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From The Blog August Happenings in Woodstock

Sunshine, Food, Music, Puppies What more could you ask for

Summer is in full swing, and Woodstock has plenty to enjoy check out what's happening this August.

Artist working at Taste of Woodstock
Artist at work at Taste of Woodstock

One of the many things that make Woodstock, Vermont special is its central location for a variety of easy day trips in our beautiful state of Vermont. You could be camping at a nearby state park, exploring Windsor historic sites, or vacationing in Quechee or Hartford. Woodstock is a short drive in multiple directions to loads of fun, but what makes us unique is some of our signature events.

In August we celebrate

Taste of Woodstock

8/13/22 from 10 AM-6 PM

Family at Taste of Woodstock
Family Strolling through Taste of Woodstock

taste of Woodstock 2022

Taste of Woodstock sees Elm street shut down to traffic and open to vendors, entertainment, and street art....the feeling of community surrounds you, and Woodstock's beauty is on full display. With its central location in town right across from great shops, the Woodstock History Center, and of course our Town Smiler :) you can easily access one of our favorite yearly events. 

Live music by: (starts at 10 am)

  • Jacob Butler at 10 AM, Bryan Frates at 11:15 AM, Libby Kirkpatrick at 12:30 PM, Myra Flynn and Paul Bofa at 1:45, AliT at 3 PM and the Krishna Guthrie Band to close the evening!

Some of your favorite vendors will be serving up good food and treats:

  • Pizza Chef of Woodstock will be serving their famous food and beverages at the South end of Elm Street.  Booths with Vermont brands including Jeezum Crow Smoked Foods, Sunny Side Taqueria, Anna's Empanadas, Eat More Pie, Howland Good Kettle Corn,  Ono Woodstock Shaved Ice, Silo Distillery, Wild Hart Distillery, Mettowee Maple Valley, The Olive Table, Blake Hill Preserves, St Johnsbury Distillery 

Taste of Woodstock event view
Taste of Woodstock looking down Elm Street
sign of entrance to sunflower house
Entrance to Billings Farm Sunflower House

Grand Opening of the Sunflower House at Billings Farm and Museum 

On the last day of July, with over 100 different varieties of sunflowers, this year's mandala-inspired sunflower house will provide a labyrinth of beauty set right on the property of Billings Farm and Museum. Plenty of space to explore and take photos from every angle.

Billings Farm is even holding a Sunflower House Instagram Challenge, tag them on Instagram with your best shot and use #VTSunflowerHouse to be entered in the chance to win Billings Farm cheese and bragging rights to the best Sunflower house photo. For more details and location information click here.

Jennifer Schmidtke
Sunflowers at Billings Farm
Pooches and puppies on parade 2018

Puppies and pooches on Parade 8/27/22 10:30-12 PM

Come out to support the annual fundraising event for our beloved Norman Williams Public Library. Enjoy a parade of the cutest pooches around and help cheer them on. 

Hot dogs and water will be available for sale.

Categories include:

  • Precious Petites
  • Mightiest Midsize
  • Gentlest Giant
  • Ms. Fashionsta
  • Mr. Beau Geste

and of course Best in Show! For more details and information on how to enter your precious pooch click here.


Music by the River 2022
Jennifer Schmidtke
Music by the River at East End Park

Summer music series

These long summer nights call for outdoor music! We're not short of concert options, right here in Woodstock and the surrounding towns. We have multiple to choose from, click on each individual series link for their concert lineup and ticket information!