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Old 06-16-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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What is your favorite 4th celebration in Vermont?
My absolute favorite takes place in Bristol, starting at 8am with the outhouse races. Seriously. People race homemade outhouses down main street. It's quite a site to see. You can buy "bets" on each race, with the proceeds going to a scholarship fund (I think its Rotary that puts it on). At the same time, there is a small "fair" on the green with the library book sale, pony rides, food vendors, etc. Then at 10:30, the parade. I belive it is the largest/longest 4th parade in Vermont. It's a great community parade - the school teams, bands, fire trucks, etc. No politics for the most part, unless its an election year, the the candidates are usually there.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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I think the most fun 4th of July parade in Vermont is in Warren. It's not your typical parade in that there are not any marching bands but the attraction is the community floats. Warning....it is very politically themed.
The Annual Warren Vermont 4th of July Celebration - home to Sugarbush & Mad River Glen
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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About how long of a drive is Bristol from Springfield? I've heard about the outhouse races and have been itching to watch!
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Oh gosh......a couple hours probably? It's one of those you can't get here from there places LOL.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I'll second Bristol. My wife and I were shocked at how good their fireworks were.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
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I used to live on the parade route...now I am really homesick! On a side note, I also miss the garbage pick up for in town Bristol, two horses pulling a garbage wagon. We all used to love leaving carrots on our garbage bags!!!
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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We loved the Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Middlebury College on July 4th. Great place to picnic with your extended family and friends, enjoy the music and watch fireworks.

Sean
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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If you do the Moscow one at about 10 AM, you can then hit the Waterbury one at about 11, traffic permitting. Wish I could be there.

Moscow Journal;A Parade, Unofficial but Always on Time - New York Times
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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The Moscow General Store shut down and was up for sale a few months back...not sure if anyone has bought it yet...I wonder if that has any effect on the parade??
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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Default Bristol

Is Mark Bouvier still the fire chief in Bristol?
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