Thursday July 27 05:00PM - 08:30PM
La Soiree Sucree Old Labor Hall

5:00PM-8:30PM: La Soirée Sucrée, In honor of Chet Briggs

A Sweet Evening at the Barre Heritage Festival

Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre

Sponsored by Delicate Decadence



This year, the Sweet Evening is sponsored by Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique in honor of the late Chet Briggs, long time President of the Barre Historical Society for the benefit of the Society and the Barre Heritage Festival.


The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price.


French Dessert Competition

At 5:00 pm, before the doors open to the public, contestants who fancy the quality of their French desserts will have their desserts judged by a panel of professional judges. There are three ways to enter the competition:

- On July 27, bring your dessert to Delicate Decadence (15 Cottage Street, Barre) by 4:00 pm.

- On July 27, bring your dessert to the Old Labor Hall no later than 5:00 pm.

No late entrants will be allowed to enter the competition.


French Dessert Tasting

After the judging, at 5:30 pm, the doors will open to the public. This is your opportunity to sample the contest entries supplemented by more delicious desserts provided by the chefs of Delicate Decadence. Bon appétit!


French-Canadian music performed by Va-et-vient, (Come & Go), 

At 6:00 pm, Va-et-vient, a trio comprised of Carol Reed, Suzanne Germain, and Lausanne Allen hailing from Addison County will take you from 16th century France to New Orleans and Québec with lively reels, touching love songs, kickin’ Cajun tunes, and rollicking Québecois favorites. From neighbors to the north, they bring back new old tunes learned from Québecois elders (and youngsters!), reweave them into their own arrangements, and have been spreading them throughout New England and Québec since 2001. Venez chanter avec nous !


Tickets for Soirée Sucrée 2017:

Pre-register online: 

adults – $15 at the door, $10 in advance

children under 12 – $6

Important Info

Dessert Competition 5:00pm

Dessert Tasting 5:30pm

Music & Dancing 6:00pm - 8:30pm

French dessert competition 5:00pm - 5:30pm 


Adults – $15 at the door, $10 in advance

Children under 12 – $6


Tickets are available for purchase online at: 

Proceeds to benefit the Barre Heritage Festival & Homecoming Days and the Old Labor Hall


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Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Face Painting Booth Kids Zone on North Main Street, Sponsored by Barre Youth Sports and Price Chopper Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 11:00PM
American Legion Lawn Party American Legion Post 10 The American Legion Barre Post 10 will host their annual BBQ on their front lawn, featuring DJ Chuck Lyford from 11AM to 3PM followed by the ADAMS BAND at 7PM. Community Check It Out

Strength Through Heritage

Barre is the fourth largest city in Vermont. While the community first developed around the milling available along the adjacent Winooski River, granite soon emerged as the key industry of Barre. In fact, granite from Barre, Vermont was used in some of the nation (and world’s) finest buildings, monuments, and memorials. Consequently, granite carvers from across the world settled in Barre making the city a rich mixture of cultures from all over the world.