Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Southern Vermont for Foodies
Late August/early September is a great time for foodies in Southern Vermont. You can enjoy picking apples at Terry’s Orchard in Bennington. Apples fresh from the tree bear no similarity to those at the supermarket. Picking tomatoes at the Moses Family Farm (yes, Grama Moses ) in nearby New York State….just 15 minutes from the Eddington House Inn is also a delight. Moses Farm is famous in our region for its sugar sweet corn on the cob. The Farm is in a great setting and the tomatoes (at an astoundingly budget friendly price if you pick yourselves) are just like candy; sweet and luscious. Top it off with some great fresh baked bread from the Crazy Russian Girl’s Bakery in downtown Bennington and some Vermont Cheddar from Henry’s Market on Route 9 in Bennington or fresh locally made Mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm just minutes from our bed and breakfast. What a divine treat for the foodie in you!
Posted on: September 4th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Southern VT Homebrew Festival
Enjoy the beautiful Vermont Fall Foliage and attend this great event in Bennington Vermont on Saturday September 24 from noon -5pm. Taste beer – Talk beer as homebrewers gather at the Bennington Brush Building on North Street (Rt 7) in downtown Bennington.
Just follow Route 67A from the Eddington House Inn to the intersection of Route 7 and drive south one mile….Brewfest on your right.
Admission is $35 at the door- just $10 for designated drivers.
Tastings throughout the afternoon, Commemorative Tasting Glass, Goody Bags, Food Vendors, Raffles. Live Music from Hair of the Dog!
Homebrewers visit Bennington Museum site for all forms and information. Proceeds to benefit the Bennington Museum.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Thank you to all who expressed concern for us here in Southern Vermont. Though our area suffered damage from this devastating storm - Bennington area shops, restaurants, lodging facilities and attractions are open for business.
The Eddington House Inn did not suffer any damage from Irene. We are very thankful and operating as usual. The Bennington Area is easily accessible from Albany New York and it is smooth sailing to Manchester VT and Williamstown MA. Coming from NY or Boston? You shouldn’t have any trouble.
The sun is shining and we are hosting our very popular GARLIC FEST this weekend. www.lovegarlic.com
Bennington College students are back on campus. The area is gearing up for our annual car show and fall foliage. Hope to see you soon.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Impressions of New England
The Bennington Center for the Arts is featuring “Impressions of New England” – a visual catalogue of New England that includes seascapes of the coastal regions of Maine and Cape Cod, the pastures and barns of rural New England and familiar well known mountains, streams, ponds and meadows. Among the works on display and for sale are “Days End, Hog Island Maine” by Steve Hamlin of Huntington Massachusetts.
Enjoy the exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts and learn about the history and building of Vermont Covered Bridges at the Covered Bridge Museum located in the same complex.
Bennington Center for the Arts is just 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn and can be reached by car traversing one of our three covered bridges) into historic Old Bennington Village.
Bennington Center for the Arts is located at 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington Vermont 05201 (if using a gps). Impressions of New England runs through December 18, 2011.
Closed on Tuesdays only. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Adults: $9.00 Seniors/Students: $8.00 Families: $20
Under 12 are admitted free of charge
Posted on: August 26th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Park – McCullough Anniversary Celebration
Come help celebrate the 140th Wedding Anniversary Of Eliza Hall Park and John G. McCullough on August 30th, 2011 from 5 – 8 o’clock at the Park McCullough House In North Bennington, Vermont just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn.
Informal Tours of The Big House and the Exhibition,
“100 Years of Wedding Fashions from the Park-McCullough Collection”
Summer Supper and Champagne Toast in the Carriage Barn
Wedding Cake created by Mary Ellen
Special Program of Music and Readings from the Letters of the Bridal Couple
$15.00 per person
Period Dress Encouraged
R.S.V.P. by Thursday, August 25, 2011 to 802-442-5441 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.
In addition to Bennington Battle Day activities the Park McCullough Estate will presents its final performance of the Victorian Mystery Playhouse Series for 2011. Listen and enjoy “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is one of the 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.
This performance will be held at Park McCullough at 1 Park Street in North Bennington just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn on Tuesday August 16th (Bennington Battle Day) from 7-8:15pm. Admission free.
Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Bennington Center for the Arts
The Bennington Center for the Arts concert series continues with Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys playing original and traditional bluegrass music on Friday August 5 at 8pm.
The show features original songs from the band’s latest CD “Fire in the Sugar House”, along with old and new country songs, gospel quartets and fiddle and banjo tunes.
The Bennington Center for the Arts is located about 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn in nearby Old Bennington Village (Route 9 west at Gypsy Lane). I will be happy to assist with easy directions over the Silk Road Covered Bridge.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets and information please call 802-442-7158 .
Posted on: July 31st, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Summer Sundays at Four
The Park Mc Cullough House will host the third in a series of five concerts in its “Summer Sundays at Four” series. This concert features local tenor Thomas Bodgan as well as Yoshiko Sato on piano and John Eagle on horn and will be held on Sunday July 31 at 4pm.
The program includes Benjamin Britten’s “Canticle” and other works for piano and horn and voice and piano and will take place in Park McCullough’s carriage barn.
The Park McCullough Estate is located just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn on One Park Street in North Bennington Village.
Tickets: $22 for adults; $18 for Park-McCullough members; $12 for students. For more information, call 802-442-5441
Next up in the series:
August 7: Claudia Friedlander, soprano; Matthew Tuell, tenor; Lloyd Arriola, piano, in a recital featuring two of Arnold Schoenberg’s major song cycles.
August 14: A program of string trios and piano quartets performed by Chris Oldfather, piano; Andrea Schultz, violin, Michael Finckel, cello and Steve Larson, viola.
Hope you can join us this summer for one of these great concerts in historic North Bennington Village.
Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Second Annual Lake Paran Bluegrass Festival
Just behind the inn in North Bennington Village, you will find Lake Paran….This weekend the lake hosts it’s second annual Bluegrass festival starting Friday July 29 and continuing into Sunday.
This year’s festival features more than 12 bands on two stages, as well as great local food, libations, swimming, boating and camping .
Music will range from string band music, to bluegrass, swing and even hip hop and on Sunday a Gospel Jam.
A range of tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006. For more information visit lakeparan.com
North Bennington Village and the Eddington House Inn welcome you to this great event in Southern Vermont.