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From The Blog Soak up summer at these 14 spectacular events

The summer of 2019 is heating up! So spread on some sunblock, grab a friend, and hit the town at our favorite local events...

Revels Summer Solstice Festival

Friday, June 21 at 5 PM

What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than with singing, stories, food, and games that exemplify life in small town New England? This colorful event is free for the entire family and happening on the grounds of Artistree Community Arts Center.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

—William Shakespeare
Revels Summer Solstice Festival

Dairy Celebration Days

Saturday, June 22 through Sunday, June 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Whip up ice cream, butter, and cheese the old-fashioned way then sample your creamy creations during Dairy Celebration Days at Billings Farm & Museum! A Youth Invitational Dairy Show, soapmaking, and other hands-on fun is the cherry on top.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Woodstock Inn & Resort
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Old Vermont 4th

Thursday, July 4 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Honor 4th of July traditions of centuries past at Billings Farm & Museum! There, you’ll get patriotic with flag making, wagon rides, sack races, historic speeches and debates, baseball, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Then head to Woodstock Union High School for an awe-inspiring fireworks show!

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: TD Bank Summer Festival Tour

Friday, July 5 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM

Lose yourself in a symphony of sound under the summer night sky at Suicide Six Ski Area. Listen as the orchestra showcases composers who set America to music: Gershwin, Joplin, Bernstein, Copland, and Williams – in a stirring performance culminating in a dazzling fireworks display.

Old Fashioned Band Concert and Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 5 from 7 to 8 PM

Grab a cone of fresh-made ice cream, a chair, and tap your toe to the tunes of the South Royalton Town Band! At this concert on the History Center’s stunning back lawn overlooking the Ottauquechee and Middle Covered Bridge, the only thing better than the music, mood, and company is the fact that it’s free and open to all.

Band Concert at the Woodstock History Center

The American Vinyl Music Festival

Saturday, July 6 from 5 to 10 PM

Love the Rolling Stones? Jam out to Velvet Revolver? Can’t get a Guns & Roses song out of your head? Then add the American Vinyl Music Festival to the top of your to-do list for a night of hit-after-hit performed by iconic members of your favorite classic rock bands – happening at Suicide Six Ski Area.

Killington Wine Festival

Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21

It’s wine time at this festival featuring more than 500 wines hailing from vineyards across the globe. Sip and savor the scenery – from a gondola ride to a golf outing with a glass in your hand.

Bookstock Tent

Bookstock 2019

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

Bibliophiles, are you ready for the literary event of the season? Meet celebrated authors and shop an enormous book sale on the village green at this year’s Green Mountain Festival of Words!

Farm to Ballet

Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 to 10 PM

Ballet Vermont is trading in the stage for open pastures at a Billings Farm & Museum’s presentation of Farm to Ballet – a colorful reinterpretation of classic pieces telling the story of three seasons on a Vermont farm.

Farm to Ballet, Billings Farm and Museum

Old Home Day Celebration

Saturday, August 3

Partake in a century-old tradition at The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site with a cornucopia of activities: craft and farm demonstrations, wagon rides, a live old-time fiddle performance, a BBQ, a reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s 1923 Homestead Inaugural, and much more!

Antique Tractor Day

Sunday, August 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Gather round for a tractor parade at Billings Farm & Museum! Join the proud and talented individuals who restored the antique tractors featured at this fun day of tractor-drawn wagon rides, pedal tractor pulls for kids, and more.

GMHA, Buck Davidson, Eventing
GMHA is the premiere competition facility in Vermont. Come and see the action!

Festival of Eventing: August Horse Trials

Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11

Show jumping, dressage, cross country – it’s all happening in South Woodstock at the Green Mountain Horse Association’s August Horse Trials! With a block party and $10,000 in prize money, this is one equestrian event you don’t want to miss.

Taste of Woodstock

Saturday, August 10 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Local purveyors of all things delicious are taking to the streets of the historic Woodstock village for this family-friendly festival of food, drinks, crafts, art, activities, live music, and fun for all.

The Vermont State Fair

Tuesday, August 13 through Saturday, August 17

There’s nothing more distinctly Vermont than a state fair! Think demolition derbies, carnival rides, pig races, award-winning music, and buckets and buckets of merriment all in nearby Rutland.