day celebration of community, culture, history and
the arts. This year's festival will be comprised of a parade, live music, comedy, entertainment, exhibits,
ethnic heritage food tent with foods from 15 countries, bike and fitness festival, bicycle race, vendors, Saturday car show, workshops, and community interaction. The Festival has a Facebook Events page too.
Vermont Balloon & Craft Festival
July 26 - 28, 2013
- 20+ hot air balloons with four liftoffs and the “Best Balloon Glow in the U.S.!”
- Public tethered balloon rides
- Hundreds of artists and artisans displaying their original works.
- Kids activities including face painting, airborne artwork and a tent filled with craftwork created by the Shelburne Craft School. Kids’ activities will be offered by instructors from the school.
- Vermont hand crafted food, beer and other drinks.
- Live entertainment, music, craft demonstrations.
- Admission $8.00. Children 12 and under are free.
Festival of Fools
August 2 - 4, 2013 - Burlington VT
Presented by Burlington City Arts, the Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences.
In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups.
The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. The Festival wraps up on Sunday, August 4th with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.
Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 9:00 AM - Noon
Waterbury Congregational Church at the White Meeting House
8 North Main Street in downtown Waterbury
Come and browse the amazing treasures donated by members of the Congregational church. There will be furniture, cookware, household goods, decorative items, books, toys, and everything you could imagine plus more! Antiques and 'odd-tiques' will round things out for a fun and interesting sale. Refreshments will be available. Call the church office at 244-6606 with any questions.
2013 Waterbury Rotary Club Concert in the Park Series
Admission is FREE
Thursday evenings 6:00 pm, at the end of Waterbury Farmers Market
Rusty Parker Memorial Park
South Main Street
Rain or shine (the rain site is Thatcher Brook Elementary School on Stowe Street)
Aug 8 What’s Good: Soul, Jazz what’s good groove music
Aug 15 A Fly Allusion: Horn-driven, Funky Hip-hop
Sponsored by The Alchemist
Illustration of the Ben & Jerry's Waterbury factory is (c) Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Saturdays at the factory in Waterbury; Thursdays outside the Scoop Shop on Church Street in Burlington
Ages: 0 - 14+
Features: Stroller-friendly, Outdoor Seating, Handicap Accessible, Take Out
Shows begin at dusk
Bring your own blankets/chairs
Free ice cream samples
At the ice cream factory
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Route 100, one mile north of highway I-89 exit 10
8/3 Madagascar 3
8/10 Escape from Planet Earth
8/17 The Avengers
On Church Street in Burlington:
8/6 Madagascar 3
8/13 Escape from Planet Earth
8/28 The Avengers
One of the largest gatherings of collector cars in New England - about 700 to 800 vehicles. See website for more information.
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
August 15 - 18, 2013
Burlington VT Waterfront
A three-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront: Burlington Boathouse, Perkins Pier, Spirit of Ethan Allen Crise Ship, Lake Champlain Ferries, Northern Lights Lake Champlain Cruises, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more. Other Festival activities include: ALS Silent Auction; Non-Profit Palooza; Pirate 5k Run/Walk; Mission Possible; free, daily music on multiple stages; four evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground; Eco-Zone Exhibit Area; Kid Zone with free kids’ activities; international food court and crafts; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more! Live music including a performance by the Black Crowes, comedy acts, dog zone, airplane aerobatic show, kids day, much more. See the Facebook page for more information too.
On the Porch of the Train Station
At Rusty Parker Park, Main Street, Waterbury VT
802-882-2700 | WaterburyStation.com
FREE to attend and all are welcome
Donations accepted for Food 4 Farmers
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
August 25 Jim Charonko
Folk, Rock, and Familiar Oldies
September 1 Seth Yacovone
Acoustic Blues Guitar Singer/Songwriter
August 1 - Labor Day, 2013
Entertaining events scheduled everyday including painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, printmaking, woodcarving, glassblowing, poetry, flower arranging, chamber music, chorale, concerts, dance, culinary workshops, cheesemaking workshops, theatrical performances, Art in the Garden Tour, street fairs, film festivals, historic barn tours, farmer's markets, and much more. Whew! It's BIG!
