Saturday, July 13th

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 by VSECU and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the 2019 Waterbury Arts Fest has arguably our best line up ever of entertainment, food vendors, and of course artists!  Our annual celebration of the creativity, artistry and community of Waterbury, Vermont will take place again this year on Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane. See below for all the things:

THE BASICS

  • Saturday, July 13th, 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 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.
  • 12:40 pm The Medicine Tribe The Medicine Tribe performs a variety of styles: rock, funk, blues, and bluegrass.
  • 1:50 pm Lyon’s Disciple Lyon’s Disciple is a Vermont based Reggae Rock Band with grooves that will put a smile on your face and love in your soul.
  • 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.

Also, new this year in an effort to reduce waste, we are proud to offer food scrap composting for WAF vendors and attendees. Compost collection is provided by Grow Compost, located down Route 2 in Waterbury VT.

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!
  • Farmers and Foragers – An organic & locally sourced food truck that takes pride in providing the freshest seasonal menus from Vermont’s farms, forests & lakes.
  • 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 filtered by Clearwater Filtration.  It’s hot on the pavement so be sure to hydrate! Please help us reduce waste and bring your own water bottle!
  • 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
  • Will’s Lemonade – Fresh, fresh, fresh, fresh, fresh squeezed lemonade! What could be more refreshing on a hot summer’s day!?
  • Yum – Serving up Yummy food and great fun like grilled cheese sandwiches and so much more!

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

We are still lining up our activity and sponsor booths! If you’re an area business interested in sponsoring an activity or having a booth at our event – it’s not too late! Contact us today!

  • 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.
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Get your ice cream fix from the Ben & Jerry’s booth in the Food Court.
  • Stowe Street Emporium – Shaded Lounge Area
  • Revitalizing Waterbury – Information booth and first aid & Hydration Station, in partnership with Clearwater FiltrationHelp us reduce waste and bring your own water bottles!Screen Shot 2018-07-11 at 9.46.22 AM
  • Henna – Want a tattoo but just can’t quite commit? Try Henna by Celina! It’s temporary artwork that makes a statement and it’s safe and fun for all ages.
  • Baby Calf – Just below the food court come visit Rosina’s adorable calf! Kids of all ages will love petting this adorable baby cow.

THE ARTISTS

DSC_0389The Waterbury Arts Fest is proud to feature some of Vermont’s most talented artists! This year, on Saturday, July 13, 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.

We will announce our 2019 artist list shortly. Below is our complete list of 2018 Waterbury Arts Fest Artist Vendors: