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Smugglers' Notch Area Events Calendar

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Clicking on any of the months below will display the events for that month. We'll be adding more Summer 2014 events as additional information becomes available.



June
June 5-7
Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival.
Check out Cadillacs, antique autos, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and street rods on the open grounds of the Shelburne Museum. An event for the whole family, with hands-on arts activities, vehicle displays, free rides and more. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

June 13
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for the first trail race in our three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

All races start at the resort's Nordic/Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost:
Kids Fun Run (6 and under) - free
4k or 8k youth (ages 7-15) - $5
4k or 8k adult (16-49) - $15
4k or 8k ages 50-plus - $12
2k for ages 50-plus on August 9 race date only - $12 (in partnership with Vermont Senior Games)

T-shirts available at each race, $10 per shirt.

A complete sports waiver is required before the start of the series. Proceeds benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day. Next races in the series: July 10 and August 9.

Register on raceplanner.com

Questions? Email us!

June 18
The World's Largest Swim Lesson comes to Smuggs for the 3rd year!
Smugglers' again will serve as an official host facility for The World's Largest Swim Lesson. This worldwide effort aims to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson while helping aquatic facilities and water safety organizations communicate the importance of teaching children how to swim. Be a part of this winning initiative - a record has been set every year since 2009! Smugglers' will hold a fun introductory 30-minute group swim lesson for ages 5 and up from 10:00 to 10:30 am in the Village Mountainside Pool (ages 5 and up who are non swimmers must be supported by an adult 18 or older). This is open to guests of the resort and local residents. Please call aquatics manager Tara Snow at 802-644-1047 to sign up, or email tsnow@smuggs.com

June 18-20, June 25-27
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Company," which follows Bobby, a commitment-phobic 35-year-old New Yorker, through a musical dissection of love and relationships. Aided by the advice of his five married-couple friends, Bobby juggles the pros and cons of marriage with an endearing skepticism that will have audiences laughing and nodding in recognition. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 20
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

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 26-28
Vermont Quilt Festival.
New England's oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 38 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

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July
July 1-3
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Company," which follows Bobby, a commitment-phobic 35-year-old New Yorker, through a musical dissection of love and relationships. Aided by the advice of his five married-couple friends, Bobby juggles the pros and cons of marriage with an endearing skepticism that will have audiences laughing and nodding in recognition. For more information please visit www.stowetheatre.com

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, and food. Don't forget the world famous frog jumping contest! Live entertainment will be provided by classic country and blues band The Woedoggies at 11:00 am.

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. Rockin' Ron Carter is your host on the Village Green with music for all ages from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 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! Info: Ron Carter, 802-793-7095.

July 5
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. As if a summer's evening in Vermont weren't magical enough, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra conjures up a dreamscape of enchantment in their performance, "Spellbound." Wizards, witches, and trolls, oh my! Musical sorcery spirits you to Middle Earth and then safely back to your picnic spread. As always, concerts conclude with the spectacular 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks. Stowe, 7:00 pm. For additional information, please visit www.stoweperformingarts.com

July 10
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for the second trail race in our three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

All races start at the resort's Nordic/Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost:
Kids Fun Run (6 and under) - free
4k or 8k youth (ages 7-15) - $5
4k or 8k adult (16-49) - $15
4k or 8k ages 50-plus - $12
2k for ages 50-plus on August 9 race date only - $12 (in partnership with Vermont Senior Games)

T-shirts available at each race, $10 per shirt.

A complete sports waiver is required before the start of the series. Proceeds benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day. Next races in the series: July 10 and August 9.
Register online

Questions? Email us!

July 10-11
Waterbury Arts Fest.
Festivities Friday night feature live music in a street party atmosphere, and Saturday highlights high-quality, original artwork from more than 80 exhibitors and entertainment. Info: www.waterburyartsfest.com

July 10-12
The 29th annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival.
More than 25 colorful balloons will be launched over the course of the weekend. Balloon rides and tethered rides available. Children's activities, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, and food. Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Route 108. Info: www.stoweflake.com

July 16-18, 23-25, 30-August 1
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Shrek the Musical." Join Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Lord Farquaad and all of your beloved ... and not-so-beloved ... fairy tale creatures as they find their way to adventure, friendship and love. Based on the 2001 hit DreamWorks film, this musical is sure to entertain people of all ages. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com

July 19
Circus-palooza at the Shelburne Museum
. Enjoy circus artists, food, carnival games and family activities at this special event on the grounds of the renowned Shelburne Museum, one of the most diverse museums of paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, and New England history and architecture. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Event is free with museum admission. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

July 23-26
Lamoille County Players
present "Cats." Enjoy this perennial favorite, a Tony award-winning musical with score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. For additional information on show times, please visit www.lcplayers.com

July 24-26
Lamoille County Field Days. Country fair with horse show, music, food, crafts, livestock exhibition. Johnson. Info: www.lamoillefielddays.com

July 25
Green Mountain Draft Horse Field Day at Shelburne Farms.
Meet the farmers who use draft animal power and learn about working horse breeds while they demonstrate seeding, reaping, binding and threshing. Tour by horse-drawn wagon, $8. 11:00 - 2:00 pm. Info: shelburnefarms.org

July 30 - August 2
Lamoille County Players present "Cats."
Enjoy this perennial favorite, a Tony award-winning musical with score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. See entry for July 23-26.

Franklin County Field Days. Agricultural and 4H displays, cattle show, crafts, games, rides, music, tractor and horse pulling, antique tractor pull, draft horse show and demolition derby. Airport Road in Highgate. Visit www.franklincountyfielddays.org

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August
August 2
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie it all together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman who sings in both English and French with a voice from another era. The Sardine sound fuses musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans that were nurtured from the Prohibition era through the Great Depression, WWII and beyond. The Sardines carefully manage the delicate balance of showcasing old songs some of them nearly a century old without being an "old-timey band." Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 7:00 pm. For additional information, please visit: www.stoweperformingarts.com

August 6-9
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival.
Commemorating the past, present and future of beautiful Lake Champlain! Lake Champlain maritime exhibits; free sailboat, kayak and paddleboard rides; vintage boat show; U.S. Coast Guard exhibit; live musical performances; kids' entertainment; food and crafts. On the Burlington Waterfront, from Perkins Pier to the Community Sailing Center. More information at lcmfestival.com

August 7-9
58th Annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet.
800-plus vehicles on display, parade, automotive flea market, food. Nichols Field, Stowe, Route 100. Information: www.vtauto.org

August 8
7th 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. Live music by big band favorites the Green Mountain Swing Band and the bluesy Eames Brothers. Local restaurants offer delicious food for purchase. Parking is available at Cambridge Elementary. Festival hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.org

August 9
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for the final trail race in our three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

All races start at the resort's Nordic/Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost:
Kids Fun Run (6 and under) - free
4k or 8k youth (ages 7-15) - $5
4k or 8k adult (16-49) - $15
4k or 8k ages 50-plus - $12

T-shirts available at each race, $10 per shirt.

A complete sports waiver is required before the start of the series. Proceeds benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day. Register online

Questions? Email us!

August 20-22, 27-29
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Chess." Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War of the 1980s. The story involves two chess grandmasters, an American and a Soviet, fighting over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other all in the context of a politically charged, Cold War-era tournament between the two men. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com

August 28 - September 6
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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