The Okemo Valley Chamber Seeks Artisan Vendors For Its New Best Of Vermont Summer Festival

posted Friday, July 23, 2021

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting quality vendors to sign on to The Best of Vermont Summer Festival, on Saturday August 28 & Sunday 29, 2021 (rain or shine), at the Okemo Field on Route 103 in Ludlow, Vermont.

The Best of Vermont Summer Festival will be a great late-summer gathering for locals, new residents, second homeowners, and visitors to experience the very best of Vermont: beer, wine, spirits, specialty foods, artisan products, children's activities and more - maybe even some hot air balloons! Each day will feature live music including our headliners Chistine Malcolm & Sugarleaf as our Saturday musical headliner and Jenni Johnson & the Junkiteers as our Sunday headliner as well as several other musical acts. The Best of Vermont Summer Festival is being marketed across the Okemo Valley region, the state of Vermont, New England and the Northeast.

The event is being held on Okemo Field, a highly visible location on Route 103 at Bixby Road in Ludlow. (Directions at bit.ly/OkemoField) Festival hours are 12-7pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Admission will be by a suggested $2 donation (benefitting ag, farm & Taste of Okemo Valley programming) and a crowd of several thousand is anticipated. Planning for this event started in 2019 but was derailed by the pandemic, but the cancellation of other regional festivals in south central Vermont this summer left a void that Okemo Valley is thrilled to step up and fill.

Vendor Information: Vendor site location within the festival is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees depend on booth size, location, needs, and Chamber membership. To learn more and secure a spot at the festival, visit yourplaceinvermont.com/vendors or contact Okemo Valley Chamber Executive Director Carol Lighthall at [email protected] or 802-228-5830. Thank you to our vendors who have already signed up so far.

Event Sponsorships: The Best of Vermont Summer Festival has a full & diverse array of sponsors, including presenting sponsor William Raveis Vermont Properties and lead sponsors Constellation Brands, Diamond Realty, Engel & Volkers Realty, Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates and Okemo Mountain Resort. Foundation sponsors are Brewfest Beverage Company, the Vermont Country Store, Imerys, and Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty. VT Barns, Centinel Financial Services and Farrell Distributing are program sponsors. The Town of Ludlow is an in-kind sponsor. Their generosity is greatly appreciated. Additional sponsorships may still be available; contact Carol Lighthall or to learn more go to: yourplaceinvermont.com/sponsorships.

Festival Partners: A number of prominent statewide organizations are partnering with the Chamber for this two-day festival, including the Vermont Specialty Foods Association, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association, and Edible Vermont Magazine.

About the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce: The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, member-driven association and the voice of 300+ businesses and the communities of 12 towns & villages in South Central Vermont along the Scenic Route 100 Byway, surrounded by Okemo, Ascutney & Magic mountains.

OVRCC provides advocacy, support, and unified regional marketing to promote and enhance businesses in the region, as well as the four-season economy. The festival website is www.yourplaceinvermont.com/best-of-vermont-summer-festival.

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