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Downtown Rutland Art Tour

Downtown Rutland Art Tour

On Saturday, April 29 there will be a tour of five art venues in downtown Rutland: The Castleton Downtown Gallery, The Castleton Gallery Annex, The Castleton Downtown Gallery II, City Hall exhibition, and the exhibition in the Nella Grimm Fox Room in the Rutland Free Library.

Some of the artists will be available to discuss their work and answer questions.

The tours will be conducted by Professor Emeritus of Art, Bill Ramage.

After the tours, light refreshment will be served at the Castleton Downtown Offices.

The tour will last about two hours and has a maximum of 20 participants.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office at (802) 468-1119.


The Downtown Rutland ArtWalk (DRAW) was established as a way to highlight a variety of art sites that Downtown Rutland has to offer. Our mission is to welcome those who are interested in viewing the city’s best kept art secrets as well as create a greater sense of artistic culture. We provide guided tours as well as the option to conduct a lead yourself on a self-directed tour using our brochure to assist you on your self-exploration.


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March of Dimes March for Babies Walk 2017

March of Dimes March for Babies Walk 2017

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 9:00AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Depot Park, Merchants Row, Rutland , VT 05701

The March is On!

Come walk and enjoy the family-dog friendly fun festival on Saturday, April 29 at Depot Park, Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.

This event supports healthier babies and families in Vermont as well as nationwide.

Let’s give every baby a fighting chance!

Register today at www.marchforbabies.org


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RRMC Downtown Mixer Series

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to launch its Downtown Mixer Series this spring, with the support of our downtown Rutland partners!  Thanks to each of you for help in making the mixer series possible again this year. The first of two mixers is coming up on Thursday, March 30th from 5:30-7:00pm at The Chittenden […]

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Wonderpaws Festival & Paw Parade

Wonderpaws Festival & Paw Parade

Wonderpaws_Logo_ColorSeptember 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum will be holding the Wonderpaws Festival in Downtown Rutland. The event will be held event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 on Center Street from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wonderpaws Festival is a community event that will provide an opportunity for kids, families and community members to celebrate a day in downtown with their dogs.

Registration includes participation for dogs and dog owners in the Wonderpaws Festival Paw Parade, a token of appreciation for all participants and a chance to win a judges choice award in several categories.

The event is free and open to the public. However, all dogs must register to attend the event.

Register your dog online today

The festival will feature many kid-friendly and dog-friendly activities and demonstrations. In addition, visitors may explore dog-related vendors and specialists. Exhibitor and vendor opportunities available.

All proceeds benefit Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum.

For more information call 802-282-2678 or visit www.WonderfeetKidsMuseum.org

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*Change of Location – Downtown Rutland’s Hops on Top: Craft & Micro Brew Festival 

* Change of Location

Downtown Rutland’s Hops on Top: Craft & Micro Brew Festival

Thursday, September 8, 2016
5:30-8:30 PM
held at the Paramount Theatre, downtown Rutland, VT

Taste over 20 Vermont beers, ciders, meads and more!

Snacks catered by Roots the Restaurant and live music 6-8 with Chris Cornelius and Kevin Wortman.

Admission: $25.00. Includes 8 (4 oz.) samples, snacks and souvenir cup. Additional samples and water available for purchase.

Plus raffle prizes from local businesses.

*Must be at least 21 years old with valid ID to enter.

More info available at www.rutlanddowntown.com, the Downtown Rutland Partnership office at 48 Merchants Row, or by calling 802-773-9380.

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Hops On Top Scheduled for September 8th

Featuring Vermont beers, ciders & meads! Join us for the Hops on Top: Craft & Micro Brew Festival on the top floor of the LAZ parking garage at 102 West St. Downtown Rutland! Taste some Vermont beers, ciders & meads and snacks catered by Roots the Restaurant and enjoy live music by Chris Cornelius and Kevin Wortman while overlooking […]

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Winter in August Celebration 2016

Join the Fun!!! Winter in August Celebration!

Pre-sale of tickets has ended.  See you at 5pm.

