Saturday, July 14th

For one day each year, in the heart of summer, the streets of historic downtown Waterbury are lined with the colors, textures and inspirations of locally-made artwork. Brought to you in part by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the 2018 Waterbury Arts Fest promises to be our best line up ever of entertainment, food vendors, and of course artists!  Join us on Saturday, July 14 from 10 AM to 4 PM for our annual celebration of the creativity, artistry and community of Waterbury, Vermont. See below for all the things you want to know.

THE BASICS

  • Saturday, July 14th, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane will be open to pedestrian traffic only
  • Free for all ages
  • Please leave dogs at home! Hot pavement is ruff on the pups. Thanks!

THE ENTERTAINMENT

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 Cooie Sings Solo singer/songwriter, Cooie is a self-described songbird who brings lyrics to life. We are excited to have her back!
  • 11:30 am Joe Adler Burlington, Vermont based singer/songwriter Joe Adler draws on influences that range from the blues, folk, and experimental tendencies of Tom Waits, to the poetic leanings of Leonard Cohen.
  • 12:40 pm Hot Box Honey Vocalist Jane Evans and guitarist Gregory Evans heats up the Vermont music scene as Hot Box Honey. Showcasing an upbeat eclectic mix of latin, funk, reggae, swing, pop and soul hits, the music of Hot Box Honey keeps the party happy.
  • 1:50 pm Papa’s Porch String Band Out of Burlington, VT, this young bluegrass band picks quick, sings sweet and keeps the energy high.
  • 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!

 

 

 

THE FOOD

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!
  • Green Mountain Coffee – Swing by their booth near the stage to get your caffeine fix so you can keep going!
  • Hydration Station– Don’t forget to hydrate! Head to the Stowe Street Emporium & RW booths for some refreshing water – it’s hot on the pavement so be sure to hydrate! Please help us reduce waste and bring your own water bottle!
  • Jamaican Supreme – Enjoy classic Jamaican jerk flavors as well as stewed oxtails, island-style curries and fragrant beef patties, served with red beans and rice, plantains, and cabbage.
  • Mediterranean Mix – Serving up greek and mediterranean, vegan and vegetarian meals!
  • Pioneer Food Truck – Vermont ingredients with a worldly inspiration, get Vermont beef burgers with kimchi and bacon, or a spicy, cilantro-laced minced alpaca-meat salad, or  Vietnamese-style bbq with rice and green papaya.
  • Taco Truck All Stars – Taking tacos to the next level, they offer a wide selection of options, including vegetarian offerings!
  • Wicked Good Fries – Need we say more? If you’re looking for an awesome salty snack, this is the stop for you!
  • Will’s Lemonade – Fresh, fresh, fresh, fresh, fresh squeezed lemonade! What could be more refreshing on a hot summer’s day!?

BUSINESS AS USUAL

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

SPONSOR BOOTHS & ACTIVITIES

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters  Learn about Waterbury’s very own Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and get a nice cup of coffee while you’re there.
  • VSECU – Face painting & more in their booth by the stage.
  • People’s United Bank
  • Northfields Savings Bank
  • Shaw’s Supermarket
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Get your ice cream fix from the Ben & Jerry’s booth in the Food Court.
  • Stowe Street Emporium – Lounge Area & Hydration Station
  • Revitalizing Waterbury – Information booth and first aid & Hydrations Station
  • Reflexology & Chair Massage – Get a quick shoulder massage or try some reflexology! There’s nothing more healing and it’s a great use of 10 minutes of your time!

THE ARTISTS

DSC_0389The Waterbury Arts Fest is proud to feature some of Vermont’s most talented artists! This year, on Saturday, July 14, Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane will again be fully lined with incredible artwork from our best line up of artists ever. Be sure walk the whole event because you won’t want to miss a thing! Our Saturday Arts Fest Sponsor is VSECU.

Here’s our complete list of 2018 Waterbury Arts Fest Artist Vendors: