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Check Out This Summer’s Best Shows Over the years, hundreds of stars have performed at the Champlain Valley Fair, including Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, Alabama, Chubby Checker, Reba McEntire, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Britney Spears, Keith Urban, and others. The 2014 Bud Light Music Series is coming to the Xfinity Stage at the Champlain Valley Fair. Be sure to check out these acts and see why they call this fair the 10 Best Days of Summer! n Fri, Aug 22: Dierks Bentley with special guest Eric Paslay n Sat, Aug 23: Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry n Sat, Aug 30: Disorderly Conduct n Sat, Aug 30: Jeff Dunham n Sun, Aug 31: Hunter Hayes

150 Acres of Fun “We pride ourselves on being a great value, and we’ve worked to maintain a high-quality fair while raising admission prices only once in the last 10 years,” says Chris Ashby, director of marketing and communications. “For about the price of a movie, you can stay busy all day watching free shows, exhibits, and demonstrations. It’s a phenomenal value for 150 acres of fun and new things to explore each year.” The admission price includes five stages with shows throughout the day. This year’s lineup includes a Wild West show, a comedy and magic show, Wild World of Animals, a hypnotist, cooking demonstrations, and Vermont’s Music Showcase. There are also hundreds of competitions to participate in, from horse pulling to home crafts, art, culinary, gardening, and much more. Where else can kids win a ribbon in the Ugliest Cake Contest? And what would a Vermont fair be without a maple competition in the sugar house? Quiz the experts on everything maple and enjoy maple coffee, cookies, donuts, creemies, and cotton candy.

Keeping It Fresh, Paying It Forward “We work to make the fair fresh by adding new features while keeping the things our guests look forward to seeing every year,” says Chris. “As part of our mission, we connect our guests to Vermont’s agricultural past through 30

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Best of Burlington - Summer 2014  

Read about the Burlington Coast Guard Station, the South Village, Lake Champlain and more in the Summer 2014 edition of Best of Burlington.

Best of Burlington - Summer 2014  

Read about the Burlington Coast Guard Station, the South Village, Lake Champlain and more in the Summer 2014 edition of Best of Burlington.