Bear With Us!

This event is free and made possible by the generous support of the MRV Bear Initiative and Northeast Wilderness Trust.  Registration Required: Be prepared for lots of fascinating information on black bear biology and ecology, with emphasis on the field identification of tracks and sign. Sue is very excited about this show because it offers…

Free
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Visions in Oil

Festival Gallery 5031 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present Visions In Oil showcasing paintings by twenty-two artists currently working in the oil medium. The show occupies the two rooms of the Festival Gallery and features paintings in the various styles and techniques of painting in vogue today. Portrait, landscape and still life subjects painted in styles…

Free

Spaghetti Supper Eat In/Take Out

Moretown United Methodist Church 962 Route 100B, Moretown

On FRIDAY the 13th don’t be scared! Set your fears aside and make it a Fri-Yeah because the  Moretown Methodist Church Women are hosting a Spaghetti Supper!  Friday the 13th of May from 5PM to 7PM at the church parsonage in Moretown  Eat in/Take out  MENU: Spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, Parmesan cheese               …

MRV Women in Business Group Kicks Off

The first meeting of the MRV Chamber's Women in Business Group will take place on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Hyde Away. Initially thee meetings are planned to tae place quarterly meetings to start.  They will include mixer/social time and then planned programming that includes women business leaders, from the MRV, sharing their…

Free

Vermont Open Studio Weekend

The 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place on May 28 & 29, from 10am to 5 pm. Over 150 artists are participating and the Mad River Valley is well represented with seven studios open to the public. It's a perfect excuse to tour the spectacular Mad River Valley as the mountains turn…

Free
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Vermont Open Studio – Mad River Fiber Mill

Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill 6163 Main St, Waitsfield

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill is excited to participate in the 30th anniversary Vermont Open Studio Tour hosted by the Vermont Crafts Council.  All are welcome to visit for a mill tour and weaving and spinning demonstrations. Open Studio Weekend is a celebration of the creation of craft and artwork and the work life…

free

Get Out and Move for WCC!

When: Jun 4, 2022, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Jun 12, 2022 Who: Calling all bike riders, hikers, walkers, runners, paddlers, swimmers, skaters of all ages to dedicate your day of movement and outdoor recreation to The Waitsfield Children's Center (WCC) This is open to anyone in Vermont or out-of-state. When: Get Out and Move…

$10 – $45

stewardMRV Kicks Off Season

Couples Club Field

After an incredibly successful first year the stewardMRV program is kicking off the activities for the 2022 season. The stewardMRV program is dedicated to creating an ethos of stewardship across the Mad River Valley. Whether it’s at a trailhead, down by the river, on a backroad, or in your backyard, there are ways for each…

Free

Mad Mingle Chamber Mixer

Alpino Vino 6163 Main St., Waitsfield, VT

The next Mad River Valley Chamber "Mad Mingle" mixer will take lace on Tuesday, June 14th from 5-7:30 pm at Alpino Vino. This is a great opportunity for the Mad River valley business community to meet  up, socialize, network and learn more about waht is happening in the business community. You are strongly encouraged to…

Free

Round Up

The Round Up is the MRV's weekly social event of the summer! Every Wednesday from June 15 until August 31 from 5 pm until dark. Join us along the Mad River in the Sweet Spot parking area. Each week there is different music and food options. Visit the Sweet Spot Instagram for the latest details -…

The 10th Anniversary of the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm 48 Lareau Road, Waitsfield

Mad River Valley Arts is pleased to present the 10 Anniversary of the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. The exhibit runs from June 20th to July 24th. More than 100 outstanding paintings fill the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, VT. Outstanding artists from across North America compete for awards judged by Sarah Yeoman…

Free

Vermont Cheese 101 & Building Your Perfect Board

1824 House 2150 Main St., Waitsfield, VT

Mad River Taste Place General Manager and Certified Cheese Professional Mary Tuthill and Tom Perry, instructor of Cheese Fundamentals and Sensory Analysis at UVM, will take participants on a sensory journey through an assortment of Vermont cheese. Learn key categories and cheese styles, and how to identify and describe textures and flavor profiles. Armed with…

$45

4th of July Weekend at Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort 102 Forest Drive, Warren

Come for the Warren Parade and stay for the festivities up on the mountain. We’ve got an entire weekend of fun for you with three days of live music, lift rides, swimming holes, parties, fireworks, and even a snow gun waterfall. (You’ll have to come up to Lincoln Peak so see what that is.) Activities…

