On May 15, 2024
Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Sip & Shop held in Downtown Rutland

Courtesy downtownrutland.com—Rutland locals enjoy a recent Sip & Shop, sipping beverages while shopping, adding a delightful touch to their downtown experience. The Sip & Shop event returns to Downtown Rutland Thursday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m.—RUTLAND—The  popular Sip & Shop event returns to downtown Rutland, Thursday. Sip & Shop is  an evening that event pairs Vermont beverage and food producers with downtown Rutland businesses, offering you a unique opportunity to explore and indulge.

courtesy downtownrutland.com

More than 20 stops await, where attendees will have the chance to shop, enjoy exclusive sales and raffles, taste something new, and catch up with friends. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Pick up a map and bag, then embark on your adventure to all the participating locations at your own pace.

All-inclusive tickets are $25. With the ticket, you can sample spirits, beer, cider, mead, and wine from vendors hosted at downtown Rutland businesses. Ticket holders aged 21 and over will receive a wristband at check-in, along with a shopping bag containing a map of all participating businesses. 

Additionally, each ticket includes one entry into a raffle for items from vendors and businesses. Ticket holders are also eligible for additional door prizes and raffle prizes throughout the event!

Attendees must be 21 or older to sample alcoholic beverages and must present a valid ID at check-in. A wristband is required for alcohol sampling. 

Non-drinking tickets are also available for $15. If you prefer not to drink alcohol or are serving as a designated driver, this ticket option allows you to enjoy the Sip & Shop experience. With this ticket, you can sample food and taste non-alcoholic drink vendors, receive one entry into the raffle, and be eligible for door prizes.

For more information, visit: downtownrutland.com.

Businesses and Vendor Pairings

DownValley Bikes and Apparel + von Trapp Brewery

Mountain Music + Rutland Beer Works

Diamonds and More + Killington Distillery

Divine + Appalachian Gap Distillery

Speakeasy Cafe + Lawson’s Finest Liquids

GreenSpell Plant Shop + Golden Rule Mead 

Artists, Crafts, Activities and More

Loose Loona Tea House + Miralasku Jewelry

Fruition Fineries: Catamount Radio live with Terry Jaye

Wild Kind Toys: photo booth

REWIND: gift certificate raffle

The MINT – Rutland’s Makerspace Pop-Up Shop

McNeil & Reedy

Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center

True Yoga Vermont 


Kaleidoscope Art Supply + Sarilla (non-alcoholic sparkling tea)

Rutland County Pride Center: mocktail drinks

Mountain Girl Cannabis + Upstate Elevator Company (CBD beverage)


Prouty’s Parlor for Ice Cream: ice cream samples

Phoenix Books Rutland + inspired cookies

Hop’n Moose + Vermont Pepper Project

Hand Carved by Ernie + Fairy Tale Farm (sheep’s milk gelato)

Taso on Center: food samples


I’ve purchased a ticket! Now what?

Attendees will check in after 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at their choice of two locations, the Downtown Rutland Partnership’s (28 Center St.) or at Merchants Hall (40-42 Merchants Row).

For those who purchased a ticket that includes alcohol sampling, you must present a valid ID at check-in. You must be 21 or older to sample alcoholic beverages. Drinking responsibly is highly encouraged, and we strongly suggest pre-arranging safe transportation.

I don’t drink alcohol. Can I still attend?

Of course! If you don’t drink alcohol or are a designated driver, you can still enjoy the Sip & Shop with a $15 non-drinking ticket option. This ticket allows you to sample food and taste non-alcoholic drink vendors, receive an entry into the raffles, and be eligible for door prizes!

Will I be able to buy a ticket on the night of the event?

Certainly! While it is possible to purchase a ticket at the Downtown Rutland Partnership office at the event, we highly recommend securing your ticket online in advance. This way, you’ll have extra time to enjoy the event and minimize the time spent waiting in line!

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