 Winter in August 2Come out and help celebrate the ski industry at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual Winter In August Celebration on Tuesday, August 9th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM sponsored by Rutland Herald, Davis & Hodgdon, CPAs LLC and Copper Leaf Financial.  This important Chamber fundraiser and show of appreciation to the ski industry. Winter In August will take place at the Vermont Farmers Food Center at 251 West St.

Because so many restaurants have gone all out and done creative displays andWinter in August 61 prepared such great food in the past, The Chamber acknowledges the effort with the: The Best Taste Award judged by a Chef led panel. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.


WIA 17 Over 700 people including Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, Vermont Commissioner of Tourism Megan Smith, Mayor Chris Louras and many other officials, along with Killington Resort and Okemo Mountain Resort attended. This year’s event was held at the Vermont Farmers Food Center (home to the indoor Winter Farmers Market) in Rutland.

The annual event recognizes the positive economic impact that the ski industry has on the Rutland region and Vermont. Area restaurants and businesses provided delicious food for attendees to enjoy while the businesses marketed their establishments. For more information or call 802-773-2747.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Rutland Herald


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A BIG Thank you goes out to:

Thank you to the following businesses, restaurants and organizations participating in the 35th Annual Winter In August Celebration.

Baxter’s at Rutland Country Club, Cape Air, Casella Waste Systems, Franklin Conference Center, Franklins, Granola On A Mission, Greenfields Steakhouse at Holiday Inn, In Home Catering by Chrissy Moore, Killington Grand Hotel & Conference Center, MVRTD/The Bus, NBT Bank, Okemo Mountain Resort, Raiche’s Vermont Made Salso, Red Clover Inn, Rotary Club of Rutland, Rutland County Parent/Child Center, Rutland Jewish Center, The Foundry at Summit Pond, The Local, The Palm’s Restaurant and The Vermont Truffle Company

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Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio

August 6 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm

$46 – $50

Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio, formed in 1984, and has embarked on one of the most successful careers in Country Music. The band has sold over 10 million albums earning three platinum and five gold records and won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times as well as netting two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and thirteen Grammy nominations. When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,”

Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32 more singles on the Billboard chart, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Norma Jean Riley,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.”

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The Party that Shall Not Be Named: A midnight release event for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Party that Shall Not Be Named: A midnight release event for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

July 30 @ 11:00 pmJuly 31 @ 12:30 am

Join us to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Witches, wizards, and Muggles will be treated to an evening of Harry Potter themed activities, trivia, and giveaways.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, and those who do will get an extra opportunity to enter the Goblet of Fire Giveaway!

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Rutland Maker Faire

Rutland Maker Faire

Saturday July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Downtown Rutland, Vermont

Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) has announced plans for a Rutland Maker Faire, to be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m during the annual Sidewalk Sale Days in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.

Organizers are looking for exhibitors to register for the Maker Faire at www.rutlandmakerfaire.com

The Call for Makers is open until June 15, 2016. The space can handle about 30 exhibitors, and makers should apply early at www.rutlandmakerfaire.com (link is external).

For more information or questions, call (802) 578-7738 or email doug@cmfinnovation.org.

“A Maker Faire is different from what you might see at a craft fair or market because it is not about selling – it is about showcasing interactive, engaging and educational demonstrations,” Jepson said. “You’ll see people there making jewelry, designing robots, using 3-D printers, showing off student projects, and much more.”

Maker Faire organizers say the Rutland region is home to a thriving community of makers of all ages. Last year’s Maker Faire brought together a group of volunteers who are working to create a year-round Maker Space that would provide access to workspace, shared tools and equipment, classes, and mentoring for makers looking to start a business. Anyone interested can learn more at www.rutlandmakerfaire.com.

Downtown Rutland Partnership Executive Director Mike Coppinger said the Maker Faire and Sidewalk Sale Days is likely to be the biggest event downtown this summer.

“Downtown Rutland is the perfect spot for the Maker Faire,” Downtown Rutland Partnership director Mike Coppinger said. “We are combining it with day two of our Sidewalk Sales Days, when we block off Center Street and Merchants Row for two days, and fill it with affordable shopping, outdoor dining, live music and entertainment, and tons of activities for kids.”

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