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10 Things to Do This Summer in Woodstock & Surrounding Areas

Jun 09, 2015 04:25PM ● Published by Erin Frisch

As summer approaches we are all in search of fun activities to do. From playing outside, to going to a movie or taking a summer art class, we are here to bring you 10 Summer fun things to do in your area.

Purple Crayon 

Develop your own Black and white Photographs. Learn how to process your B&W images in a traditional dark room. Class is June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will have the opportunity to use cameras and use a roll of 36 exposures. The final product will be captured in negative form and placed in sleeves for you to take home.  

Tupelo Night of Comedy 

June 12, 8 p.m. in Londonderry, N.H. Join in on a the laughs with Louis Ramey, who has performed around the world. He has also performed on Comedy Central, ABC Daytime View, CBS television, 48 hours, among others.

The 36h Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon

The festival takes place June 19 - 21 this season. As is skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire, there will plenty of fun things such as Crafts & Music festival and of course some awesome food. Children’s actives include train rides, a bounce house and more.  With 5 flights scheduled to take off, make sure you don’t miss out of this tradition.

Barn Arts Center for the Arts

Located in Bradford, Vt. Theatre programs for youth starring the Jungle Book, starting July 20, and running through Aug. 9. A production of Olenna by David Mamet will be held at King Farm Barn in Woodstock. This production will take place June 19 - 21 and 26 - 28.  

Killington Wine Festival

July 18-20. Guest will enjoy a nice July Weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and Green Mountains as your scenic background. Featuring more than 500 wines from around the world represented by more than 40 wineries and distributors. Tickets are $75 - $85.

Vermont Brewers Festival

Learn about all the stages of brewing and tasting in Burlington, Vt., July 17 - 18. Tons of local vendors will be there like Harpoon Brewery as well as Lake Champlain Chocolates so you can learn all about pairing your Beer with certain foods. This event is for people 21 and older.

Antique Tractor Day at Billings Farm

Tractors from the 1960s will be on display Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Restorers will show off their work and offer information and historic facts about each tractor. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and tractor activies for children, incluing the popular tractor sandbox will be available.

The Ottaquechee Musicfest 2015

Support the Upper Valley's nonprofits on Aug. 7. This year’s musical talents include Dartmouth Idol creator/director Walt Cunningham, Jr. The festival line up features well-known hits from the ‘50s to today. This event will take place at the Queche Club’s Ski Area in an amphitheater style seating evening under the evening sky. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget your picnic baskets!  

The Taste of Woodstock

Fun for the whole family with music, kids' activities, art, food, gifts, beer, cheese, candy and more on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Elm Street! Walk the streets and explore all the different vendors with your friends and family. Clothing, local woodworking, and arts to explore ... This is a must-go-to event.  

Quechee Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair

Celebrate its 43rd season, taking place Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located on the Quechee Polo Field. You will experience Scottish and American specialty food and drinks. This event will take place rain or shine so please plan accordingly. Please also bring a folding chair to watch activities such as “Welly” Toss, Ladiess Rolling Pin Toss, Solo Bag Pipe, Highland Dance competition and lots of children activities.

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