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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 2016 events as additional information becomes available. This calendar represents events occurring during our summer season, June 17 - September 5, 2016.

June 3-5
Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival.
Check out antique autos, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and custome bodied cars on the open grounds of the Shelburne Museum. An event for the whole family, with hands-on arts activities, vehicle displays, and more. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

June 16 - 19
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Seussical," a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, but it isn't just a string of his stories set to music. And it isn't just one of his stories - "Suessical" is a story that weaves together Seuss's most famous words and characters in unexpected new ways for all ages. Additional performances June 23-26 and June 30-July 3. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 24 - 26
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


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, 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. 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 7-10
Lamoille County Players
present "Once Upon a Mattress." a zany musical comedy based on the children's tale about the princess and the pea. Additional shows July 14-17. For information on show times and pricing, please visit www.lcplayers.com

July 8-9
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 8-10
The 30th 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 10
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Explore the trails of Smugglers' Notch with our 3rd annual Trail Race Series! The series consists of two trail races in and around the cross country trail network. Each race will feature a 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run (ages 6 and under), and all races are open to runners of all abilities!

This race is a Vermont Senior Games Championship Race.

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 Cambridge Food Shelf and Vermont Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day. Next race in the series: August 19. Sign up online in advance or day of at the registration table.
Register online

Questions? Email us!
Directions to Smugglers' Notch Resort
Look for race signs and follow the arrows to the designated parking lot. You will ride a resort shuttle approximately 1/2 mile to the tennis center, so plan to take any gear with you on the shuttle.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra "Wanderlust" Summer Festival Tour. Pack your passport in your picnic basket and join the VSO for a whirlwind tour of eleven countries, five continents--and beyond. From the Great Wall to a gypsy encampment to the far reaches of the universe, this tour's internationally flavored music will transport you! The travelogue concludes with the 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking, concert begins at 7:30 pm. Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow, Stowe. VSO tickets and information

July 16
Cambridge Music Festival.
This festival, now in its 6th year, is a unique showcase of local bands, along with a vendor market and family activities. The festival runs from 2:00 pm until midnight, rain or shine. All proceeds from this event benefit Cambridge 360, a local organization with the mission of raising funds for reinvestment in the community through projects like building a community center. For more information, please visit www.cambridgemusicfestival.com

July 20-23
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Almost, Maine," a story of gains, losses, and love in a small town in Maine on one Friday evening. Additional shows July 27-30 and August 3-6. For more information, please visit www.stowetheatre.com

July 22-24
Lamoille County Field Days. Country fair with horse show, music, food, crafts, livestock exhibition. Johnson. Info: www.lamoillefielddays.com

July 28-31
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival.
Commemorating the past, present and future of beautiful Lake Champlain! Lake Champlain maritime exhibits; 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

July 29-30
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 11:30 - 3:30 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

July 30
Green Mountain Draft Horse Field Day.
Watch demonstrations of draft horses plowing, haying, seeding, and logging using modern and antique equipment. Free with admission to property. Tour by horse-drawn wagon ride, $8. Shelburne Farms, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Info: www.shelburnefarms.org


August 4-7
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

August 12-14
59th 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 13
8th 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 17-20
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Jesus Christ Superstar," Andrew Lloyd Webber's thrilling rock opera with a sometimes irreverent, always-impassioned look at Jesus last days. Additional shows August 24-27 and August 31-September 3. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com

August 19
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for our second and final trail race! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

A complete sports waiver is required before the start.

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.

Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Food Shelf and Vermont 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!

Directions to Smugglers' Notch Resort
Look for race signs and follow the arrows to the designated parking lot. You will ride a resort shuttle 1/2 mile to the tennis center, so please plan on taking your gear with you on the shuttle.

August 26-September 4
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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