Aggie fairs survive financial challenges, decline in volunteers and attendance
Head to Wardsboro, Vt., to experience the longest-running Fourth of July Parade in Southern Vermont.
JULY 4 Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence Bennington Battle Monument Bennington, Vt. benningtonbattlemonument.com Historic games and Colonial fun leading up to the reading of the Declaration of Independence, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brattleboro’s Independence Day Parade Brattleboro, Vt. facebook.com/pg/BrattleboroGoesFourth The annual Brattleboro Goes Fourth kicks off at 10 a.m. with… Continue reading Festivals and Events
If you’re in the mood for Shakespeare this summer, you won’t have to look too hard to find a venue producing the Bard of Avon’s tales.
In Western Massachusetts Adams Agricultural Fair 371 Old Columbia St. Adams Aug. 2-4adams-agricultural-fair.org The Double M Rodeo promises to be a highlight of the 45th Adams Agricultural Fair, which also includes a demolition derby, livestock contests, horse and oxen pulls, a K-9 dog demonstration, a birds of prey show, live music and entertainment, concessions, amusement… Continue reading 10 fairs you don’t want to miss
Training the next generation of Harris Hill jumpers
One visit to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Mass.; one soft landing of a monarch butterfly on your shoulder, and you’ll be transported to an ideal summer day.
The secrets behind a small-town parade.
By Francesca Olsen Backyards and sloping state parks are good, but area ski resorts are stepping up the tubing game with groomed lanes, ski lifts so kids won’t get tired, and free-running hot chocolate. Because you don’t need to rent equipment, tubing can be a cost-effective way to fly down a mountain. Most resorts supply… Continue reading UpCountry Tubing Guide
By Scott Stafford When the first snow falls, dozens of men and women begin scrambling up and down local hills and mountains of local ski resorts in a frantic effort to manufacture tons of artificial ground cover as quickly as possible. They are the snow makers. And while that may sound mystical, it is actually… Continue reading The Ski Guide: Western Massachusetts