Arts, Dining & Entertainment
August 23, 2017

Chittenden celebrates with run, BBQ, fireworks and fun

Saturday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m.—CHITTENDEN—The town of Chittenden will celebrate Chittenden Day on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Barstow School, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden.

The Barstow Sap Run, sponsored by the Barstow PTO, will kick off the day’s events with registration at 8 a.m. at Barstow School. The one-mile fun run will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5k run at 9 a.m. Race day entry fees are $10 for kids and $20 for adults. Save $5 with early registration at signupgenius.com (search for Barstow PTO).

The big parade at 12 noon will proceed from the Powerhouse to the Monument via Chittenden Road. Plan to arrive before the parade as the route will be closed to cars during the parade.

Opening ceremonies are at 1 p.m. at Barstow School. The afternoon’s program will feature live music and other entertainment, a variety of booths and old-fashioned games, softball, photo contest display, a silent auction and plenty of food. All ages are welcome.

A barbecue dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with grilled chicken breast, cole slaw, baked beans, garden vegetables and a brownie for $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Veterans’ Monument Fund.

At the same time, the Chittenden Public Library will be offering free ice cream for dessert.

The evening will conclude with fireworks at 8:45 p.m.

For information on becoming a food vendor, having a sales or information table, and/or participating in the parade, email chittendenday@gmail.com or call 802-483-6963.

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