Outdoor Music

The Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Okemo Valley Music Series with live music in three of our towns. This coming summer enjoy live music in Ludlow, Cavendish, and Chester. And the best part is.... it's FREE.

Okemo Valley Music Series 2005

The Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Okemo Valley Music Series with live music in three of our towns. This summer enjoy live music in Ludlow, Cavendish, and Chester. And the best part is.... it's FREE.

Music For All Tastes

There will be a variety of music for all tastes and ages including blues, jazz, swing, country, folk, and rock & roll. Enjoy evening's outside as you listen to some of the area's most talented musicians perform as the sun goes down.

Town Series Schedules

Check out the link to each town stage for band descriptions. Ludlow Stage is located at Veteran's Memorial Park. Cavendish Stage is located at the Proctorsville Gazabo and Chester Stage is located opposite the village Green on the Historical Society Lawn.

Ludlow Stage - Tuesday Evenings

July 26 - TBA
August 2 - TBA
August 9 - TBA
August 16 - TBA
August 23 - TBA

Cavendish Stage - Wednesday Evenings

July 27- TBA
August 3 - TBA
August 10 - TBA
August 17 - TBA
August 24 - TBA

Chester Stage - Thursday Evenings

July 28 - TBA
August 4 - TBA
August 11 - TBA
August 18 - TBA
August 25 - TBA

Upcoming Events

January 13-March 3: Thursday Afternoon Race League
Get your four person teams together for head to head racing at it's best: 8 weeks of dual giant slalom racing.
Dates: January 13 - March 3
Location: Bear Creek Mountain Club
For More Information: 802-672-4242

February 5: Okemo Valley WINTER CARNIVAL
Join us downtown in Ludlow as we celebrate "MartiGras" with snow scuptures. parade, snowmen decorating contest, fireworks! For more information check out Winter Carnival on the events page of this site, contact the chamber at 802-228-8530 or email info.ovrcc@tds.net.
Date: February 5
Location: Downtown Ludlow
Web site: http://www.okemovalleyvt.org/news/winter.html
For More Information: 802-228-5830

February 12: Green Mountain Festival Series
Green Mountain Festival Series presents Mr. Leon Redbone
Date: February 12
Location: Green Mountain High School
Web site: http://www.greenmountainfestivalseries.com/contact.htm
For More Information: Toby Treu, 802-875-3216

February 13: Misty Valley Books presents author Ben Jones
Come hear author Ben Jones read from and discuss his new book (now in paperback), The Rope Eater, a harrowing tale of Arctic survival set in the nineteenth century.
Date: February 13
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Misty Valley Books on the Green in Chester
Admission: free
Web site: http://www.mvbooks.com
For More Information: 802 875-3400

February 15: Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display at Okemo
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Okemo Base Area. Watch the torchlight parade of Okemo employees ski/snowboard down the mountain followed by a spectacular fireworks display
Date: February 15
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Okemo Base Area
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

February 19: February Festival
A President's Week celebration with music, games, contests and giveaways with Radio Disney at Bromley
Date: February 19
Location: Bromley Mountain
For More Information: www.bromley.com

February 20: Vermont Pure Spring Water Snowshoe Tour
Co-sponsored by Atlas Snowshoes - Tours depart the Okemo Base Area at 7 p.m. and head up Bull Run for a bird’s-eye view of the fireworks.
Date: February 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

February 26: Okemo Pro-Tour Comedy Night
Get ready for an evening of laughter. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the Show starts at 8 p.m. Appropriate for ages 21 and over. Advance tickets available by calling Vermont Properties at (802) 228-8877.
Date: February 26
Time: 8 p.m.
Web site: http://www.okemo.com
For More Information: Vermont Properties at (802) 228-8877

February 26-27: Wendy Fischer's Ski Camp for Young Women at Okemo
This two-day terrain park camp is for young woman between 12-16. Advance registration and fee required. To register and for more information, visit www.fishski.com or call 970-209-0256.
Dates: February 26 - 27
Web site: http://www.fishski.com
For More Information: www.fishski.com or call 970-209-0256

February 27: Okemo Series Super Pipe event
Competition open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Okemo Base Lodge Mezzanine. Event starts at 10 a.m. in the SoBe Super Pipe. Entry fee is $20.


Date: February 27
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: SoBe Super Pipe
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

February 27: Kare Anderson's 20th Annual Telemark Race & Festival
Come watch some of the best tele-skiers in the East! Have fun with great tele events, games and fun for the entire family.
Date: February 27
Location: Bromley Mountain
For More Information: www.bromley.com

March 4-6: East Coast Freeskiing Open at Okemo
Produced by Freeze Magazine. Competition featuring halfpipe, skiercross and big air. Registration and fee required. www.freezeonline.com
Dates: March 4 - 6
Web site: http://www.freezeonline.com

March 5: CAROLO Night at Okemo
This is the 10th Annual VerMONTE CAROLO casino night, produced in conjunction with Sonny Morse Productions, featuring gambling, food and excitement to benefit Okemo Mountain School and OMARA. Try your luck at craps, roulette, black jack, indoor horse racing and more! There is also a silent auction, Taste of Okemo from area restaurants and door prizes. $10 admission per person includes $500 in Gaming Chips and 1 Ticket for Taste of Okemo. Gaming begins at 7 p.m. inside the Okemo Base Lodge. Ages 21+. Cash Bar.
Date: March 5
Time: Gaming begins at 7 p.m.
Location: Okemo Base Lodge
Admission: $10 admission per person
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 5: Green Mountain Festival Series
Green Mountain Festival Series presents You're A good Man, Charlie Brown
Date: March 5
Location: Green Mountain High School
Web site: http://www.greenmountainfestivalseries.com/contact.htm
For More Information: Toby Treu, 802-875-3216

March 5-6: Okemo Oasis Project by Salomon
A 2-day free consumer demo featuring a full line of Salomon’s best winter sports equipment. (Consumer Demo – open to the Public – no-charge but a credit card imprint and waiver must be signed for use of the equipment)
Dates: March 5 - 6
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 5: Bear Creek Women's Ski Adventure Day
Discover the joy and peace of mind of skiing in guided groups with women of similar ability levels in a low key environment.
Date: March 5
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Bear Creek Mountain Club, Plymouth, VT
For More Information: 802-672-4242

March 12: Okemo Spring Demo Day
Sponsored by Mary Davis Realtor & Associates. This event is open to the public and features the top brands of latest gear from a variety of ski, snowboard and snowshoe companies. Ski or ride over to the Solitude Lodge and test-drive the latest in equipment for FREE! (A credit card imprint and waiver must be signed for use of the equipment.)
Date: March 12
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 12-13: “Ultimate Groove” Telemark Skiing Clinic with pro Heather Paul at Okemo
Learn the fundamentals of free-heel telemark skiing. Open to all. Demos available from top manufacturers. Advance registration and fee required.
Dates: March 12 - 13
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 16: VT/NH Wonderful $39 Wednesdays at Okemo!
Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski/ride the entire day for just $39 (half-day from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for just $21)! Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver's license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase.
Date: March 16
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 17: Okemo Skier & Rider Appreciation Day
Skiers and riders of all ages can enjoy the entire day on the slopes at a special price of just $39!
Date: March 17
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 19: Sugar on Snow and Chili Cook-Off
The 3rd Annual Sugar on Snow and Chili Cook-Off at Motel in the Meadow in Chester. Suggested donation will benefit local charity TBD. Bring a batch of your chili and the judges will award "The Golden Ladle".
Date: March 19
Time: Noon to 2pm
Location: Motel in the Meadow - Chester
Admission: Contributions appreciated
Web site: http://www.motelinthemeadow.com
For More Information: call 802-875-2626

Enjoy the Meadow

Bring your cross country skis or snowshoes and enjoy the beautiful meadow.

March 20: Okemo Community Fun Day
Join us for a fun day on the slopes and a portion of your lift ticket fee will go toward supporting a community-wide program in Ludlow.
Date: March 20
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 20: Okemo Series Super Pipe Finals
Competition open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Okemo Base Lodge Mezzanine. Event starts at 10 a.m. in the SoBe Super Pipe. Entry fee is $20.
Date: March 20
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: SoBe Super Pipe
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 23: VT/NH Wonderful $39 Wednesdays at Okemo!
Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski/ride the entire day for just $39 (half-day from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for just $21)! Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver's license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase.
Date: March 23
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 24: Okemo Skier & Rider Appreciation Day
Skiers and riders of all ages can enjoy the entire day on the slopes at a special price of just $39!
Date: March 24
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 27: Easter Fun in the Sun
Easter Egg Hunt at Bromley
Date: March 27
Location: Bromley Mountain
For More Information: www.bromley.com

March 30: VT/NH Wonderful $39 Wednesdays at Okemo!
Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski/ride the entire day for just $39 (half-day from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for just $21)! Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver's license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase.
Date: March 30
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

March 31: Okemo Skier & Rider Appreciation Day
Skiers and riders of all ages can enjoy the entire day on the slopes at a special price of just $39!
Date: March 31
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 2: Okemo Slush Cup
The object is to ski or snowboard down a trail and skim across an 80-foot long man-made slush pond without falling into it! Open to the first 125 participants. Entry fee is $20. Registration 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Okemo Base Info Desk. Event starts at 1 p.m. on Bull Run.
Date: April 2
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Bull Run
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 3: Okemo Dummy Huck 'n Chuck Big Air
Contestants build their own “Dummy” on skis or a snowboard and send them over a jump on Bull Run. Dummy (and owner) will receive prizes for originality and style points for the jump. Come out and watch the dummies crash and burn (no explosives, please!). Fun for the whole family! Registration 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Okemo Base Info Desk. No entry fee. Event starts at 11 a.m.
Date: April 3
Time: 11 a.m.
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 6: VT/NH Wonderful $29 Wednesdays at Okemo!
Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski/ride the entire day for just $29 (half-day from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for just $21)! Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver's license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase.
Date: April 6
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 7: Okemo Skier & Rider Appreciation Day
Skiers and riders of all ages can enjoy the entire day on the slopes at a special price of just $29!
Date: April 7
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 13: VT/NH Wonderful $29 Wednesdays at Okemo!
Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski/ride the entire day for just $29 (half-day from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for just $21)! Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver's license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase.
Date: April 13
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 14: Okemo Skier & Rider Appreciation Day
Skiers and riders of all ages can enjoy the entire day on the slopes at a special price of just $29!
Date: April 14
Web site: http://www.okemo.com

April 23-24: Whitewater Release/Kayak Race
Twice a year (April & Sept.) the Ball Mountain Dam's water release draws "Whitewater" enthusiasts from all over the Northeast.
Dates: April 23 - 24
Location: Jamaica State Park
Admission: $2.50 per person (ages 13 and older) entrance fee.
The West River rages and Jamaica State Park is the hub of activity. The campground is reserved months in advance by folks who have been making this "river run" for 30+/- years! The river has locations appropriate for all levels of expertise. The stretch of river between the dam and the park entrance range between Class II, III, and even some IV "Whitewater." The park's "Rail Trail" is the perfect place to observe the colorful array of kayaks, canoes and rafts (literally hundreds of them if the weather is agreeable). There is about three miles of trail along the river from the park entrance to the base of the dam where the water comes spilling out. Many spectators clamor to watch from the observation deck (about 1/2 mile up the trail) just below the "dumplings" - it is a very challenging area in the river for even the most experienced! Bring your boat or just come to enjoy the activity and vendors!

April 30: Green Mountain Festival Series
Green Mountain Festival Series presents The Joffrey Ballet Ensemble
Date: April 30
Location: Green Mountain High School
Web site: http://www.greenmountainfestivalseries.com/contact.htm
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May 6-8: Quilts Around Town
Celebrating the 10th Annual Quilts Around Town. There will be displays at various locations in Chester, Vermont. Exhibit locations include Newsbank Conference Center, Chester Art Guild, Country Treasures, and Reed Gallery.
Dates: May 6 - 8
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, closes at 4:00PM on Sunday
Location: Chester, Vermont
Admission: $4, includes a Quilt Button
Web site: http://www.vermontquilting.com/aroundtown.html
For More Information: Sue Ashe at Country Treasures, 802-875-4377
Country Treasures proudly presents this three-day event honoring a distinctly American art form.

May 27-30: Chester Townwide Tag/Yard/Garage/Barn/Antique Sale
The Chester townwide tag/yard/garage/barn and antique sale will be held over memorial day weekend. A list and map of all participants will be provided for all customers. The event is sponsored by the Chester's Innkeepers association and draws tag sale buffs from far and wide.
Dates: May 27 - 30
Time: all day
Location: Town of Chester
Admission: FREE
Web site: http://www.chesterlodging.com
For More Information: Chris Curran 875.6211

May 28-29: Open Studio Weekend 2005
Open Studio Weekend is a statewide event held during Memorial Day weekend, during which Vermont craftspeople and artists open their studios to the public for the sale and demonstration of their work. It has become one of Vermont’s premier arts events, through years of hard work on the part of individual artists and craftspeople


Dates: May 28 - 29
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: At various sites throughout the region
Admission: FREE
Web site: http://www.vermontcrafts.com/links/open.html
For More Information: Vermont Crafts Council 802-223-3380

Visit an Artist of Artisan's Studio on Memorial Day Weekend

Spend time visiting the studios of the many creative Vermonters who continue the tradition of creating uniques produces by hand.

Vermont Studio Tour Maps

Maps of individual studios and group sites are available at the Vermont Welcome Centers, the information booth in Chester and the Okemo Valley Chamber office in Ludlow.

July 9: Music-in-the-Meadow Benefit
Music in the Meadow is held at Motel-in-the-Meadow, located just 1 mile west of Chester's town green at 936 Rt. 11 West. Featured artisis donating their time and talent.
Date: July 9
Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: 936 Rt. 11 at Motel in the Meadow
Admission: suggested donation $5.00
For More Information: 802-875-2626

July 26-August 23: Ludlow Concert Stage
Ludlow Stage: Five Tuesday evening concerts, beginning July 26 and running through August 23. Watch this space for details on performers.
Dates: July 26 - August 23
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Admission: FREE
For More Information: 802-228-5830

July 26-August 25: Okemo Valley Music Festival
A five week outdoor Concert series in Ludlow (on Tuesdays), Cavendish (Wednesdays) and Chester (Thursdays) featuring some of the best Vermont musicians
Dates: July 26 - August 25
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ludlow (on Tuesdays), Cavendish (Wednesdays) and Chester (Thursdays)
Admission: FREE
For More Information: 802-228-5830

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

Once again, in 2005, the Okemo Music series will bring some of the best Vermont musicans to our area. Keep your bookmark on this page for updates as musicians are booked.

July 27-August 25: Cavendish Concert Stage
Cavendish Stage, Five Wednesday evening concerts, beginning July 27 and running through August 24. Watch this space for details on performers.
Dates: July 27 - August 25
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Proctorsville Green
Admission: FREE
For More Information: 802-228-5830

July 28-August 25: Chester Concert Stage
Chester Stage, Five Thursday evening concerts, beginning July 28 and running through August 25. Watch this space for details on performers.
Dates: July 28 - August 25
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Chester Historical Society
Admission: FREE
For More Information: 802-875-2939

August 20-21: Vermont State Zucchini Festival
The 9th Annual Vermont State Zucchini Festival is the best reason for being in Ludlow during late August. You need to be here and have fun!
Dates: August 20 - 21
Time: 9 AM-6 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Park - Rt 103 Ludlow
Admission: Free
Web site: http://www.okemovalleyvt.org/news/zucchini.html
For More Information: 802.228.5830

Ready for the 9th Annual Vermont State Zucchini Festival

When the Okemo Valley Chamber dreamed up this unique event nine years ago no one dreamed it would grow to the extent it has. Visitor and locals alike love the fun activities surrounding this event. The Zucchini Festival was voted one of the top ten summer events in Vermont for 2005.

Plenty of Zucchini Fun

"Zucchini Fest - 9th Annual event will take place on August 20 & 21"

Originally developed as an excuse to have fun with this most maligned vegetable, the festival has grown and matured over the years and now is a top ten Vermont summer event as well as the signature summer event for Ludlow. The Festival motto is "You need to be here, cause you need to have fun!!"

More Information 802-228-5830

Schedule of Events

To be announced

Corporate Sponsors

Special Thanks to the Zucchini Festival Corporate Sponsors

September 17: Scarecrow Festival
Third annual event
Date: September 17
Location: Chester, Vermont

September 24-25: Chester Fall Crafts Fair "Sale on the Green"
Crafts, Gifts, Food and Entertainment on the Village Green in Chester.
Dates: September 24 - 25
Time: Saturday 9AM to 5PM - Sunday 9am to 4pm
Location: Village Green Route 11
Admission: none
For More Information: 802-228-5830

Fall Fair

For 30 years, this event has featured Vermont Products in a setting which is unsurpassed. Surrounded by the Victorian Buildings, the Village Green at Fall Foliage is a special place. The festive atmosphere of a market day fair with over 70 craftspeople, food vendors and community groups makes this a must see event.

Location

From I 91 Take Exit 6: Follow Rt 103 to Chester, Then West on Rt 11, 1/2 mile to the Village Green.
From the North: Follow Rt 103 to Chester Turn Right on to Rt 11 West 1/2 mile to the Village Green.

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