LUDLOW, Vt. – The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a brand new event – The Best of Vermont Summer Festival! This two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, from 12-7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in Ludlow, Vt. This new festival is a great opportunity for everyone including locals, new residents, second homeowners, and visitors to enjoy specialty foods; wine, spirits, and brew tastings; artisan products; awesome music; hot air balloons; and so much 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 with lead sponsor Constellation Brands and music sponsor Engel & Volkers – Okemo. Other sponsors are in process and will continue to be listed on the chambers website at www.yourplaceinvermont.com/best-of-vermont-summer-festival.
A number of prominent statewide organizations are also partnering with the chamber for this festival including the Vermont Specialty Foods Association, Vermont Grocers Association, and the Vermont Fresh Network. The chamber is seeking additional sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, including special event sponsors such as sponsoring a food tent, entertainment tent, children’s activities, contests, or other special activities. Discounts will be given to participating chamber members.
The festival committee, made up of chamber members, includes co-chairs Scott Duffy, Rockledge Farm Woodworks; Alyssa Stewart, Stewart Maple & Marketplace; Rachael Hyjeck, Engel & Volkers; Lisa Hamm Greenawalt, Hammster Media; Dan Tilly, Mount Holly Beer; Holger Stoltze, Governor’s Inn; Brandon Dunham, T2B Fitness Athletics; and Pam McLaughlin, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.
Okemo Valley Chamber Executive Director Carol Lighthall said the region is ready to get back together. “We will do it safely and follow specific guidelines from the state. We are experiencing an influx of visitors eager to experience the outdoors and learn more about all the area has to offer.” She adds, “This inaugural festival is an exciting opportunity for Okemo Valley to shine and support for this major endeavor will make all the difference. This is a terrific opportunity to get your name and business out there, especially now that the state is opening up and it’s also great for sampling opportunities and vendor sales.”
The chamber is currently developing a special festival website where sponsor and vendor forms will soon be available. In the meantime, those interested in participating should contact Carol directly by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.