Free

Benedicts in the Barn at 1824 House Inn + Barn

1824 House 2150 Main St., Waitsfield, VT

Join us Sunday July 3 from 10 am to 1 pm for Benedicts in the Barn. This past March, Sean finished his Benedict 365 Challange, preparing 365 different Eggs Benedicts. Now is your chance to come experience Eggs Benedict at 1824 House Inn + Barn. We are even introducing a new variety, the Mad River…

$27

Oceans of Possibilities: Shadow Puppet Creation Station

Round up on the River Bridge Street, Waitsfield

Join us in Waitsfield before the Round up On the River as we kick off our summer reading program with a shadow puppet creation station. We will have all of the materials and a place to test out your underwater themed (or otherwise) shadow puppets. The MRV Libraries' Summer Learning Program is made possible in…

Free

Great Northern Yarn Haul

Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill 6163 Main St, Waitsfield

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill will on the yarn trail this summer.  The Great Northern Yarn Haul is great way to experience the fiber arts in the Mad River Valley.  Visit the shop, grab a passport and start exploring.  Mill tours and special events will be held during the event.   We will be keeping…

Free

Oceans of Possibilities: The Perils of Mr. Punch

Warren Library 413 Main St , Warren, Vermont

Modern Times Theater of Hardwick will perform an outdoor Punch and Judy puppet show. This updated classic follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch.  The skillfully operated hand puppets are made of garbage and up-cycled material, and are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. It’s a…

Free

Broadway in Vermont

Moose Meadow Lodge 607 Crossett Hill , Waterbury, VT

Back for another magical evening, some of Broadway's leading stars are heading up to the Green Mountains for a special outdoor concert event. Vermonter Merritt David Janes who performs regularly on Broadway and in national tours will bring his friends for “Broadway In Vermont” on the grounds at Moose Meadow Lodge in Duxbury. Enjoy your…

$25 – $35

Banners on Bridge Street Reception

madsonian museum 45 Bridge St, Waitsfield, VT

Meet the artists of the Banners on Bridge Street painted by 8 artistss and 8 kids from Eddie Merma’s sculpture school. banners will be hung through October 11th

Free

Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild – “Hook-In”

Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill 6163 Main St, Waitsfield

Have you always been interested in rug hooking or looking for a community of hookers?  Join us at Mad River Fiber Mill for a day of hooking, Show and Tell and comradery.  Members from the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild will be gathering for a day of hooking.  Bring you project, chair, lunch and show…

Free

Oceans of Possibilities: Penguin Journey Author Storytime

Bridge Street 4403 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT

Author Angela Kunkel hosts a special storytime for her acclaimed picture book Penguin Journey. This young picture book is about the incredible lengths to which emperor penguins go for their young ones. Angela Burke Kunkel’s lyrical text and Catherine Odell’s gorgeous illustrations detail the penguins' amazing journey, and an author's note and bibliography provide added…

Free
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Reading River Mini-Mural

Moretown Town Hall Rte. 100B, Moretown

Tuesday July 19th & Thursday July 21st 3-5pm at Moretown Library at Town Hall Join Assistant Librarian and Artist Nicole Melone and help us create a river scene on one of Moretown Library's bookcase! All are welcome to attend, children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Register Here: https://forms.gle/G8mCaydcCvLyjnD66

Free

Oceans of Possibilities: Watershed Wildlife

Moretown Memorial Library 897 Route 100B, Moretown

We welcome Mike back from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum as we explore “Watershed Wildlife”. This year’s Summer Reading Program theme “Oceans of Possibilities” comes a little closer to home as we meet live animals that can be found in the Mad River watershed and learn how their lives are connected to that vital…

Free

Vermont Farm Immersion Program at Hartshorn Organic Farm

Hartshorn Organic Farm 54 Quarry Road, Waitsfield, VT

What if you could grow your own nutritious food at home? Maybe you could start a small farm and produce extra for your community. Or, grow and preserve your own food for your family and reduce your dependency on supermarkets. Maybe you could specialize in one or two things and turn them in to a…

Brew Basics: The Best of Vermont Beer

1824 House 2150 Main St., Waitsfield, VT

According to Thrillist, “Vermont beer isn't just a geographical designation; it's a distinction fostered and defined by its home state. And to best experience one of America's most lauded and influential brewing movements, you'll have to immerse yourself." Join experienced brewing industry expert Tom Harris from Mad River Taste Place for a 101 on the…

