Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde will join business owners, Killington town officials and representatives of the Audubon Society, Thursday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. to cut the ribbon on the month-long celebration known as the Killington Hay Festival and Grass Menagerie.
The menagerie consists of 35 massive sculptures made from Vermont hay, a hay maze and series of family activities and events. The festival attracts thousands of tourists each year. The kickoff will take place in front of a giant hay pelican, constructed in support of the Audubon Society's efforts in the gulf. The town is partnering with National Audubon to raise funds and awareness for bird and habitat restoration in the Gulf of Mexico.
The event takes place outside at the Grist Mill Restaurant on Killington Road.