The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the dates for the second annual Best of Vermont Summer Festival! This two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 from 12 noon – 7 pm and Sunday, August 21 from 10 am – 4 pm in Ludlow, Vermont. The event will take place at Okemo Field on Route 103 the use of which is generously donated again by Lead Sponsor Okemo Mountain/Vail Resorts.
This festival is a great opportunity for everyone including locals, new residents, second homeowners, and visitors to enjoy specialty foods; wine, spirits & brew tastings; artisan products; fine art; awesome music; hot air balloons; ag demos; children’s activities and more! The Best of Vermont Summer Festival will be marketed throughout the Okemo Valley region, the state of Vermont, New England and the Northeast.
William Raveis Vermont Properties is the presenting sponsor again this year. Other sponsors are in process and will continue to be listed on the chamber’s website here: https://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/best-of-vermont-summer-festival.
A number of prominent statewide organizations partnered with the chamber for the festival last year including the Vermont Specialty Foods Association, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association, and the Vermont Fresh Network. We hope to again partner with them and these connections are still in-process. The chamber is seeking additional partners, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. They are also seeking special event sponsors such as sponsoring the food tent, entertainment/music tent, children’s activities, contests or other special activities. Discounts will be given to participating chamber members and returning vendors will also be given preferential locations.
The festival committee, made up of chamber members, includes returning co-chairs Scott Duffy – Rockledge Farm Woodworks & Alyssa Stewart – Stewart Maple & Marketplace, and Holger Stoltze – The Governor’s Inn, Stephen Plunkard – Q4! Associates, Sarah Sheehan – William Raveis VT Properties and Carol Lighthall – Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber has a special festival web page where sponsor and vendor forms are now available: https://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/best-of-vermont-summer-festival. Those interested in participating may also contact Carol directly by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. or calling the chamber at 802-228-5830.
The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, member-driven association and the voice of 300+ businesses and the communities of 12 Towns & Villages in South Central Vermont along the VT Scenic Route 100 Byway surrounded by Okemo, Ascutney & Magic Mountains. OVRCC provides advocacy, support, and unified regional marketing to promote and enhance businesses in the region as well as the four-season economy.