Category Archives: Events and Attractions

Vermont Cheese Trail Stops Near Our Woodstock VT Inn

September 21, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

person stacking cheese wheelsSpend a day exploring local cheesemakers on the Vermont Cheese Trail! The Vermont Cheese Trail has 50 stops spanning from the Canadian border down to Massachusetts, with many stops of the Vermont Cheese Trail located within in an hour’s drive from Deer Brook Inn.

Below we’ve highlighted theses nearby makers that have tours, farm stands and/or retail shops that are open to the public.

There are many more makers that welcome visitors with appointments as well, view the Vermont Cheese Trail Map to explore ALL of the Vermont Cheese Council members.

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Vermont Institute of Natural Science Plein Air Painting Festival

September 7, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Institute of Natural Science en Plein Air Painting Festival 2018The Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s 4th annual en Plein Air Painting Festival is scheduled for September 29th through October 5th, 2018. Join in the fun with your own palette or buy an original work of art at the resulting sale!

Plein Air painting is a style that emerged in the mid-1800’s, after the introduction paint tubes and the box easel. Painting was suddenly a much more portable practice and the Plein Air movement was on.

What is “en Plein Air?”

“en Plein Air” is a French term meaning “in the open air” – and that’s what plein air painting is all about. Plein Air painting is done outside and, perhaps more importantly, against the changing of the light. This race against time and the movement of the light imbues the work with a sense of energy and excitement. Plein Air painting was an important component of impressionism and practiced by influential artists like Renoir, Pissarro, and Monet.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) en Plein Air Painting Festival celebrates the Ottauquechee River watershed. Painters come from all over to paint in celebration of the area’s remarkable beauty – and you can join them!

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Vermont Golf Courses Near Our Woodstock B&B

August 24, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Golf Courses Near Our Woodstock InnHoping to get some time in on the links during your Woodstock getaway? Great idea! Deer Brook Inn is near a number of popular public, Vermont golf courses.

You’ll never run out of fun things to do and see in the Woodstock, VT area. We’re surrounded by historic sites, covered bridges, stunning scenery, shops, galleries, restaurants, and more.

When it comes to Vermont golf courses, we have one of the best in the state, right here in Woodstock! Woodstock Country Club Golf Course, just down the road from our Vermont B&B, was named the #3 Top Golf Course in New England by Golf Advisor. It was also called one of the world’s “top 100 golf resorts” by Golf Magazine. Well, what do you expect from a course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr?

Woodstock Country Club isn’t the only course in the area, however! Below is a short list of public Vermont golf courses within easy driving distance of our Woodstock B&B.

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Don’t Miss Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018!

August 4, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018, at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, VT is coming up! Labor Day Weekend, September 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival is an annual, two-day series of concerts held each year on Labor Day weekend. The event is free to attend and held in the open air on the grounds of the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site.

2018 marks the 14th year for the festival and, once again, the lineup includes a selection of both regional and national performers.

This year will see Julia Mark, Seth Adam, Cricket Blue, Alice Howe, and Dan Weber. Jay Ottaway and the Ramble return this year both as performers at the festival and as hosts of the Saturday Night Jam Session in Bridgewater, VT.

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Always Something Fun To Do at Billings Farm & Museum

July 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Billings Farm & MuseumBallet performances and film screenings may be unexpected at a “working dairy farm and historic house museum” but you’ll find both – and more – this August at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, VT!

Billings Farm & Museum is well known as both a Woodstock dairy farm and house museum. No one is that surprised to learn about its prize-winning Jersey cows, draft horses, sheep, and delicious, 100% raw-milk cheddar cheese. Folks come from all around to get a sense of life in the 1890’s and a taste of rural Vermont’s undying spirit.

The historic farm was established in 1871 and continues to practice 19th century land stewardship traditions. The restored Billings Farm house and barns contain exhibits that illustrate what life was like in the 1890’s.

But that’s not all you’ll find at Billings Farm & Museum!

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The Pentangle Arts 2018 Brown Bag Concert Series

July 6, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Pentangle Arts 2018 Brown Bag Concert SeriesLooking for a fun and inexpensive way to liven up a Friday evening? How about an evening of food, drink, and FREE live music at a Pentangle Arts Brown Bag Concert! Brown Bag Concerts are held Fridays, 5:30pm, July 13th through August 31st, on the Woodstock History Center back lawn.

Pentangle Arts Brawn Bag Concerts are an annual series of free live music performances in Woodstock, VT. Area residents and visitors have been enjoyed the summer concert series for over 35 years, now!

The concert series is called “brown bag” because, although they’re free, donations for the Woodstock Food Shelf are encouraged. Fill a brown paper bag with canned food, pasta, oatmeal, or what have you to one of the concerts, and know that it goes to fight hunger. They even give away brown bags at the shows so you can take it home and fill it for the next show.

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Killington Music Festival Classical Concert Series 2018

June 4, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Killington Music Festival Classical Concert Series 2018Killington Music Festival 2018 marks the 36th year of internationally renowned musicians performing in the annual Classical Concert Series. This year’s performances are scheduled to take place Saturdays, 7pm, between June 30th and July 28th, 2018.

Killington Music Festival is the only resident professional classical music organization in central Vermont. Every summer, musicians come to the area to play a series of chamber music concerts at Killington’s Ramshead Lodge.

Listening to these amazingly talented classical musicians before a sweeping backdrop of the Green Mountains is a sublime experience.

The Killington Music Festival is not just concerts but also a five-week residency program. Aspiring young musicians from places like the Juilliard School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music come for an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal, and performance.

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Reach New Heights at Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018!

May 18, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018It’s up, up, and away at the 39th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival! June 15th, 16th, and 17th at the Quechee Village Green in Quechee, Vermont!

It’s almost Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival time again! If you’ve never been, this annual festival fills the skies over Quechee with colorful hot air balloons. We’ve all seen the occasional hot air balloon up in the air but there’s a BIG difference between seeing one or two hot air balloons up in the air versus 20!

That’s right – up to 20 hot air balloons will be at the festival! The balloons have five flights scheduled to occur throughout the festival weekend, including daily morning and evening ascensions. Further, each evening is set to feature a Balloon Glow (weather permitting).

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On Your Marks For the 2018 Covered Bridges Half Marathon!

May 5, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2018The 27th annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon, Vermont’s premier half marathon, is just around the corner: June 3rd, 2018.

Vermont’s popular, annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon, “the best 13.1 miles in New England,” is held every year on the first Sunday in June. The race course starts at the Suicide Six Ski Area and follows a point-to-point course eastward through open farmland, along the Ottauquechee River. The finish line is at the Quechee Polo Field. The Covered Bridges Half Marathon is a USATF-certified course.

The race’s course takes runners through three of the area’s 7 covered bridges: Middle Covered Bridge, Taftsville Covered Bridge, and Quechee Covered Bridge.

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Explore Woodstock Vermont Antiques!

April 27, 2018 by insideout

Woodstock Vermont Antiques SignSpend the afternoon exploring lovely Woodstock Vermont Antiques. There are several great antique shops right in downtown, and many others within a short drive.  The selection of shops in the Woodstock, Vermont area can keep you happily shopping and looking for treasures for days.

 

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