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.
Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year! Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Along the way, catchy songs and clever dialogue reveal the tweens’ personal stories and the unexpected, often hilarious challenges that stand between them and the trophy. This fast-paced, funny musical even brings the action right to the audience, with four volunteer spellers taking the stage at each performance…so no two shows are exactly the same. Suitable for families; rated PG for mischievous behavior and a few bad words. All roles are performed by adult and young-adult actors. ASL interpreters will be available for the Sunday, April 28th performance. Reserved seating. Visit www.middleburycommunityplayers.org The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International, Inc., NY, NY. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. BUY TICKETS Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 and May 2-4, at 8 pm Sunday Matinees, April 28 and May 5, at 2 pm $15 for Thursdays, April 25 and May 2 plus fees $23 adults/$18 students with ID for all other shows plus fees ASL Interpretation on April 28