$45

2022 Mad Hatter Ultimate Tournament

Brooks Field - Warren Elementary School 296 School Rd, Warren, VT

2022 MAD HATTER ultimate frisbee tournament Saturday, July 30, 2022, Warren, VT Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-U-uWvhjbLeyZ7xXOzzSA7OnV8h36DENTTFGvKLTAWh-o9Q/viewform Sign in: 9-10 AM (Must also sign in at the fields on 7/30 by 10 AM to be placed on a team!) Drafting of teams from the "hats": 10 AM Games Begin: 10:30 AM At least 3 games per team until…

$25

Oceans of Possibilities: Musical Munchkins

Moretown Memorial Library 897 Route 100B, Moretown

Join Miss Andrea of Musical Munchkins for a musical adventure geared for ages one through six and their families. Revolving around the ocean and summer fun we will sing and move with instruments, puppets, and props. Miss Andrea has been teaching music for 0-5-year-olds and giving performances for the past 29 years in New York…

Free

Meet the Maker – Melle Finelli Jewelry

Atelier101 Mad River Green Shopping Center, Waitsfield, VT

Join us Saturday, July 30 for a “Meet the Maker” event, where you can shop Melissa’s sculptural contemporary jewelry creations while asking questions and learning about her process. While at Atelier 101, you can also browse the works of and meet ceramic artists Stephanie Grace & Alicja Costanza. Make it a full “Sip & Shop”…

Free

Oceans of Possibilities: Ponds of Possibilities

Big Picture Theater 44 Carroll Road, Waitsfield

Would you like to learn more about wildlife in a wet environment? We’ll visit a local pond with our nets and magnifiers to explore the curious life beneath the water. This outdoor family program is suitable for all ages. The MRV Libraries’ Summer Learning Program is made possible in part by the VT Department of…

Free

Oceans of Possibilities: Field Insect Exploration

Knoll Farm 700 Bragg Hill Road, Fayston

We'll use nets, magnifiers, and field guides in this hands-on exploration of the amazing insect critters in our backyard. The MRV Libraries’ Summer Learning Program is made possible in part by the VT Department of Libraries and our Friends organizations.

Free

A Smooth Ride to Retirement

Rochester Area Trails 99 Ranger Road, Rochester, Vermont

Love mountain biking & want to learn more about personal investing or retirement? Enjoy a scenic ride and a casual introduction to investing. Financial advising firm One Day In July is offering a “ride and learn” event in Rochester, VT. Designed for experienced mountain bikers interested in learning more about personal investing, this event will combine…

Free

Charlie Loves Our Band

A one-night only screening this Thursday, at the Savoy Theater in Montpelier.  Charlie Loves Our Band is a feature-length documentary about the band From Good Homes (A GREAT JERSEY BAND!)  The evening starts at 6:00 with a one-hour performance by Patrick Fitzsimmons, drummer for From Good Homes and singer-songwriter from Middlebury, Vermont. You can get tix at the Savoy Theater. Here…

$10
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Trivia Night at Hostel Tevere

Hostel Tevere 203 Powderhound Rd, Warren, VT

The MRV Libraries are excited to present trivia nights at the Hostel Tevere in Warren.  There's a different theme each month and it takes place the first Thursday of each month. Astound your friends and neighbors with your knowledge and enjoy some of that famous Mad River Valley conviviality. Sign up to play as an…

Free
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Live Music Fridays at Alpino Vino

Alpino Vino 6163 Main St., Waitsfield, VT

Alpino Vino will be hosting live music each and every Friday throughout the summer from 5:30 – 7:30pm .  Here's the linup; Friday, June 24th             Madigan Linnane Friday, July 1st                 Medicine Tribe Duo Friday, July 8th                 Madigan Linnane Friday, July 15th               Some Hollow Friday, July 22nd              Madigan Linnane Friday, July 29th               Brendan Gilhouly Friday, August…

Free

Family (Outdoor) Movie Night

Couples Club Field

Bring your family and a picnic dinner for an outdoor showing of "My Garden of a Thousand Bees", the fascinating PBS documentary about backyard pollinators. Free information about pollinators and wildflower seed packets will also be distributed. Part of the #PlantWildflowers initiative. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking, film at 7:30.

