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Okemo Valley Region 2020 Annual Events

These events will add a unique experience to your Vermont tour. Join us!

 June – September – SUMMER MUSIC SERIES:

Mondays in Londonderry – PINGREE PARK MUSIC MONDAY CONCERT SERIES

Wednesdays in Cavendish – CAVENDISH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Proctorsville Green in front of the Gazebo

Thursdays in Chester – Chester Academy lawn across from the town green.

Thursdays in Mount Holly – MUSIC ON THE GREEN, Belmont Green

Fridays at Okemo Mountain Resort – JACKSON GORE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Sundays in Ludlow – LUDLOW BANDSTAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 
Black River High School Front Lawn, Ludlow

Sundays in Weston – SUNDAYS ON THE HILL
Church on the Hill, Weston

June – October
WESTON PLAYHOUSE THEATRE SUMMER SEASON
802-824-5288, email: tickets@westonplayhouse.org, www.westonplayhouse.org
Play, performing arts, wheelchair accessible

July 4
PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Selected as a “Top 10 Summer Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.  Plymouth’s July 4th commemorates the nation’s birth, as well as the only US president born on Independence Day.  The day begins at 10 am with a Naturalization Ceremony – the induction of new US citizens.  At 12 pm noon, the Vermont National Guard leads a march to the cemetery, where a wreath from the White House is placed at the president’s gravesite. Afternoon activities include children’s games, barbecue, birthday cake, historic craft demonstrations, and wagon rides. Organized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The celebration runs from 10 am – 5 pm
3780 Route 100A, Plymouth Notch
802-672-3773, www.historicsites.vermont.gov/calvin-coolidge
Family, museum, food, festival, wheelchair accessible

July
GRAFTON FOOD, MUSIC & SPIRITS FESTIVAL
Grafton Inn
Join us for the 8th annual Grafton Food Festival, a food-lovers event that celebrates local food and farms in Southern Vermont. It is one of our most popular events of the year, bringing dozens of local Vermont vendors together to celebrate our local “taste of place.” Booths range from farm-fresh produce and meats from area farms to jams, syrups, and local liquor. From our popular kids cooking competition to workshops and guest chef demonstrations, the event is jam-packed with activities to partake in between making your sampling rounds — but be sure to save room for our special grand finale dinner at The Grafton Inn at the end of the day. The festival runs from 11 am – 4 pm.
800-843-1801, www.graftonfoodfestival.com
Family, food, music, festival, wheelchair accessible

August
CHROME & CRAFT FESTIVAL
Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts, Ludlow
This exciting event is a combination of an Antique & Classic Car/Truck Show and an Arts & Craft Festival. More than 60 of New England’s finest artists and craftsmen come together to exhibit top-quality wares, including pottery, glass, oil and watercolor paintings, carvings, scroll work, dried flowers, syrup, honey, jewelry, wood turnings, stained glass, fabulous foods and more.  Join us to see gorgeous antique and classic cars and trucks.  Trophies will be awarded. Vehicles of all makes & models are welcome. Car Club Participation Award, Car Corral, Goody Bags, & Dash Plaques provided. Free participant breakfast. 10 am – 4 pm (Rain or Shine) Cruise-In at Benson’s Chevrolet the evening before.
611 Route 103 South, Ludlow
802-228-8770 and 802-228-5830, yourplaceinvermont.com
Family, food, shopping, art, festival, wheelchair accessible

August – September
PLYMOUTH FOLK & BLUES FESTIVAL
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth’s 16th annual folk & blues concerts feature stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians.  Wagon rides on Saturday; children’s crafts and face painting both days.  The concerts are free; donation is suggested.  Organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  2 – 5 pm
For more details, see www.plymouthfolk.com
3780 Route 100A, Plymouth
802-672-3773
Family, music, food, festival, wheelchair accessible

September
VERMONT GOLDEN HONEY FESTIVAL
Golden Stage Inn
8th Annual. Repeatedly voted “Top 10 Fall Events of Vermont.” Part food festival, part craft fair, the Honey Festival has more than 25 vendors offering their honey themed food, drink, arts and crafts. Big time fun at a small-town event. 399 Depot Street, Proctorsville
802-226-7744, www.goldenstageinn.com
Family, music, festival, shopping, wheelchair accessible
 
September
46th CHESTER FALL FESTIVAL
On the Green in Chester
Chester Fall Craft Festival kicks off the fall season on a weekend in September from 10 am to 4 pm for the 46th year in Chester, Vermont.  Hundreds of people converge on the Green in one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in New England” to find unique handmade crafts and food offered by over 65 New England vendors and listen to midday music.  Handmade crafts include wood products, glass, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fiber arts, paper arts, pottery, quilts, soaps and more!  Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn, stroll through the quaint stone village, enjoy the music, and sample a wide variety of interesting food.  Sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club, the Festival is a hallmark of the beginning of fall in this quintessential New England village.  Free admission.
802-295-7583, chesterfallfestival@gmail.com, www.chesterfallfestival.org
Family, music, food, festival, shopping, art, partially wheelchair accessible
 
October
62nd WESTON ANTIQUES SHOW
Weston Playhouse
62nd annual Weston Antiques Show, featuring renowned dealers from across the US.  American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry, and more. 10 am – 5 pm (There will also be a Gala Preview on the evening before).
www.westonantiquesshow.org
Family, art, shopping, wheelchair accessible

October
CIDER DAYS
Belmont Green, Mount Holly
A fall festival focusing on fresh pressed cider on a 100+ year-old press.  About 40 vendors fill the Green with their crafts, food and fall produce.  There is concurrently a photo contest, a huge book sale, and on a Saturday evening, a roast beef supper…all you can eat for $12.  The historical museum is open throughout the weekend.  This event is definitely for families. All proceeds benefit the maintenance and restoration of the historic church building that houses the library and community center. Sponsored by the Mount Holly Community Association. (Visit Us on Facebook)
Contact: Penny Coldwell penelopecoldwell@gmail.com
802- 259-2760, www.mounthollyvt.org
Family, art, food, shopping, festival, dog friendly

December
5th ANNUAL INNDULGENCE TOUR
More than 10 inns of Okemo Valley offer this incredible two-day open house with festive food and drinks.  Guests enjoy inn tours, holiday decorations, and “inn-dulgent” treats at each inn.  Advance tickets are $15 each, which includes food and beverages for both days.  Many inns have cash bars, too.  Visit the Facebook page “Inndulgence Tour” or call. All event proceeds donated to a local cause.
802-226-7744, www.goldenstageinn.com
Family, food, holiday tour
 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS IN DECEMBER:
 
CHESTER’S OVERTURE TO CHRISTMAS
Town wide, Chester

6th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN LONDONDERRY TREE LIGHTING
Village Plaza, Londonderry

COOLIDGE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth Notch
 
CHRISTMAS IN WESTON
Town wide, Weston
 
GRAFTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Town wide, Grafton

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Ludlow Auditorium
 
CHRISTMAS IN MOUNT HOLLY
Mount Holly Library & Community Center

February
CHESTER WINTER CARNIVAL
The Chester Winter Carnival is held in early February. Most outdoor events will take place at the Pinnacle off Lovers Lane in Chester, including broom hockey, dog sledding, and ice-skating.  www.meetchestervermont.com/events-calendar
Food, festival, outdoor fun
 
For more details about these events and visiting the Okemo Valley contact: Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, 802-228-5830, yourplaceinvermont.com

Please confirm all events dates with the organizer as they may be subject to change.

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