2017 Festival Dates
Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15
Festival hours (subject to change):
- Friday 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where is the Waterbury Arts Fest?
You’ll find the Fest right off Interstate 89 at Exit 10 in downtown Waterbury on Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane.
NOTE ABOUT TRAVEL FROM I-89 – Northbound lanes are divided starting approximately one mile south of Exit 10. Northbound thru traffic is restricted to left lane use only. Traffic exiting I-89 at Exit 10 is restricted to right lane use only. A 50 mph speed limit is in effect within the divided lanes. Motorists are encouraged to merge early into their desired lanes. Northbound traffic wanting to exit I-89 is being directed to use the temporary off-ramp with a reduced speed limit of 25 mph. A 12 ft. lane restriction is in effect within the lane division and temporary off-ramp detour.
How much does it cost?
The Waterbury Arts Fest is, as it has always been, a FREE event! It is entirely supported by sponsorships, space fees, and donations. Please make sure to patronize our artists, food vendors, and our many generous sponsors when you visit the Fest!
Where can I park?
We try to make it easy to find a parking space when you come to the Fest, but please note that parking in our quaint downtown can be tricky on busy weekends. Parking is available in two public lots in the village, at the upper and lower Thatcher Brook Primary School parking lots and throughout the streets of downtown. Yellow PARKING HERE signs will be posted to assist visitors. Below are helpful map as you plan your visit to the Fest:
What if I ride my bike?
In 2016, we’ll be providing a secure, supervised bike corral for cyclists. It will be available during Festival hours on Saturday.
Where can I stay?
There are a wide variety of accommodations in Waterbury: country inns, bed and breakfasts, secluded cabins nestled among the pines, and a full service resort facility. Click HERE to see a full list of accommodations.
How can I get involved?
Visit our Get Involved page for all the fun ways to interact with the Fest and the wonderful people who help bring it to life.
What else is in the area?
Waterbury’s downtown is bursting with fun places to eat, shop and experience the arts. We are central to Stowe, Montpelier, Burlington and the Mad River Valley where several popular attractions and recreational opportunities abound. Our village is full of historic buildings, and home to the ever-famous Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and ever-expanding Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. We are a classic Vermont community, full of hospitality and charm. To learn more about our town, visit DiscoverWaterbury.
Also this year on Saturday, July 9, there is a great community arts show at the White Meeting House (the Congregational Church) — just catty-corner to Stowe Street and the Waterbury Arts Fest.
This year’s show is called “Blue: An Artistic Exploration” and it will be open to residents of Waterbury, Duxbury, Middlesex, Moretown and Bolton. Last year they had over 20 artists in about 10 different mediums. It’s free for artists to participate and free for visitors as well. Find out more at their webpage.