Jun 052015
 

It’s a wonderful time to be in Vermont!

Some fairly new restaurants in the area! Check it out:

The Hartland Diner in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – open 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!).

The owners of the former Stella’s restaurant have opened a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner with lots of music events as well!

Opened in Quechee, Singleton’s Market and Jake’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing. It has almost everything you could need from fresh fish, homemade sausages, wine, beer…the list is endless!

Another new restaurant in Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4)! Very casual atmosphere, limited menu but the specials change and the food is great (highly recommend the steak!). Draft Beer choices are endless and there is also a token wine selection. The bartenders/wait staff are great fun too!

If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note there are lots of restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria(with Jazz music every Wed. at 7pm), Anchor Wat and Mon Vert Cafe. Of course, many of my “old” favorites are still there: Kedron Valley Inn and Tavern(S. Woodstock), Keeper’s (Reading), The Black Rock Restaurant (Springfield), Long Trail Brewery(Bridgewater) for lunch, Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Simon Pearce restaurant and The Parker House(Quechee) and many more!! The Kedron Valley Inn is only 3 mi. from the cabin. Bentley’s restaurant in Woodstock offers dancing to their DJ on Friday and Saturday nights at 10 pm. Harpoon Brewery (at Artisan’s Place in Windsor) is open some evenings for dinner – check first as their schedule changes. In the summer there is often Oven-Fired Pizza offered outside.

I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful educational display and video on sugaring, an animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies to take home or buy for gifts.

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They offer lots of local products. During the summer they have oven fired pizzas for sale to eat on the picnic tables outside. Also in the same complex there is the Silo making Vermont’s own Vodka/Gin/Whiskey/Moonshine. Located in Artisan’s Park in Windsor off Rt. 5 – home to many other interesting places such as Simon Pearce outlet store and Great River Outfitters who feature a lot of Water Activities – check out their calendar http://greatriveroutfitters.com

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney mountain offers a daytime deli (sit down with the locals or take-out).

Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby. Ascutney Mountain is no longer a ski resort but trails have been opened for biking and hiking.

If you stop at Mike’s Mobil just off Rt. 91 on Rt. 12/5 you’ll find some hot foods to choose from as well as deli sandwiches made to order, to keep you from needing to cook that first meal! Large selection of beer,wine, and coffee. It’s also the closest place to get diesel.

Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT gets top marks for it’s displays for young and old including the outside grounds www.montshire.org

The Windsor Station Restaurant(Windsor, VT) has live music every Tuesday and Friday. Harpoon Brewery (Rt. 5 Windsor) has live music every Thursday and first Saturday as well as brick oven-fired pizzas on the weekends(Summer and Fall). Browns Tavern (Ascutney Resort, VT) has Live music every Sunday Skunk Hollow Tavern (Hartland 4 Corners) has live music every Wednesday and Friday. For details of who is playing check the links below.

For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Brown’s Tavern: http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx

For info on what’s happening at the Woodstock Town Theatre then check out: www.PentangleArts.org

For more cultural activities in the nearby area check out these sites:

http://www.woodstockvt.com/woodstockvt/events

http://www.thevermontstandard.com

The nearby Billings Farm Museum has an activity going on most of the weekends.
http://www.billingsfarm.org/

www.hop.dartmouth.edu Hanover, NH

www.TupeloHall.com White River Junction, VT

www.ClaremontOperaHouse.com Claremont, NH

www.OperaNorth.org Lebanon, NH

www.NorthernStage.org White River Junction, VT

www.ArtistreeVT.org Woodstock, VT

Must see activity: Sculpturefest 2015 which starts in June and last through the Fall Season. Free outdoor display of unique sculptures from various artist. Check out info and directions (just outside of Woodstock) at www.sculpturefest.org

Here’s a few of the recently advertised activities in the area:

July 4th weekend – Every town has a parade and special activities and fireworks. Woodstock has theirs on Sat. July 4th – other towns may have them on another day – check local listings

July 1– Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

July 4 – Brownsville, VT – Pancake Breakfast at Brownsville Church, 7:30-10:00

July 4 – Brownsville, VT – parade, 1pm

July 6 – Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs at Suicide Six in Pomfret, gates open at 5pm (for picnicing). concert begins at 7:30pm and finishes with 1812 Overture and fireworks, www.pentanglearts.org

July 8 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

July 10 – Woodstock, VT – Band Concert and Ice Cream Social, Woodstock History Center, 7pm, admission by donation, bring a chair or blanket, postponed if it rains

July 12 – Behind the Scenes tour of VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), Quechee, VT www.vinsweb.org

July 12 – Woodstock, VT – Mansion Open House, Tour the mansion and gardens at your own pace, Free today, 12-4, www.mps.gov/mabi

July 15 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

July 15 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

July 15 – Behind the Scenes tour of VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), Quechee, VT www.vinsweb.org

