Current Activities near Woodstock, VT Vermont

Heading into May in VT – 2011

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News of Note:

Woodstock: Parking Tickets: Downtown Businesses can now validate parking tickets. Visitors if your meter expires and you get a parking ticket, stop by one of the downtown businesses and have them validate it for you (2 per Year).New Cafe & Coffeehouse just 5 min. to the West of Woodstock – Woodbridge Cafe & Coffeehouse – Homemade goodies: Breakfast all day, Lunch & Dinner BYOB. M-F 7:30am-2pm, Fri/Sat 7:30-7:30pm(Open Mic), Sun 7:30-7pm

Keeper’s Restaurant, Reading, VT – now open on Sundays 802 484-9090

Cloudland Farm restaurant is open for the season. Family style dinners – Reservations required. 802 457-2599

Spooner’s Bar & Grill – Woodstock, VT – Mon.-Thurs. 2 for $22 Entrees, includes appetizer, salad, dessert 802 457-4066

Check out the Claire Murray Store – Ascutney, VT

Horseback rides in VT – Call the Kedron Valley Stables in S. Woodstock 802/457-1480 for reservations.

The Kedron Valley Inn is on break for the rest of April and will be reopening Friday May 6th for First Friday in May. Tasty appetizers for all, cash bar and full dinner service available. First Fridays are back at the Kedron Valley Inn, South Woodstock, 457-1473 – Also Mon. is Italian night with Specials a la carte or 3 courses for $29

The South Woodstock Country Store has the new Vermont Farmstead Cheese in their case! Brand new cheeses from our new local dairy. The new Beer Cheese is made with local brews and is extremely tasty. Also, don’t miss Phil’s fresh fish sandwiches for Friday lunch along with a host of other lunch specials every week.  And there is always a great selection of fine wines and champagnes as well as local wines and beers.

New Spot to visit in Windsor, VT –

Experience Real Vermont – visit Sugarbush Farm, Taftsville, which offers detailed information/demos on maple sugaring, a cheese shop and sampling room for cheese and maple syrup, educational displays and of course, a gift shop full of Vermont specialties. They offer sleigh rides in the Winter behind those big draft horses that do double duty during sugaring season (typically March timeframe). During foliage season the drive to their farm across the Taftsville covered bridge offers some of the prettiest views of Vermont’s colorful leaves. If you run out of their Vermont products you can also order online until you’re back in VT again!

Vermont Institute of Natural Resources (VINS) – Quechee, VT Winter hrs. 10-4pm 7 days/week-802 359-5000 or Raptors Up Close at 2pm on Sat. & Sun. from Jan-Apr

It’s Fiddlehead Season in Vermont! Try out these delicacies at one of Vermont’s local eateries. To learn more about fiddleheads check out:

Apr. 30 – Woodstock, VT – Feminine Tones women’s chorus presents “Dimensions of Love”, 7pm, North Universalist Chapel, 7 Church St., Woodstock, $10 donation requested.

May 1 – Woodstock, VT – Classical Music Concert, 2pm, Woodstock UU, free


 Apr. 13-May 8 – White River Junction, Northern Stage Performance of Evita – 802 296-7000,

 May 7- Bridgewater, VT – 37th Annual Bridgewater Raft Race, Sat. May 7, 2011, 12 noon -Rt 4, just west of Long Trail Brewery featuring home made rafts

May 7 – Woodstock, VT – Freelance Family Singers, 7pm, Woodstock’s First Congregational Church, 36 Elm St., free

May 8 – Hartland, VT – A big musical event is being planned by the Hartland Winter Trails at Damon Hall in Hartland 3 Corners. It will be an afternoon (starts at 3pm) filled with live performances from many of the biggest names in the Upper Valley music scene as well as food catered by local eateries. Tickets at the door are $25/pers. or $45/couple More details at

May 8 – Quechee, VT – Mother’s Day Brunch – Quechee Club restaurant, 11-1:30pm

May 8 – Woodstock, VT – Freelance Family Singers, 3pm, Woodstock’s First Congregational Church, 36 Elm St., free

May 12 – Woodstock, VT – Bruce Cockburn with band – Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

May 13-14 – Brownsville, VT – Town Hall – Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale, Sat. 9-7pm; Sun. 9-2pm

May 20 – Lebanon, NH – Kingston Trio – Lebanon Opera House, 7:30

May 21 – Woodstock, VT – An Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson, 7:30pm, Woodstock Town Hall

May 28 – Woodstock, VT – Free Parking Day downtown
May 28 – Thetford, VT – Medieval Fair on Thetford Hill This family-friendly festival features costumed participants, a Medieval Village, games, animals, food, music, & more. 10-4pm

May 28 – Woodstock – Memorial Day parade  

May 28 – Woodstock – Garden Club Plant Sale

May 28-29 – Bradford, VTVermont Country Iron Open Studio Weekend Artist Blacksmith, custom iron work 10-5pm

May 28-29 – Woodstock, VT– Cows and Camembert weekend, Billings Farm & Museum, 10-5pm  

May 28-30 – Windsor, VT – Simon Pearce warehouse sale!! Simon Pearce on Rt. 5 next to Harpoon Brewery

May 29 – Hartland, VT – Hartland Farm Fest – celebration of local farms, food and arts. 11-3pm,

May 29 – Norwich, VT – Norwich Sunday Craft Fair – 10-3pm Outdoor Craft fair with food and live music – rain or shine

May 29 – 30 – Woodstock – Open Studio Weekend,Vermont Artists
May 30 – Woodstock – Cloris Leachman will be at the Yankee Book Shop, 1-3pm