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8:30AM-3:30PM: Rock of Ages Self-Guided Factory Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

A tour of our 160,000 square-foot factory is not to be missed. The factory is an exercise in contrasts, with artisans using hand tools in much the same way as Michelangelo did centuries ago. These little-changed, artistic endeavors are mingled among computer-guided, diamond-tipped saws, precision grinders and laser-etching equipment. We invite you to come see products proudly made in the USA. Free to take this tour. 

 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Rock of Ages Visitors Center

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, and outdoor granite bowling lane. The outdoor granite bowling lane is a unique recreational experience. The Rock of Ages gift shop offers Vermont-made granite gifts, Vermont specialty gifts and other treasures from around the world.
 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Vermont Granite Museum – Explore Vermont’s Granite Heritage and More

Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre | 802-476-4605

Come to the museum to see the work of Vermont's granite sculptors and learn about the different ethnic groups that came to Barre to work in the granite industry. Besides exploring the museum's exhibits, try creating your own sculpture in clay, foam blocks, and PVC pipe; design your own monument or machine; try the climbing wall or pedal cars; or play an outdoor game (horseshoes, bocce, bolo palma, croquet, or cornhole).

 

10:00AM-6:00PM: Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Outlet, 54 N Main St, Barre | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! The Lenny’s Outlet Store is having a Tent Sale this Wednesday through Saturday. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s three stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! This Tent Sale is an annual tradition during the fun-filled Barre Heritage Festival celebration.

 

10:30AM-2:40PM: Rock of Ages Guided Quarry Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

The Rock of Ages Visitors Center offers guided tours of the world’s largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry and tours of their Graniteville factory. Enjoy 40-minute guided tours of an active granite quarry. Admission: $6.00 A, $5.50 Sen., $3.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

 

11:00AM-5:00PM: Visit SPA Galleries & Artist Studios

Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre | 802-479-7069

Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. There are 3 exhibits on view at Studio Place Arts:

Main Floor gallery: Eye Spy – Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual art lovers. 

2nd Floor Gallery:  Seriality:  Artwork by Lisa Myers.

3rd Floor galleries: Orah Moore:  Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White – A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.

 

4:00PM-7:00PM:  Barre Farmer’s Market

Currier Park

6:00PM-8:00PM:  Library Benefit Concert “Across the Zoo-niverse,” with David Rosane and the Zookeepers

Vermont Department of Libraries, 60 Washington Street, Barre | 802-636-0027

As part of their 2019 “Across the Zoo-niverse” statewide library benefit concert tour, 2019 Tammie Award “Best Vermont Rock Album” winner David Rosane & the Zookeepers will perform a free concert at the Vermont Department of Libraries. Donations will be accepted at the concert to support services of the ABLE Library. The ABLE Library provides services statewide to the visually impaired, including materials in audio, Braille, large-print, and digital formats.

 

6:00PM-7:00PM: Authors At The Aldrich

Aldrich Public Library

The Aldrich Public Library's Authors at the Aldrich series welcomes Archer Mayor who is the author of the Joe Gunther detective series. Archer is a Yale graduate and lives in Newfane, Vermont. Light refreshments and a signing follow the talk. Books available for sale thanks to Next Chapter Bookstore.

 

7:00PM-8:00PM: Noyle W Johnson and 802 Cars Concerts in Currier Park Series – Michele Fay Band

Currier Park

Sponsored by The Quarry Kitchen & Spirits

The Michele Fay Band features original and Americana music that bring forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing and bluegrass-influenced songs that are woven seamlessly together.  Michele’s heartfelt lyrics are central to the ensemble, as she sings with a clear, authentic voice accompanied by guitar and banjo.  Tim Price adds ideal melodic instrumentals on mandolin and guitar, while Kalev Freeman works his “lilting” fiddle.  Michael Santosussos provides tenor harmonies and drives a dynamic beat with upright bass. Don't miss this performance! Sponsored by The Quarry Kitchen & Spirits.

