By Heather Barrett

 

Craftweekend

Vermont is
full of artists and artisans, and this weekend is a perfect opportunity to discover
their products and visit their studios. 
There are two events, one in Manchester,
and the other in Brattleboro, for
you to explore this weekend.

 

Craftproducers Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival
September 28-30, 10am-5pm

Manchester is
starting their foliage season with an outdoor event celebrating the local art
community. Over 180 artisans will have their craftwork on display and for
purchase. Art work ranges from photography to paintings to clothing to maple
distilled vodka. In addition to the beautiful array of art on display, the
festival offers food and drink. There will be a food area serving a variety of
localvore items, and a Vermont Beer, Cheese and Sausage tent. Spend the day
meeting artists, purchasing gifts for the upcoming holidays, and eating
delicious food. For more information about this event, visit the
Craftproducers' website.

 

Brattleboro-West Arts' 4th Annual Open Studio Tour
September 29-30, 10am-5pm

The town of Brattleboro
is Vermont Woods Studios' neighbor, located in the southeast corner of Vermont.
Brattleboro is known for it's
thriving arts community, and this weekend you will have the opportunity to meet
some of the artists. Artists are opening up their studios this weekend to the
public. There will be 13 different locations with 16 artists showing off their
crafts. The tour is mapped out on a brochure that you can print from their
website
, pick up at any of the studio locations, or get from the Brattleboro
Chamber of Commerce
. At the studio locations you will see where artists make
violins, blow glass, paint, and create many more items in different mediums. In
addition, to conclude the first night of the weekend event, the Chelsea Royal
Diner
will be hosting a special dinner on Saturday. The dinner will feature a
selection of locally produced foods. 
This is another opportunity to meet artists and learn about their crafts.
The Brattleboro-West Open Studio Tour has been recognized by the Boston
Globe
.  For more information about the
event, please visit the Brattleboro-West Arts website.

Heather Barrett is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

By Heather Barrett

Tn_stowe baloon fest18426th Anniversary Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival

When:  July 6-8

Where: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont

Description:  Discover Vermont in an entirely new way by soaring through the sky in a hot air balloon with Vermont's highest peak, Mount Mansfield, and the Green Mountains in the background.  Now is the time to reserve your hot air balloon ride for the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. If you would like to watch more than 25 colorful hot air balloons from the ground, there are a number of other activities to explore.  There will be live entertainment, food concessions, a beer garden, craft vendors, and a "Kids Korner."  This event has been named a Top 10 Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.  The event will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 6, and kick off with a twilight balloon launch at 6:30 p.m.

 

20th Anniversary Vermont Brewers Festival Brew

When: July 20-21

Where: Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont

Description:  Do you think of Vermont when you think about craft beer? Well, Shermans Travel does, because they named Burlington, Vermont the 4th top city for beer lovers in the world!  In the United States, Vermont has more breweries per capita than any other state according the Brewers Association. So, for you beer lovers, Vermont has an event for you!  Over 40 craft beer brewers will celebrate the 20th Anniversary Vermont Brewers Festival on the shores of Lake Champlain.

 

Killington Wine Festival Logo 201211th Annual Killington Wine Festival

When: July 20-22

Where:  Killington, Vermont

Description:  Wine enthusiasts, save the date for the Killington Wine Festival this July.  Spend a relaxing weekend in Killington, Vermont, while participating in a variety of wine focused events.  The signature event, the Grand Tasting, will happen on Saturday starting at 12-noon, where you can choose from over 450 wines from 40 wineries.

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival Logo

When:  July 22

Where:  Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont

Description:  Here's another event for your taste buds!  It's the 4th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival.  Want to know a fun fact about Vermont? Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 40 of them!  At this Vermont event there will be over 200 cheeses to sample and purchase from over 40 cheese makers.  There will be an additional 20 artisan food producers, and 20 wineries and breweries.  Is your mouth watering yet?  The event will also feature a number of educational seminars, a cooking show, and a cheesemaking demonstration.  Shelburne Farms is an ideal setting for the event where additional activities include walking trails, wagon rides and a farmyard for children. A big part of Vermont Woods Studios reason for existence and our main mission is forest conservation. So we would like to point out that Shelburne Farms manages about 400 acres of woodlands filled with all types of beneficial trees. Their sustainable forest provides heating fuel for their buildings, lumber for wood products and habitat for wildlife. We applaud their "green forestry" practices and environmental stewardship!

 

5099721751_8650734abbShelburne Museum Art and Craft Festival

When: July 27-29

Where: Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont

Description:  After a 6 year hiatus, the Art and Craft Festival has returned to the Shelburne Museum.  This event will have over 150 artists and artisans with a variety of media.  This family-friendly event will also include kids' activities, craft demonstrations, live entertainment, and food.  This is a great opportunity to experience Vermont culture, buy local products, and enjoy delicious food.

 

Heather Barrett is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.