Country Holiday Fest,formerly known as Country Christmas, is now a Valley Arts event and Moosewalk Studios will be part of the festivities. The fun begins Friday evening, December 2, at 5:00 pm with an artist’s reception and artist-decorated wreath sale at 3 Mountain Cafe and a book signing at The Collection (both located in the Mad River Shopping Center) and concludes at 6:00 pm Sunday, December 4. Artists painting in shops, a pop-up gallery, shopping specials, oxen pulled wagon rides, fire trucks, games, food, the International Boutique, a church bazaar and lunch, music and Santa welcome the Holiday Season to the Mad River Valley.
Roarke and Gary will once again be participating in the activities. Saturday and Sunday you will find Gary painting in Artisans’ Gallery on Bridge Street in Waitsfield where you will also find more of his paintings and Roarke’s photographs. Roarke, alias “S’mores Boy”, will be directing the making of S’mores (for both adults and Kids) on Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00 on Bridge Street and Sunday 11:00 to 3:00 in the Mad River Shopping Center.
Saturday is very special with shops staying open for extended-hour shopping, luminaries along the river and a reception at the Valley Arts’ Pop-up Gallery at the Madisonian Museum next to the covered bridge in Waitsfield. Topping it off are the numerous lighting displays scattered around the Valley. Mother Nature is even planning on co-operating with a dusting of light snow on both days so join us for the fun.