Family, Travel

Festivals and Events

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

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Arts, Travel

10 things ‘not to miss’ this summer in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Whether you’re here on vacation, own a second home or are a year-round resident, navigating a summer season chock-full with cultural events of every nature can be overwhelming. To make things easier, we’ve highlighted five summer shows in the Berkshires and five in Southern Vermont that shouldn’t be missed.

Family, Food, Outdoors, Travel

10 fairs you don’t want to miss

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

Food, Shopping, Travel

From hunting licenses to chocolate sardines

They have been part of the Green Mountain landscape for almost two centuries, ready to welcome a traveler in need of provisions or a local for anything from winter wear to a lug wrench. They are known as purveyors of everything from the necessary to the useless but fun, from the grassroots to the upscale.