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Barre
Sep 5, 2014 through Sep 6, 2014
 DanceFest Vermont!
DanceFest Vermont! is a bold step forward for contemporary dance in Vermont. Ten featured choreographers will have the opportunity to present new work, collaborating with experienced dancers, composers, costume, film and light designers. DanceFest Vermont! invites audiences to enjoy two evenings of exciting, high caliber performances that recognize the high quality of dance-art occurring throughout Vermont. Sept.5 at Barre Opera House and Sept. 6 at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.
Barre Opera House and Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center (City Hall 6 N. Main Street)
Friday Sept. 5, 8:00 pm
Adm.
802-476-8188 Web Site | Map

Berlin
Jul 4, 2014
Friday Night Fires with McKenna and the Microfixers
Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate the occasion, McKenna Lee and the Microfixers will be performing at Fresh Tracks for another round of Friday Night Fires! Theyre a rhythm & blues group, made up of various established musicians from Vermont and New York state. Join us from 7:00  9:00 pm and listen to the eclectic summertime tunes.
Fresh Tracks Farm, Vineyard, and Winery (4373 VT Rt 12)
Free
802-223-1151 Web Site | Map

Berlin
Aug 1, 2014
Friday Night Fires with The Mint Julep Band
Join us for yet another batch of live music and delicious wine! The Mint Julep Band will be performing at the tasting room from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Led by vocalist Jane Andr? and featuring local legends Peter Krag on keys, Gregory Evans on guitar, Justin Dunn on upright and Todd Watkins on the trap set, Mint Julep offers an eclectic mix of swing, latin, funk, hip hop, reggae and soul rhythms.
Fresh Tracks Farm, Vineyard, and Winery (4373 VT Rt 12)
Free
802-223-1151 Web Site | Map

Berlin
Sep 5, 2014
Friday Night Fires with The Dupont Brothers
On Friday, September 5th, we have some amazing live music lined up for our Friday Night Fires. The DuPont Brothers  hailing from Burlington, Vermont  are known all across the state, and the Folk-Americana duo is coming to our tasting room! Join us from 7:00  9:00 pm for some wine, music, and good company out on the lawn!
Fresh Tracks Farm, Vineyard, and Winery (4373 VT Rt 12)
Free
802-223-1151 Map

Berlin
Oct 3, 2014
Friday Night Fires with the Deadicated Trio
Weve got yet another wonderful round of live music for you! Our Friday Night Fires are continuing with the Grateful Dead cover band, Deadicated. Join us from 7:00  9:00 pm on Friday, October 3rd for a night of groovin and wine pourin. Lets put on a show that would make Jerry Garcia himself proud. And if the weather is nice, we'll host the music out on the lawn!
Fresh Tracks Farm, Vineyard, and Winery (4373 VT Rt 12)
Free
802-223-1151 Map

East Montpelier
Jun 22, 2014
 Central Vermont Cycling Tour
 Fully supported bike ride on beautiful dirt roads past farms, woods, lakes and historic towns.  Rest and food stops with local food.  Bike patrol for safety and mechanical issues.  Lunch with local food.  13-mile loop, 33-mile medium loop, or 60-mile ride with 6,000 feet of climbing. Classes for runners. Register online or on the day of, $50, under 17 free. Info: www.centralvtcyclingtour.org, 802-498-0079.
Morse Farm (1168 County Road)
9 a.m.
Adm.
802-498-0079 Web Site | Map

Montpelier
Jun 21, 2014
Bob and the Trubadors return to Sweet Melissas
Their all-original, dream-inspired music is an eclectic mix of guitar, accordion, keyboard, and vocals that will have your feet tapping and your spirit soaring. Their connection to the audience and their journey through the highs and lows of their dreams is one that you will remember.
Sweet Melissa's (4 Langdon St)
Saturday, 6-8 pm
Free
802-272-4367 Web Site | Map

Montpelier
Jul 3, 2014
Independence Day
Come down and join us for a full day of festivities! Visit our website for more details! http://montpelieralive.org/IndependenceDay
Downtown Montpelier
Free
802-223-9604 Web Site | Map

Montpelier
Jul 10, 2014 through Jul 27, 2014
 Blues in the Night
26 hot & torchy tunes tell the sweet, sexy and sorrowful tales of three women with the lying, cheating, snake of a man who done them wrong. Music is by Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen & others.
Lost Nation Theater (39 Main St)
Varied
Adm.
802-229-0492 Map

