The Lake Champlain Bridge Community, composed of New York and Vermont residents, will hold a grand opening gala for the Lake Champlain Bridge May 19 and 20.
continued The Chimney Point State Historic Site Museum and Crown Point State Historic Site Museum will close at 5 p.m.
A closing ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Chimney Point State Historic Site main performance tent. All vendors will close at 6 p.m.
At dusk the grand opening celebration will conclude with a fireworks display and music.
Roadways and driveways within the sites will be closed to traffic other than shuttle buses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Parking will be in designated areas only.
Food vendors participating include Ahli Baba’s, The Bridge Restaurant, Crown Point Barbecue Restaurant & Catering, Eddie’s Restaurant, Euro Restaurant, George's Nest/That's a Party!, Samosaman and the West Addison General Store.
Craft vendors include Adirondack Aromatherapy, Barbara Ekedahl Woodblock Art, Big Paws Woodworks, Cacklin' Hens: A VT Yarn, Bead & Gift Emporium, Champ’s Trading Post, Charlie Palmer, Connie Cassevaugh, E. J.’s Dolls, Eagle's Flight Farm, Early Light Photography, Gifts by Doris, Happy Hands Gallery/Jeri Muhlhausen, Heartacre Crafts, High Design Creative Group, Independence Petting Farm, Irie Project - Rustic Furniture, Kyra Wilson Studio, Little Red Pennies, Maura Clancy Baskets, Middlebury Mountaineer/Green Mt. Adventures, Mike Mayone Fine Art, Mike's Coin Crafts, Moonlit Alpacas, Moriah Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Lakes Services, Mud Puppy Pottery, Norton's Gallery, Paper Girl Publications/Jean Arleen Breed, RaShaes Treasaes, Sarah Wesson Studio, Shoreham Bell Museum, Snowshoe Publishing, Stacie Mincher Designs, Stephanie Larsen Studios, The Venerable Bead, Vermont's Own Products, W D Pottery and Wicked Rebirth.
Performers include Atlantic Crossing, Carol Reed and the Lake Champlain Waldorf School Dancers, Center Stage Irish Dancers, Champlain Valley Chorale, Champlain Valley Strings, Dorothy Jane Siver Band, Ghosts of Greybeard, Hanaford’s Volunteers Fyfe and Drum Corps, John Krueger, Kyle Lang, LC Jazz, Loose Connection, Middlebury Union High School Jazz Ensemble, Middlebury Union High School Women's Ensemble, Mountain Weavers' Fiber Arts Guild, Mt. Lakes Services Band Generationz, Panhandlers Steel Band, Patti Casey & Bob Amos, Penelope the Clown, Rehab Roadhouse, Shellhouse, The Seth Warner Mt. Independence Fife & Drum Corps, Step 'n' Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont, Thistle Tulla Carson, TNT Dance Factory, Weston Bessette Quartet with Special Guest Doug Perkins and Womensing.