Category Archives: Events and Attractions

It’s Almost Time For Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018!

November 9, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018Come out to a winter wonderland of fun during Vermont’s Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018. The 34th annual return of this popular event is scheduled for December 7th to the 9th, 2018.

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018 is 3 days of holiday events and activities and one of the area’s most popular celebrations. Visitors come from all over to enjoy Wassail Weekend.

This year’s nonstop schedule of fun includes multiple concerts, film screenings, a holiday house tour, parade, and much more. Woodstock is often referred to as one of America’s prettiest small towns. This is doubly true during the holiday season and especially so during Woodstock Wassail Weekend.

Come out and see for yourself!

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The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2018 at Killington

November 2, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2018It’s almost Killington Cup time! The fastest female ski racers in the world are coming to Killington Ski Area for the third year in a row to battle it out during Alpine Ski World Cup 2018. Slalom, giant slalom, fireworks, parades, movie screenings, live music, and so much more. November 23rd through the 25th, 2018.

Thanksgiving weekend will never be the same after these last three years of exciting, Alpine Ski World Cup racing. 2016 marked 38 years since Vermont had the honor of hosting an Alpine Ski World Cup. Now, after two amazing years in a row, the third and final (for the moment, at least) event is almost upon us.

2016 and 2017’s Alpine Ski World Cup events at Killington attracted upwards of 30,000 spectators to the area. The 2018 races should see similar – if not even larger – crowds. And why not?

The Killington Cup is the biggest ski racing event on the East coast and general admission is FREE. Who wouldn’t want to watch as 100 of the world’s fastest women ski racers challenge each other and themselves on Killington’s peerless slopes?

The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is also a lively weekend festival that includes fireworks, parades, 2 movie premiers, and 4 live concerts. Teton Gravity Research will premier its film Far Out on Friday, the 23rd. Warren Miller’s Face of Winter will be screened on Saturday, the 4th. Musicians for this year’s event include Michael Franti, Paul Oakenfold, KT Tunstall, and Guster.

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Northern Stage, Lebanon Opera House, and Weston Playhouse

October 19, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Northern Stage and Lebanon Opera HouseIf you’re a fan of live entertainment, you’ll be thrilled to hear that our Woodstock, Vermont B&B is within easy distance of two celebrated theaters – The Northern Stage and Lebanon Opera House!

One of the very best things about our beautiful, little corner of Vermont is that, even though it seems quiet and remote, we’re not far away from a variety of world class, live entertainment.

Northern Stage, Lebanon Opera House, and Weston Playhouse are all within easy reach of our little neck of the woods. That’s a lot of high-quality, live entertainment on tap to choose from!

Whenever you’re in the Woodstock area and looking for a lively performance to brighten your day, be sure to check and see what’s coming up on their collective schedules.

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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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