Best of Vermont Summer Festival activities

Balloons of Vermont. Photo provided
Balloons of Vermont. Photo provided

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is announcing special activities for the upcoming Best of Vermont Summer Festival, Saturday, Aug. 28, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (rain or shine) at the Okemo Field on Route 103 in Ludlow, Vt. Throughout the weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the following:

  • Balloons of Vermont will be showcasing hot air balloons and offering excursions for a fee;
  • There will be a showcase of antique and specialty cars;
  • Tracy Messer of Keep Cool with Coolidge, a President Calvin Coolidge impersonator;
  • Children’s programming sponsored by Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates including Troy Wunderlee of Circus Smircus & Big Top Adventures offering clowning and circus fun and a welcome breakfast featuring Big Eyes Bakery hosted by the Expeditionary School at Black River;
  • Farm and wilderness agricultural activities;
  • Six Loose Ladies will be spinning yarn;
  • Springfield Art Gym will be offering face painting and art projects;
  • Black River Action Team will have a River Bug Zoo;
  • Live music both days with the support of lead music sponsor Engel & Volkers.
Troy Wunderlee of Circus Smircus & Big Top Adventures. Photo provided
Troy Wunderlee of Circus Smircus & Big Top Adventures. Photo provided

The event is being held on Okemo Field, a highly visible location on Route 103 at Bixby Road in Ludlow. Directions are available at Admission will be by a suggested donation.

Thank you to all our vendors who have already signed up so far including event co-chairs Scott Duffy of Rockledge Farm Woodworks and Alyssa Stewart of Stewart Maple & Marketplace. Thank you to our presenting sponsor William Raveis Vermont Properties and all our generous sponsors. For a full list of sponsors and event partners, go to

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