Fifty Vendors Prep For Sixth SummerFest
The sixth annual Summer Fest, featuring food, drink, live music, street performers, kids activities, dancing, tastings, and shopping, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Woodstock.
The festival is a full day that includes Vermont specialty foods, cheeses, spirits, wine and beer tastings as well as music, entertainment, arts and crafts. Vermont Farmstead Cheese of South Woodstock, for example, will bring a calf for children to see. A Kids Activity Tent sponsored by Purple Crayon Productions will also be available for them to enjoy games, crafts and a drumming circle.
“We are really excited to present the sixth annual Summer Fest,” said Beth Finlayson, director of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.
Entertainment starts at 10 a.m. beginning with The Kerry Rose Band followed by Sensible Shoes with Barbara and Tim singing selections from their new album.
The sounds of The ArtisTree Players can also be heard, followed at 5 p.m. by local musician and local favorite Brian Warren who will provide music for early dining.
In addition to these bands that will play in the center of Woodstock, other artists will perform on the street including circus art, sidewalk art, drumming and fiddling.
For the third year, Pentangle Arts Council Visual Art Committee will sponsor its Chalk It Up juried street art competition.
Some 50 vendors will be setting up booths along Central and Elm Streets for attendants to enjoy.
“We’re thrilled to have Bentleys and Long Trail restaurants aboard again and look forward to new performers like the Kerry Rose Band and Brian Warren,” Finlayson said. “We’re pleased to have both local and national recording artists here.”
Local sensation Bow Thayer will take the stage at 7 p.m. and will be joined by Mary Urban and Friends who will perform fire spinning to the music.
“It’s a unique end to the day and people should have a great time,” Finlayson said.