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Vermont Attractions 2009

Vermont Attractions 2009
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by in May 2009

Best All-Around Community Cultural Center:
A spacious restored Masonic hall is St. J’s new home for first-run and art films, Sunday afternoon jazz concerts, a Friday-night music series, and one of the Northeast Kingdom’s largest art galleries. 115 Eastern Ave. 888-757-5559, 802-748-2600;

Best Women’s Shop:
European fabrics, Vermont craftsmanship: This downtown boutique sells current and last season’s discounted lines, plus locally made jewelry. 40 State St. 802-223-4300;

Best Winery:
Ken Albert marries cold-hardy grapes with lakeside terroir to produce award-winning, organic wines. 6308 Shelburne Road (Route 7). 802-985-8222;

Best Dairy Tour:
Sample the finished product on a tour of this award-winning cheesemaker’s historic facility on the shores of Lake Champlain. 1611 Harbor Road. 802-985-8686;

Best Summer Theater:
Named one of the best U.S. regional theaters by the New York City Drama League in 2008, the Burlington area’s professional Equity house has presented top-notch fare since 1947. Mid-June to early August. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Park. 802-654-2617, box office 802-654-2281;

Best Live-Music Venue:
HIGHER GROUND, South Burlington
When big-name acts play Vermont, they play here. (Phish’s Trey Anastasio chose HG in 2008 for his first local concert in two years.) Smoke-free. 1214 Williston Road. 888-512-7489, 802-652-0777;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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