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July 2019

Dance Sashays Into Vermont During The Stowe Tango Music Festival

Summer fun in Vermont is about to get all tangled up in the music of the Tango!

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From August 15 – 18, 2019, summer fun in Vermont will be taking it to the dance floor in the tune of Tango. Presented by The Argentine Tango Society, the 2019 Stowe Tango Music Festival is one of the premier festivals of its kind in the entire United States. With their goal to make Stowe, Vermont “The New Capital of Tango”, this event earns more and more renown each and every year since its beginnings in 2014, has become one of the top summer festivals in Stowe. While the notion of Tango festivals in Stowe, a famous outdoorsman’s paradise, may seem to be an awkward fit, you need to swing on by one of the events to understand the reason why Tango is slowly being integrated into our cultural history.

The festival shares this culture of music and dancing in Stowe through a myriad of public events, many which are free of charge! Even the most seasoned aficionado in the field will find new ways to enjoy Tango music and newcomers will feel right at home in the sights and sounds of this Latin persuasion. Starting with the Tango Jam on Thursday night through the final competition and farewell celebration on Sunday, the festival will interweave many unique performances and musical training opportunities.

This year, the highlights include the celebrated list of top Tango dance performers and teachers, from the pairs of Hugo Patyn & Celina Rotundo and Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan to Ana Padron & Diego Blaco. Even though dance plays an integral role, the music is where the festival shines and this year the Legends from Argentina that will be coming to the Green Mountain State are Bandoneon legend Nestor Marconi, pianist Pablo Estigarribia and violinist Humberto Ridolfi. They will also join a bevy of other world-class artists and students of the field to form The Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, whose concert at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is a can’t-miss event each and every year.

Of course, when you’re done get tangled up in all of the music and dancing of the Tango, you will want a comfortable home-away-from-home to return to! Book a room at The Green Mountain Inn to complete your memorable summertime in Stowe getaway in comfort and style in our historic Downtown setting.


Gear Up for the Race to the Top of Vermont!

One of the top races in Vermont for the entire calendar year is set to make its return on August 25!

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Each summer in Stowe, locals and tourists alike look forward to the running of the annual Northeast Delta Dental Race to the Top of Vermont (RTTOVT). This event is not only one of the most popular summer races in Vermont, but also the Catamount Trail Association’s biggest fundraiser. By taking part in this pinnacle of all Vermont races, you will be actively assisting in the preservation of the trails that are enjoyed by millions a year across the state. Attracting nearly 1,000 participants each and every year to Stowe, Vermont, you will have the choice of either biking, hiking or running up the 4.3 mile long Toll Road to the summit of Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in the Green Mountain State. That is 2,564 feet of vertical elevation to climb, but trust us – the journey up the fully paved trail is some of the best outdoor fun during summertime in Stowe!

The 11th annual Race to the Top takes place on Sunday, August 25, 2019, starting from the Toll House Conference Center at the Stowe Mountain Resort. Registration is required for the event as the different start times for each group of racers depends on the number of participants. The first grouping will head up the trail at 9:00 AM. Another way to enjoy one of the top races in Vermont is for the younger set (ages 4-14) during the Kids Fun Run at 12:00 PM. This smaller ‘trail’ consisting of 1 or 2 loops around a 1km course at the base of the Toll Road is specifically designed to bring this fitness-inspired outdoor fun in Stowe to little climbers in the family!

After you enjoy your post-race celebration, complete with a full BBQ lunch and awards ceremony at the Toll House Conference Center, be prepared and make sure you have a comfortable home-away-from-home to return to! A perfect home base for all outdoor activities in the area, The Green Mountain Inn offers all of the comfort and convenience you need to make your race day in Stowe a true winner!


Enjoy Fun in the Sun During Weekends on the Green at Spruce Peak

Weekends in Stowe at Spruce Peak are fun for the whole family!

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During the summer in Stowe, weekends start a little earlier! No need to wait for Saturday to roll around as Weekends on the Green at Spruce Peak will get you started already on Thursday. Each “weekend” during summertime in Vermont, Spruce Peak – Stowe’s only slopeside destination that offers year-round recreational activities – hosts a variety of fun events for the whole family! Some of the highlights that you can expect each weekend in Stowe in the summer are:

Friday Artisan Markets (11 AM – 3 PM)

The best local artisans from all over the Green Mountain State converge on the Spruce Peak Village Green every Friday to showcase their creativity and sell their handmade goods. An added bonus is the inclusion of a weekly kids activity, aiming to not only be enjoyable but educational for the youngest members of the family during their summer break!

