Where can you hear Vermont music as it was meant to be heard? At the
annual Homestead Festival and Fiddlers’ Reunion, where Vermont’s most
famous traditional musicians play rare acoustic sets. The festival
takes place on July 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers summer festival
goers the unique experience of hearing music without distortion,
interference or squealing loudspeakers.
Headliners Atlantic Crossing and the Highland Weavers will lead the way
as dozens of performers leave their amps at the door to make music the
old-fashioned way. Other performers include the Amidon Family, Pete and
Karen Sutherland, Margaret Macarthur, Quebec Soiree, Chris Layer,
Wolfsong and more.
Festivalgoers savor not only traditional music but also dancing, story
swaps, farm animals (including Frank Bryan and his yoke of oxen!),
workshops and other demonstrations of traditional Vermont folkways.
Re-enactors are on hand to show the farming skills, tools and crafts of
early Vermont. Kids try their hands at making music, playing games and
making old fashioned yo-yos.
Admission to the Homestead Festival and Fiddlers’ Reunion is $8 for
adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for kids under 12 and $15 for the whole
family. Located off Route 127 in the wide meadows of Burlington’s
Intervale, the Ethan Allen Homestead is part of a system of public parks
owned by the Winooski Valley Park District. The Ethan Allen Homestead
Trust is a private, not-for-profit organization that operates the park’s
historic site. For more information, call 865-4556.
Ethan Allen Homestead Trust
1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Suite 2
Burlington, Vermont 05401
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