October 28, 2010
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Late fall is an ideal time to enjoy a variety of events taking place in Vermont, from holiday bazaars to art shows. Here's a closer look at what's happening in November. For a comprehensive listing of events, visit www.VermontVacation.com.
West African Dance and Drum Festival
Burlington - November 4-7, 2010
Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater presents Vermont's Annual West African Dance and Drum Festival. Enjoy four days of classes in West African dance with internationally renowned artists from Guinea, Senegal and Congo teaching workshops in Djembe, Sabar, and Kutiro. Observers welcome. Founded in 1993, Jeh Kulu brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to honor the joyous traditions of West Africa. Performances will be at City Hall and Memorial Auditorium. For more information, visit www.jehkulu.org/festival.html.
Church Bazaar and Quilt Show
Springfield - November 6, 2010
The First Congregational Church, UCC, will sponsor its Church Bazaar and 8th Annual Quilt Show. Enjoy hand-crafted gifts, handmade quilts and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 77 Main Street. For more information, visit www.fccuccspfdvt.org.
Mini-Mud Youth Variety Show
Randolph - November 6, 2010
Created in response to overwhelming interest from youth in Chandler's Mud Season Variety Show, Mini-Mud has taken on a life of its own. Now in its fourth season, this annual performance celebrates young talent from across the region and has brought appreciative audience members to their feet. 7 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main Street. For more information, visit www.chandler-arts.org.
Autumn Wine Festival
Shelburne - November 13, 2010
Shelburne Vineyard hosts its second annual wine festival to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Enjoy wine tastings, local food products, music and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6308 Shelburne Road. For more information, visit http://shelburnevineyard.com.
Art & Artisans Holiday Market
Jericho - November 13-14, 2010
More than 20 artists and artisans will be selling their creations at this annual community fair. The event features specialty foods, crafts, jewelry and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mount Mansfield Union High School, Browns Trace Road. For more information, call 802-899-3956.
Holiday Art Show
Milton - November 20, 2010
Shop for affordable fine arts by local artists, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pen and ink, colored pencil, collage art, photography, jewelry, wood signs and wood craftsmanship and sculpture. Milton Grange Hall, River Street. For more information, visit www.miltonartistsguild.org.
Annual Vermont Dance Festival
Lyndon Center - November 20, 2010
Enjoy a public dance performance by Vermont high school students at this 8th annual state festival. Alumni Auditorium, Lyndon Institute, 168 Institute Circle. 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.lyndoninstitute.org.
Putney Craft Tour
Putney - November 26-28, 2010
The 32nd annual tour features 26 local studios showcasing unique objects and fine art. Meander the back roads of southeastern Vermont and explore pottery, jewelry, stained glass, fine wood carvings, wood furniture, hand-blown glass, artisan cheese and more. For more information, visit www.putneycrafts.com.
Billings Farm & Museum's Thanksgiving Weekend
Woodstock - November 26-28, 2010
Discover more about late 19th century Thanksgiving traditions and enjoy costumed guides demonstrating cooking traditional Thanksgiving fare in the farmhouse. There will also be activities and horse-drawn wagon rides. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Route 12 and River Road. For more information, visit www.billingsfarm.org.
Poultney Christmas Fair
Poultney - November 26-27, 2010
This annual fair is where you can take care of all of your holiday shopping needs. The fair includes crafts, folk art, gourmet foods and much more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Poultney High School, East Main Street. For more information, call 802-325-3203.
Greater Barre Graft Guild
Barre - November 27-28, 2010
The Greater Barre Craft Guild is celebrating its 30th year of crafting excellence. With more than 100 juried crafters, artisans and specialty foods, the fair offers something for everyone. Prizes of $30 shopping sprees will be given every hour. On Sunday there will be additional shopping sprees given upwards of $100. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barre Auditorium, 20 Auditorium Hill. For more information, visit www.greaterbarrecraftguild.com.
Manchester Tree Lighting
Manchester - November 27, 2010
Tractors decorated in holiday lights will escort Santa in a parade to kick off Manchester's annual tree lighting event on the town green. Enjoy a live musical performance, refreshments and more. The event is part of Manchester Merriment, six weeks of holiday celebrations in the region. Tractor parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Door Farm. The tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. on Depot Street. For more information, visit www.manchestervermont.net.
Maple View Farm Alpacas Holiday Open House
Brandon - November 27-28, 2010
Learn about these intelligent and curious creatures, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber, which is stronger, softer and warmer than wool. Fiber products will be on display and available for sale at the farm store. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 185 Adams Road. For more information, visit www.mapleviewfarmalpacas.com.
Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: October 28, 2010 15:52:59