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 Tent Sale
Lenny's Outlet, 54 North Main Street Barre, VT 05641 | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! Don’t miss Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale July 27-30 at Lenny’s Outlet store in downtown Barre. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s four stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! The Lenny's Outlet is stocked with first-quality footwear, clothing and outerwear made by the same trusted brands you'll find at our regular stores. Why do these items end up at the Outlet? Maybe we only have one or two sizes left. Maybe it's last year's color. Or maybe it just didn't sell as well as we hoped. Whatever the reason, it gives YOU an opportunity to save big! Everything in the store will be marked down even further during Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale, Wednesday through Saturday during the Barre Heritage Festival in downtown Barre.

10:30 - 11:30AM: Mermaid and Selkie Stories, Arts and Crafts
Aldrich Public Library Lawn, 6 washington st, barre | 802-476-7550

Children and their families are invited to join Children's Librarian Ian for mermaid and selkie stories in honor of our "Oceans of Possibilities" summer reading theme, followed by arts and crafts.

 

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: $7.00 A, $6.50 Sen., $4.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

11:00AM-6:00PM: 63rd Annual Paletteers Art Show

aldrich Public Library, 1st Floor, 6 washington st, barre | 802-476-7550

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 30th.  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 30th as well.

11:30AM-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 (Exhibit Dates:  July 6 – August 20, 2022) on view at Studio Place Arts:

Main Floor gallery: That Cat:  A group art exhibit that extols felines and our relationships with them.

2nd Floor Gallery:  Letting Go:  a work in progress:  Paintings and mixed media work by Michelle Lesnak, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

3rd Floor galleries: Brushwork Barre: Representing the everyday places and iconic structures of Barre by Tracey J. Hambleton, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

In The Classroom:  Embroidered Code of a Nation: UKRAINE.  Ukrainian culture and craft presented by Marasha Huber.  (special festival exhibit: July 27-29).

For more info, visit:  [studioplacearts.com]

 

3:30PM-6:30PM:  Barre Farmer’s Market

Pearl Street Ped-Way

Sponsored by Union Bank

Stock up your kitchen and pantries with local produce and products from our Barre Farmer’s Market!

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10:00AM:  Emslie’s the florist – ribbon cutting

Emslie’s the florist, 260 north main street, suite 3, barre / 802-476-3126

Join us for Emslie's The Florist's Ribbon Cutting! Emslie's was recently purchased by Charilyn Williams, and has moved to 260 North Main Street in the Morse Block Building! Help us welcome Charilyn as a new business owner and celebrate Emslie's new location!!!

10:00AM & 1:00PM Tours: Vermont History Center Tours

Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St, Barre | 802-479-8500

The Vermont History Center is housed in the beautiful old Spaulding School building. Admission to the center will be free on Saturday. Enjoy free access to the Historical Society’s Leahy Research Library, including access to Spaulding photos and yearbooks from days’ past.

We will be offering special guided tours of the building at 10am and 1pm. You can also visit our current exhibit: “Icons, Oddities, and Wonders.”

10:00AM-4:00PM: Vermont Granite Museum – Explore Vermont’s Granite Heritage & 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 Tent Sale

Lenny's Outlet, 54 North Main Street Barre, VT 05641 | 802-476-9107
Attention bargain hunters! Don’t miss Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale July 27-30 at Lenny’s Outlet store in downtown Barre. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s four stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! The Lenny's Outlet is stocked with first-quality footwear, clothing and outerwear made by the same trusted brands you'll find at our regular stores. Why do these items end up at the Outlet? Maybe we only have one or two sizes left. Maybe it's last year's color. Or maybe it just didn't sell as well as we hoped. Whatever the reason, it gives YOU an opportunity to save big! Everything in the store will be marked down even further during Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale, Wednesday through Saturday during the Barre Heritage Festival in downtown Barre.

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: $7.00 A, $6.50 Sen., $4.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

 

11:00AM-6:00PM: 63rd Annual Paletteers Art Show

aldrich Public Library, 1st Floor, 6 washington st, barre | 802-476-7550

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 30th.  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 30th as well.