Montpelier
Jul 19, 2014
 Do Good Fest
The National Life Group Do Good Fest is a daylong, family friendly music festival featuring five bands, children's activities, food vendors and displays by nonprofit organizations. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center's National Life Cancer Center.
National Life Group campus (1 National Life Drive)
Saturday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Adm.
802-229-3866 Web Site | Map

Montpelier
Aug 2, 2014
 Red!
Original presentation of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale from The Brothers Grimm incorporating choral speaking, physical theater, musical bits, and broad characterizations. An Ensemble performance from aspiring professionals age 9 & up.
Lost Nation Theater (39 Main St)
Varied
Adm.
802-229-0492 Map

Montpelier
Aug 10, 2014 through Aug 13, 2014
 Circus Smirkus 2014 Big Top Tour
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids  ages 10 to 18  are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called exuberant and joyful. FOR TICKETS CALL 1-877-SMIRKUS (1-877-764-7587) or Visit www.smirkus.org
Montpelier High School (5 High School Dr)
Show Times: Sun: 4pm Mon - Weds: 2pm & 7pm
Adm.
877-764-7587 Map

Montpelier
Aug 15, 2014 through Aug 17, 2014
 Peter Pan Jr.
This production comes complete with pirates, Hook, fairies, mermaids, comedy, clowning and puppets brought to life onstage in Disney's musical theater adaptation by aspiring professionals age 12 to 21.
Lost Nation Theater (39 Main St)
Varied
Adm.
802-229-0492 or 239-980-1750 Map

Montpelier
Sep 18, 2014 through Oct 19, 2014
 The 39 Steps
A Hitchcock masterpiece + a juicy spy novel + Monty Python + romance + old- timey stage-craft x a ridiculously talented cast of 4 = The 39 Steps. A fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater! Nonstop laughs, with over 150 zany characters "Theater at its Finest." - NY Times Ingenious! A Dizzy Delight. - Daily News
Lost Nation Theater (39 Main St)
Varied
Adm.
802-229-0492 or 239-980-1750 Map

Montpelier
Sep 25, 2014 through Oct 19, 2014
 Comedy of Errors
2 sets of twins, separated at birth, are reunited. But only after a Rube Goldberg of mistaken identities, witty dialogue, puns & plot-twists. "Rowdy Fun - The Guardian
Lost Nation Theater (39 Main St)
Varied
Adm.
802-229-0492 or 239-980-1750 Map

Montpelier
Oct 3, 2014 through Oct 12, 2014
Vermont Celebrates American Craft Week
The State of Vermont is a major sponsor of American Craft Week that takes place all over the state with participating activities and festivals including Fall Open Studio Weekend, with 127 sites participating. Other participants include the 36th Anniversary of the Putney Craft Tour, the Craftproducers art and craft festivals in Manchester and Stowe , Readsboro Glassworks Open Studio, among others.
Vermont Artisan Designs (Main Street)
802-258-3992 Web Site | Map

Montpelier
Oct 4, 2014 through Oct 5, 2014
Fall Open Studio Weekend 2014
Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. Wherever their locations, they are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished work of art. This is the weekend to visit as many as you can fit in!
Statewide in over 130 locations.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Free
802-223-3380 or 802-223-3380 Web Site | Map

