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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Summer Solstice Here We Come!

Now that summer's in full swing, there's no shortage of activities in the greater Woodstock area! Read on for a strong start to a Week of Jazz, Strawberry Festivals galore, a bluegrass bonanza, and more...


Join Sustainable Woodstock for a social and educational experience in one! From 5:30 to 6:30 PM, meet at Taftsville Country Store for a complimentary tasting, followed by a tour of the Taftsville Chapel, newly outfitted with solar panels!

Or enjoy the great outdoors set to nature's soundtrack and live music from Atlas Key at BarnArts' Thursday Night Music Series at Feast & Field (5:30 – 8 PM).

Then, kick off a Week of Jazz in Woodstock the right way! From 7 – 9 PM, jam with fellow musicians or simply sit and listen to this session of the Interplay Jam Session at the Norman Williams Public Library.

Later… for a free showing of The Witness, a documentary about the murder of Kitty Genovese, stop by the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre (7:30 – 9 PM).


Head over to Lebanon’s Colburn Park for a Food Truck Festival you won’t forget, with music by Brooks Hubbard Band, drinks from Salt hill Pub, and food from a variety of New England-based trucks (5 – 9 PM).


For family fun… you can catch a series of hands-on and educational programs at VINS, including an artist exhibition with Miguel Siu, reptile and raptor encounters including feeding time, a look at predators of the sky, and more! Open from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Or head to Randolph for an all-star lineup of bluegrass performances, Green Mountain style! June 21 through 24, immerse yourself in the Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival with live music –from the likes of Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Gibson Brothers, and Seldom Scene— as well as band workshops, kids activities, a movie theater, vendor and food concessions, to name a few! Don’t wait. Buy your tickets now.

Then, get a front-row seat to the heist of the year. Don’t miss your chance to catch a showing of Ocean’s 8, playing June 22 - 25 from 7:30 – 9:20 PM.

Saturday and Sunday only, get you dose of culture at Art in the Park at the Norwich Green. Starting at 10 AM, watch the green transform into an art gallery complete with crafts, fine art, specialty food, demonstrations, and live music and performances.


is jam-packed with activities. No matter what kind of day you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered…

  • Fun for a good cause:
    • Join the Long Trail Century Ride, a cycling fundraiser for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to the disabled. Includes 100-mile, 60-mile, 20-mile, and 5k loops, followed with BBQ, live music, kid games, vendor village, refreshments, and more. Happening all day long.
    • Enjoy a summer night on the banks of the Ottauquechee and support community outreach initiatives of the North Chapel by attending their Gala Fundraiser from 5 – 8 PM.
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  • Educational experience:
    • Hear from Fred Haas, Senior Lecturer in Jazz studies at Dartmouth College and world-traveled musician, about Jazz and the Art of Listening from 10 – 11 AM at Norman Williams Public Library.
    • Invasive species are spreading in Vermont and you can help. Stop by the Forest Center of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 9 AM – 12 PM for the Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont Workshop. Hear from state forester Jim Esden and Windsor County forester AJ Follensbee to learn how to identify EAB, how to report a suspected infestation, and what EAB means for woodlot management.
    • Continue your day at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller and learn while you play! From Farm and Estate House tours to Junior Ranger Adventures, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get a taste of history, nature, and fun in one, beginning at 1 PM


It’s a big day at Billings Farm & Museum! Help celebrate the farm’s 35th anniversary 10 AM – 4 PM with a full schedule of special activities including music, food, an animal parade, historic baseball, special guests, and more. Admission is FREE!

Check out a carbon-neutral home 9 years in the making! Visit 2317 North Rd, in Barnard from 1 – 3 PM for a complete tour of Hy-Wynds Farm, complete with light snacks and wine.

Then… end your weekend with a bit of fun at Music and Marys with Sensible Shoes from 1 – 3 PM at SILO Distillery.

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