11:30AM-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 (Exhibit Dates:  July 6 – August 20, 2022) on view at Studio Place Arts:

 

Main Floor gallery: That Cat:  A group art exhibit that extols felines and our relationships with them.

2nd Floor Gallery:  Letting Go:  a work in progress:  Paintings and mixed media work by Michelle Lesnak, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

3rd Floor galleries: Brushwork Barre: Representing the everyday places and iconic structures of Barre by Tracey J. Hambleton, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

In The Classroom:  Embroidered Code of a Nation: UKRAINE.  Ukrainian culture and craft presented by Marasha Huber.  (special festival exhibit: July 27-29).

For more info, visit:  [studioplacearts.com]

4:00PM-8:00PM:  food truck thursdays 

Currier Park

Sponsored by tatros appliance

Enjoy dinner from one of our amazing Food Truck vendors in the historic Currier Park.  Serving dinner from 4-8pm.  Concerts in Currier Park begins at 6pm.

 

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

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 28, bring your dessert to Delicate Decadence (Blanchard Block, 14 N. Main Street, Barre) by 4:00 pm.

- On July 28, 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 2022:

Pre-register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barre-heritage-festivals-la-soiree-sucree-tickets-305878389497 

adults – $15 in advance, $20 at the door

children under 12 – $8

6:00PM-8:00PM:  Ali T 

Concerts in Currier Park Series presented by Community National Bank, 802 Cars, Stone & Browning Property Management & 101.7 WCVT Classic Hits

Sponsored by Espresso Bueno

Alison Turner, better known as AliT, is a singer-songwriter (guitar/voice) based in Vermont. Once described as “a less-neurotic Alanis Morissette”, the songstress records and performs a heartfelt and unique style of alternative/indie pop. Having started writing songs at the age of seven, and picking up the guitar when she was 11, Ali has developed into an introspective songwriter and versatile performer. Vermont’s Seven Days named AliT a finalist for Best Vocalist and Best Pop Artist 2018-2022.  Don't miss this performance! Sponsored by Espresso Bueno.

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

Ladder 1 Grill

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

6:30pm-9:00PM: American Legion SAL Meat bingo

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

Meat Bingo!!! 15 games for $20.00!  Open to the public 21 and over.

7:00pm-9:00PM: church of the good shepherd inaugural organ concert

Church of the good shepherd, 39 washington st, Barre | 802-476-3929

Featuring the new organ “Opus 3948” Casavant Frères, Quebec.  A program of organ music performed by Eric Tupper-Giles, Ernie Drown, Lynette Combs and Marjorie Strong.  The concert is free and open to all; donations gratefully accepted for the Good Shepherd Organ maintenance fund.  For further information, please contact goodshep@sover.net or call (802) 476-3929.

 

7:00PM-9:30PM: Thunder Road: WDEV Radio/Calkins Portable Toilets Night

Thunder Road International Speedway

Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre is a quarter mile oval stock car racing track!  Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, RK Miles Street Stocks, Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors.  Annual Port-a-Potty Grand Prix.  $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, $30 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) free for kids 5 and under.  Live streaming on FloRacing for those with a paid subscription.    

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

Aldrich Public Library Lawn & Milne room, 6 washinton st, barre / 802-476-7550

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 items are $.25/piece.  Paperbacks and children's items will be outside under the tents on the library's side lawn and all adult fiction and nonfiction will be in the Milne Room in air-conditioned splendor! Fill up a bag for vacation or stay-cation! All proceeds go toward library programs for all ages throughout the year.

10:00AM & 1:00PM 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. Enjoy free access to the Historical Society’s Leahy Research Library, including access to Spaulding photos and yearbooks from days’ past.  We will be offering special guided tours of the building at 10am and 1pm. You can also visit our current exhibit: “Icons, Oddities, and Wonders.”

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 Tent Sale
Lenny's Outlet, 54 North Main Street Barre, VT 05641 | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! Don’t miss Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale July 27-30 at Lenny’s Outlet store in downtown Barre. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s four stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! The Lenny's Outlet is stocked with first-quality footwear, clothing and outerwear made by the same trusted brands you'll find at our regular stores. Why do these items end up at the Outlet? Maybe we only have one or two sizes left. Maybe it's last year's color. Or maybe it just didn't sell as well as we hoped. Whatever the reason, it gives YOU an opportunity to save big! Everything in the store will be marked down even further during Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale, Wednesday through Saturday during the Barre Heritage Festival in downtown Barre.

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: $7.00 A, $6.50 Sen., $4.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

11:00AM-6:00PM: 63rd Annual Paletteers Art Show

aldrich Public Library, 1st floor, 6 washington st, barre | 802-476-7550

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 30th.  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 30th as well.

11:30AM-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 (Exhibit Dates:  July 6 – August 20, 2022) on view at Studio Place Arts:

 

Main Floor gallery: That Cat:  A group art exhibit that extols felines and our relationships with them.

2nd Floor Gallery:  Letting Go:  a work in progress:  Paintings and mixed media work by Michelle Lesnak, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

3rd Floor galleries: Brushwork Barre: Representing the everyday places and iconic structures of Barre by Tracey J. Hambleton, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

In The Classroom:  Embroidered Code of a Nation: UKRAINE.  Ukrainian culture and craft presented by Marasha Huber.  (special festival exhibit: July 27-29).

For more info, visit:  [studioplacearts.com]

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

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Cheryl Metivier 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, 6 washington st, barre | 802-476-7550

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; Senior Citizen & Veterans by donation. All proceeds support the Barre Meals on Wheels Program.  Call 479-9175, mealsonwheelscentralvt.org or email Bob Woodard, Executive Director, at bob@mealsonwheelscentralvt.org for more details.

4:00PM-8:00PM: Big Blue Trunk Show

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  National Life Group

Enjoy free rides on the Big Blue Express!!!  Or get your favorite animal made up by one of the balloon twisting artists!  Bring the kids down to the park for some Friday night fun!

5:00PM-6:30PM: Cooie & Adlai

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Cooie’s clear, soulful and vibrant vocal stylings and Adlai's masterly keyboard accompaniment and harmonies come together to lend gorgeous expression to the popular and traditional music we all know and love. This duo brings songs to life across multiple genres, featuring Adlai's strengths as a seasoned singer/songwriter and keyboardist, and Cooie's heartwarming and hilarious stories. That new guitar of hers will be making an appearance, too. You may find yourself up and dancing - and you just might have as much fun as these two fine musicians! 

6:00PM-8:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with Free Range Band

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits - Depot Square

Have fun at the Quarry’s Block Party!  Friday and Saturday – stop in and listen to great music, enjoy drink specials and play some cornhole!  Reservations not required, but recommended.  Seating is limited.  Open until 9pm.

7:00PM-8:00PM: BRAVE Fashion Show

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  Join us for Brave’s Fashion Show on the stage at City Hall Park!  Women of all ages will be modeling fashions from downtown Barre’s women’s clothing store, BRAVE, LLC.

7:00pm-10:30PM:  Barre heritage festival beer tent

Church street tent

Sponsored by cornerstone pub & kitchen

Stop into the Barre Heritage Festival Beer Tent and let the Cornerstone crew pour you a cold beer or glass of wine while enjoying music from the concerts on the stage at City Hall Park.  21 years or older; must show valid ID to enter. 

7:00pm-11:00PM: American Legion don’t stop the music karaoke

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

Sing your heart out at the American Legion.  $5.00 cover charge!  Open to the public 21 and over.

8:30PM-9:00PM: Cirque de Fuego Fire Show

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Cirque de Fuego is a Vermont-based fire performance troupe providing event entertainment since 2014.  What started as a husband/wife duo quickly became a team of talented artists with varying skill sets to ensure a perfectly curated show for any celebration. Cirque de Fuego offers ambient performance, as well as solid-set showcases. Our shows include fire breathing, fire juggling, partner acrobat fire routines, choreographed pieces, and fire dancing with various props (torches, hoop, fans, poi, and staff). 

