Winter in August Baxters Rutland Chamber

36th Annual Winter In August Winners Announced

Winter In August Winners Announced

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Chef Greg Lang and his team from Preston’s at Killington Resort accept the Best Taste Award at the 2017 Winter In August Celebration

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the Best Taste Awards, Best Display Award and People’s Choice Award at the 36th Annual Chamber Winter In August Celebration held on August 8, 2017.  The event, which moved back outside to Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland, was sponsored by Davis & Hodgdon Associates, CPA’s, PLC; with support from Killington 14 TV; Casella Waste Systems, Foley Linen and Celebration Rentals.  The award judging panel was made up of local foodies Gordon Dritschilo, Kathryn McGrath and Matt Anderson.  The 9 criteria included everything from complimenting flavors to appeal to the eye. Restaurants were rated on a weighted point system and scored accordingly.

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Charlie from Otto’s Cones Point General Store accepts the Best Display Award at the 2017 Winter In August Celebration

Attendees voted by ballot throughout the evening for the People’s Choice Award.

The Best Taste Award was presented to Preston’s at  Killington Resort with the Best Taste Runner Up Award going to Charity’s.  The Best Display Award went to Otto’s Cones Point General Store; The People’s Choice Award was presented to The Vermont Truffle Company.

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A crowd of over 800 people filled Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland for the 2017 Winter In August Celebration

The event held annually recognizes the positive economic impact that the ski industry has on the Rutland region and Vermont.  Twenty five area restaurants and businesses provided delicious food for the over 800 attendees to enjoy while the businesses marketed their establishments.

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A small sampling of the great food that was presented at the 2017 Winter In August Celebration

Thank you to the following businesses, restaurants and organizations participating in the 36th Annual Winter In August Celebration.

Andrulat Insurance Services; Baxter’s Restaurant at Rutland Country Club; Cape Air; Casella Waste Systems; Charity’s; Come Alive Outside; Donna’s Cleaning Service; Fire It Up; Franklin Conference Center; Greenfields Restaurant @ Holiday Inn; Killington Resort; MVRTD/The Bus; NBT Bank; Okemo Mountain Resort; Otto’s Cones Point General Store; Rutland Leadership Project; SnowSearch; SunCommon; The Draught Room & Clubhouse Grille; The Mentor Connector; The Palms; The Vermont Country Store; The Vermont Truffle Company and The Yellow Deli.



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