Weston Throws a Birthday Bash
In the picturesque village of Weston, you’ll find two of Vermont’s most iconic institutions: the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company and The Vermont Country Store. The two combine their many years of service (80 and 70, respectively), with a day-long celebration on Saturday, June 18. The event kicks off with a festive parade at 11 a.m. featuring Senator Patrick Leahy, long-time Weston Company member Sam Lloyd and Vermont Country Store proprietor Lyman Orton, followed by school kids on decorated bikes, community floats, antique tractors, classic cars and more. At noon, there will be free cake and ice cream donated by King Arthur Flour and Wilcox Dairy. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, face painting, lawn games and opportunities to engage with neighborhood organizations at their booths. From 1 to 4 p.m., live music on the Village Green includes the Blue Flames Steel Band, the bluegrass trio The Merry Pranksters and folk-duo Hungrytown, plus a preview of ‘SchoolHouse Rock, Live!’
Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day,. Offerings will include burgers and dogs, pulled pork, artisan cheeses and much more. All events are free and open to the public.
A 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Birthday Bash Alumni Performance and Playhouse Party is also free, but seating is limited and must be reserved at 802-824-5288. The evening closes with a 9:30 p.m. Open Mic in the Cabaret. Parking will be available at The Vermont Country Store and Walker Farm. (Visitors arriving from points north will encounter the West River Bridge closure during the month of June. Visit westonplayhouse.org for specific travel instructions.)