9:00PM-10:30: vinyl spell

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Precious are the memories of being a younger you... on the floor... splayed out in a sea of records. You remember the scent of the albums.... the sound as it’s laid on the round table... the subtle pop of the speaker as you turn on the record player. And as you start to hear the slight crackle of the needle... you slowly drift under the spell of music. The world disappeared on your shag carpet, under the black lights.... and you drift away to the sounds of rock and roll. That’s who we are. That’s what we do.... we’ll put a Vinyl Spell on you!  Composed of some of New England’s top musicians, Vinyl Spell provides a unique musical experience that very few musicians dare to tackle. Music such as Genesis, Yes, ELP, Led Zeppelin, Heart, FogHat, Aerosmith and so much more... will find that old groove in your soul and the good times coming back in your memories as you dance the night away.  Six members of Heartless - A Tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart & Led Zeppelin along with a new percussion member are together again in a whole new musical flavor. Vinyl Spell is jam packed with unforgettable vocal melodies, heavy Synth sounds, groovy grooves, and unforgettable guitar riffs and bass lines!

 

9:00PM-12:30aM:  DJ LaFOUNTAINE

Gusto’s bar

Stop into “America’s Gin Mill” and enjoy the sounds of DJ LaFountaine.  Barre Heritage Festival drink specials all weekend long!

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7:30AM-10:00AM: 37th Annual Barre Rotary Breakfast

Aldrich Public Library Lawn, 6 washington st, barre

Please come to the 37th Barre Rotary Club Breakfast on the Aldrich Public Library Lawn during the Barre Heritage Festival.  Enjoy Pancakes, eggs, French toast, ham, sausage, toast, coffee, chocolate milk, white milk and bananas. Presented by the Barre Rotary Club. $10 in advance, $12 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.

8:00AM-1:00PM: Annual Book Sale

Aldrich Public Library Lawn & Milne Room, 6 washington st, barre / 802-476-7550 

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 items are $.25/piece.  Paperbacks and children's items will be outside under the tents on the library's side lawn and all adult fiction and nonfiction will be in the Milne Room in air-conditioned splendor! Fill up a bag for vacation or stay-cation! All proceeds go toward library programs for all ages throughout the year.

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

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

Sponsored by Central Vermont Runners and The ReHabGYM

Join us for a fun and scenic 5k trail race starting at the Barre Town Forest parking area, through Websterville’s historic granite quarries. Family friendly, walkers invited to participate. No dogs, headphones or strollers please.  Registration at: http://www.runsignup.com/Race/VT/Websterville/BarreHeritageFestivalTrail5Kwww.cvrunners.org or 8:00AM prior to race.  Cost: $10-$20. 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-10:00AM: Yoga with Rooted Yoga

City Hall Park

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Join Rooted Yoga on Saturday, July 30th at 9:00 AM in City Hall Park for a morning Vinyasa Yoga class sure to kick your weekend off right! Move, breathe and flow with us as we engage the body, mind and spirit in an all levels of yoga practice. Please bring your own mat and any props you like to practice with, along with all the good vibes to fully enjoy your morning!  Want more yoga in your life?  Join us at the studio 7 days/week for a fully supported practice.  Classes, workshops, reiki and body products at Rooted Yoga in the lower level of the Blanchard Block Building.  Learn more/sign up/get on the mailing list at: www.rootedyogavt.com

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-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 sending an email to granitecitygroupfitness@gmail.com.  Open house to follow from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Come check out Granite City Group Fitness!

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.

10:00AM-11:00AM: Green Mountain Swing

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community 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.

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

Depot Square Tent

Sponsored by:  National Life Group

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: 63rd Annual Paletteers Art Show

Aldrich Public Library, 1st floor, 6 washington st, barre | 802-476-7550

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 30th.  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 30th as well.

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

Kids’ Zone on North Main St.

Sponsored by:  National Life Group

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

Kids’ Zone on North main st.

