Best of Vermont Summer Festival, August 28-29

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The Okemo Valley Chamber Announces the new Best of Vermont Summer Festival

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a brand new event—The Best of Vermont Summer Festival! This two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, August 28 from 12 noon - 7 pm and Sunday, August 29 from 10 am - 4 pm in Ludlow, Vermont. This new festival is a great opportunity for everyone including locals, new residents, second homeowners, and visitors to enjoy specialty foods; wine, spirits & brew tastings; artisan products; awesome music; hot air balloons; and so much more! The Best of Vermont Summer Festival will be marketed throughout the Okemo Valley region, the state of Vermont, New England and the Northeast.

William Raveis Vermont Properties is the presenting sponsor with lead sponsor Constellation Brands and music sponsor Engel & Volkers - Okemo. Other sponsors are in process and will continue to be listed on the chambers website here:

A number of prominent statewide organizations are also partnering with the chamber for this festival including the Vermont Specialty Foods Association, Vermont Grocers Association, and the Vermont Fresh Network so far. The chamber is seeking additional sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, including special event sponsors such as sponsoring a food tent, entertainment tent, children’s activities, contests or other special activities. Discounts will be given to participating chamber members.

The festival committee, made up of chamber members, includes co-chairs Scott Duffy, Rockledge Farm Woodworks & Alyssa Stewart, Stewart Maple & Marketplace, and Rachael Hyjeck, Engel & Volkers, Lisa Hamm Greenawalt, Hammster Media, Dan Tilly, Mount Holly Beer, Holger Stoltze, Governor’s Inn, Brandon Dunham, T2B Fitness Athletics, Pam McLaughlin, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

In announcing the festival, Okemo Valley Chamber Executive Director Carol Lighthall, said the region is ready to get back and celebrate all that the Okemo Valley and Vermont have to offer. “We will do it safely and follow specific guidelines from the state. We are experiencing an influx of visitors eager to experience the outdoors and learn more about all the area has to offer.“  Lighthall adds that “this inaugural festival is an exciting opportunity for Okemo Valley to shine and support for this major endeavor will make all the difference. This is a terrific opportunity to get your name and business out there, especially now that the state is opening up and it’s also great for sampling opportunities and vendor sales.”

The chamber is currently developing a special festival website where sponsor and vendor forms will soon be available.  In the meantime, those interested in participating should contact Carol directly by emailing her at

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 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.


Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 4:00pm