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Events Calendar 2017

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Arts & Crafts Shows

Essex Fall Craft Show 2017 - Essex, VT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex, VT
Come see fine woodworking, baskets, candles, pottery, photography, painting, birdhouses, stained glass, calligraphy, gourmet specialties, and more. The price of admission includes entry into the Vermont Antique Expo and Sale on the same weekend.
Time: Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $8; free parking

Children & Families

Kindred Spirits at Nature Museum: Native Ways and Giving Nature Thanks - Grafton, VT

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT
This autumnal program for families will explore Native peoples’ traditions of living in balance with Earth and each other. This hands-on harvest time adventure will highlight the interdependence of all living things in nature and explore gratitude as taught by Native cultures.
Time: 10-11:30 p.m.

Corn Mazes

Corn Maze 2017 at Hathaway Farm - Rutland, VT

Sep 19, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Hathaway Farm, 741 Prospect Hill Road Rutland, VT
Hathaway Farm Corn Maze on Prospect Hill Road in Rutland celebrates the 75 years that the family farm has been operating. The all new 2017 maze is 12 acres of clues, smart phone options, punches to find, a relaxing grassy knoll to enjoy and four big bridges to overview the whole property. There's a mini-maze for little kids and other entertainments. See website to learn about Midnight Mazes. Schedule and tickets.
Time: Daily except Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 3, $10 to $12
Telephone: 802-775-2624

Farm to Table Dinners

Farm to Table Dinners and Farm Tour - Cambridge, VT

Jun 20, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Valley Dream Farm, 5901 Pleasant Valley Road Cambridge, VT
Your evening begins with a tour of this beautiful farm, in the picturesque Pleasant Valley. After the tour, guests enjoy appetizers and then a seated dinner in an outdoor covered setting with fresh flowers. A local guest chef serves salad, fresh bread, butter, delicious entrees, vegetables and herbs picked and prepared that day. Every dinner ends with homemade ice cream. BYOB. Families are welcome. The Farm Store is open all evening. Advance registration is required by noon on Tuesday.
Time: Every Tuesday, 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $65; children under 10, $39 (does not include 9% meals tax or gratuity)
Telephone: 802-644-6598

Festivals

Vermont Steampunk Expo 2017 - Burlington, VT

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Sheraton Hotel, 870 Williston Road Burlington, VT
A weekend of Victorian fantasy will showcase artisans, crafters, and performers from across Vermont and New England, all with a steampunk flair. If you need a new pair of goggles, some opera glasses, a top hat, or any other steampunk accessories, the Vermont Steampunk Expo is the place to get them. We have all of the industrial-chic items you need to keep you going. This event is produced by the creators of the Vermont Renaissance Faire.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: $25/day or $40/weekend pass; kids under age 12 admitted free

Music

Snake Mountain Bluegrass at Brandon Music - Brandon, VT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Snake Mountain performs the best of modern and traditional bluegrass with harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from hard-driving breakdowns to softer arrangements. The group is known for its vocal, instrumental, and original songwriting talents. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

John Funkhouser Quartet - Brandon, VT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
The Quartet has covered much musical ground together, playing everything from old-time swing music to avant-garde jazz, from rock/jam music to Greek and Bulgarian folk songs, and all the while putting their unique stamp of truthfulness and integrity on everything they play. This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating arts in Vermont.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

The Howard University Gospel Choir - Middlebury, VT

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Formed on the campus of Howard University in 1968, the Howard Gospel Choir (HGC) is a body of students, alumni and community members dedicated to using the gift of music to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As the first college choir of its kind in the world, HGC is a trailblazer for all gospel music ministries on collegiate campuses across the globe.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $25, plus $2 building preservation fee

Theater

“The Crucible” with Middlebury Community Players - Middlebury, VT

Oct 9, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Written as a parable of early–Cold War McCarthyism, this American classic quickly established itself as a parable for all times and all places. Twenty-seven Vermont actors offer a contemporary and local perspective on the play’s themes of good and evil, power and its abuse, gender and race.
Time: November 2-4, 7:30 p.m.; November 5, 2 p.m.
Admission: Thursday, $12; Friday-Sunday, $17

“The Metromaniacs” with Middlebury Actors Workshop - Middlebury, VT

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Mistaken identity, misplaced ardor, and a fight for true love ensue in this adaptation of Piron’s 1738 French farce. Would-be poet Damis has fallen for the works of a mysterious Breton poetess, not knowing she is really his host, middle-aged gentleman Francalou.
Time: October 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.; October 22 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $12 - $22