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Saturday July 29 07:30AM - 10:00AM
My Story, Barre 2017 Aldrich Public Library Lawn This new event looks to memorialize moments and experiences of individuals in the Barre community so that they can be shared with generations to come. Come to the tent and tell us your story! Culture Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:30AM - 03:00PM
Aldrich Public Library Annual Book Sale Aldrich Public Library Lawn Thousands of gently used books, audio visual materials, and more for all ages. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:30AM - 10:00AM
44th Annual Barre Rotary Breakfast Aldrich Public Library Lawn Juice, fruit, eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, french toast, coffee, Vermont maple syrup. Food Check It Out
Saturday July 29 08:00AM - 08:00PM
Hope and Elmwood Cemetary Hope Cemetary and Elmwood Cemetary The Granite Capital of the World has some remarkable granite monuments and some very unique headstones carved by some of the world's greatest stone carvers. History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 08:00AM - 09:00AM
Community Yoga City Hall Park Granite City Group Fitness is offering a FREE hour of yoga in the park the morning of the festival from 8-9. Join April Farnham for a relaxing gentle flow where beginners as well as seasoned yogis can practice with intention, breath and grace and leave… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 09:00PM
Vendors & Sidewalk Sales City Hall Park, Washington Street, Church Street, North Main Street Food vendors, gifts, novelties, non-profits and other services. Downtown Sidewalk Sales on North Main Street. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Historic Children's Games at the Vermont History Center Vermont History Center Lawn The young (and young at heart) will enjoy playing games that have been enjoyed by generations of Vermonters. History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 01:00PM
Book Sale at the Vermont History Center Vermont History Center Lawn Used and like-new books for sale at the Vermont History Center. History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Free Day at the Vermont History Center Vermont History Center The Vermont History Center exhibits will be open and free to the public for the day on Saturday. Visit the old Spaulding School building to see how it has been transformed into a research center. History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 02:00PM
60th Annual Summer Paletteers Art Show Milne Community Room, Aldrich Library The Paletteers was formed in Barre, Vermont in 1957, by Leslie Bell and 16 others, all students of the late Stan Marc Wright of Stowe. Joe Fowler was the first President. Arts Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Lenny's Outlet Store Annual Tent Sale Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Outlet Store, 54 N Main St, Barre Brand-name overstocks from Lenny's 4 stores! Sneakers, Sandals, Hikers, Jeans, Tees, Shorts, Kids' shoes. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 05:00PM
The Heritage Car Show Next to The Elks and Aldrich Public Library The Heritage Car Show, a car show featuring antique, suped-up and 'just plain cool' vehicles. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 10:00AM
Barre Lions Club Downtown Tow-Down Elm Street Teams of five will pull a Bellavance truck 50ft up Elm St. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:30AM - 11:00AM
Talk & Chalk at Studio Place Arts! Studio Place Arts Come to the SPA galleries with your young children to enjoy a fun look at the exhibits. Afterwords, help create a new entrance to SPA with colorful chalk. Arts Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:30AM - 02:00PM
Family Fun & Field Day and Annual Moose Lottery Barre Fish and Game Club The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in partnership with the Barre Fish and Game Club brings Family Fun & Field Days where kids and their families can learn to shoot a crossbow, how to cast to land a trophy trout, and hear the live drawing of the… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Vermont Granite Museum Vermont Granite Museum The Vermont Granite Museum welcomes camp, school, community, and bus tour groups to the museum to discover the science of granite and the heritage of Vermont’s granite industry. The Museum is committed to providing engaging learning experiences for children,… History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Rock of Ages Visitors Center Rock Of Ages Visitors Center Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, outdoor granite bowling lane, open M-Sat., 10:00-4:00 History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Electric Vehicle Showcase Ride & Drive Jefferson Street Test drive electric cars from Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Toyota and More! Culture Check It Out
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 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Inflatable Fun - Round One Kids Zone on North Main Street This event is located on N. Main St. next to Barre City Place. Enjoy free inflatable fun from Real Bounce and face painting from Vermont Face and Body at the Barre Heritage Festival Kids Zone. We offer two sessions, before and after the parade. Bring… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Open Mic City Hall Park Open Mic Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:30AM - 02:50PM
Rock of Ages Guided Quarry Tours Rock Of Ages Visitors Center 40-minute guided tours of active granite quarry, operating Monday-Saturday, 10:30-2:50 History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Story Time at Next Chapter Bookstore Next Chapter Bookstore Children will enjoy this free story time at Barre’s independent bookstore. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Sensing it's Summer! Mathewson Playground Sensory play activities for the infant, toddler, and preschool set. Enjoy the playground with your child while exploring textures, sensory materials, and take home surprises! Kid-friendly refreshments provided for their sense of taste, too. Be prepared… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Wildlife Encounters Depot Square Tent Wildlife Encounters delivers the extremely popular Wildlife Encounters® environmental education and community outreach programs. Don't miss this fun family event! Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 01:00PM
Matthewson Playground Elm Street Chalk drawing in the playground. Come add your art to the community chalk mural. Open to children and families. Sponsored by Matthewson Playground Committee. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 03:00PM
