Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m.—RUTLAND— The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce’s 36th annual Winter in August celebration will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m. The event is moving back outside this year, under the tents to Merchants Row, between West and Center streets.
Winter in August is held annually in recognition of the ski industry’s contribution to the regional economy. Approximately 500 people attend each year including local, state and U.S. dignitaries. Restaurants donate portions of food; there are bars set up; and a deejay adds to the festivities.
The following restaurants, businesses and associations will be on hand serving great food: Baxter’s at Rutland Country Club; Bueno Burrito; Cape Air; Casella Waste Systems; Charity’s; Come Alive Outside; Fire It Up Pizza; Franklin’s; Franklin Conference Center; Greenfield’s Restaurant at Holiday Inn; Killington Resort; Rutland Leadership Project; MVRTD/The Bus; NBT Bank; Okemo Mountain; Red Clover Inn; Rotary Club of Rutland; Sam’s Steakhouse; Sun Common; The Mentor Connector; The Palm’s; The Vermont Country Store; The Vermont Truffle Company; True North Juice/Bikram Yoga; Yellow Deli and more.
The Chamber acknowledges the efforts of the participants with the the Best Taste award judged by a chef-led panel. There will also be a People’s Choice award.
Tickets are $9 in advance through Aug. 4, at rutlandvermont.com. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
By Polly Lynn
Winter in August was held in Vermont Farmers Food Center for a few years. It moves back outside this year.