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High Fives Golf Tournament

Thu, August 06 - Fri, August 07

Join the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Sugarbush for the 8th Annual High Fives Foundation East Coast Charity Golf Tournament! Come play a round on our stunning course and enjoy a great day of golf all in the name of philanthropy.

This yearly tournament is an awesome fundraising event to strengthen the High Five’s Winter Empowerment Fund, which provides grant assistance to winter action sports athletes who have sustained life-altering injuries.

Learn more about the Foundation at highfivesfoundation.org

Check back here for more details closer to the date!

Time: 8:00 AM


Eastern States Cup

Sat, July 11 - Sun, July 12

Calling all mountain bikers in the Valley and beyond - don't miss the Eastern States Cup Sugarbush Showdown!

Sugarbush has made a name for itself as being one of the roughest and rawest places to ride a bike in Vermont. The trails are all natural and do a great job of incorporating existing land features to make for a challenging run. Riders will enjoy the higher elevation and northerly location of this event in the dead of summer.

For more details and registration info, click here.

Schedule 

Saturday July 11th 
Registration: 9AM - 2PM
Specialized Down Hill and Specialized Enduro Practice: 10AM - 5PM

Sunday July 12th
Registration: 8AM - 9AM
Specialized Enduro Racers Meeting: 8:30AM
Specialized Enduro Race Start: 9AM
Specialized DH Practice: 9AM - 11:15AM
Specialized DH Race Start: 11:30AM

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Community Day

Sat, October 10 - Sat, October 10

Celebrate our Mad River Valley community and autumn in Vermont!

Community Day features pumpkin carving, a keg toss, stein hoisting, scenic lift rides, harvest-inspired dining, live music outside in the courtyard, disc golf, hiking, mountain biking tours, kids programs, and more. Check back here for more details closer to the date. 

Fun stuff for the whole family all day!

 

 

 

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The Big Kicker

Sat, November 21 - Sat, November 21

Skiing and riding has arrived in the Mad River Valley!

Kick off the 2020-2021 winter season with Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. Come join us to celebrate community, camaraderie and snow with live music, a rail jam, local VT beer, tasty eats, gear giveaways, and more.

Thanks to our community partners; Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, High Fives Foundation, Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation, and Kelly Brush Foundation.

More details to follow closer to the date, stay tuned!

 

 

 

Time: 5:00 PM


Brew-Grass Festival 2020

Sat, June 06 - Sat, June 06

Due to COVID-19 impacts, this event has been cancelled this year.

Time: 12:00 PM



25th Annual Mad Dash

Sun, October 11 - Sun, October 11

The Mad Dash is the Mad River Path's biggest fundraising event and a fall favorite for hundreds of people.

Come run or walk the 5km course or run the 10km course on beautiful Vermont dirt roads surrounded by the Valley's stunning fall foliage and classic farms. Bring your little ones for the Kid’s Fun Run.

After a magical tour of Mad River Valley back roads, enjoy live music and delicious food among happy, friendly people.

Full event details are coming soon!

Time: 10:00 AM


4th of July Fireworks

Sat, July 04 - Sat, July 04

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 impacts, we are currently unsure at this time what the status of our 4th of July Fireworks will be. We are keeping a close eye on the latest recommendations from the CDC and will continue to update this page with more information.

Check back here soon for the latest updates and stay healthy.


Happy 4th of July!

Head to the base of Lincoln Peak for a dazzling fireworks display up on the mountain.

Fireworks begin at 9:30 PM.

Don't miss the Warren 4th of July Parade earlier in the day!

Time: 9:30 PM


Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities

Sat, July 04 - Sat, July 04

Due to COVID-19 impacts, this event has been cancelled this year.

For the 72nd consecutive year, we celebrate our independence with a wild, wacky, and wickedly fun parade, street dance, and family festivities at the Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities!

The Parade starts at 10AM on Main Street in Warren Village.

For a complete timeline of the day's festivities, click here.

Parade Details

Free Shuttle Buses are running from 8am until 4pm via Sugarbush Access Rd. Satellite parking for free and FREQUENT bus pick up is at Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush. But, arrive early so as not to miss any of the fun!

There is also parking along the perimeter of Brooks Field at the Elementary School, with a short stroll down the Warren Village Path to Brook Road- right on the parade route. Access the School Rd. via East Warren Rd from Waitsfield (north), or Plunkton Rd from Granville (south).