Sponsored by:  National Life Group

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-1:00PM: 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: Vermont Granite Museum – Explore Vermont’s Granite Heritage & 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-5:00PM:  Lenny's Outlet Tent Sale
Lenny's Outlet, 54 North Main Street Barre, VT 05641 | 802-476-9107

Attention bargain hunters! Don’t miss Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale July 27-30 at Lenny’s Outlet store in downtown Barre. The Lenny’s Outlet always has great deals on brand-name overstocks from Lenny’s four stores. But when the tent goes up, the prices fall even further! The Lenny's Outlet is stocked with first-quality footwear, clothing and outerwear made by the same trusted brands you'll find at our regular stores. Why do these items end up at the Outlet? Maybe we only have one or two sizes left. Maybe it's last year's color. Or maybe it just didn't sell as well as we hoped. Whatever the reason, it gives YOU an opportunity to save big! Everything in the store will be marked down even further during Lenny’s Outlet Store Tent Sale, Wednesday through Saturday during the Barre Heritage Festival in downtown Barre.

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: $7.00 A, $6.50 Sen., $4.00 (6-13), children under 6 free.

 

11:00aM-12:00PM: FREE ice cream social

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

Ice cream social, popcorn, face painting and sidewalk chalk fun. All welcome!

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

Church of the good shepherd, 39 washington st, Barre | 802-476-3929

Free ice cream!    Come Celebrate with Us!

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

Depot Square Tent

Sponsored by:  National Life Group

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 group & downstreet housing & Community 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.

11:30AM-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 (Exhibit Dates:  July 6 – August 20, 2022) on view at Studio Place Arts:

 

Main Floor gallery: That Cat:  A group art exhibit that extols felines and our relationships with them.

2nd Floor Gallery:  Letting Go:  a work in progress:  Paintings and mixed media work by Michelle Lesnak, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

3rd Floor galleries: Brushwork Barre: Representing the everyday places and iconic structures of Barre by Tracey J. Hambleton, SPA Studio Residency Recipient.

In The Classroom:  Embroidered Code of a Nation: UKRAINE.  Ukrainian culture and craft presented by Marasha Huber.  (special festival exhibit: July 27-29).

For more info, visit:  [studioplacearts.com]

 

12:00PM-5:00PM: chicken barbeque

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

Stop in to the Barre Elks for a Chicken Barbeque.  Dine in only.  $15.00 per person.  All welcome!

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

Barre Auditorium to North Main Street  *

** PLEASE NOTE **  The Parade will turn left unto Elm Street and disburse at Summer Street.

2:00PM-3:30PM: Donna Thunder & The Storm

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Donna Thunder and The Storm is the result of two musical fronts that have collided to produce a show and experience not seen in this area for some time, maybe ever.  This group of musicians first came together through a chance meeting at a Hurricane Irene benefit show in the spring of 2012.  Musicians from several musical backgrounds that have forged a unique sound has been taking Vermont and the Northeast on a whirlwind ride.  The band likes to consider itself a funky honky tonk. 

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-4:00pm:  Enough ministries tours

Enough ministries, 24 washington street

ENOUGH Ministries will be giving tours of the historic church established in 1888 and built in 1892 on Saturday of heritage days from 2-4.  The tour will include a guided tour of the building, a short sermonette from the time period and playing of the organ installed in 1912.  This building is also the home of the first Boy Scout troop in America. All are invited to attend.  Tours will start from the front of the church located at 24 Washington Street, Barre.

2:00PM-4:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with jaded ravins band

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits - Depot Square

Have fun at the Quarry’s Block Party!  Friday and Saturday – stop in and listen to great music, enjoy drink specials and play some cornhole!  Reservations not required, but recommended.  Seating is limited.

2:00PM-5:00PM: 3v3 Heritage Festival Basketball Tournament

Northfield Savings Bank Parking Lot

Sponsored By:  Northfield Savings Bank

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  Available for Middle School, High School and above!  Cash Prizes for winners in each category!  For more information, tourney rules and to register, email: director@thebarrepartnership.com.

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

Kids’ Zone on North Main St

Sponsored by: National Life Group

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.