Lawn Games

Throughout the weekend, challenge your friends to a little rousing game of corn-hole or test the skill of your family members with a game of Giant Connect Four!

Local Food Trucks

Keep yourself well-fed and your thirst perfectly quenched by sampling some of the best in local fare and craft brews. From the suds being slung at the Whistle Pig Pavilion to the south of the border delights from Old Mozo’s Taco Truck, the culinary creations may be worth the trip alone!

Live Music

On Friday and Saturdays, a variety of local acts will be on hand to entertain the masses with each week promising a showcase of unique musical styles.

Weekends on the Green runs from 11 AM to 9 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with the festivities ending slightly earlier on Sunday at 6 PM. Whether you’re visiting Stowe, Vermont for a day or for an entire weekend, you’ll find a comfortable home-away-from-home with us at The Green Mountain Inn. Located less than 10 miles away from Spruce Peak, book your stay with us and take advantage of our Old World charm yet modernly-appointed accommodations to ensure you enjoy a quintessential New England summer weekend to remember.


Experience Seven Days of Fun Events During Stowe Arts Week

The best in local Green Mountain culture will be on full display during this special arts week in Stowe.

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After a successful inaugural run last summertime in Stowe, The Stowe Arts and Culture Council is getting ready to once again honor the area’s long history and involvement in the fine arts with one of their new signature art festivals – Stowe Arts Week! Taking place from July 20 through July 28, there will be a wide variety of local arts and cultural organizations taking part in many different events, ensuring that there’ll be an event for every member of the family this summer in Stowe. Yet unlike some other art festivals in Stowe, these events are spread out across a full week and in various locations throughout the area. Here are just a few of the marquee happenings during Arts Week in Stowe this year:

Exposed, Opening and Walkabout | Helen Day Art Center

(Saturday, July 20 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

The premier non-profit modern arts and education organization in Stowe, Vermont kicks off the festival with the opening of their 28th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, “Exposed”. Local artists from all over Vermont submit their pieces for a chance to be in this prestigious showcase.

8 Nights of Eight Nights: A Staged Reading | Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS)

(Monday, July 22| 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

As part of a national fundraiser for HIAS (a non-profit organization aiding Jewish refugees), JCOGS is hosting the fourth night of a series of staged readings of “Eight Nights”, a new play by Jennifer Maisel.

Screening of “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” | Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

(Wednesday, July 24 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

Part of the Stowe Jewish Film Festival, view a screening of this acclaimed documentary celebrating the life and career of the entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

The full schedule of all of the local events including musical performances, art workshops, and gallery walks can be found here.

With such a jam-packed week of indoor and outdoor activities in Stowe, you’ll certainly want a comfortable ‘home’ to return to. Located in the center of the downtown area of Stowe Village, The Green Mountain Inn offers all of the comfort and convenience you need to make your stay this summer in Vermont a memorable one.


You Don’t Need Snow for Dog Carting in Stowe

Check out one of the most rewarding outdoor activities in Stowe this summer.

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When you think of ‘dogsledding’, we are sure that a wintery landscape is the first thing that comes to mind. Yet a version of this pursuit is one of the top outdoor activities in Stowe all year round! When the snow melts, the ‘sleds’ are put away as it is now the time for dog carting in Stowe. With all of the natural beauty of Stowe, Vermont surrounding you, this all-weather activity is a can’t-miss diversion any day of the year!

There are a few different outfitters that provide summer dog carting in Stowe. While it is more popular of an activity in the fall, when the foliage is at peak ‘leaf-peeping’ stage, summertime in Stowe is just as beautiful. The basics of Stowe dog carting are similar across all providers. This exciting adventure is a guided tour through wooded trails, many that were designed just for dogsledding. There will also be stops along the way to give your beautiful canines a break, while also giving you a chance to get to know both them and your human tour guides a little better. The average tour will last around two hours but can be extended depending on the heat. Weather in Vermont in the summer is unpredictable, ensuring every tour is a unique experience. 

This summer in Stowe, local favorite Peace Pups Dogsledding is not offering dog carting services but still has a variety of other tours and kennels visits for you to explore as you wait until fall. Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is offering tours twice-a-day, seven-days-a-week all summer long.

If you want to experience the natural beauty of Stowe by way of dog cart, make sure to book a stay at The Green Mountain Inn. A perfect companion to this family-fun activity, our comfortable accommodations, and friendly staff will have you feeling paws-itively right at home.