Reading, VT – Old Home Day Country Fair and Duck Derby- July 5th
10:30 a.m. Parade line up on Route 106 just north of village. Parade theme is ‘Classic’ movies.
11:00 a.m. Parade down Main Street. Come see the Silver Dolphins Drill Team, creative floats, fire trucks clown unit.
11:30 a.m. The Famous Reading Chicken BBQ.Listen to the sounds of the Upper Valley Community Band Concert as you enjoy your chicken dinner. They will perform for a half hour directly across from BBQ.
12:00 p.m. The 34th Annual Ox-Pull. Head on down to the pulling pit just below the school parking lot. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers and soda available.
2:00 p.m.The 3rd Annual Ducky Derby. Ducks will launch off the snowmobile bridge and race down the brook to the Indian stones south of the village, get your tickets early.
(Excerpts from www.readingvt.govoffice.com)
“One of Vermont’s greatest Independence Day celebrations happens at President Calvin Coolidge’s homestead. Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He became the Nation’s 30th president in 1923. He was the only American President born on the fourth of July and his home has become a place of great celebration on the shared birthday of the Nation and one of its leaders. Every year the White House sends a wreath to the homestead. It is presented at the grave of President Coolidge by the Vermont National Guards. The Declaration of Independence is read, speeches are made, tours are given, music and dancing are to be had, a wonderful barbeque takes place, and the day is concluded by a fireworks display. ” (excerpt from VTLiving.com)
Hartland, VT – Parade (11:00am) and homemade ice cream – July 4th
West Windsor, VT – no parade or fireworks this year (due to the economy) but they do have FOOD!
Brownsville Community Church – July 4th – 7-10am Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
Grange Hall – Baked Bean Supper – July 4th – settings at 4,5,6 and 7pm
Woodstock, VT – 4th of July
33rd Annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race – 8:30am
Billiings Farm & Museum – Old Vermont 4th of July – 10-5pm (wagon rides, ice cream making, etc.)
Woodstock Inn and Resort – Barbeque & Carnival – 11-3pm
Woodstock Union High School – starting at 4pm – carnival games, bounce house inflatables & obstacles, flag ceremony, cookout and picnic – entertainment: the incendiary fire spinners of Pyroteknika and VT’s biggest Steel Band – The Panhandlers (6:30pm) free – charge for parking however.
Union Arena – ice skating for families – 6-8pm
Fireworks at Dusk
Flea Market & Chicken barbeque 10am – Barnard Town Hall
Famous Strawberry Supper, Town Hall, Seatings at 5, 6 and 7pm