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8:30AM-3:30PM: Rock of Ages Self-Guided Factory Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

A tour of our 160,000 square-foot factory is not to be missed. The factory is an exercise in contrasts, with artisans using hand tools in much the same way as Michelangelo did centuries ago. These little-changed, artistic endeavors are mingled among computer-guided, diamond-tipped saws, precision grinders and laser-etching equipment. We invite you to come see products proudly made in the USA. Free to take this tour. 

 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Rock of Ages Visitors Center

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, and outdoor granite bowling lane. The outdoor granite bowling lane is a unique recreational experience. The Rock of Ages gift shop offers Vermont-made granite gifts, Vermont specialty gifts and other treasures from around the world.

 

10:00AM-6:00PM: Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Outlet, 54 N Main St, Barre | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! The Lenny’s Outlet Store is having a Tent Sale this Wednesday through Saturday. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s three stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! This Tent Sale is an annual tradition during the fun-filled Barre Heritage Festival celebration.

 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Vermont Granite Museum – Explore Vermont’s Granite Heritage and More

Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre | 802-476-4605

Come to the museum to see the work of Vermont's granite sculptors and learn about the different ethnic groups that came to Barre to work in the granite industry. Besides exploring the museum's exhibits, try creating your own sculpture in clay, foam blocks, and PVC pipe; design your own monument or machine; try the climbing wall or pedal cars; or play an outdoor game (horseshoes, bocce, bolo palma, croquet, or cornhole).

 

10:00AM-6:00PM: 62nd Annual Paletteers Art Show

Milne Community Room, Aldrich Public Library

The Paletteers were formed in Barre, Vermont in 1957, by Leslie Bell and 16 others, all students of the late Stan Marc Wright of Stowe. Joe Fowler was the first President. Their art show is the longest running tradition of the Heritage Festival.  Paintings are to be raffled to support the Paletteers Scholarship Fund.  Drawings for the raffle will be held at noon on Saturday, July 27th.  The public is invited to vote for their personal favorite artwork for the “Peoples Choice Award.”  The winner of that award and a $100 prize will be announced at noon on July 27th as well.

10:30AM-2:40PM: Rock of Ages Guided Quarry Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

The Rock of Ages Visitors Center offers guided tours of the world’s largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry and tours of their Graniteville factory. Enjoy 40-minute guided tours of an active granite quarry.

Admission: $6.00 A, $5.50 Sen., $3.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

11:00AM-5:00PM: Visit SPA Galleries & Artist Studios

Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre | 802-479-7069

Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. There are 3 exhibits on view at Studio Place Arts:

Main Floor gallery: Eye Spy – Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual art lovers. 

2nd Floor Gallery:  Seriality:  Artwork by Lisa Myers.

3rd Floor galleries: Orah Moore:  Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White – A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.

5:30PM-8:30PM: La Soirée Sucrée, In honor of Chet Briggs

A Sweet Evening at the Barre Heritage Festival

Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre

Sponsored by Delicate Decadence

This year, the Sweet Evening is sponsored by Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique in honor of the late Chet Briggs, long time President of the Barre Historical Society for the benefit of the Society and the Barre Heritage Festival.

 

The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price.

 

French Dessert Competition

At 5:00 pm, before the doors open to the public, contestants who fancy the quality of their French desserts will have their desserts judged by a panel of professional judges. There are three ways to enter the competition:

- On July 25, bring your dessert to Delicate Decadence (15 Cottage Street, Barre) by 4:00 pm.

- On July 25, bring your dessert to the Old Labor Hall no later than 5:00 pm.

No late entrants will be allowed to enter the competition.

 

Dessert Tasting

After the judging, at 5:30 pm, the doors will open to the public. This is your opportunity to sample the contest entries supplemented by more delicious desserts provided by the chefs of Delicate Decadence. Bon appétit!

 

Music from Michele Choiniere

Michèle Choinière is an award-winning Smithsonian Folkways recording artist. Born into a musical Franco-American family in northern Vermont, Michele began performing traditional Franco-American music at an early age with her father Fabio, an accomplished harmonica player. In 1995, she began writing and composing her own songs. Among other accolades, Michele received the Governor's Heritage award in 2007, and has appeared in concert at national folk festivals from Montana to Maine, and Michigan to Massachusetts. She has worked/performed with Le Vent du Nord, David Amram, and members of La Bottine Souriante, among others. Michele's performances blend traditional Franco-American and Quebec folk songs, original compositions, jazz standards, and an occasional French classic.

 

Tickets for Soirée Sucrée 2019:

Pre-register online: oldlaborhall.org/soiree-sucree-2019  

adults – $15 at the door, $12 in advance

children under 12 – $6

 

6:00PM-8:30PM: Native Tongue Acoustic at Ladder 1 Grill

Ladder 1 Grill

Come to Barre’s old Firehouse and enjoy some acoustic rock by Native Tongue!

7:00PM-9:30PM: Thunder Road: Vermont Country Campers Mid-Season Championships

Thunder Road International Speedway

Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre is a quarter mile oval stock car racing track that celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season this year! 

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8:00AM-5:00PM: Annual Book Sale

Aldrich Public Library Lawn

Friends of the Aldrich Public Library’s summer sale on the lawn during Barre Heritage Festival. Thousands of gently used books, audio visual materials, and more for all ages. At rock bottom prices.  Most children's items are $.25 a piece.  Fill up a bag for vacation or stay-cation! All proceeds go toward library programs for all ages throughout the year.

 

8:30AM-3:30PM: Rock of Ages Self-Guided Factory Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

A tour of our 160,000 square-foot factory is not to be missed. The factory is an exercise in contrasts, with artisans using hand tools in much the same way as Michelangelo did centuries ago. These little-changed, artistic endeavors are mingled among computer-guided, diamond-tipped saws, precision grinders and laser-etching equipment. We invite you to come see products proudly made in the USA. Free to take this tour. 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Rock of Ages Visitors Center

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, and outdoor granite bowling lane. The outdoor granite bowling lane is a unique recreational experience. The Rock of Ages gift shop offers Vermont-made granite gifts, Vermont specialty gifts and other treasures from around the world.
 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Vermont Granite Museum – Explore Vermont’s Granite Heritage and More

Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre | 802-476-4605

Come to the museum to see the work of Vermont's granite sculptors and learn about the different ethnic groups that came to Barre to work in the granite industry. Besides exploring the museum's exhibits, try creating your own sculpture in clay, foam blocks, and PVC pipe; design your own monument or machine; try the climbing wall or pedal cars; or play an outdoor game (horseshoes, bocce, bolo palma, croquet, or cornhole).

10:00AM-6:00PM: 62nd Annual Paletteers Art Show

Milne Community Room, Aldrich Public Library

The Paletteers were formed in Barre, Vermont in 1957, by Leslie Bell and 16 others, all students of the late Stan Marc Wright of Stowe. Joe Fowler was the first President. Their art show is the longest running tradition of the Heritage Festival.  Paintings are to be raffled to support the Paletteers Scholarship Fund.  Drawings for the raffle will be held at noon on Saturday, July 27th.  The public is invited to vote for their personal favorite artwork for the “Peoples Choice Award.”  The winner of that award and a $100 prize will be announced at noon on July 27th as well.

 

10:00AM-6:00PM: Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Outlet, 54 N Main St, Barre | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! The Lenny’s Outlet Store is having a Tent Sale this Wednesday through Saturday. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s three stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! This Tent Sale is an annual tradition during the fun-filled Barre Heritage Festival celebration.

 

10:30AM-2:40PM: Rock of Ages Guided Quarry Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

The Rock of Ages Visitors Center offers guided tours of the world’s largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry and tours of their Graniteville factory. Enjoy 40-minute guided tours of an active granite quarry.

