Sponsored in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Organized by the Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC), a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Link.

[Thanks, Benoit Pelletier Shoja, for the schedule!]

FRIDAY - July 11

6-9 pm Veillee with traditional French Canadian supper and featuring Club Carrefour from Quebec.
$15 Admission. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Save! Purchase Combo tickets to Friday's Veillée and Saturday's performances at the Opera House $25. MC, Visa, Check accepted. Pre-order: $27 includes S/H. Order: 800-733-8376, 802-388-7951, mail: VACC, PO Box 335, Vergennes, VT 05491, email: info@midvermont.com

SATURDAY - July 12

Vergennes Fire Station
7:00-10:30 am French Toast Breakfast

Opening Ceremonies - Bandstand
10:00 am Flag raising, Vergennes City Band, speeches

City Park
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Traditional craft demonstrations;
Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society;
Reenactors: French soldiers, French Voyager, Comte de Vergennes, and Samuel de Champlain;
Information booth about French groups, events, by Alliance Française, Les Boulangers and the Brandon French Group;
Farmers Market;
Fencing demonstrations by Vermont Fencing Alliance;
Les Troupes de La Pointe a la Chevelure (1755 Chimney Point Soldiers Reenactors);
Green Mountain Flywheelers Antique Gas & Steam Engine Club;
Buttons for VOH performances on sale at VACC booth;
10:30 am - 4:00 pm Children's Area: coloring table, "Revolutionary" paper hat making, games, hand painting, bubbles
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Horse and Carriage Rides by Thornapple Farm
12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm Strolling Fiddler, Quebecois style! Lausanne LaBombarde/Rick Ceballos
1:00 pm Walking Tour with Bill Thiess, narrated in French and English—meet at tent on Park Street
1:15 pm Master Storyteller, Memere Catherine Charron telling French Canadian tales and adventures
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Fencing Demonstration by Vermont Fencing Alliance
2:30 pm Bastille Day Waiter's Race sponsored by Black Sheep Bistro
2:30-2:45 pm Children's Drill taught by Les Troupes de La Point la Chevelure

Otter Creek Basin
10:30 am "The Captain Wore Petticoats," historical skit
11:00 am Walking Tour of Otter Creek Basin
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Carillon Cruise - Otter Creek boat tours - RSVP 802-897-5331 or www.carilloncruises.com. $12
1:30-3:00 pm Carillon Cruise - Otter Creek boat tours - RSVP 802-897-5331 or www.carilloncruises.com. $12

Bixby Library
10:30 am Lecture by Julie Dowd, "They Walked with Champlain"
Noon Reading by "Madeline" for children

St. Peter's Catholic Church
10:00 am - 4:30 pm Open for visitation; religious store open
5:00 pm French Mass

11:00-11:45 am Samuel de Champlain historical interpretation
11:45 am - 12:00 pm French sing along w/Les Boulangers & Alliance Francaise
1:00-2:00 pm Young Fiddlers led by Mark Sustic
2:15-2:45 pm Erik & Erica Andrus playing accordion and fiddle

Vergennes Opera House
11:45 am -12:45 pm Green Mountain Cloggers performance and workshop
1:00-1:30 pm France slide show by Erin Conway
3:30-4:30 pm Michele Choiniere
4:45-5:45 pm Chanterelle
6:00-6:30 pm Duo Dumont Morrissette, from Quebec
6:45-7:45 pm Va-et-Vient
8:00-9:30 pm Beaudoin Legacy


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