Montpelier
Oct 16, 2014
Behind the Scenes: Gardens of Paris
A sneak preview of Gardens of Paris, a small group interpretive tour designed to educate and inspire. Well take you behind the scenes as we plan the trip and photograph a variety of gardens. Well introduce you to charming courtyard gardens, a medieval herb garden, green pockets and lush parterres, share insights, and seek out hidden corners of the most fantastic city in the world. Presented by Karen Kane and Charlotte Albers.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library (135 Main St.)
10/16/13 7:00 PM
802-223-3338 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Jun 29, 2014 through Jul 27, 2014
 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
The Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition celebrates the many styles and techniques of the watercolor medium. This juried show features outstanding artists from around across the country with the works of the highest quality. Artwork is on exhibit in the unique Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm and run the gamut from abstract to photo-realism. Prizes are awarded for Best in Show, Presidents Award and Board of Directors Award among others.
Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm (48 Lareau Road, Route 100)
Thurs thru Sunday, 12-9PM, closed Mon thru Wed.
Free
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Aug 1, 2014 through Sep 1, 2014
 Vermont Festival of the Arts
The Vermont Festival of the Arts is a month-long 120 event celebration of the Arts in the Mad River Valley each August from the 1st through Labor Day, with exhibits, performances, workshops and demonstrations, from a simple pottery workshop to a world class musical performance. These are multi-media, multi-dimensional, mult-age events that are perfect for all ages and mid-week visitors, weekend guests, second-homeowners, local residents and all Vermonters. Event costs, times and locations vary.
varies (varies)
varies
Adm.
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Aug 1, 2014 through Sep 1, 2014
 Big Red Barn Art Show
Enjoy two and three-dimensional fine art by more than thirty Valley artists. Work includes paintings, monoprints and sculpture. Something for everyone. Revisit the exhibit through the month as new pieces are added. Opening Reception Sunday August 3, 5-7 pm. Free. Donations welcome.
Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm (48 Lareau Road, Route 100)
Thursdays-Sundays, 12 pm-9 pm.
Free
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Aug 3, 2014
 Festival of the Arts Picnic
Bring blankets and baskets, American Flatbread for sale, cash bar, music from the Grift all evening, 5 pm Big Red Barn Art Show opening reception, beautiful works by local artists you can meet, ending with a BANG of fireworks painting the sky.
Lareau Farm Inn (48 Lareau Road, Route 100)
Sunday, 5 pm - 9 pm
Free
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Aug 15, 2014 through Aug 16, 2014
 The Great Vermont Plein Air Paint-Out
Artists from all over New England draw, sketch and paint the beautiful local scenery in historic Waitsfield Village with inspiration from the historic covered bridge, iconic church steeple, meandering Mad River, gardens, mountains, barns, rolling fields. Saturday PM artists gather for Sidewalk Show & Sale. Rain or Shine.
Bridge Street and in and around Waitsfield Village (Bridge Street Headquarters, Historic Waitsfield Village)
Friday, Saturday 9 am -6pm
Free
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Aug 24, 2014
 Barns and Bridges of the Mad River Valley
For many, the classic Vermont postcard holds images of barns o the hillside or bridges above rushing streams. The Mad River Valley has an excellent collection. Take this self-guided tout with information at each site. People will be on hand at many locations to give a personal tour and answer questions. The old barns and bridges of the Valley are inspiration for all.
pick up map at festival gallery or around town (5031 Main Street, #2 Village Square)
Sun, August 24, 10 am - 3pm
Free
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Waitsfield
Oct 12, 2014
Mad Dash
The Mad Dash is a classic Vermont foot race benefiting the Mad River Path Association's work to create a network of public pathways in the Mad River Valley. The event includes 5K and 10K running races and a free Kids Fun Run. Following the event - great food, music and fun for the whole family.
Meadow Road
10 am
Registration Fee
802-496-7284 Web Site | Map

Warren
Aug 10, 2014
 The Taste of the Valley
Vermont Festival of The Art's signature event at the stunning Lincoln Peak Village, Sugarbush, inside and outside. Local restaurants and food providers offer a sample taste of their finest culinary creations. Enjoy the music inside and out and bid at the silent auction. Make sure you attend the social event of the season.
Lincoln Peak Village Sugarbush (Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush)
Sunday, 5 pm - 8 pm
Registration Fee
802-496-6682 Web Site | Map

Washington
Jul 11, 2014
Natural Dye Workshop
An introduction to using locally growing plants as natural dye material. We will spend the morning gathering plants and flowers to use as dye material. Our dye baths will brew while we enjoy lunch on the porch. (bring your own lunch) After lunch, the magic begins as we dye sample skeins of yarn!
VT Grand View Farm (1638 Scales Hill Rd)
Friday 10am-3pm
Adm.
802-685-4693 or 802-685-4693 Web Site | Map

Washington
Jul 12, 2014 through Aug 9, 2014
Wood-Fired Pizza Night at the Farm
Join us for wood-fired pizza on the farm, the second Saturday in July and August! Come out to the farm for a pizza pinic! We will have the outdoor oven fired up and will be cooking pizzas between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Please email ahead with your pizza order. Bring along your family and friends, a blanket to sit on, and your own beverage. (Please car pool as parking is limited.) Please contact us a week in advance to pre-order your pizza!
VT Grand View Farm (1638 Scales Hill Rd)
Saturday, July 12 and Aug. 9, 4-6pm
Adm.
802-685-4693 or 802-685-4693 Web Site | Map

Washington
Jul 25, 2014
Felted Clasp Purse
Learn to make this adorable felted purse! In the morning, participants will learn to felt using a resist which creates a seamless vessel. In the afternoon, we will embellish your pouch with beads or needle felting, and sew it to a metal "kiss clasp". Once you learn how to felt using a resist, you can apply that same technique to making felted slippers, bags, hats, or other garments.
VT Grand View Farm (1638 Scales Hill Rd)
10am-2:30pm
Adm.
802-685-4693 or 802-685-4693 Web Site | Map

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