Calendar: August 24 – September 30

Please send event listings to us at least three weeks in advance.

Thompson’s Point meeting
Thursday, Aug. 24, 5 p.m.
Thompson’s Point campers are invited to meet on the clubhouse porch with Scooter MacMillan and John Quinney from The Charlotte News to talk about topics of interest and stories you’d like to see in the newspaper. Light refreshments will be served. If you’d like to attend, let Gay Regan know with a call to 802-318-5617 or an email. Last minute drop-ins also welcome.

Pop Up: Inflated Sculpture
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join Pop Up: Inflated Sculpture with artist Claire Ashley to enter, explore and experience her inflated sculpture works on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Free with museum admission. Encounter sculpture like never before in this unique opportunity to go inside Ashley’s inflatables.

Vergennes Day
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Head to the Vergennes City Park for the 41st annual Vergennes Day on Saturday, Aug. 26. With over 60 vendor booths in city park, there is fun for all ages. Come check out live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast and bubble pit at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken barbecue, merchant sales and more.

Green Up Recovery Clean Up
Saturday, Aug. 26
Green Up Vermont is ready to help with a Recovery Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, helping rally volunteer teams, getting supplies distributed, dumpsters in place and covering the disposal costs of public space litter collected. This is not an event for flood damage and construction debris. The organization wants to help make towns beautiful, clean and healthy again and in time for fall tourists to enjoy as well. If you would like to volunteer, visit for full details.

The Steph Pappas Experience
Sunday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m.
The Steph Pappas Experience will be performing on the lawn of the Charlotte Museum at 215 Museum Road at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. There will be refreshments and the museum will be open.

Black Artist Showcase
Sunday, Aug 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Free poetry, music, storytelling at Clemmons Farm for the Black Artist Showcase, which features six spoken-word artists of African descent, honoring the ancestors and sharing the triumphs, joys, heartbreaks and struggles of the Black experience. The event is at the Barn House, 2122 Greenbush Road with parking on the lawns at 2213 Greenbush. This is an indoor event with a maximum of 35 people and registration is required.

Student Saturdays
Saturday, Sept. 2
Shelburne Museum extends a warm welcome to college students as they return to school with free admission on Saturdays throughout the month of September. Student Saturdays begin on Labor Day weekend and continue through the month. The museum offers an opportunity for students to engage with art, culture and community while learning about the museum’s collections. Present a valid college ID at the entrance to explore the museum’s 45-acre campus, 39 buildings, 22 manicured gardens and collection of more than 100,000 objects.

Mad River Valley Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 52nd annual Mad River Valley Craft Fair will be held at Kenyon’s Field, 3337 Main Street in Waitsfield over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2 & 3. More than 80 artists from all over Vermont and New England will offer their work for sale, along with live music, a food court, kids’ activities such as free face painting and lawn games, and door prizes. There is a $5 entry fee for adults and teens; kids 12 and under free. All proceeds support the Valley Players, a community theater group in Waitsfield. Among the artists will be Jonathan Hart of Jonathan Hart Photography in Charlotte with his fine art photography which captures images of water and its various forms, colors, beauty and impacts on natural environments.

Book launch
Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.
A public book launch for “Attic of Dreams: A Memoir” by Marilyn Webb Neagley will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pierson Library in Shelburne, with books for sale by The Flying Pig Bookstore. Neagley, one of the formative leaders of Shelburne Farms, is the author of two previous books and co-editor of another. She has been a Vermont Public Radio commentator and lives with her husband in Shelburne.

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Benefit piano concert
Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Capital City Concerts in Montpelier opens its season with pianist Jeffrey Chappell on Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Barre Opera House. The concert will include Mozart’s Fantasy and Fugue in C Major, Beethoven’s Opus 109 Sonata, Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, and Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata. A veteran of the concert stage, Chappell has performed in Europe, Latin America, Asia and throughout the United States. All ticket proceeds will go to Montpelier Alive and Capstone Community Action to help families, individuals and businesses affected by the flooding. Tickets start at $5. Go to the website to reserve seats and learn more.

Tour de Farms
Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.
Registration is open for the Tour de Farms, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, returning to Shoreham for its 15th year of celebrating local food. The revenue raised supports Addison County Relocalization Network’s new food hub that facilitates the distribution of locally produced foods. The day of tasting products finishes at 4:30 p.m. at the Shoreham Apple Fest. The tour features a 30-mile route, as well as a family-friendly 10-mile route. Riders start at Shoreham Green 42 miles south of Burlington, off Route 22A. The terrain includes rolling hills with a mix of paved and dirt roads, so a mountain bike or road bike with wide tires is recommended. Register.

Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bring the family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival at Fort Ticonderoga for a day of autumn fun in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape. Discover the importance of horses and other working animals throughout history during demonstrations. Meet farm animals, stroll through our farmers market featuring local food, beverages and crafts; participate in family fun activities; and tackle the 6-acre corn maze.