3:00PM-5:00PM: Granite City Group Fitness Corn Hole Tournament

Granite City Group Fitness - Depot Square

Take your chances with Granite City Group Fitness’s Corn Hole Tournament. $50 per team of 2.  Kids cornhole “games” and raffles as well.  Great prizes for the winning team in this single elimination tournament. Sign up at Granite City Group Fitness. Sign up here  à https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=615872&stype=-7&sTG=50&sVT=50&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=3&date=07/30/22

4:00PM-5:30PM: Hot Pickin’ Party

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

The Hot Pickin' Party is a Burlington Vermont based bluegrass trio comprised of Doug Perkins, Adam Frehm and Mike Santosusso. The three musicians are best known collectively as the core members of the newgrass jamband Smokin' Grass. From 1995 to 2005, Smokin' Grass released two critically acclaimed full-length recordings, appeared on numerous cd complications, and toured nationally performing in over 30 states. Since then Doug, Adam and Mike have each performed with various groups and artists in Vermont. The music of The Hot Pickin' Party celebrates the reunion of this trio with heartfelt harmonies, dynamic musical interplay and a spirit of exploration of journeys old and new. At a Hot Pickin' Party performance you'll hear a mix of original songs, traditional bluegrass songs, familiar yet eclectic classic covers and the occasional completely improvised jam. A Hot Pickin' Party show is hot and cool, fun and funny, and always a party.

4:00PM-7:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with contagious

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits - Depot Square

Have fun at the Quarry’s Block Party!  Friday and Saturday – stop in and listen to great music, enjoy drink specials and play some cornhole!  Reservations not required, but recommended.  Seating is limited. 

4:00pm-11:00PM:  Barre heritage festival beer tent

Church street tent

Sponsored by cornerstone pub & kitchen

Stop into the Barre Heritage Festival Beer Tent and let the Cornerstone crew pour you a cold beer or glass of wine while enjoying music from the concerts on the stage at City Hall Park.  21 years or older; must show valid ID to enter. 

5:45PM-7:15PM: Auriant

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Vermont-based duo Auriant, featuring the extremely talented Barre resident Denis Thibouthot, which specializes in beloved favorites that people don't often get to hear live, by artists like Sarah McLachlin, Stevie Wonder, Brandi Carlyle, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell and Jack Johnson.

7:00PM-9:00PM:  Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Live Music with dj mike douglas

Quarry Kitchen & Spirits - Depot Square

Have fun at the Quarry’s Block Party!  Friday and Saturday – stop in and listen to great music, enjoy drink specials and play some cornhole!  Reservations not required, but recommended.  Seating is limited.  Open until 9pm.

7:00PM-10:00PM: Barre Elks Parking Lot Party

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

Parking Lot Party.  Music provided.  All welcome!

7:00pm-11:00PM: American Legion Krazy Kountry

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

Enjoy the sounds of Krazy Kountry!  $8.00 cover charge.  Open to the public 21 and over.

7:30PM-9:00PM: Jacob Green One Man Band

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Jacob Green is a Folk Blues Singer Songwriter, One Man Band & Multi-String Player. Jacob has now laid down some roots & started a family in the Green Mountain State of Vermont, but used to be accustomed to touring all around the US, playing 40 states total, averaging 150 shows a year.   His Latest Double Album "Coexistence" is the Best of Both Worlds in his Music, which features 1 Album done entirely as an OneManBand and the other done completely with his Full Blues Band. 

9:00PM-12:30AM:  DJ 2rivers

Gusto’s bar

Stop into “America’s Gin Mill” and enjoy the sounds of DJ 2Rivers.  Barre Heritage Festival drink specials all weekend long!

9:00PM-10:00PM:  FIREWORK lawn party

The Meltdown, 83 Washinton st, barre

Sit on the patio or front lawn to watch the Fireworks at The Meltdown!  Quite possibly the best place in town to view the firework show!

9:15PM:  Fireworks

City Hall Park

Sponsored by J.A. Gould Plumbing & Heating and Community National Bank, N.A.

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!

9:30PM-11:00PM: Native Tongue

City Hall Park Stage

Sponsored By:  Metro Development group & downstreet housing & Community development

Native Tongue is a five-piece band playing original music and classic rock covers. Four-part harmonies, screaming guitars and a great rhythm section!  Founded in 1995 Native Tongue never stops growing and getting better. Music is the key to life and they love to live it, and it shows!