Mad River Valley Craft Fair
August 31 and September 1, 2013
About 100 good quality artists and artisans display their paintings,
pottery, handmade clothing, carvings, jewelry, basketry, weavings, furniture.
Live entertainment, kids activities, and food court.
Waterbury Comedy Festival Dinner Theater
Sunday, September 1st
134 North Spruce Haven Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Chicken BBQ and a very special and intimate show for limited audience limited to 45 people.
Drinks (BYOB) @ 6:30pm, dinner @ 7:00 pm, show @ 8:00 pm. $40 per person. Since space is limited, RSVP by emailing email@example.com by August 24th. Murphy's website is here.
BIGGER THAN T-REX Dinosaur Exhibit
Daily to Sept 2, 20133
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Calling all dinosaur fans. See skeletons of animals that roamed the earth millions of years ago with razor sharp teeth and powerful jaws. And one of the largest killer dinosaur of all, Giganotosaurus at 45' long! Ancient skulls bigger than an average car! Plus dinosaurs from Jurassic Park! Skeletons of Gigantotosaurus, Mapusaurus, and more carnivorous dinosaurs; some of them larger than the legendary T-Rex. Hands-on dig pit, video of actual dinosaur excavation, and animatronic raptors round out this exciting and crowd-pleasing exhibition.
September 19, 2013, 6:00 pm
Singer Taryn Noelle with Piero Bonamico
The multi-talented Taryn Noelle and pianist Piero Bonamico will present a program of romantic, hopeful and light hearted comedic tunes from Classic Broadway and Standards from The Great American Songbook. Songs from "Carousel", "Bells Are Ringing","Guys and Dolls", and standards by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart.
Includes reception and dinner buffet. Requested donation $25-$250 per person.
Contact us for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org at 802-244-8354.
(New 2013 poster available later)
September 12 - 15, 2013
1 Fairgrounds Lane, Tunbridge Vermont
The little fair with a big name. This year's schedule includes livestock events and judging, live entertainment, rides, antique tractors, history displays, crafts, food, horse and oxen pulls, harness racing, horse shows, walk around clowns. Named by the VT Chamber of Commerce as one of the state's Top 10 Fall Events. The Tunbridge World’s Fair has run continuously since 1867 except in 1918, due to the great flu epidemic, and during World War II.
Battery Park, Burlington, Vermont
Taking Place at the Vermont Pride Festival
VERMONT'S LGBT-FRIENDLY FOOD & TRAVEL EXPO
Vermont has the best things in life: Maple syrup, gourmet ice cream, award-winning cheeses, microbrews, wines, sauces and other specialty foods. Beautiful natural scenery, world-class restaurants, family attractions, shopping, entertainment, arts and culture.
Produced by the Vermont Gay Tourism Association, the Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo will take place during the Vermont Pride Festival at Battery Park.
September 20 - 22, 2013
North America's largest all British classic and sports car show plus British cultural activities, shops, crafts, Auto Jumble, car corral. Triumph and Morgan are the featured marques in 2011. New location this year: Stoweflake Resort events field, Cape Cod Road (behind the resort), off Route 108.
September 27 and 28, 2013
Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston VT
20 minute drive from Waterbury.
Beer, food, beer, music, beer, chair lift rides to the top of the mountain for
foliage viewing (bring your camera!), beer. The coasters shown above will be at local watering holes in early August. Scan the QR code on the coaster with your mobile device and get tickets to SIPtemberfest.
September 28 and 29, 2013
Animal Barn with sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, and rabbits. The Animal Barn also includes vendors offering fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies.
Marketplace with more than 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese.
Shepherd Workshops for current and future owners of small ruminants.
Fiberarts Classes, beginner and advanced.
1746 Mountain Road
Catapults, trebuchets and other siege devices converge in Vermont to see who can launch a pumpkin the farthest. It really is amazing to see how far they can throw a pumpkin. (We don't know what they have against pumpkins.)
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street
Lunch served 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Home made aprons, baked goods, chocolates, coasters, dolls, doll clothes, gift baskets, holiday decor, knit items, place mats, wreaths, queen size quilt raffle. The luncheon consists of homemade soups served alongside rolls fresh from the oven.
