Norwich 200 – Congratulations!

The Mad River Valley community would like to congratulate you and your fellow  Norwich University family on the 200th anniversary of this hallowed institution! We here in the Mad River Valley are thrilled so many of you have decided to stay “on the other side of the hill” as you come together to celebrate.

Our business community would like to formally welcome you and the entire Norwich community during the special Homecoming Weekend. There are loads of activities going on (Check out our comprehensive event calendar) and many of our shops, restaurants and attractions are making special offers to Norwich visitors. Just look for the Welcome Norwich 200 signs in participating businesses. Here’s a smattering of them:

Artisans’ GalleryWin a $100 shopping spree at The Artisans’ Gallery. Stop on in any time from September 18-22 and identify yourself as a Norwich200 visitor. You’ll be entered to win the drawing that to be held on Sunday, Sept. 22. Artisans’ Gallery works with 150+ Vermont artists in Historic Waitsfield’s Bridge Street Marketplace. They sell a handpicked selection of eclectic, lively, personalized quality pieces in our bright and inviting 1830’s storefront.

Bridges Resort
$10 Day Pass to Norwich Alumni and family.  The pass includes 1 hour tennis court time (reservation required), pool, fitness classes, gym and game room

Clearwater Sports
30-50% off Summer Clothing Sale for Norwich alumni, friends and family.

4orty Bridge Boutique 
Mention you are a Norwich Alumni and receive 20% off new Fall accessories!

Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Award winning brewery, stunning timber-frame taproom and retail store featuring world class beers and light fare of the highest quality. Family friendly (including arcades and board games), outdoor beer garden, amazing beer selection, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages too! Join us Thursday (9/19) for our weekly Cornhole Tournament where the winning team receives a $30 gift card! Our retail store will be offering 25% off fleeces, winter hats and work shirts.

Mad River Glen
Come on up to the mountain for dinner, brunch, live music and some of that famous Mad River Glen conviviality. General Stark’s Pub is open  for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday you can enjoy the musical stylings of local artist, Lowell Thompson. Don’t forget that a Sunday Brunch on the deck at MRG is a perfect way to cap off the big Bicentennial Weekend!

Mad River Massage
Open every day!  Take time out for some restorative massage and body work.  We have four comfy session rooms and a private outdoor setting by the river for two.
Established for 21 years and solid reputation you can trust for quality.  You can also find us at the Waitsfield Farmers Market Saturday from 9am-1pm offering Chair Massage.  Would love to see you !   Call 802-496-5638

Mad River Taste
Mad River Taste is the local marketing program supporting Makers and Growers located in the valleys, the hill farms and mountain forests along the Mad River. The Mad River Taste Place celebrates the Makers and Growers and brings their food and beverages along with their stories to people who appreciate good food and drink, made by hand with the best ingredients. Special Events: Tom Know Salsa – Saturday

Product Think Tank
In honor of Norwich’s Bicentennial we’re offering special pricing on our Crimson “Wear Your Stripes on Your Sleeve” and our Maroon “Victor V” sweaters during Homecoming Weekend (9/18-22). These high quality fully fashioned sweaters are made by family-owned factories in democracies using natural fibers. Our designer owner is a military spouse.

Sugarbush Soaring
Welcome Norwich Alumni, friends & families! To help celebrate Norwich’s Bicentennial we are offering you all a 10% discount on an amazing glider ride experience. Just identify yourself when you book the experience.

The Store
Welcome Norwich folks, so glad you made it over to “the other side of the hill”. The Store is is a wonderful mix of distinctive kitchenware, gourmet gifts and decorative accessories. The old 1834 Methodist Meeting House is filled with every gadget and pot or pan a cook or chef could need, displayed along with imported pottery, cookbooks, linens, gourmet and Vermont foods, bath items, and much more
20% off if you mention you are a Norwich Alum or current student!
Cooking Class available in our Kitchen on Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday of Norwich Weekend!

Everyone in the Mad River Valley is honored that you chose to spend this special occasion with us and we sure hope you enjoy your stay. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do while you are here.


Eric Friedman
Executive Director
Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce