Barre Heritage Festival Calendar of Events

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Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Self-guided factory tours, operating Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:30

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop Local, Win Big! — Various Downtown Merchants. Shop at participating downtown Barre merchants and receive a chance to win great prizes!

Monday – Saturday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, outdoor granite bowling lane

Wednesday, July 27

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art Exhibit. Studio Place Arts, a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Art Show by the Paletteers at Aldrich Public Library.

7 – 8 p.m. Chris Robertson and the Socket Rockets, Currier Park

Thursday, July 28

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Art Show by the Paletteers at Aldrich Public Library

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Le Soiree Sucre, Old Labor Hall. Sweet Evening in honor of Chet Briggs. Music and dancing. French dessert tasting and competition. Tickets: Adults – $15 at the door, $10 in advance Children under 12 – $6

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. York Branch Concert at York Branch in East Barre. 476-7550. This is a Porch Concert with Scottish harpist and Gaelic singer Dominique Dodge. Concert will go off rain or shine, though in inclement weather we will head inside the library. BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair!

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Thunder Road Mid-Season Championship www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com

Friday, July 29

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Brownie Sundae Sale. Barre Congregational Church. Ice cream from Vermont-made Island Homemade Ice Cream and your choice of toppings.

6 – 10 p.m. The Adams Band is performing at the American Legion, Main Street.

6 – 7:30 Starline Rhythym Boys, City Hall Park Main Stage

8 – 10 p.m. Dana and Susan Robinson, City Hall Park Main Stage

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7:30 – 10 a.m. 34th Annual Rotary Breakfast. Aldrich Public Library Lawn. Juice, fruit, eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, french toast, coffee, Vermont maple syrup.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Heritage Car Show.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art Show by the Paletteers. Currier Park.

Noon – 4 p.m. Art Exhibit. Studio Place Arts, a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center.

Noon – 5 p.m. Barre Elks Barbecue. Barre Elks parking lot.

1 – 2 p.m. Barre Heritage Annual Parade — Barre Auditorium to North Main Street to South Main Street. Featuring performances by the Waterbury Community Band, Shriners and many floats from community businesses and organizations.

2:30 – 5:45 p.m. The Great American Fiddle Show, City Hall Park Main Stage. Featuring performances by Sarah Blair, the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, and Sarah Michel.

3 – 5 p.m. Bathtub Race. North Main Street. Teams of 4 race through an obstacle course down Main Street while dodging water balloons.

4 – 4:50 p.m. Celtic Company. Heritage Stage in honor of Chet Briggs, at Currier ParkTraditional and contemporary Celtic dances performed by young dancers, accompanied by bagpiper and drummer.

8 – 11 p.m. Tim Brick Musical performance. City Hall Park Main Stage. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, band leader and all-around working man are just some of the words used to describe Tim Brick. Holding down a day job and entertaining audiences by night, Tim knows all about the struggle of hard times while working hard to achieve one’s dreams.

9:15 – 9:35 p.m. Fireworks — sponsored by Price Chopper and National Life Group. City Hall Park.

Sunday, July 31

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Historic View. North Main Street Historic images of Downtown Barre are mounted at a location that provides the viewer the same perspective as when it was originally taken.

10 a.m. – Noon 5K Trail Race at Barre Town Forest. Millstone Lodge, Barre Town. Join us in a fun and scenic 5k trail race to benefit the Spaulding High School Cross Country Team.

10 a.m. – Noon Family Fun Run. Barre City Elementary and Middle School

And much, much more! Go to http://barreheritagefestival.org/ for more information.

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