October 5 and 6, 2013
A Stowe Rotary event for the entire family. Grand parade, oompah bands,
continuous singing and dancing, authentic German food and desserts,
Vermont micro-brewed beer, children's tent with puppet theatre, pumpkin
painting. Huge silent auction. Raffle prizes. See updates on the Facebook page.
Magic Hat Brewing's first Oktoberfeast features Vermont food producers and purveyors samples and sales in a farmers market setting. Outdoor beer garden featuring limited edition brews. Live music. Brewer led tours of the Magic Hat brewery on Barlett Bay Road off Route 7 south of Burlington. Five dollar entry fee goes to the Vermont Food Bank.
October 3, 10
3:00 - 7:00 pm, rain or shine
Locally grown root vegetables and meat, skilled bakers featuring delicious breads, and sweet treats such as: cookies, cupcakes, and gourmet hand dipped chocolates. Enjoy some prepared hot foods while you relax with some live music. EBT and debit cards accepted.egetables.
Waterbury VT Farmers Market Facebook page
Waterbury VT Farmers Market website
October 11 - 13, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
90 Weeks Hill Rd
The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival at Stowe Events Field. 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell craft work as well as original art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products.
Food court with organic wood fired pizza, grass fed burgers, soups and salads, sweet potato fries, local apple cider, tacos, pulled pork and all the trimmings, grilled cheese Paninis, a dozen Vermont beers, plus Vermont cheese and sausages.
Live music on Saturday and Sunday.
Mad River Green Shopping Center
Saturdays, 9:00 to 1:00, mid May 19 to mid Oct
October 5, 12, 19
The Waitsfield Farmers Market is a very popular local event in the Mad River Valley and just a short, scenic drive south of Waterbury. It has produce, flowers, seedlings, honey, wool, eggs, meat, cheese, local crafts, baked goods, and prepared foods. Live entertainment provided by local musicians. Displays and information booths by community groups such as the Vermont Festival of the Arts, Localvores, local libraries, fire departments. Visitors are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets ON LEASH. See more information on the Facebook page.
October 5, 12, 19
Route 108, Mountain Rd., about 2 miles from the intersection of Route 100 and Route 108 in Stowe village. The market is next to the Red Barn Shops and across the street from The Stoweflake Resort. There are usually about 40 to 50 vendors each week plus a variety of changing entertainment including local musicians, demonstrations on makng crafts, cooking demonstrations, hands on activities, petting zoos, animal demonstrations, etc. See the Facebook page and website for further information.
October 19 & 20, 2013
The Field House
166 Athletic Drive
One mile from the Shelburne Museum
Sat: 10:00 – 5:00 / Sun: 10:00 – 4:00
More than 100 contemporary and traditional quilts, silent auction, craft table, vendors, raffle for the Vermont Star Quilt shown above, displays, Lunch and refreshments are available. Also see the Facebook page for updates.
October 26, 2013
Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour
Free tours, pumpkin bowling, flavor flashbacks, donuts-on-a-string, spooky photos ops. Come in costume and receive 20% off gift store purchases. Please bring a canned good for the Waterbury Food Shelf.
See the Facebook page for more information
Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale
and 32nd Annual Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show
October 25, 26, and 27, 2013
Friday noon-6:00; Saturday 9:00-6:00 & Sunday 10:00 – 4:00
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT 05453-0209
The Fall Vermont Antique Expo and Sale is on the same weekend as the 32nd Annual Fall Essex Craft & Fine Art Show, Vermont’s largest craft show (see below). The two separate shows will be offered for one price, only $8.00 (admission valid for re-entry all show days).
