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Smugglers' Notch Area Events Calendar

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Ready to plan a few adventures? Clicking on any of the months below will display the events for that month. We'll be adding more Summer events as additional information becomes available. This calendar represents events occurring during our summer season, June 15 - September 3, 2018.

June
June 13 - 30
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Gypsy," the story of the ultimate show mother and the reluctant vaudeville star — a timeless classic, always reminding us to “Sing out, Louise!” For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 16
Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival.
The 32nd anniversary of this popular event. Multiple bands play from mid-day into the evening at the Belvidere town pavilion on Route 109. Rain or shine. Admission $15 at the gate, 12 and under free. Music from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Rain or shine. Info: Facebook

June 23
Franklin County Relay for Life.
We're honored to be a sponsor of the Franklin County Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Since the 1980s, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. This local Relay will be held at Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Read more about this event/sign up to participate

June 21
Smugglers’ celebrates the longest day of the year with the Summer Solstice party! Celebrations begin with an early morning Sunrise Yoga session and continue with evening fire and drum performances! The evening rounds off with a spectacular fireworks display in front of the beautiful backdrop of the Green Mountains!

June 22-24
Vermont Quilt Festival.
New England's oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 40 years! Displays of more than 400 new and old quilts, vendors, workshops, appraisals. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: www.vqf.org

June 23
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
World Class Wines. Farm-to-Table Food. Vermont has long been known as a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. The Burlington Wine & Food Festival pairs these prized local foods with world-class wines for a delectable experience.

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July

July 4 - Independence Day!
Smugglers' Notch Resort and Jeffersonville.
An old-fashioned July 4th celebration in Jeffersonville with parade at 10:00 am, carnival with games and vendors, kids' games, live entertainment from 66 City Band playing classic rock tunes, and food. Don't forget the world famous frog jumping contest!

And back at Smugglers' ... Starting at 5:00 pm, the Resort hosts a tasty Firemen's Barbecue on the Green with proceeds benefiting the local fire department. Goodtime Charlie hosts music for all ages on the resort village green from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Also on the green, the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band plays their mix of classic favorites and patriotic tunes beginning at 8:00 pm. At dusk, enjoy the spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. It's a full day of celebration! Happy Independence Day!

July 6-7
Circus Smirkus.
New England's favorite circus presents Wilderness Wonders, outdoor adventures under the big top! Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or www.smirkus.org

July 13-14
Waterbury Arts Fest.
Festivities Friday night feature live music in a street party atmosphere, and Saturday's festival highlights high-quality, original artwork from more than 80 exhibitors and entertainment. Info: www.waterburyartsfest.com

July 18-August 4
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents Heathers. Based on the cult classic movie from the late ‘80s. The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit, who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerburg High: the Heathers. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

July 19-22
Lamoille County Players
present "Hello Dolly!" the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” www.lcplayers.com

July 20-21
Vermont Brewers' Festival.
The finest brewers from Vermont, New England, and New York. Tastings, gourmet food and entertainment. Waterfront Park in Burlington. Note: Tickets on sale May 15; pre-purchase is advised as this event is popular. Info: www.vtbrewfest.com

July 26-29
Lamoille County Players
present "Hello Dolly!" the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” www.lcplayers.com

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August
August 3 & 4
Stowe Brewers Festival.
Celebrate Vermont's tradition of brewing fine craft beer! This outdoor festival showcases dozens of breweries. Tasting sessions Friday, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, Saturday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm and 5:30 - 9:30 pm. Ticket purchase includes 15 samples per session. Live music by Waylon Speed, a premiere band playing "underground outlaw dirt rock from the mountains of Vermont"! For festival details, please visit http://www.stowebrewersfestival.com

August 10-12
61st Annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet.
800-plus vehicles on display, parade, automotive flea market, food. Farr Field in Waterbury on US Rte. 2, just north of exit 10, interstate 89. Information: www.vtauto.org

August 11
10th Annual Festival of the Arts in Jeffersonville.
The Cambridge Arts Council and the Smugglers' Notch Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate the creativity and talent of regional artists! Lovely galleries and a wide range of artists display their work along Jeffersonville's charming Main Street. Children's activities and live music. Local restaurants offer delicious food for purchase. Parking is available at Cambridge Elementary. Festival hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Rain or shine. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.org

August 22-September 8
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "The Bridges of Madison County." Based on the best-selling novel. A forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

August 24-September 2
Champlain Valley Exposition.
The Champlain Valley Fair caps the Summer season in Vermont! Vendors, midway rides and games, entertainment, food, agricultural exhibits, nationally recognized performers, and more. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or visit www.champlainvalleyfair.org

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September
Visit the Fall and Winter events pages for information on what's happening during those seasons!
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