Women's Alliance Pie Sale on the Lawn First Baptist Church (lawn) Women's Alliance will be selling slices of home-made pie & beverages on the church lawn. Food 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
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 12:15PM
The Zeichner Trio Heritage Stage at the Opera House Yasi, Oliver, and Louli Zeichner are three siblings who have grown up in the hills of central Vermont. They play traditional Irish music, and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5 string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Green Mountain Swing Band (swing / big band) City Hall Park Main Stage Green Mountain Swing is an all-volunteer, 17-piece “big band”. In addition to playing music from the swing era when swing was king, as in the immortal bands of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and others, we also include music… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:30AM - 06:00PM
13th Annual UPS Green Mountain United Way Golf Classic Barre Country Club The Barre Country Club hosts the 13th Annual Green Mountain United Way Golf Classic! Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 12:00PM - 04:00PM
Art Exhibit at SPA Galleries & Artist Studios Studio Place Arts Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. Arts Check It Out
Saturday July 29 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Parade Barre Auditorium to North Main Street to South Main Street Featuring floats from community businesses and organizations. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Author Signing at Next Chapter Bookstore Next Chapter Bookstore Author, Jan Gangsei, will be at Next Chapter Bookstore to tantalize you with her new book, Wild Bunch. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 02:00PM - 08:00PM
Barre Elks Parking Lot Party Barre Elks Parking Lot The Barre Elks is having a Parking Lot Party. Chicken BBQ at 2pm $12 pp, Corn hole tourney (registration at 1pm, tourney starts at 2pm $10 pp, beer tent. Free drug awareness trailer, children's finger printing by Washington County Sheriff's Dept, DJ Bill… Food Check It Out
Saturday July 29 02:15PM - 03:15PM
Barre Tones (choral / vocal) City Hall Park Stage The Barre-Tones purpose is to empower all women through music education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 02:30PM - 10:00PM
The Quarry in Depot Square Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Come to the Quarry Kitchen & Spirits for food, refreshments, music and games! Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:00PM - 07:00PM
Inflatable Fun - Round Two Kids Zone on North Main Street Enjoy free inflatable fun and face painting at the Barre Heritage Festival Kids Zone. We offer two sessions, before and after the parade. Bring the kids down for a day full of free fun! Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Heritage Festival Bath Tub Race North Main Street Teams of 4 race through an obstacle course down Main Street while dodging water balloons. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Jeremiah McLane Trio Heritage Stage at the Opera House Jeremiah McLane (accordion) of Nightingale, is joined by Owen Marshall (guitar and bouzouki) of The Press Gang, and Corey DiMario (bass and tenor guitar) of Crooked Still. All three musicians are masters of their respective instruments, and together they… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:30PM - 04:30PM
Scott Campbell City Hall Park Stage Composer and recording artist, Scott knows his way around the studio as a multi-Instrumentalist musician and recording engineer and producer. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 04:15PM - 05:30PM
Kick ‘Em Jenny Heritage Stage at the Opera House Kick 'Em Jenny kicks up a storm of fabulous and funky old-time Appalachia tunes, plus songs about boll weevils, gumbo, lonesomeness, the diversity of religious experience, and the problems with money. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 05:00PM - 08:30PM
Church of the Good Shepard Corn Roast Church of the Good Shepard A Summer Tradition! Roast corn on the cob and plenty of butter! $2.00 an ear. Proceeds to help our Community Breakfast program. History Check It Out
Saturday July 29 05:00PM - 06:15PM
Tim Brick - A Special Acoustic Set City Hall Park Stage Singer, songwriter, guitarist, band leader and all around working man are just some of the words used to describe Tim Brick. Born the son of a hard-living long distance trucker, Tim’s music reflects a soulful edge that isn’t afraid to get rowdy, while… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 05:45PM - 07:00PM
Peter Hedlund Heritage Stage at the Opera House Peter is a composer as well as one of the main forces in the revival of the nyckelharpa and its music. He recently received The Zorn Award, which acknowledges his stature as one of Sweden’s most respected master musicians and his contributions to the… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Poetry Slam Aldrich Public Library This "Anything Goes!" slam features a 5-minute time limit for poets and performers, with music allowed and "covers" okay if identified as such. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 06:45PM - 08:00PM
Pitz Quattrone & The Freelancers City Hall Park Stage Vermont based Pitz Quattrone & The Freelancers perform a uniquely original musical vision combining Didgeridoo flavored Rock, Funk, Jam, Groov-a-rama with slide guitar, baritone saxophone, bass and drums featuring Pitz on Didgeridoo and carnie barker… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:00PM - 11:00AM
The Adams Band American Legion Post 10 Live music at the American Legion. Open to the Public 21 and over. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Espresso Bueno - Best of The Worst Song Ever (aka "The Stupid Bowl") Espresso Bueno, 248 N Main St Espresso Bueno will celebrate their tenth anniversary with a very special addition of The Worst Song Ever on Main Street. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:15PM - 08:30PM
Rowan Heritage Stage at the Opera House Rowan performs Celtic and Traditional Folk songs and tunes as well as original compositions, using Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Quatro-Octave Mandolin, Celtic Harp, Harmonica, Claw-Hammer banjo, and more. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 08:45PM - 11:30PM
Native Tongue City Hall Park Stage Native Tongue is a five piece band playing original music and classic rock covers. Four part harmonies, screaming guitars and a great rhythm section! Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:15PM - 09:35PM
Fireworks City Hall Park The Barre Heritage Festival & Homecoming Days fireworks is a unique close-proximity show. 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.

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