The Town of Killington has announced a full slate of events
spanning the 2013 summer season, with something of interest for
everyone. Beginning with the Killington Stage Race on Memorial
Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day with The Killington
Classic Motorcycle Rally, the robust lineup includes the return of
several signature summer events including the free Cooler in the
Mountains Concert Series. New to the schedule this summer is
the Killington Half Marathon in June and The Biggest Loser RunWalk
"From music fans, to families, to outdoor enthusiasts and
competitors alike, everyone is going to find something to love
about Killington this summer," says Amy Morrison, events
coordinator for the Town of Killington. "Starting with the
Stage Race, right through to Labor Day and the start of the Hay
Festival, we're looking forward to a very busy season."
The summer season officially gets underway Memorial Day weekend
when hundreds of cycling enthusiasts from throughout the Northeast
converge on Killington for three days of professional bike
racing. Following are the highlights of the summer
MAY 25 - 27:
The Killington Stage Race - One of cycling's top Eastern events,
this race attracts over 600 competitive cyclists annually from
across the country for three days of racing one of New England's
most challenging courses.
Killington Half Marathon - Presented by 3C Race Productions on
Father's Day weekend, the out and back course starts and finishes
at Killington Resort, and will travel down Killington Road and
through nearby wooded streets.
Long Trail Century Ride - This ride offers a course for every
ability level, as riders may choose the 100-mile loop, 50-mile
loop, or 20 mile loop. All courses start and finish together
at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. Post-ride
festivities at the Brewery include a BBQ, live music and family
entertainment, refreshments, and more.
This event was established through a partnership of Long Trail
Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports,
Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in
the Killington region. Proceeds to benefit Vermont Adaptive
Ski and Sports.
JUNE 23 - 27:
Killington Junior Golf Tournament - Green Mountain National Golf
Course welcomes 144 of the world's best junior golfers and their
families in this four-day competitive tournament - an American
Junior Golf Association official event.
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July - The Killington Fire Department hosts
an all-day 4th of July party and fundraiser, featuring a parade of
community groups and bands, a BBQ and potluck, a pool party and
contest, nighttime fireworks and more on the River Road recreation
JULY 11 - AUGUST 15:
River Road Summer Concert Series - Head to the Sherburne
Memorial Library Thursday evenings for this exciting summer concert
series. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs,
blankets and snacks to relax in the cool summer nights, while
enjoying a variety of free musical entertainment.
JULY 19 - 21:
Killington Wine Festival - Now in its 11th year, the Killington
Wine Festival continues its tradition of bringing hundreds of fine
wines from around the world to the Green Mountains in
summer. The Killington Wine Festival is a production of the
Killington Chamber of Commerce.
Killington Chili Cook-Off - The 1st Annual Killington Chili
Cook-Off is sure to produce the best tasting chili in town!
Join the competition and bring your finest chili to compete for the
title of Best Chili in Killington, or stop by the Cook-Off to taste
JULY 27 - 28:
The Biggest Loser Run/Walk - The Biggest Loser race series appeals
to all fitness levels from the first-timer to the veteran
athlete. The goal is to challenge all participants in a fun,
healthy non-intimidating environment. Killington hosts a 15k
and 5k, as well as a 1 mile fun run for children. Two-day
event includes expo and meet and greet with Biggest Loser
contestants on day one, and a post-race concert/festival on day
JULY 27 - August 24:
Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series - The Saturday
free concert series returns with family-friendly outdoor concerts
at Killington's Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars at K1 Base lodge, plus
outdoor activities and games, a beer garden/BBQ, and a focus on
area business promotions.
AUGUST 15 - 18:
The Vermont Challenge - This cycling race tours southern and
central Vermont over 3 or 4 days, bringing attention to local
businesses, ski resorts, restaurants and farms in each local
AUGUST 29 - Sept. 2:
Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally - Vermont's premier motorcycle
rally, presented by Americade. Social events, a vendor
village, bike & stunt shows, special events, live music, a
12-mile parade of bikes, and, of course, five days of the best
touring in New England along the beautiful roads of Vermont.
More information on all events is available at