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Middlebury plans new Midd Summer Festival for Aug. 6

MIDDLEBURY-The Better Middlebury Partnership has become known, in part, for three major downtown events-The Middlebury Spooktacular, A Very Merry Middlebury and the Vermont Winter Carnival and Chili Contest. Now the Partnership is preparing to introduce the first-ever Midd Summer Festival.

The Midd Summer Festival is a celebration of local beer, wine and cheese.

The festival committee is seeking participation from all Vermont breweries, vineyards and cheesemakers to provide the festival attendee with a true showcase of the great products produced in this state.

Attendees will be able to sample Vermont-made products while listening to music and socializing on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Due to current liquor laws, it will actually be the first festival in the state's history where both beer and wine will be served, which makes it notable. Additionally, beer and cheese vendors will also be able to sell their products.

This event will be supporting the Vermont Food Bank, the Addison County Firefighters Association and the Better Middlebury Partnership.

The 2011 Midd Summer Festival will be held on Aug. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m., on the Marbleworks lawn.

The event, billed as "upscale" by the Partnership, is expected to attract 2,000 residents and visitors to Middlebury.

For details, contact Midd Summer Festival committee chairman Bryan Phelps of Noonie Deli for those who would like to become a sponsor.

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