THURSDAY, JUNE 21…
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!
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).
FRIDAY, JUNE 22...
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).
ALL WEEKEND LONG…
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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23…
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.
- Get active:
- Gather at Leading Fields, a new retreat center in the hills above Woodstock for Summer Solstice Retreat: Emerging into Light, a full-day yoga experience from 9 AM – 5 PM.
- For supportive, healing exercise, join Maeve Ryan for Yoga of 12-Step Recovery from 2 – 3 PM at the Norman Williams Public Library.
- Family adventure:
- The Mt Tom Farmer’s Market has something for the whole family, from delicious produce, to grillables, to handcrafted artwork and toys (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
- Who can say no to wagon rides, live music, a petting zoo, and all the strawberries you can eat? Visit Springfield for the Wellwood Orchards Strawberry Festival, 10 AM – 3 PM.
- For an inside look into how cheese is made, join in on Dairy Days at Billings Farm & Museum from 10AM – 4 PM!
- Game lovers, take note! Artist-in-residence Jessica Creane will be walking through the process of creating games, giving you the opportunity to create your own. Happening from 12 – 2 PM at the Forest Center in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
- For real home-town cooking, visit the North Pomfret Church for their annual Strawberry Supper, including ham, sides, and strawberry shortcake (5 – 7:30 PM).
- Make the most of the longest day of the year at ArtisTree’s Summer Revels Solstice Festival! From 5:30 – 8:30 PM, bask in the evening light as you eat, chat, play, parade, dance, and be the audience for the culminating performance of the Summer Revels Community Chorus.
- 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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24…
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.