Admission: $6.00 A, $5.50 Sen., $3.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

 

11:00AM-5:00PM: Visit SPA Galleries & Artist Studios

Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre | 802-479-7069

Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. There are 3 exhibits on view at Studio Place Arts:

Main Floor gallery: Eye Spy – Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual art lovers. 

2nd Floor Gallery:  Seriality:  Artwork by Lisa Myers.

3rd Floor galleries: Orah Moore:  Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White – A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.

4:00PM-5:00PM:  Jazzercise w/The Barre Jazzercise Center

City Hall Park

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Diane Hood has inspired many people to reach their best fitness level with her knowledge, enthusiasm, and her genuine caring for every single person who walks through the door.  Join the Jazzercise group at City Hall Park for a super fun class!

4:00PM-7:30PM:  Barre Meals on Wheels Chicken & Mostaccioli Dinner

Aldrich Public Library Lawn

Support your locals Meals on Wheels Program, and join us for a fantastic Chicken & Mostaccioli Dinner on the Library Lawn.  Adults $8, Children under 12 -  $5 and Senior Citizen  & Veterans by donation.  All proceeds support the Barre Meals on Wheels Program.  Call 479-9175 or cityhotelcafe.org for more details.

5:30PM-7:00PM: Chad Hollister & Primo

City Hall Park

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Pacific Recording Artist Chad Hollister returns to Barre for The Barre Heritage Festival with lead guitarist Jeff Poremski aka “Primo”.  Chad and Jeff have been touring the country for many years and building their audience one village at a time. They’ve opened for Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, The Revivalists and Bob Dylan and have an acoustic rapport that brings Hollisters songs to life.  Whether you’ve heard the music on the radio or heard about it from a friend, come see for yourself what they’re all raving about!

7:00PM-9:00PM:  Imagine That

The Quarry Kitchen & Spirits - Depot Square

7:00PM-9:30PM: Moruzzi’s Lounge Hosts The Rough Suspects

Moruzzi’s Lounge

8 South Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

7:30PM-9:00PM: The Bresett’s

City Hall Park

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

The Bresett’s are a father and son duo that have been playing music in area bands for the last thirty years. David has over thirty years experience in the local music scene, playing bass with numerous local bands. He now plays the guitar, harmonica and sings leads for The Bresett’s. Courteney has played heavy metal bass with area bands for the last 20 years. He now plays the stand up bass and the acoustic bass for The Bresett’s. Their music is a mix of originals and Americana Folk Rock old and new.

 

9:30PM-11:00: Electrolads

City Hall Park

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

The Electrolads, from Montpelier, create a space for raw dance culture, stripping down the EDM experience to its foundations of pure music and movement.  Experimenting with techno, deep house, musical instruments and a fusion of global sounds, the Vermont-based livetronica band is determined to use the power of pulsating music to encourage self-love, awareness and human connection.  Band Members include:  Carlo Rovetto (DJ), Brandon Klarich (Drums), Ben Dunham (Bass) and Walter Peterson (Sampler).

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7:30AM-1:00PM: Annual Book Sale

Aldrich Public Library Lawn

Friends of the Aldrich Public Library’s summer sale on the lawn during Barre Heritage Festival. Thousands of gently used books, audio visual materials, and more for all ages. At rock bottom prices.  Most children's items are $.25 a piece.  Fill up a bag for vacation or stay-cation! All proceeds go toward library programs for all ages throughout the year.

