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Vermont is a patchwork quilt of amazing people doing amazing things. From the biggest events in snowboarding, to way off-Broadway plays, the endless passion and creativity of Vermonters and Vermonters-at-heart is always on display. Find out what we’re up to on and off the slopes.
- Jun. 13 - Aug. 29 Okemo Mountain Resort
Arts and Culture
Jackson Gore Summer Music Series returns
May 27, 2014
Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Okemo Mountain Resort kicks off summer with the return of the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development, Inc. Free concerts are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. most Friday nights throughout the summer starting June 13. Ludlow’s own bluesman, Chris Kleeman will be this season’s first musical guest. The Chris Kleeman Band’s blues are multi-spectral, rolling from the southern styles of the Mississippi Delta, all the way up the big river to the blues of Chicago. Visit Kleeman’s website for more information or to hear samples of his music.
On Friday nights throughout the summer season, the lawn in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn is transformed into an outdoor concert venue featuring popular local and regional bands. Admission is free and the grounds open at 5 p.m. Families are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. In case of rain, the concerts will move indoors. Dining options include fresh-from-the-grill burgers, hot dogs, and other summertime favorites, plus beer and wine is available for purchase. Full-service dining with an al fresco seating in the courtyard is offered at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern.
Following The Chris Kleeman Band on June 13, the summer lineup for the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by Vermont Properties and Development, Inc. includes: Rick Redington & The Luv, June 20; The Butties, July 4; Satin & Steel, July 11; Remember September, July 18; Phil Abair Band, July 25; Dan Walker Band, Aug. 8; Tony Lee Thomas, Aug. 15; Kenny Mehler, Aug. 22; 2Adam12, Aug. 29.Visit okemo.com for more info
- Jun. 27 - Oct. 31 Mount Snow Resort
Food and Land
Beer Pairing Dinner Series
This summer, our Beer Pairing Dinner Series is returning to Fairways Restaurant. Join us on the last Friday of each month beginning in June for a fun and unique culinary experience. Each month our Resort Executive Chef, Michael Giorgio, prepares and orchestrates a four-course meal perfectly paired to various beers from a different boutique brewery from around the country. This is an eventing that will bring out your inner foodie as you learn why the dish and the beer were paired together. Only $49pp. Reservations at 802.464.4299.Visit mountsnow.com for more info
- Jul. 26 - Aug. 30 Killington Resort
Arts and Culture
Cooler In The Mountains
The Town of Killington, Vermont is offering another star-studded free concert series for summer 2014! Concerts are held at Killington Resort's K-1 Lodge.
Top names from the national music scene will be taking the stage for six FREE outdoor shows as the "Cooler in the Mountains" summer concert series returns. So grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head to the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars & Deck, located slopeside at the K-1 Lodge for this family-friendly event produced by the Town of Killington and presented by Long Trail Brewing Company.
Concerts are held from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to come early to enjoy the festive atmosphere and all the summer activities Killington Resort has to offer.
July 26: Hot Day at the ZooVisit killington.com for more info
August 2: Santa Mamba
August 9: Entrain
August 16: Changes in Latitudes
August 23: Will Hoge
August 30: Live at the Fillmore
- Aug. 22 Sugarbush Resort
High Fives Charity Golf Tournament
Join the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club on Friday, August 22, 2014 for the 2nd Annual High Fives Foundation East Coast Charity Golf Tournament presented by GoPro and Vermont North Ski Shop. The tournament is a fundraising event to strengthen the Foundation’s Winter Empowerment Fund, which provides grant assistance to injured winter action sports athletes.
Four Man Scramble Format Includes 18 holes of golf at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, tournament t-shirt and dinner catered by the Local Folk Smokehouse
Post Tournament: Putting contest finals, Dinner at the Local Folk Smokehouse (Waitsfield, VT), silent auction and awardsVisit dojiggy.com for more info
- Aug. 29 Stratton Mountain Resort Featured Event
Labor Day Huge Tent Sale
It's the best time to stock up for the ski season we're all anxious for, with great deals on winter gear at our Annual Tent Sale this Labor Day Weekend!