The antique show brings established antique and vintage item dealers and individual sellers together. Champlain Valley Exposition has been the home of fall antique shows for over a decade and that tradition continues with this locally produced show, sponsored by Vermont
The Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show, has been recognized as one of the top shows in the country. Meet the artisans and purchase original artwork from many nationally acclaimed artists. A small sampling includes hand blown and stained glass, fine scents and herbal soaps, forged iron, garden accents, original oils and watercolors, weathervanes, candles, pottery, music, leather and sheepskin, calligraphy, note cards, furniture, jewelry, baskets, florals, and gourmet specialties such as dips, sauces, vinegars, and sweet treats. There will be craft demonstrations and a gourmet marketplace of culinary food.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to The Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30 PM
United Church of Christ/Waterbury Congregational Church
8 N. Main Street
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM
First Church Universalist of Barre
19 Church Street
Four by Four
Eleva performs masterpieces using multiple combinations of string instruments. Featuring the13-year-old, muti-talented Isabella Perron.
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 3 Violins in F major, RV 551
Antonio Vivaldi: Summer from Four Seasons
Isabella Perron, violin
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
TICKETS: buy online here
$20 General Admission
$10 Seniors & Students
$10 Members of the Vermont Philharmonic & Montpelier Chamber Orchestra
Contact us for more information. email@example.com or call 802-244-8354, or visit the Eleva website.
November 24, 2013, 11:30 AM
Waterbury Congregational Church
The White Meeting House, Main Street, Waterbury
Everyone is invited to join a free, simple, pleasant lunch on Sunday, November 24. We offer this lunch as a way for us to enjoy a meal together with minimal effort. It is a relatively new event that we have been offering once each month and you can help in a big way just by joining us to eat. Your presence is part of the enjoyment! We look forward to seeing you there.
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
FREE Admission. Shop local and unique this holiday season. Come meet Central Vermont area artists and discover the variety Waterbury has to offer! Fun, funky, functional and traditional gifts for all budgets. Like us on Facebook at I heART Waterburyand the Waterbury Holiday Artisan Bolutique website has information about the artisans along with links to their websites.
December 7, 2013
Downtown Waterbury VT
This annual event sponsored by Revitalizing Waterbury is the town's kickoff celebration for the holidays and features a parade, snowmen greeters, retail and restaurant special offerings and events, artisans boutique, extended shopping hours at the local shops, and the very special River of Light lantern parade.
December 7, 2014
Stowe Street, Waterbury VT
Enjoy homemade gingerbread cookies and other delicious treats, along with a warm mulled cider. One of Vermont's favorite authors, Archer Mayor, will be signing copies of his new book, 'Paradise City' beginning at 11:00am. Catch the best seat in town for the River of Light Lantern parade, and enjoy hors d'oevres and libations beginning at 4:30pm. The River of Light parade begins at 5:00pm and winds its way past Bridgeside Books around 5:20pm.
December 3 Concert – Woodridge Nursing Home, Berlin VT, 6:30PM
December 10 Concert – Barre VT First Baptist Church, 7:00PM
December 14 Concert – Waterbury Food Shelf, Waterbury Congregational Church, 2:30 PM
December 6 - 8, 2013
Champlain Valley Exposition
Route 15/Pearl Street
Essex Junction (Burlington area), Vermont
People, crafts, food, clothing, music and dance from countries around the world. The Vermont International Festival was named a Top Ten Winter event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The event's Facebook page is here.
Fifth Annual Wrap It Up & Win promotion
November 29 - December 22, 2013
More than 40 Waterbury retail businesses and restaurants are participating. Sponsored by Revitalizing Waterbury, with over 50 prizes set to be awarded in four weekly drawings. Customers receive a stamp on a playing card when they make a purchase from participating merchants. Players who collect five stamps and drop their cards off at designated locations are eligible to enter the weekly drawings. There is no limit to the number entries.
Beginning on December 2, winners will be announced Monday mornings on Waterbury’s local radio station, WDEV; in the town’s newspaper, the Waterbury Record; and on Revitalizing Waterbury’s Facebook page. Wrap It Up & Win ends December 22 with the final drawing on December
To find Wrap It Up & Win locations, look for the snowmen displayed in business windows around Waterbury. For a complete list of participating retailers and restaurants, and for more information on holiday events in Waterbury, visit www.revitalizingwaterbury.org or check out Revitalizing Waterbury’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/revitalizingwaterbury.
First Night Burlington (25 miles north of Waterbury) will be held this year on Tuesday. December 31. featuring music, dance, theatrical performances, comedy, children's activities, and much more.