 

7:30AM-10:00AM: 46th Annual Barre Rotary Breakfast

Aldrich Public Library Lawn

Juice, fruit, eggs, ham, sausage, French toast, pancakes, coffee, Vermont maple syrup, and tons of fellowship. Presented by the Barre Rotary Club. $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Quality Market, the Aldrich Public Library or from any Barre Rotarian.  Proceeds benefit the Aldrich Public Library. Questions? Contact Karl Rinker at 802-479-0124 or lazykarl@aol.com

9:00AM: Barre Heritage Festival 5K Trail Race

The Barre Town Forest Trails, 44 Brook St, Websterville, VT

Sponsored by Central Vermont Runners and ReHabGYM

Join us for a fun and scenic 5k trail race starting at the Barre Town Forest parking area at 44 Brook Street, through Websterville’s historic granite quarries. Family friendly, walkers invited to participate. No Dogs, headphones or strollers please. Registration at https://www.runreg.com/barre-heritage-festival-trail-5kwww.cvrunners.org or prior to race at 8:00AM at the Barre Town Forest Cost: $10. Proceeds to benefit the Spaulding High School Running Teams. For more information contact Race Director, Jackie Jancaitis, 479-4000 or Jacqueline.jancaitis@rehabgym.com.

9:00AM-12:00PM:  Granite City Group Fitness – Introduction to Spinning & Open House

Granite City Group Fitness, 56 Depot Square, Barre

Granite City Group Fitness is offering an Introduction to SPINNING class on Saturday, July 27th from 9:00-9:45am.  The class will walk you through bike setup, hand positions and you will learn the core SPINNING movements.  You will also complete a 30 minute ride!  Grab a friend and come learn what SPINNING is all about!  You can reserve your FREE spot by using the mindbody app or sening an email to granitecitygroupfitness@gmail.com.  Open house to follow from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Come check out Granite City Group Fitness!​

9:00AM-10:30AM: Barre Lions Club

Downtown Tow-Down

Elm Street

Teams of five will pull a Bellavance truck 50ft up Elm St. At intermission, there’s an opportunity for all the children in the audience to have one pull. There are three divisions: open division, women’s division, and high school division. Prizes will be awarded. Registration: 8:30-9:00AM. Competition starts at 9:00. For more information or to register your team contact Paul Plante at 802-476-6955.

9:00AM-6:00PM: Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Outlet, 54 N Main St, Barre | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! The Lenny’s Outlet Store is having a Tent Sale this Wednesday through Saturday. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s three stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! This Tent Sale is an annual tradition during the fun-filled Barre Heritage Festival celebration.

9:00AM-1:00PM: Historic Children’s Games

Vermont History Center Lawn, 60 Washington St, Barre

The young (and young at heart) will enjoy playing games that have been enjoyed by generations of Vermonters. Try walking on stilts (there will be expert instructors!), hopscotch, checkers, beanbags, cup and ball, or graces. These games, presented on the lawn of the Vermont History Center, are based upon descriptions found in the 1888 diary of Clara Doty of Tinmouth, Vermont.

9:00AM-1:00PM: Vermont Archaeology Center

Vermont History Center Lawn, 60 Washington St, Barre

The Vermont Archaeology Center serves as the central warehouse for archaeological artifacts and archives of Vermont’s past. The center is open to the public to explore our 13,000 years of history through exhibits, workshops, and lectures. State Archaeologist Jess Robinson will be on staff and available through the morning to answer questions and guide visitors through collections and activities.

9:00AM-9:00PM: Vendors & Sidewalk Sales

City Hall Park, Washington Street, North Main Street

Food vendors, gifts, novelties, non-profits and other services.

Downtown Sidewalk Sales on North Main Street.

9:30AM-12:00PM:  Elks Care – Elks Share

Barre Elks Lodge

Bring the Kids!   Free Face Painting, Drug Awareness Trailer, Sidewalk Chalk, Bubbles, popcorn!  If available Washington County Sheriff's Department will be there with free fingerprinting.  

9:30AM-10:30AM: Community Yoga by Imagine Yoga

City Hall Park

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Start the day with Imagine Yoga's Dana DeMartino, who will lead an outdoor vinyasa flow class open to all levels of yogi. Whether you're a seasoned pro or it's your first time on the mat, this class is a great way to get your blood flowing, calm your mind, and play in the grass with neighbors and friends.