July 16 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, Twangtown Paramours, noon

July 18 – Woodstock, VT – Annual St. James Fair, Woodstock Green, 10-3pm

July 22 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

July 22 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

July 23 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, Pete’s Posse, noon

July 24 – Windsor, VT – White wine tasting, Windsor Wine and Spirits, 4-6pm free Concert in nearby park afterwards

July 24-26 – Woodstock, VT – Bookstock, check it out at www.bookstockvt.org

July 25-26 – Windsor, VT – Harpoon Brewery BBQ Championship, see details

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/festivals/2130/2015-harpoon-championships-of-new-england-barbecue?utm_source=Harpoon+Email+Subscribers&utm_campaign=df74c6cb3d-The_Full_Tilt_Boogie_Music_Festival_and_Harpoon%21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb30d78582-df74c6cb3d-59027533

July 25-26 – Woodstock, VT – Antiques & Art in Woodstock, Union Arena, Sat. 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm

July 29 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

July 29 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

July 30 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, The Greg Abate Quartet, noon

Aug. 1- Sep. 20 – Woodstock, VT – Annual Quilt Exhibit, Billings Farm

Aug. 1 – Plymouth, VT – Plymouth Old Home Day,10-4pm, wagon rides, sheep shearing, chicken BBQ, crafts

Aug. 5 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 5 -Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

Aug. 6 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, noon

Aug. 8 – Woodstock, VT – Taste of Woodstock, downtown centre

Aug. 8 -Behind the Scenes tour of VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), Quechee, VT www.vinsweb.org

Aug 12 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 12 -Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

Aug. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, noon

Aug. 13 -Behind the Scenes tour of VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), Quechee, VT www.vinsweb.org

Aug. 15-16 – Woodstock, VT – Naked Table Project, www.nakedtable.com

Aug. 19 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 19 -Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

Aug. 20 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, noon

Aug. 21 – Woodstock, VT – Celebrate Community Dinner and entertainment, 5-8pm, www.townofwoodstock.org

Aug. 22 – Quechee, VT – Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair, 8-4:30

Aug. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Community Open House and Picnic, Billings Farm, behind the scenes tours, bring a picnic, www.nps.gov/mabi

Aug. 22-23 – South Woodstock, VT – Horse and Carriage Driving competition, GMHA(Green Mtn. Horse Assoc.) grounds, free

Aug. 22-24 – Woodstock, VT – Sidewalk Sale Days

Aug. 23 – Woodstock, VT – 9am, Annual Overland Grand Prix Bike Race – watch out for bikers on the roads!

Aug. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, North Universalist Chapel Society, 4pm, free, donations welcome

Aug. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 26 -Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm Museum

Aug. 27 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag concert on the Green, noon

Aug. 29 -Behind the Scenes tour of VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), Quechee, VT www.vinsweb.org

Aug. 29 – Brownsville, VT – Flute and Piano Concert, Brownsville Community Church, free

Aug. 30 – Woodstock, VT – Annual Mozart Festival, Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, 4pm,  free, donations welcome

Sept. 2 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum 11-3 pm, www.billingsfarm.org

Sept. 2 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Sept. 3-5 – South Woodstock, VT – Green Mtn. Horse Assoc. 100 mi. ride – watch out for horses on the roads – they come by the cabin as well

Sept. 3-6 – Bridgewater, VT – North Branch Blue Grass Festival, www.nbbluegrass.com

Sept. 4-6 – Pomfret, VT – Jesse and the Bandit Queen in connection with SculptureFest 2015 (see above), King Farm Barn, www.barnarts.org

Sept. 4-9 – Rutland, VT – Vermont State Fair, www.vermontstatefair.net

Sept. 5-6 – Plymouth, VT – The Plymouth Folk & Blues Concerts, 2-5pm

Sept. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum 11-3 pm, www.billingsfarm.org

Sept. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Sept. 10-13 – Tunbridge, VT – Tunbridge World’s Fair, www.tunbridgeworldsfair.com

Sept. 11-13 – Pomfret, VT – Jesse and the Bandit Queen in connection with SculptureFest 2015 (see above), King Farm Barn, www.barnarts.org

Sept. 12-13 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock’s Chamber Art Festival on the Village Green

Sept. 16 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum 11-3 pm, www.billingsfarm.org

Sept. 16 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Sept. 19 – Plymouth, VT – Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest, 10-4pm, www.historicsites.vermont.gov

Sept. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum 11-3 pm, www.billingsfarm.org

Sept. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Sept. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Old Time Fair and Silent Auction, 1-4pm, Lawn of Woodstock History Ctr..

Sept. 26-27 – Woodstock, VT – Forest Festival Weekend. Horse drawn rides and demonstrations and hikes, www.nps.gov/mabi

Sept. 27 – Woodstock, VT – Progressive Organ Concert, www.pentanglearts.org

Sept. 30 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

 

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