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July 2019

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.