Middlebury Vermont, settled after the Revolutionary War, is the largest community in Addison County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Deere, inventor of the world's first steel moldboard plow, apprenticed at a blacksmith's shop in Middlebury, and there is a historic marker commemorating his achievement. Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and the internationally recognized Middlebury College, as well as Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Middlebury, Vermont!
Middlebury and Middlebury College host many events throughout the year, including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks and the week-long Festival on the Green.
Fun Fact: A shot of the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury was used in the opening of the TV series "Newhart."
Birthplace of: Gabriel Mann (born 1972), actor & former model; Patricia Ross (born 1959), cross country skier; Patty Sheehan (born 1956), professional golfer.
Middlebury Song Fest, in conjunction with Middlebury Community Music Center, presents the 2nd annual festival and concert series celebrating art song. With three concerts over three days, Middlebury Song Fest brings together singers and pianists from the Northeast to not only sing and explore the classical song repertoire, but also to engage deeply with audiences and inspire creativity, reflection, participation and joy. What is art song? Art song strives to be that perfect combination of music and words, balancing the intricacies between poet and composer, singer and pianist. In this marriage of art forms, performers and audiences bathe in a delicious combination of words, melodies and harmonies. It is the goal of MSF to bring this music to life for a modern Vermont audience. This year Middlebury Song Fest is pleased to celebrate women composers. Styles throughout the weekend vary from Vermont’s Gwyneth Walker, to French composer Germaine Tailleferre, to Fanny Mendelssohn and Alma Mahler, and many others. We are especially pleased to present the Vermont debut of Juliana Hall’s Through the Guarded Gate, a social justice piece being “marched across America.”
Go / Baduk / Weiqi players! Join us for the 2nd annual Vermont Go Championship and Fall Tournament! 3 rounds, AGA rated, 45m+5x30s, Japanese rules, 6.5 komi. Pre-registration and AGA membership required. For more information visit vermontgo.org