 

10:00AM-4:00PM: Rock of Ages Visitors Center

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, and outdoor granite bowling lane. The outdoor granite bowling lane is a unique recreational experience. The Rock of Ages gift shop offers Vermont-made granite gifts, Vermont specialty gifts and other treasures from around the world.

10:00AM-12:00PM: 62nd Annual Paletteers Art Show

Milne Community Room, Aldrich Public Library

The Paletteers were formed in Barre, Vermont in 1957, by Leslie Bell and 16 others, all students of the late Stan Marc Wright of Stowe. Joe Fowler was the first President. Their art show is the longest running tradition of the Heritage Festival.  Paintings are to be raffled to support the Paletteers Scholarship Fund.  Drawings for the raffle will be held at noon on Saturday, July 27th.  The public is invited to vote for their personal favorite artwork for the “Peoples Choice Award.”  The winner of that award and a $100 prize will be announced at noon on July 27th as well.

10:00AM-1:00PM: Face Painting by Vermont Face & Body

Kids’ Zone on Main Street

Sponsored by: Capital City GMC

Joy Danila is formally trained in fine arts and has been developing and polishing her artistic abilities since the age of 7. She uses the highest quality cosmetic grade theatrical paints. Easily washes off with soap and water. Bring your young one by to lighten up their day!

10:00AM-12:30PM: Inflatable Fun - Round One

Kids’ Zone on North Main St,

Sponsored by: Capital City GMC

Enjoy free inflatable fun featuring a Super-Mega Obstacle Course, Bounce Castle, Gladiator Joust and Bungee Run. We offer two sessions, before and after the parade. Bring the kids down for a day full of free fun!

10:00AM-11:00AM: Wildlife Encounters

Depot Square Tent

Sponsored by: Capital City GMC

Wildlife Encounters delivers the extremely popular Wildlife Encounters® environmental education and community outreach programs. Don't miss this fun family event!

10:00AM & 12:00PM Tours: Vermont History Center Tours

Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St, Barre

The Vermont History Center is housed in the beautiful old Spaulding School building. Admission to the center will be free on Saturday. Stop by for tours of the restored building at 10:00 & 12:00, or come on your own time to visit the exhibitions “The War of Ideas: Wartime Propaganda Posters” and “Icons, Oddities, and Wonders: Stories from the Vermont Historical Society Collections.” Information will also be available about the Vermont Department of Libraries, now also based in the building.

  

10:00AM-4:00PM: Vermont Granite Museum – Explore Vermont’s Granite Heritage and More

Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre | 802-476-4605

Come to the museum to see the work of Vermont's granite sculptors and learn about the different ethnic groups that came to Barre to work in the granite industry. Besides exploring the museum's exhibits, try creating your own sculpture in clay, foam blocks, and PVC pipe; design your own monument or machine; try the climbing wall or pedal cars; or play an outdoor game (horseshoes, bocce, bolo palma, croquet, or cornhole).

10:15AM-11:15AM: Green Mountain Swing

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Green Mountain Swing is an all-volunteer, 17-piece “big band”.  In addition to playing music from the swing era when swing was king, as in the immortal bands of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and others, we also include music from the “bop” and “post bop” period which followed.

 

10:30AM-11:00AM: Storytime with Grannie Snow at Next Chapter Bookstore

Next Chapter Bookstore, 162 N Main St, Suite 100, Barre | 802-476-3114

Children will enjoy this free story time at Barre’s independent bookstore. Sidewalk sales all day, including used books.

10:30AM-12:00PM:  Free Vision Testing – The Barre Lions Club

Baptist Church

The Barre Lions Club will be doing free vision testing at the Baptist Church.  Stop over and get your eyes checked!

