Summer in Rutland

Between spring, summer, and fall, there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy in central Vermont around Rutland. From Appalachian bluegrass music to horseback riding to townwide yard sales and history, there something for everyone. Basin Bluegrass Festival A dozen bands play. Food and craft vendors and lots of field pickin'. Workshops on the weekend. July 11-13, 2008 Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Brandon 802-247-3275 Castleton Colonial Day Tour period homes, galleries and historic sites in picturesque Castleton. Oct. 4, 2008 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Castleton 802-468-5691 Annual Killington Film Festival The event will feature 3 days of short and feature length films from New England filmmakers. Aug. 22-24, 2008 Killington 800-337-1928 Rick & the Ramblers in Concert High energy danceable western swing and Vermont-grown original music. July 26, 2008 2 p.m. Poultney 802-287-9158 Raptor Encounter Program Bomoseen State Park Aug. 16, 2008 7 p.m. Fair Haven 802-265-4242 Art in the Park Fall Foliage Festival Annual Fine Art & Craft Show featuring a variety of exhibitors, free kids activities, live musical entertainment Oct. 11-12, 2008 Saturday, 10 a.m.-5pm; Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rutland 802-775-0356 SOAR Summerfest SOAR Summerfest is the culmination of the SOAR Summer Program and a celebration of the arts. July 25-27, 2008 Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Brandon 802-2476422 Annual Killington Wine Festival A four-day long mountain wine-tasting event including grape and apple wines. July 17-20, 2008 Killington 800-337-1928 Art in the Park Summer Festival Annual Art & Craft Show featuring a variety of exhibitors, free kids activities, live musical entertainment Aug. 9-10, 2008 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rutland 802-775-0356 Summer Riding Camp A fun horse day and overnight camp for young people ages 6-16 Through Sept. 1, 2008 Tuesday.-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Danby 802)-293-5837 Brandons Townwide Yard Sale Day Town-wide yard sales with hosuehold items, collectibles, clothing, and more. Aug. 2, 2008 Starts 9 a.m. Brandon 802-247-6401 Vermont Folk Art Learn the process of learning folk art and the bond that exists between the maker and the receiver. Thursdays, 7:30 pm Pawlet 802-645-9529 Great Brandon Auction Auction featuring antiques, treasures, collectibles, art and much more. July 22, 2008 Preview, 2 p.m.; Auction, 4 pm. Brandon 802-247-6401 Annual Convention of the American Society of Dowsers Learn basic dowsing, presentations on water and map dowsing, earth energies, sacred geometry, sacred sites and much more Aug. 6-13, 2008 Killington 802-684-3417

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