Food Vendors are lining up, including local organic food providers like American Flatbread, Skinny Pancake, Scout’s Honor, Grace’s Tamale, Yak Cart, MRV Rotary Hot Dogs, and Cornerstone Pub will host a beer and wine garden (and Loaded Taters!) at Brooks Field (Warren Elementary School field) following the parade.

Live Music will begin following the parade- with Sklarkestra, led by Bruce Sklar and friends at the Warren Store porch for the big street dance and Mad Mountain Scramblers at Brooks Field (elementary school), a short walk from the village on the Mad River Path.

Kids’ Fun: Free, supervised kids’ activities at Brooks Field following the parade at the elementary school. Use the Warren village path from the village to the school. Events, food and music begin following the parade and last until the energy wanes.

Grand Marshal: Win Smith, President and former owner of Sugarbush Resort

The Theme: UNITED WE STAND

Floats: No need to register. Arrive at the south end of Warren Village’s Main Street by 9am.  (TIP: enter by SOUTH Main Street – south of Covered Bridge Rd – and get in line). You will be facing in the correct direction. Parade starter will put you in place as you move forward once parade begins.

Vendors: There is limited space for food vendors remaining for 2020

Handicap Parking: Parking placard required. In all cases, vehicle must be in the village before 8:30am.  Parking at the Municipal/Church parking in the center of town (behind the fire station). Limited parking available at the “grist stone” commuter parking at the north end of Main St.  Lots of parking at the Warren School, though 6/10 mile trek to the village.  4-wheeled transport utility vehicles available by chance. If you ask a security person, they can relay to the drivers to come to your location. Note that these vehicles and personnel are doing parade prep, so you may have to wait….

Fireworks:  Dusk at Sugarbush Resort on Saturday, July 4

Find your Buddy and win a matching pair of prizes!  Sponsored by WDEV Radio Vermont Group, help to make the day’s events free to all (parade, dance, shuttle bus, kids’ activities) with a donation of $1 or more at the gates to town. For your $1 donation you will receive a Buddy Badge numbered between 1-3000. Every badge has a match….somewhere in Warren. Find your buddy and run to the Gazebo in the village and get a pair of matching prizes donated by local merchants (while they last!). It may be a ski pass or it may be a cookie. It may even be tickets to Grace Potter’s Grand Point North show in Burlington. You’ll just have to see how lucky you are!  Over $5000 in prizes will be given away, thanks to local merchants!

The Parade Boss strongly discourages bringing dogs to the parade. Please leave them home (not in the car) for the day. They won’t have nearly as much fun as you at the parade.  If you MUST bring a dog, please supply adequate water and keep them leashed at all times. Please keep horses at home, too!

Sponsors: The event could not be made possible without the generous support of the taxpayers of Warren and the members of the Chamber of Commerce, along with these corporate sponsors: Waitsfield TelecomWDEV RadioSugarbush Resort, Mad River GlenCasella Waste Services, Jamieson Insurance and Karl Klein, Broker.

Events continue at Sugarbush all afternoon culminating with Fireworks at dark.

Time: 10:00 AM


15th Annual Kelly Brush Ride

Sat, September 12 - Sat, September 12

Powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations, we are pleased to sponsor the 15th Annual Kelly Brush Ride charity event in Middlebury, VT.!

To learn about Kelly Brush and her foundation, please click here.

More details on start times, location, and registration will be posted here closer to the date!


"The Kelly Brush Ride has become one of New England’s iconic and favorite charity rides. The family-friendly event includes 10, 20, 50, and 100 routes through Vermont’s stunning Champlain Valley. The 2019 Kelly Brush Ride welcomed more than 830 riders and 90 volunteers to Middlebury, VT and raised over $712,000 for the Kelly Brush Foundation.

It was started in 2006 by Kelly’s friends and teammates on the Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team after she sustained a spinal cord injury racing for the team. The team spent the summer fundraising to help her purchase a monoski and handcycle then gathered the first weekend back in September to ride with (and for) her. The ride still starts and ends at Middlebury and is on the same weekend.

In 2020 we will be hosting the 15th Annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations on September 12, 2020."

Time: 7:00 AM


Wall of Fame Celebration Ceremony

Sat, December 12 - Sat, December 12

This event was originally planned for April and has now been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 12th 2020.


Celebrate Sugarbush's 61st anniversary season and the local legends who make this mountain so special!

Join us as we induct the 2020 class into the Wall of Fame. This will be a fantastic evening of camaraderie and celebrations, and we hope to see you there.


