The 3rd Annual Midd Summer Festival will take place on August 3, 2013 from 3-7PM! It will be held in the Marble Works in downtown Middlebury! For more information on the 2013 festival, please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Midd Summer Festival is an annual event that is organized by the Better Middlebury Partnership and is a celebration of Vermont Beer, Wine, and Cheese. The event attracts residents and visitors to Vermont into downtown Middlebury to sample and purchase Vermont made products, listen to music, socialize, and have a great time! In addition, all of the proceeds of the event benefit three great Vermont non-profit organizations.
The first festival in 2011 drew over 1,700 attendees who enjoyed great Vermont beers, wines, ciders, cheeses, and music! The event generated nearly $14,000 in support to the Vermont Food Bank, the Addison County Firefighters Association, and The Better Middlebury Partnership.
The Grift is an independent band from Burlington/Middlebury, VT who writes and performs an eclectic array of original music. Stylistically, they’re somewhere between an electrified Guster and New Order (sans the British accent) and Dave Matthews Band: their style is pop-rock with literate lyrics and vocal harmonies, and it really grooves. Mix a deep love for the craft of songwriting with a rock-solid rhythm section and you get the strange, eclectic, dynamic brew that is Grift music.
In 2011 Chamberlin unveiled their five track covers EP, aptly titled Chamberlin Cabin Covers EP. Recorded this past summer in their cabin tucked away in Vermont, Chamberlin chose which songs to cover based on fan voting. After releasing a cover of Passion Pit's "Little Secrets" as a bonus track to their debut Bitter Blood, the band noticed the glowing response from fans, and decided to "cabinize" (CA - bin - IZE (verb)) more of their favorite songs. "Formed in the tiny town of Goshen, Vermont, Chamberlin plays a kind of wistful late-night Americana that could only come from a place where you can see the stars at night, clear as day."
Snake Mountain Bluegrass
Gregg Humphrey and Mike Connor formed Snake Mountain Bluegrass about twenty five years ago. At the time, both Gregg and Mike were living near Snake Mountain and someone asked them what style of bluegrass they played. “Snake Mountain Bluegrass,” was their immediate response and the name had been theirs ever since.
They have recently released two CDs, ‘Bout Time, which features their unique blend of bluegrass music and tight harmony singing, and Under the Radar, where they have included seven original songs. The band uses both a traditional and more modern approach to the bluegrass style, from hard driving “breakdowns” to softer, folk-type arrangements.
Where to Stay
There are a wide variety of options for out of town visitors who wish to stay in Middlebury overnight, below is a link to our sponsor hotel, located a short walk away from the event:
Tickets will be available at the event and are available at a discounted price of $20 in advance below; tickets purchased at the gate are $25 per adult, $5 for a non-drinker or a person under 21 years of age, and for any Child under 6 years old admission is free.
Adult tickets include: admission to event, souvenir glass, 10 tasting tokens for beer, wine, and cider*, sampling of cheeses.
Non-drinkers & Under 21 tickets include: admission to event, sampling of cheeses.
*additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event for $1.00 per token
Please Note: Despite that fact that we love dogs and would love to spend time with your dog, we cannot allow dogs into the event this year. Due to safety, sanitary, and space concerns it is not possible to bring your dog to this year's festival!
If you are interested in becoming a Midd Summer Festival Sponsor, please contact the committee by clicking on the link below.
The festival committee is seeking participation from all Vermont breweries, vineyards, and cheese makers to provide the festival attendee with a true showcase of all of the great products produced in our wonderful State. This is an opportunity for producers to showcase their products to a large group of potential customers who are interested in Vermont Beers, Wines and Cheeses.