2016 marks the start of our two-year 80th-anniversary celebration. Together with our friends at The Vermont Country Store, we’re kicking it off with a fabulous BIRTHDAY BASH. Saturday, June 18 — and everyone is invited!
The day begins with a festive PARADE at 11 am, with Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, long-time Weston Company Member Sam Lloyd, and Vermont Country Store proprietor Lyman Orton at the start, followed by school kids on decorated bikes, community floats, antique tractors, classic cars, and more!
At noon, Weston’s 2016 Young Company will lead a chorus of “Happy Birthday,” followed by free BIRTHDAY CAKE AND ICE CREAM, donated by King Arthur Flour and Wilcox Dairy. Other daytime events include a town-wide scavenger hunt, face painting, lawn games, and opportunities to engage with neighborhood organizations at their booths. Little kids will love to explore a real live firetruck parked in front of the Playhouse!
From 1 – 4 pm, live music on the Village Green includes the Blue Flames steel band, The Merry Pranksters bluegrass trio, and folk duo Hungrytown, plus a YoCo preview of SchoolHouse Rock, Live!
Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day so bring a picnic blanket or grab a seat under the tent for lunch! Offerings include burgers and hot dogs for sale from the Weston Village Store, the Weston Rod & Gun Club’s famous pulled pork, artisan cheeses from Woodcock Farm, and items from the awesome chefs at JJ Hapgood General Store, The Bryant House, the Inn at Weston, the Apple Knoll Inn, the Southern Pie Company, and our Weston Women’s Club.
Daytime events from 11 am ’til 4 pm are free and open to the public! That evening at 7:30 p.m., the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Birthday Bash Alumni Performance is also free to the public, but seats are first-come, first-served, and filling fast! Click here for instructions.
Parking for the event will be available at The Vermont Country Store and Walker Farm. Please note: Birthday Bash visitors arriving from points north should note the West River Bridge is under construction, and take a detour via Old Priory/Old County Road to Lawrence Hill Road when coming into town.