10:30AM-2:40PM: Rock of Ages Guided Quarry Tours

Rock of Ages Visitors Center, 558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville | 866-748-6877

The Rock of Ages Visitors Center offers guided tours of the world’s largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry and tours of their Graniteville factory. Enjoy 40-minute guided tours of an active granite quarry. Admission: $6.00 A, $5.50 Sen., $3.00 (6-13), children under 6 free

11:00AM-3:00PM: Mermaid Meet & Greet at Whimsy Vermont

Whimsy Vermont, 124 North Main St, #2, Barre | 802-622-0680

Mermaid Jules and her Pirate assistant will be shipwrecked outside of Whimsy Vermont.  Stop by and take a “shell-fy” with them, get a Mermaid or Pirate makeover and dig for buried treasure!

10:00AM-3:00PM: American Legion BBQ with DJ Chuck Lyford

American Legion, Front Lawn, 320 North Main St, Barre | 802-479-9058

The American Legion will host their annual BBQ on their front lawn. Featuring Disc Jockey Chuck Lyford to provide an afternoon of music. Open to the public.

10:00AM-4:00PM: Vintage Race Car Show

Ayer Auto Sales - Parking Lot, 572 North Main St, Barre

Celebrating Thunder Road's 60th Anniversary, stop down and check out these great vintage race cars!  And check them out in the Parade!

11:00AM-1:00PM:  Free Ice Cream.  Come Celebrate with Us.

Church of the Good Shepard, 39 Washington Street

Free ice cream!  Add a slice of pie for $2.50!  Come Celebrate with Us! 

11:00AM-4:00PM: Visit SPA Galleries & Artist Studios

Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre | 802-479-7069

Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. There are 3 exhibits on view at Studio Place Arts:

Main Floor gallery: Eye Spy – Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye … perfect for visual art lovers. 

2nd Floor Gallery:  Seriality:  Artwork by Lisa Myers.

3rd Floor galleries: Orah Moore:  Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White – A visual diary of black and white iPhone photographs.

11:30AM-12:30PM: Wildlife Encounters

Depot Square Tent

Wildlife Encounters delivers the extremely popular Wildlife Encounters® environmental education and community outreach programs. Don't miss this fun family event!

11:30AM-12:30PM: Barre Tones

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

The Barre-Tones is a member of Harmony Incorporated (Area 2), a non-profit international singing organization whose purpose is to empower all women through music education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.

12:00PM-6:00PM: Barre Elks Parking Lot Party & Open House

Barre Elks Parking Lot, Elks Lodge 1535, 10 Jefferson St, Barre

Parking Lot Party and Open House!!  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Fries.  Outdoor Cash Bar.  Corn Hole Tournament at 2 p.m.   $10 per person.  Music by Fun with DJ's Dick and Jack.  All welcome!

1:00PM-2:00PM: Annual Barre Heritage Parade

Barre Auditorium to North Main Street.  *** PLEASE NOTE – NEW ROUTE ***  The Parade will turn left unto Elm Street and disburse at Summer Street

1:00PM-3:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with Ali T

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits-Depot Square

2:00PM-4:00PM: Heritage Car Show

Elm Street Next to the Elk’s Club

This year’s car show is bigger than ever, with a variety of classes of cars.

2:00PM-3:00PM:  Great Vermont Hometown Auction

North Main Street

Sponsored by The Times Argus

Collect “Funny Money” over the course of July that is printed in the daily Times Argus Newspaper.  With your “Funny Money” you can bid and pay for items (grill, kayak, camper, etc.) from local merchants   Come join in the fun with The Times Argus’ Great Vermont Hometown.  Check in The Times Argus for more information and “Funny Money” and start collecting today!

2:00PM-3:00PM: Annual Heritage Festival Bath Tub Race

North Main Street

Sponsored by Boy Scouts Long Trail District

Come join us for the Barre Heritage Festival Annual Bathtub Race. Teams of 4 race through an obstacle course down Main Street while dodging water balloons. Proceeds benefit the Long Trail District Camperships (getting scouts to camp) and other supporting materials like uniforms and handbooks.

