October 29, 2008
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Late fall is an ideal time to enjoy a variety of events taking place in Vermont, from holiday bazaars to art shows to Christmas tree lightings. Here’s a closer look at what’s happening in November. For a comprehensive listing of events, visit www.VermontVacation.com.
Hoots and Howls
Quechee – November 1, 2008
Enjoy this annual fun-filled family event featuring live animals, storytelling, skits, crafts and more. Reservations encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Admission $5, members and children under age 2 admitted free. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 6565 Woodstock Road. For more information, visit www.vinsweb.org.
Edgar Allen Poe Spooktacular
Montpelier – November 1, 2008
A Spooktacular evening featuring a buffet, spine-tingling readings from Edgar Allan Poe and dancing to the L. C. Jazz Band. A silent auction and costume contest round out the evening. The event will benefit Lost Nation Theater, a professional theater dedicated to the Montpelier community. 6:30 p.m. Lost National Theater, City Hall, 39 Main Street. For more information, visit www.lostnationtheater.org.
Southern Vermont Fiber Event
Brattleboro – November 1, 2008
A wide variety of vendors will be selling fiber and products from llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, rabbits and spun dog hair. Also for sale will be knitted, crocheted and woven items, weaving and spinning supplies, needle felted creation and kits, drop spindles, quilts, yarn, roving, cards, photographs and much more. Door prizes, drop spindle demonstrations and food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. American Legion, 32 Linden Street. For details, call 802-896-6218.
Annual Holiday Bazaar
Proctor – November 1, 2008
The 39th annual Holiday Bazaar offers distinctive holiday handcrafts, gifts, ornaments, antiques, white elephants, dried flowers, wreaths, baked goods, jams, pickles, relishes, luncheon, raffle, silent auction and more. Enjoy a day of shopping, treasure hunting and fun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Union Church of Proctor Parish House, 5 Church Street. For more information, call 802-459-3546.
West African Dance and Drum Festival
Burlington – November 6-9, 2008
Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater presents Vermont's 14th Annual West African Dance and Drum Festival. Join Jeh Kulu for four days of classes in West African dance and music from Mali, Senegal and Guinea. Observers welcome. Founded in 1993, Jeh Kulu brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to honor the joyous traditions of West Africa. For more information, visit www.jehkulu.org/festival.html.
Annual Quilt Show
Shelburne – November 8-9, 2008
Champlain Valley Quilters' Guild presents the 26th Annual Quilt Show at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. The show features a spectacular display of quilts, wall of quilts silent auction, crafts, quilt raffle, merchant mall, special theme quilt displays, demonstrations and refreshments. There will be a special exhibit presenting a display of the Ground Zero Tribute Quilt made by fabric artist Lois Jarvis. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Harbor Road. For more information, visit www.cvqgvt.org.
Holiday Art Show
Milton – November 15, 2008
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. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Milton Grange Hall, River Street. For more information, visit www.miltonartistsguild.org.
Hartland Holiday Bazaar
Hartland – November 15, 2008
Enjoy crafts, handwork, homemade food, plants and dried flowers, and a new items table. Lunch served mid-day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hartland Congregational Church, Station Road. For more information, call 802-457-2674.
Billings Farm & Museum’s Thanksgiving Weekend
Woodstock – November 28-30, 2008
Discover more about late 19th century Thanksgiving traditions and enjoy costumed guides demonstrating cooking traditional Thanksgiving fare in the farmhouse, holiday programs and horse-drawn wagon rides. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Route 12 and River Road. For more information, visit www.billingsfarm.org.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Manchester – November 28, 2008
Tree lighting on the Manchester Town Green at 5 p.m. followed by a reception with Santa at Hand Motors at 6 p.m. Don’t miss special shopping at the Manchester Designer Outlets from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.manchestervermont.net.
Sheep Shearing Weekend and Fudge Fondue Kick-Off
Wilmington – November 28-29, 2008
This annual event at Adams Farm features demonstrations, pony rides, yard spinning, historical presentations and shopping in the farm store. The Fiber Arts Loft will feature our collection of spun, knit, woven, and quilted products with special sale prices. As part of the Fudge Fondue Kick-Off, take a wagon ride to a log cabin in the woods to indulge in some of the Adams family’s traditional fondue made with homemade fudge. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 15 Higley Hill. www.adamsfamilyfarm.com.
St. Johnsbury – November 29, 2008
The 5th Annual Country Crafters Craft Show features more than 80 crafters offering quilts, lamp shades, jewelry, Christmas wreaths, jams and jellies, candles and more. Enjoy a bake/lunch sale and holiday auction. Have your picture taken with Santa. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Avenue. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maple View Farm Alpacas Holiday Open House
Brandon – November 29-30, 2008
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 29, 2008 15:44:22