Similar to a Hall of Fame, Sugarbush’s Wall of Fame seeks to recognize some of the most significant contributors to the Sugarbush experience from 1958 to the present. The Sugarbush Wall of Fame was established last year as part of the resort’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.

The Sugarbush Wall of Fame recognition is awarded annually to those who have made a significant contribution to “cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie among Sugarbush staff, guests, and the community.” The Wall of Fame Review Committee met to review a number of strong nominations. While last year’s inaugural celebration inducted ten members to the 2019 Wall of Fame, going forward, the Committee has been charged with selecting, on average, two members annually.

After much discussion, Wall of Fame inductees for 2020 were decided and are as follows: Henri Borel, Sigi Grottendorfer, and Guy Ludwig Laudisi.

Henri Borel is the founder and co-owner of Chez Henri Restaurant, the Parisian-style bistrot that has operated in historic Sugarbush Village since Christmas of 1964. Chez Henri has been a cornerstone of the Sugarbush experience, serving fondue, escargot, and other French fare to guests from Olympian Stein Eriksen to Yoko Ono and Jean Claude Killy. Chez Henri earned a reputation for night life, hosting wild parties in the famed Back Room in the early days of disco. The Back Room still lights up for the occasional birthday party or Ski Club Ten celebration, the private club Henri managed prior to opening the restaurant. Perhaps more than anything, Henri is recognized for his positive and welcoming spirit, as well as his infectious love of skiing.

Sigi Grottendorfer served as the Director of Sugarbush Ski School for thirty years, taking the helm from Olympian Stein Eriksen. Grottendorfer cut a wide swath through the ski school, earning the admiration of fellow instructors and guests alike. Grottendorfer is credited with founding the Centered Skiing movement with Denise McCluggage, a fellow instructor and nationally-recognized sports writer. For many years, Grottendorfer led a large group of Sugarbush instructors down to Portillo in the summer months to continue their professional instruction. Grottendorfer’s induction will be postponed until April 2021 as he is spending the winter months in his native Austria and is not able to attend this year’s celebration.

Guy Ludwig “Luddy” Laudisi is credited with introducing countless friends to Sugarbush over the past forty years. Laudisi began coming to Sugarbush in the 1970s, traveling from New York City on weekends and eventually purchasing a home here in the 1980s. Laudisi fell in love with Sugarbush, and devoted his weekends to sharing that love with his large circle of friends, teaching them how to ski, and introducing them to the Valley. Laudis began his media career as a host of his own radio show at the University of Michigan while in college. He went on to work as a writer for WABC in New York City, and then for the Johnny Carson Show.  Laudisi became an Executive Producer for NBC’s Today Show, where he remained for over twenty years. Laudisi was able to share his love for Sugarbush in his work for NBC, playing an integral role in the live broadcast of the Today Show at Sugarbush in February of 2008.

Time: 5:30 PM


The Virtual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride

Sat, June 20 - Sat, June 20

We are happy to bring you a new and exciting way to celebrate the 10th Annual fundraising event while keeping the community we love healthy and safe, and continuing to raise the funds critical to our adaptive sports programming. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to join together physically at Long Trail Brewery but we are determined to celebrate this event with a cool virtual ride party on June 20. Don’t worry, we have lots of fun things planned! And it starts NOW!

There are even more ways to participate this year: ride, stationary bike, run, walk, roll, do exercise classes, horseback ride, and more. Participate anytime and anywhere...from the safety of your own home or neighborhood. On June 20, join us online for a full day of livestream contests, hourly raffles, adaptive athlete interviews, interactive activities...and LOTS of prizes!

Learn more and register:

Time: 3:00 PM


Waitsfield Farmers' Market

Today - Sat, May 30

Come enjoy one of the best and most comprehensive farmers' markets in the state. You can find fresh produce, plant starts, fruit trees and bushes, maple, honey, flowers, seedlings, eggs, meat, cheese and other farm products, as well as a large selection of crafts made in Vermont, baked goods, and prepared food.

Due to the Corona Virus it will not be business as usual at the market. We want to return to the days of socializing with vendors and neighbors but until further notice minimize your time at the market so others can shop. Some of the new rules:

  1. If you can, use the links on the May 30 Vendors page to Preorder, Prepay to streamline your shopping.
  2. One person per family allowed in the market.
  3. No children under 18.
  4. No pets.
  5. No food can be consumed on site.
  6. Maintain 6 feet of separation at all times.
  7. 9 to 9:30 is reserved for high risk customers.
  8. A limited number of customers are allowed in the market at a time.

Time: 9:00 AM