1. Get a team together and race.

2. Support your favorite team by throwing water balloons at them as they navigate the course; water balloons will be available for purchase.

3. Cheer the racers on!

Contact Wayne Davis at 802-476-5774 to learn more on how to participate or support this event!

2:30PM-6:00PM: Inflatable Fun - Round Two

Kids’ Zone on North Main Street

Sponsored by: Capital City GMC

Enjoy free inflatable fun featuring a Super-Mega Obstacle Course, Bounce Castle, Gladiator Joust and Bungee Run. We offer two sessions, before and after the parade. Bring the kids down for a day full of free.

2:30PM-4:00PM: Tin Penny Band

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Hailing from the Green Mountains of Vermont, Tin Penny plays a mix of folk, blues, ragtime and Americana.  Their repertoire consists of original compositions and covers of old favorites, including traditional songs and tunes by John Prine, Iris Dement, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Phil Ochs and others.  Larry and Beth Welton, who play together as Tin Penny, have performed all over Vermont.

3:00PM-5:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with Amerikana Blue

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits-Depot Square

3:00PM-6:00PM: Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Corn Hole Tournament

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits-Depot Square

Take your chances with the Quarry's 3rd annual Corn Hole Tournament. $5 a player to enter the tournament and winner takes all in this single elimination tournament. Sign up at the Quarry.

4:15PM-5:30PM: Sherri’s Jubilee

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Country Music for all occasions!  Sherri’s Jubilee will entertain you with lots of country, 50's, 60's & 70's music! They even throw in a surprise every now in then!  Band members include:  Sherri Lamberton (Artist), Mike Lamberton (Sound), Shelley Spaulding (Artist), Dave/Ralph Spaulding (Lights), Nelson Bancroft (Equipment), Lynn Bancroft (Photographer), Jonah H Band (Aide) and Gramma Lu (Band aide).

 

5:30PM-7:30PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with Duroc

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits-Depot Square

5:45PM-7:15PM: Starline Rhythm Boys

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Formed in 1998 by 3 professional musicians with combined experience of over 100 years in various bands The Starline Rhythm Boys perform vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music with very strong country harmony duet vocals. Their repetoire consists of many superb originals, as well as great covers of both classic and obscure numbers. The Starline Rhythm Boys are a band with outstanding sound, style, energy, stage presence and appearance.

6:00PM-8:30PM: Jacob Green at Ladder 1 Grill

Ladder 1 Grill

Come to Barre’s old Firehouse and enjoy listening to Jacob Green!

7:30PM-9:00PM: Tim Brick

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, band leader and all-around working man are just some of the words used to describe Tim Brick. Holding down a 40 hr. a week job by day and entertaining audiences by night, Tim knows all about the struggle of hard times while working hard to achieve one’s dreams.  Raw, real, genuine and honest to the core, that’s what Tim and his music are all about. Qualities that never go out of style!

8:00PM-10:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music DJ Dance Party

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits-Depot Square

 

9:15PM:  Fireworks

City Hall Park

Sponsored by Community National Bank

This show is not to be missed! The Barre Heritage Festival & Homecoming Days fireworks is a unique close-proximity show. The fireworks shoot off right from the lawn of the Vermont History Center. The views are simply phenomenal from City Hall Park and North Main Street. Plan on being downtown with your neighbors and friends for this unique fireworks display.

Special thank you to the Vermont History Center and the City of Barre!

9:45PM-11:30PM: Heartless

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored by:  Metro Development

HEARTLESS is the Ultimate New England Heart and Led Zeppelin Experience which plays tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart!  A touring act for the upper East Coast and based out of Vermont with a goal of playing each song as true to live version of Heart's performances. This band packs the house with each gig with fans who sing along with their classic Heart songs and Led Zeppelin covers commonly covered by Heart  throughout their decades of tour.