Start your weekend off tonight with a stroll through Middlebury Arts Walk (before the Tiger Football game, of course). We recommend a stop by American Flatbread to see the Quarry Hill School – 5th Annual Arts Auction show, get a bid number and bid on your favorite things. There are great pieces of art work, but even more exciting are the -new this year – Family Experience packages. Designed by parents in the know, these auction items offer families unique activities within the greater Middlebury community. The auction is up and open for bidding until Wednesday, September 17. Read on after the break for all the amazing bid worthy experiences!
Other fun family activities this weekend include:
Middlebury College Observatory Open House (tonight)
Farmall Hill Antique Field Days
“Geology Rocks!” – Omya’s Quarry Open House
Cornwall Corn Chuck Tournament
Give your budding artist the opportunity to try new and exciting techniques at the Middlebury Studio School with a gift certificate toward a pottery or art class. Keep practicing with an art book and his or own art supplies.
$25 Gift Certificate to Middlebury Studio School
Children’s Art Book
Horseback Riding Camp
Do you know a horse lover? He or she would love the chance to learn all about horses with the Eddy Farm week-long horseback riding camp, held in the summer of 2015. This camp includes riding lessons, trail rides, horse care, horse-related games and art projects. Open to children ages 6 and over. Learn more about the camp at eddyfarmschool.com
One-week Horseback Riding Camp at Eddy Farm
Children’s book about horses
Calling all chocolate lovers…your “willy wonka moment” is waiting! Get an inside peek into the world of chocolate making with a private tour and sampling session at middlebury chocolates for a group of 4-6 lucky people.
Private tour and sampling for group of 4-6 people and chocolate to take home
Do you have a budding dancer in your family? Introduce a child to dance with a one month preschool or beginner ballet or tap dance class at Spotlight on Dance, located at Middlebury Fitness in Middlebury. Your child may discover a lifelong love for dance, or it could just be a great activity to break up the cold winter months! Visit spotlightvermont.com for more information and class schedule.
One Month Tuition for a Preschool or Beginner Tap or Ballet class through Spotlight on Dance
Enjoy a wonderful escape for a night, right in your own backyard! First, sample a full assortment of local wines on the grounds of beautiful Lincoln Peak Vineyard. Sip wine outside on the covered porch and be instantly transported to wine country. And, take home your signature Lincoln Peak wineglasses, which are yours to keep after the tasting. Next, travel down the road to the acclaimed Tourterelle for an overnight stay in one of their elegant rooms. Sleep in and enjoy a meal of gourmet French cuisine for breakfast the next morning.
Lincoln Peak Vineyard sample session for two, including complimentary wine glasses
Overnight stay at Tourterelle, including breakfast for two
Do you happen to have a big truck lover in your family? Give him or her a thrill with a private tour of a Casella’s recycling trucks for a group of 6-8 people. This would be a wonderful (and unique!) birthday party!
Private Tour of Recycling Trucks for group of 6-8 people