The Labor Day Tent Sale is Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1.
Tent Sale Hours:Visit stratton.com for more info
Friday, August 29 from 9am-6pm
Saturday, August 30 from 9am-6pm
Sunday, August 31 from 9am-6pm
Monday, September 1 from 9am-1pm
- Aug. 30-31 Stratton Mountain Resort Featured Event
Food and Land
The Full Palette
The Full Palette: August 30 - 31, 2014 at Stratton Mountain Resort
Celebrate the harvest at Full Palette, southern Vermont’s premier farm-to-table food festival. This two-day event unites a quintessential country farmer’s market with the culinary expertise of top chefs from Vermont and beyond.
Meet and greet local farmers, artisans and craftspeople in the Full Palette Pavilion. Learn new tricks directly from the pros during cooking demonstrations. Roll up your sleeves at one of the intimate, hands-on workshops. There’s something for every palate, including a Junior Iron Chef competition for aspiring chefs aged 12-18.
It’s all happening Labor Day weekend at the Full Palette.Visit stratton.com for more info
- Aug. 30-31 Jay Peak Resort
The Third Annual Jay Peak Trail Running Family Festival
The annual Jay Peak Trail Fest see more than 600 runners and racers head up to Jay Peak for a weekend of sunshine, adventure, good food, and good fun. This year promises much of the same with a barbeque both on Saturday and Sunday, plenty of beverages and fun for every member of the family.
The festival is a series of trail races for all abilities (ages 4-109) over Labor Day Weekend. There are three 5Ks on Saturday: run one, two or three races rated in difficulty like your ski slopes (green circle, blue square, black diamond). You may enter all three for our "Trail Runners with Issues" award too. There is a 25K and a 50K ultra trail race on Sunday. This race series allows the beginner to the trail running nut multiple levels to compete.
NEW THIS YEAR: The Tram Relay. Get all of the details by clicking on the below link.Visit jaypeakresort.com for more info
- Aug. 30 Mount Snow Resort
Hops For Hope 5k
The Hops For Hope 5K Run/Walk is an exciting new event in conjunction with the 20th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival.
Held on Saturday, August 30 at 9 am, enjoy a multi-terrain run/walk that is beginner friendly while challenging even the most seasoned of runners. All proceeds will go to The American Cancer Society, so participants are encouraged to raise as much money as they can so we can present a HUGE check to ACS representatives at the conclusion of the event.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women, but all participants will receive a specialty men’s or women’s style t-shirt and a limited edition Hops for Hope pint glass.
After the race, stay for awards and light refreshments then at noon join the thousands of others coming to Mount Snow to enjoy over 40 different breweries, live music and great food.
There is no better way to enjoy all of what Vermont has to offer while raising money in the fight against cancer! Click on the link to the event page to register!Visit mountsnow.com for more info
- Aug. 30-31 Mount Snow Resort
Food and Land
20th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival
This summer the renowned celebration of beer, music and food celebrates its 20th anniversary on Labor Day weekend much to the delight of visitors that have made it their yearly tradition. The Mount Snow Brewers Festival has become one of the premier events of its kind in the Northeast, and we are expecting more than 30 different breweries to be on-hand pouring their beers and ciders from almost 90 different taps with live music and great food all weekend long.
The Jeff Touhy Band will once again be rocking the event tent on Saturday and more live music is to be announced for Sunday. Tons of food vendors will keep your appetite satisfied and the 1900' VIP Pub will once again be offering exclusive beers, great food and a private venue for discerning beer festival goers.Visit mountsnow.com for more info
- Sep. 6-7 Killington Resort
POC Eastern States Cup Eastern USA Regional Enduro & Super D Championship Series Finals
POC Eastern States Cup returns to Killington with the Eastern USA Regional Enduro and Super D Championship Series Finals.
Let the K-1 Express Gondola whisk you and your bike to the highest lift-serviced peak in Vermont, or use pedal power to reach the 4,241-foot summit. We have it all, from easy-going dirt roads to rugged single track for all ability levels.
SCHEDULEVisit killington.com for more info
Saturday, September 6: Super D Race
Sunday, September 7: Enduro Race