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May 2017

At Gardens of Stowe, See How Our Gardens Grow

Stowe is a beautiful village full of charm, character, lush landscapes, and idyllic mountain vistas. Now is your chance to tour some of the town’s best gardens when you attend Gardens of Stowe.

The Garden Tour in Stowe: Wander Through Lovely Landscapes

Women-in-garden-with-cameraStone pathways, quiet ponds, bridges, topiary, flowers, fountains, and a vast array of blooming plants and greenery – all of it will be on display at the garden tour in Stowe. This event is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2017, and it’s one not to miss.

Stowe is set against the backdrop of Mt. Mansfield and its surrounding hills and forests. You’ll be whisked away to delight and enchantment as you explore each unique garden and their creative layouts in this setting.

The Details for Garden Events in Stowe

The garden tour will run from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 25th. It’s a self-guided experience, so you get to wander at your pace. It will feature both residential and resort gardens and landscapes.

The tour will culminate with a tea party reception at the JCOGS (Jewish Community of Greater Stowe) tent. A master gardener will make a special appearance: Charlie Nardozzi from Vermont Public Radio.

This is a ticketed event, so make sure to purchase in advance. Admission is $20 and can be purchased via the PayPal link on the event’s Facebook page.

Stowe’s Gardens Are the Perfect Sight for Nature-Lovers

Join this event for a beautiful glimpse of our Vermont village. While you’re in the area, make it a point to get the whole Stowe experience and book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Graduates Eat Free in Stowe

Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment. Celebrate your grad’s achievement by heading to Stowe for a free meal or a great shopping discount. Graduates Eat Free in Stowe is an awesome perk for new Vermont area diploma-bearers.

Eat and Shop as Stowe Celebrates Graduates

Graduation-cap -diplomaThe Grads Eat Free event will last until June 18, 2017. Participating shops and restaurants will offer either a discount or a free entrée for grads – and it doesn’t get much better than free!

Participating Shops and Restaurants

Graduates can take advantage of up to 30% off at Stowe boutiques and shops. For instance, head to Stowe Mercantile for a free quarter-pound of fudge with your purchase. At the hip boutique, Green Envy, get a little something for yourself with 20% off.

Stowe’s great dining scene is participating in the event, too. Hit a local brewpub like Idletyme Brewing Co. for comfort food and small-batch craft beers, or have a delicious meal from the fresh, local menu at The Whip Bar & Grill – this includes homemade bread, sinful desserts, and entrees made with Vermont ingredients.

The Fine Print

To get your free meal or discount, all you have to do is show your Vermont college I.D. You must be a graduate of a Vermont college or university in 2017, and you must be part of a larger party (no solo meals). One grad per family can enjoy these offers. The offer excludes beverages, alcohol, and gratuity fees.

Events in Stowe make visiting the area a blast. If your family is visiting your Vermont grad, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn for a great trip and fun graduation celebration.


Come Join Us for the Vermont Renaissance Faire

Are you a fan of the Renaissance? If so, you should come to Stowe for the Vermont Renaissance Faire. The event will be held over the weekend of June 24-25, 2017. The weekend will be filled with knights, horses, beautiful Renaissance maidens, food, music, and contests.

What to Expect at the Renaissance Faire in Stowe, Vermont this Summer

Here’s a list of things going on during the Renaissance Faire in Stowe to help you start planning your weekend.

Vintage-knightThe Faire will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, June 24th and end at 6 PM on Sunday. The weekend will be packed with performances.  There will be belly and other traditional dances by Leanan Sidhe Dance troupe and Renaissance circus performances by Shelli Buttons.

Music will be provided by Irish-American musicians O’hAnleigh and B.O.N.E.S. (Brethren Order of the North East Sea).

There will also be a comedy-music show put on by L.I.A.R.S. (Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute, and Society). Another comedy troupe, the Corr Thieves will be on hand with their comedy, music, and dance show. 

It wouldn’t be a true Renaissance Faire without sword fighting and jousting. The jousting show in Stowe will be put on by the Silver Knights Joust Team. The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword will display their archery and Medieval martial arts skills, too.

A Weekend of Fun, Adventure & Romance

The Renaissance Faire is sure to be a weekend full of fun, adventure, and maybe even a little romance. We hope that you will stay with us during your trip to Vermont. The gorgeous Vermont setting and beautiful rooms of the Green Mountain Inn are just two more things to love about your Renaissance weekend. 


Stowe B3 Fest – Bikes, Brews & Beats

During the weekend of June 23-25, 2017, Vermont will be host to the fourth annual Stowe B3 Fest – Bikes, Brews & Beats. This is a mountain bike festival that includes, biking, adult beverages, plenty of tasty food options, and a lot of fantastic live music.

B3 Fest in Stowe: What to Expect During this Enjoyable Weekend

One of the best parts of this event is that admission is free. This means more people can partake in the outdoor activities and have a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Getting Things Started on Friday

Mountain-bikeOn Friday, June 23rd at 4 PM, there will be a kickoff party to get the weekend started. There will be beer, food vendors, and live music. Then, at 7:30 PM, there will be a Critical Mass Ride with the Stowe Mountain Bike Club.

A Full Day of Riding on Saturday

The riding will begin at 10 AM on Saturday. Again, it will be in coordination with the Stowe Mountain Bike Club. Riders of all ages are welcome to join in the ride. The day will end at 4 PM with special provisions from Stowe Cider, a premier brewery that provides fresh beer and ciders.

Wrapping it All up on Sunday

The event will conclude with a final ride on Sunday morning that will start at 10 AM.

Stay In Stowe – Get Comfortable & Relax After a Long Day

After a long day of attending summer events in Stowe, we hope you will stay with us. The Green Mountain Inn will provide you with comfortable accommodations and wonderful amenities, like a massage by one of our skilled therapists at Stowe Village Massage. It will be a great way to end your fun-filled day and recuperate for the next day’s adventures.


Delicious Chowder, Vibrant Art: It’s All at Chowderpalooza in Stowe

The finest chowder in Vermont to taste, plus an incredible array of art to view and purchase – is there a better way to spend Memorial Day weekend?

We think not. Attend Chowderpalooza in Stowe and get the full, tasty experience of a fun, community tradition.

The Chowder Festival in Stowe is Your Ticket to a Delicious Weekend

This year’s Chowderpalooza will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2017, on Park Street, which will be closed off for the event.

Chowder Tasting and Judging

Soup-ingredientsGet your spoon ready to dig into some delightful dishes. Area restaurants and chefs will be making their best signature chowders for your discernment and consumption.

A $5 bracelet gets you access to hearty chowder samples from all the participants. After tasting the offerings from various categories (including white, red, veggie, and open, where the sky’s the limit), you’ll get to join in the judging and vote for your favorites. The top entry will take home the famous Chowder Pot trophy.

Spring Art on Park in Stowe

Your entry bracelet also gets you access to the joint event, Spring Art on Park. This is where you’ll find art vendors, live music, and lots of food.

Local artists will be setting up tents and selling everything from handcrafted paintings, candles, furniture, jewelry, specialty food, and more, plus photography, prints, handbags, and accessories.

The chowder and art festival is a great way to round out your weekend activities. Come for the fun of the Chowder Festival in Stowe, and stay for the weekend. We invite you to book one of our guestrooms at Green Mountain Inn for the total Stowe experience.