Activities Abound in Weston Labor Day Weekend
On Sunday, September 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., everyone is invited to pack a picnic basket and come to Weston’s Town Green to honor the nine pioneer women who, 130 years ago, turned a frog pond and muddy swamp into what is now called the most beautiful Town Green in Vermont. Come listen to a free concert by the Blue Flames Steel Band who are donating their talent and time to this festive community celebration recognizing the Green’s anniversary year and its recent upgrades: freshly painted bandstand, repaired and repainted unique cast iron fence, a restored walk and new lamppost at the park’s north entrance. A raffle of gifts and items including tickets to theatre and area attractions, restaurant, arts and crafts is available for $5 per ticket or six for $20. Proceeds will help raise funds for the costly maintenance of the Park which is not met by the Town, but by the Park Association Trustees, the legal owners.
The final Weston Walking Tour of the season will be held on Saturday, September 3, at 10 a.m. The tour begins at the bandstand on the Town Green, and is just over a mile in length, lasting approximately an hour and a quarter. It will end at the Museums of Weston, a very short walk from the bandstand. The Walking Tour is conducted by guides from the Weston Historical Society, and visits 25 buidlings clustered in the heart of Weston’s Historic District. the focus is on the stories of the people who built them, worked in them and lived in them. There is no cost to participate, but donations to the Farrar-Mansur House Museum or Old Mill Museum are welcomed.
Gypsy Reel will return for their sixth annual Labor Day free concert in the bandstand on the Weston Green at 4 p.m. later the same day. Playing original and traditional music, with the
occasional more modern surprise, Gypsy Reel will have your toes tapping and your soul soaring. In the event of rain, the concert will move to the Old Parish Church, just South of the Green on Route 100.