Top Ten Summer 2009 events and the Top Ten Fall 2009 events

first_imgWinners for the Vermont Hospitality CouncilsSummer 2009 and Fall 2009 Top Ten ListThe Vermont Hospitality Council, a divisionof the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the winnersfor the Top Ten Summer 2009 events and the Top Ten Fall 2009 events. Acomplete list of winners and descriptions of the events are available athttp://www.vtchamber.com/events/(link is external).The Top Ten Events are chosen by a panelof independent judges. Winning events are open to the public, scheduledbetween April 1 and August 31, 2009 for the Top Ten Summer 2009 eventsand September 1 and October 31, 2009 for the Top Ten Fall 2009 events,appeals to out-of-state visitors, and has the potential to attract a largeand diverse audience, including children.An independent panel of judges also considerscriteria such as:” Size and past audience of the event androom for growth within the event.” Geographic and seasonal date distributionamong Top Ten Event nominees.” If Top Ten Event award winners as a wholerepresent the variety of possible Vermont experiences,    i.e.arts, history, agriculture, gardening, community, recreation, etc.” Complete and timely application by theevent coordinator.Top Ten Summer Events 2009Vermont Lake Champlain QuadricentennialCelebrating in towns throughout the Lake Champlain Basin and Vermont, yearround.www.celebratechamplain.org(link is external)Bennington Moosefest 2009Bennington, May – October 2009www.benningtonmoosefest.com(link is external)Eighth Annual Strolling of theHeifers Parade & FestivalBrattleboro, June 5 – 7, 2009        www.strollingoftheheifers.com(link is external)Vermont Quilt FestivalEssex Junction, June 19 – 21, 2009www.vqf.org(link is external)28th Annual LCI FathersDay Fishing DerbyLake Champlain, June 20 – 22, 2009www.mychamplain.net(link is external)Yellow Barn Music Festival 40thAnniversary SeasonPutney, June 25 – August 9, 2009www.yellowbarn.org(link is external)SolarFest 2009 – The New EnglandRenewable Energy FestivalTinmouth, July 10 – 12, 2009www.solarfest.org(link is external)39th Annual Antiques& Uniques FestivalCraftsbury Common, July 11, 2009www.vtcas.org/calendar(link is external)3rd Annual New Tasteof Stowe Arts FestivalStowe, July 24 – 26, 2009www.craftproducers.com(link is external)   Deerfield Valley Blueberry FestivalJacksonville, Whitingham, Wilmington, Dover, July 31 – August 1, 2009www.boydfamilyfarm.net(link is external)Top Ten Fall 2009 Events Plymouth Folk & Blues ConcertsPlymouth Notch, September 5 – 6,2009www.plymouthfolk.com(link is external)New World Festival at ChandlerRandolph, September 6, 2009www.newworldfestival.com(link is external)South End Art HopBurlington, September 11 – 12, 2009www.seaba.com(link is external)Tunbridge Worlds FairTunbridge, September 17 – 20, 2009www.tunbridgefair.com(link is external)Annual Northeast Open AtlatlCompetition & Flint Knap-inAddison, September 18 – 20, 2009www.historicvermont.org(link is external)Vermont Life Wine & HarvestFestivalWilmington, September 25 – 27, 2009www.thevermontfestival.com(link is external)17th Annual HildeneFall Arts FestivalManchester, October 2 – 4, 2009www.craftproducers.com(link is external)  MoondanceWindsor, October 9, 2009Great Pumpkin ChallengeBennington, October 24, 2009 www.betterbennington.com(link is external)Haunted ForestWilliston, last two weekends in Octoberwww.thehauntedforest.org(link is external)###In business since 1912, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profitbusiness organization with 1,500 members employing 45,000 people and representingall sectors of the states economy.  Our mission is to create aneconomic climate conducive to business growth and preservation of the Vermontquality of life.last_img read more