My picks of what to do in the Champlain Valley area this weekend…
Friday, July 29
Bright Eyes (opener: The Mountain Goats)
Doors open 6pm, 7pm show
@ Shelburne Museum
$34 advance, $38 day of show
Blend of blues & folk music
Doors open at 7pm, 7:30pm show
@ Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
$33 advance, $38 day of show
I saw these guys a number of years ago & boy do they put on a great show! Their music is hard to explain- a blend of rock & metal, with an Irish soul.
Saturday, July 30
Yoga on the Mountain
@ Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte
$35 suggested donation
Green Mountain Draft House Field Day
@ Shelburne Farms in Shelburne
$5-8 admission fee
Demonstrations, wagon rides & more.
Ben & Jerry’s Outdoor Movie Festival
Movie: Yogi Bear
@ Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury
Watch a movie & eat some ice cream…yum!
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
@ Various locations throughout Wilmington, Whitingham & Dover
Parade, music & pick-your-own blueberries
Champlain Valley Folk Festival
@ Waterfront Park in Burlington
3 days of workshops, music & dancing.
$15-30 per day or 3 day pass $60
Festival of the Islands
@Various locations in the five island towns
Meander through VT Rt 2 & Rt 129 through the islands (all happenings on these roads) and visit craft fairs, farmers’ markets, galleries, music, farm stands, yard sales, wine tastings & more!
Email for a map: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste of Stowe Arts Festival
@ Topnotch Field, Topnotch Resort in Stowe
Booths of numerous exhibitors of crafts & art.