Free
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vonTrapp Garden Tour to Support the MRV Rotary Club

vonTrapp Greenhouse 208 Common Rd, Waitsfield, Vermont

Sally and Tobi von Trapp may have closed their greenhouse business at the end of the 2021 season, but in an incredible show of generosity, they have agreed to open their amazing display gardens for public tours this summer. They reached out to the Mad River Valley Rotary to offer public tours on selected summer…

$10

MRV Restaurant Buying Group Meeting

The long awaited proposal for the development of a MRV Restaurant Buyers Group is ready to be presented to the MRV restaurant and lodging sectors. You are formally invited to attend an informational meeting at 10 am on Tuesday August 9th at The Mad Taco.  There was a lot of time and effort put into developing this program…

Mad Mingle Chamber Mixer

The next Mad River Valley Chamber "Mad Mingle" mixer will take place on Wednesday, August 10th from 5 to 7:30 pm. This date has changed so please take note. The meeting will take place at the site of the new Chamber Visitors center and MRV Recreation Hub location down at the Localfolk Smokehouse. This is a…

Vermont Plein Air Festival

Mad River Valley

Visit amateur and professional artists painting the beautiful and historic Mad River Valley of Vermont in this three day event. The popular sidewalk art show is open for browsing all three days and the Children’s Plan Air (materials supplied free) returns on Saturday, August 13. Enjoy the numerous galleries, visit the Big Red Barn Art…

Free
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VT Plein Air Festival

2887 Waitsfield

Valley Arts presents the 13th anniversary celebration of this popular event in the picturesque Mad River Valley.  This will be the only plein air event listed in PleinAir Magazine for the state of Vermont.  Meet and talk with artists, working in various mediums, who gather for days of painting in the great outdoors.  The event…

$20 – $25
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Live Music Fridays at Hogan’s Pub

Hogan's Pub 1091 Golf Course Road, Warren, VT

We'll be rocking out to some tunes every Friday night at Hogan's Pub throughout the summer! Come join us from 5-8PM. Summer Schedule 7/29 Funkleberries 8/5 Chicky Stoltz 8/12 Shrimptunes 8/19 Amerikana Blue 8/26 Fabulous Wrecks 9/2 Detonators

Vermont Senior Games 2022 State Championship Tennis Tournament

The Bridges Resort 202 Bridges Circle, Warren

Competition open to Vermont residents 50 years of age and older as of 12/31/22. Awards are presented to athletes in five-year age brackets. Top three finishers in each age group qualify for the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Saturday, August 13: Men and Women's singles and Mixed Doubles. Sunday, August 14: Men and…

$35
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Stretch & Sip at Featherbed Inn

Make the most of your Saturday with Stretch & Sip a fun and refreshing outdoor experience incorporating gentle, yoga-based movement at a mindful pace, plus tea (iced or hot) and scones, and a dip in the pond if it pleases. Join Karen of Salt & Sand Studios and Karen & Mick of the Featherbed Inn…

$20

Opening and Artists Talk: Janet McKenzie

Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House 4355 Main St, Waitsfield

View the thought provoking paintings of Janet McKenzie and hear her speak about her motivation and inspiration for her work.  Meet the artist at the reception afterwards.

Free
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Vermont Plein Air Festival

Mad River Valley

Visit amateur and professional artists painting the beautiful and historic Mad River Valley of Vermont in this three day event. The popular sidewalk art show is open for browsing all three days and the Children’s Plan Air (materials supplied free) returns on Saturday, August 13. Enjoy the numerous galleries, visit the Big Red Barn Art…

Free
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“Courage, Justice and Hope: The Inclusive Paintings of Janet McKenzie

Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House 4355 Main St, Waitsfield

Janet McKenzie’s paintings remind us that we are all created equally, majestically and mysteriously in God’s likeness. Her art displayed within a beloved and iconic church, honors diversity and inclusion.  The deepest subject which threads throughout every painting is our universal humanity. May these paintings serve as a force for good – encouraging social, gender…

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ON THE ROAD with an OXYMORON with Keryn Nightingale

Phantom Theater Corner of Airport & Dump Roads, Warren, VT

Perennial Phantom favorite, Keryn Nightingale, returns to the Barn with a one-woman show featuring a VW bus, a cross country trip, Growing Up Skipper, Mod Ken, and The Osmonds. Honk if you remember Mod Ken! Advance tickets available at https://sevendaystickets.com/organizations/phantom-theater August 09 and 14 at 8:00 PM.