Saturday, July 15th

The 2017 Waterbury Arts Fest was a huge success! thank you to all our artists, musicians, vendors, sponsors and especially our attendees for another amazing event! We will announce 2018 details soon. In the meantime, see below for info on our 2017 Arts Fest:

For one day, in the heart of summer, the streets of historic downtown Waterbury are lined with the colors, textures and inspirations of locally-made artwork. The 2017 Waterbury Arts Fest promises to be our best line up ever of entertainment, food vendors, and of course artists! Click here for our 2017 Printable Map & Schedule!

Join us on Saturday, July 15th from 10 AM to 4 PM for our annual celebration of the creativity, artistry and community of Waterbury, Vermont.

Saturday’s events are brought to you in part by Green Mountain Coffee.


From 10am to 4pm, the Waterbury Arts Fest will have a packed schedule of entertainment that will take place on our Stage at the corner of Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane. Our Stage & Entertainment Sponsor is Ben & Jerry’s.

  • 10:20am Sadie Bolger Acoustic punk singer and song-writer, Sadie returns to the WAF Line up
  • 11:30 am Cooie Sings Solo singer/songwriter, Cooie is a self-described songbird who brings lyrics to life. We are excited to have her back!
  • 12:40 pm Araba-Lon An all-drum ensemble, Araba-lon  brings the infectious rhythms of Guinea, West Africa to Vermont! The drums punctuate the rhythm of life in West Africa, uniting people in joy, sorrow, toil, and rites of passage. A treat for the ears, each rhythm is also underscored by a long history and teachings that tell the story of life in Guinea. In Araba-lon, they joke that the more you dance, the better they play. They do hope that you feel inspired to take in the music West African style – with joie de vivre, an open heart, and in harmony with friends and community.
  • 1:50 pm APEX is an all-star line-up of the best large band musicians Vermont has to offer from the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, Barika, Renegade Groove, Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Movement of the People, Afinque and many others. The line-up includes: Dan Liptak – tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone, Matt Avery – trombone, Matt Harpster – guitar, Patrick J. Markley – bass, Ira Friedman – keys, Caleb Bronz – percussion.
  • 3:00 pm Green Mountain Performing Arts Heather Morris brings her Celtic Dancers back to the Waterbury Arts Fest once again! A crowd favorite, local youth dancers performing Scottish Highland dances, Scottish (Cape Breton) Step and more. You’ll want to see these incredibly talented dancers with your own eyes!


DSC_0422The food at the Waterbury Arts Fest is all locally made and absolutely delicious! Each year we try to bring a variety of flavors to the table and this year will be no exception! We will be adding more food vendors too so stay tuned. Let your eyes feast on what we will be serving up:

  • Ben & Jerry’s – Our area’s most famous and most delicious ice cream!
  • Blue Stone Pizza – Located right on Stowe Street, Blue Stone will be open for slices and more!
  • Taco Truck All Stars – Taking tacos to the next level, they offer a wide selection of options, including vegetarian offerings!
  • The Mac Shack – Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese!? The Mac Shack can satisfy all your cheesy cravings!
  • Mediterranean Mix – Serving up greek and mediterranean, vegan and vegetarian meals!
  • Wicked Good Fries – Need we say more? If you’re looking for an awesome salty snack, this is the stop for you!
  • Water Truck – Don’t forget to hydrate! The Alchemist has generously offer to sponsor our water again this year so drink up!
  • Green Mountain Coffee – Swing by their booth near the stage to get your caffeine fix so you can keep going!


NEW for 2017 the bottom of Bidwell Lane will feature a Mini-Maker Faire, an event that celebrates the DIY/homegrown inventor movement. Whether it’s home-built, video game, race cars, musical instruments or sustainable micro garden, Maker Faire showcases all that is creative and innovative in our community.

Learn more about the Maker Faire Movement here!


Don’t forget that many of the businesses on Stowe Street & Bidwell Lane will still be open, like Fisher Auto Parts, Atzlan Foods, Bridgeside Books and more!


  • Green Mountain Coffee  Learn about Waterbury’s very own Green Mountain Coffee and get a nice cup of coffee while you’re there.
  • VSECU – Face painting & more in their booth by the stage.
  • TDBank – Information and more at the booth by the stage.
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Get your ice cream fix from the Ben & Jerry’s booth in the Food Court.
  • Water Truck from the Alchemist – bring your water bottle and stay hydrated with water from our Water truck in the food court.
  • Stowe Street Emporium – Lounge Area
  • Revitalizing Waterbury – Information booth and first aid
  • Mary Langevin Chair Massage


DSC_0389The Waterbury Arts Fest is proud to feature some of Vermont’s most talented artists! This year, on Saturday, July 15, Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane will again be lined with incredible artwork from our best line up of artists ever! Our Saturday Arts Fest Sponsor is VSECU.

Here’s our complete list of 2017 Waterbury Arts Fest Artist Vendors: