A much anticipated highlight of the summer, the Festival has remained faithful to its mission of bringing top-quality, free, family-friendly entertainment to the residents and guests of Addison County since its debut at the end of the nineteen-seventies.
“Brown Bag Specials,” performances designed for a family audience, are presented at noon Monday through Friday. Festival-goers bring a bag lunch or picnic from home, or patronize one of the nearby restaurants for take-out. These shows, which feature storytelling, dance, music, and puppetry, are enjoyed by an audience sprinkled with lively toddlers from local day care centers, youthful residents of nearby camps, downtown shoppers. All events take place rain or shine under the tent at the Middlebury Recreation Park-88 Mary Hogan Drive. Parking available at Mary Hogan School, The Frank Mahady Court House and street parking as well. It’s also a short walk from downtown parking lots.