January 17 - 26, 2014
Nordic races, skating party, bonfire, cross country ski tour, snowshoe tour, high school hockey games, fun run, broom ball tournament, National Guard rappeling demonstration, snow shoe obstacle course race. mountain bike race. See the Facebook page and blog for more details.
January 24 - 26, 2014
Lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities including art walk, mountain bike race, jazz dance and concert, winter hike, story walk, pancake breakfast, 5K run, scavenger hunt, sledding, chili dinner, indoor swimming, ballroom dancing, hooping, and more.
Green Mountain Club Annual Festival
February 1, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Green Mountain Club Visitor Center
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Waterbury Center VT
18th Annual Winter Festival starts at 8:30 a.m. plus there is an indoor party from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The festival will include free snowshoe demos that participants can use at the visitor center or on one of the dozen off-campus guided hikes being offered. The day will also include an array of events for younger adventurers, including indoor crafts and face painting, a bonfire, nature hikes and tracking tutorials, and the ever-popular dog sledding demonstrations.
8:30 - 3:00 FESTIVAL
Winter hikes and nature walsk both on=site and off-site (see list on the GMC website)
Free snowshoe demonstrations
Indoor and outdoor children's activities, bonfire, s'mores, cocoa (fun for all ages and abilities)
Bird On glove demonstration
Snowflake making, snacks, and more
3:00 - 5:00 WINTER PARTY
Great prizes from generous local businesses
(Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Club Archives)
Saturday, February 15, 2014
11am-3pm (or until it’s gone.)
At Pilgrim Park and Railroad Street in Waterbury (next to the train station)
Focal Banger- an American IPA , hopped judiciously with Citra and Mosaic, 7% abv
$12.50/4-pack- inclusive of state tax ($11.80 + 6% tax)
$75/case- inclusive of state tax ($70.75 + 6% tax)
Petit Mutant- an American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis;
this rustic ale contains almost a pound of Montmorency cherries in each 16 ounce can
The Alchemist will also be raising $ for the Vermont Foodbank. We have printed 200 Petit Mutant posters designed by our in-house artist, Jess Graham. A suggested donation of $5 will go to the Foodbank for each poster- The Alchemist will match all money raised. If 200 people each donate $5 for a poster, together we will raise $2,000 for the Foodbank.
Waterbury restaurants will also have one keg of Focal Banger available on tap at opening. It will be available at The Reservoir, Arvad’s, Prohibition Pig, Blackback and Blue Stone. They all serve lunch that day, and all have wonderful and varied draft lists.
Some requests, restrictions, and other stuff apply which you can read about here.
February 28 - March 2, 2014
One of the most anticipated and popular events in Burlington every year. Lots of live music and entertainment plus a grand parade on Saturday that begins at 3:00.
March 1, 2014
Gather friends & family, put on an extra layer and come join the fun at Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory Winterfest 2014 in Waterbury. Information is available on the Facebook Events page too.
2014 flavor samples
DJ spinning fab music
free factory tours
Local food sample & sale from Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Butter & Cheese & Cider House BBQ & Pub, Sugar on Snow (dill pickles and all)
Umiak snow shoe tours (fee)
VINS –Bird on Glove program 1:00-2:30
Photo ops with mascots-- Skip from The Mountaineers, Champ from the Lake Monsters and Ben & Jerry’s very own Mooky the Cow
Even a chance to stock up on girl scout cookies as a local troop will have plenty on hand to sell.
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Ages: 0 - 14+
Cost: Free - Collecting cash and nonperishable food donations for the Waterbury Food Shelf
Parking: Yes - parking lot
Features: Snack Stand, Playground, Restrooms
Chalkboard Menu Mondays
Hen of the Wood restaurant
92 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
Every Monday. Last day of this program is Monday March 3, 2014.
If you are new to the Hen then you may not remember our Monday evening specials but people are constantly asking us why we stopped our 'locals' night. It took us a while but we have brought them back for a while.
Expect lots of small plates & tartines, oysters, entrees that are below $20, wine & cocktail specials & unique beers on tap.
Call for reservations or if it's a nice day just show up and have a drink on the patio until a table is available. No reservations by email please.