We are excited about our upcoming Second Annual Killington Sip & Spell, hosting for us by The Summit Lodge and scheduled for Saturday, February 9, from 5-9pm. This adult spelling bee is full of fun both to participate and to just come and enjoy the show! The Summit will be offering a pasta bar starting at 5pm for those who would like to have dinner before the spelling begins. Those wanting to participate in the spelling bee need to fill out an application and pay the $5 entry fee. Cheats will be offered ahead of start time to “help” folks move farther along in the bee. You can purchase cheats for yourself or for someone participating. All proceeds go to be able to offer the other special events listed below.
The Sherburne Library hosts a special event each year on the third Saturday in September. This coming September (2019) we will host the Vermont Fairy Tale Festival. This family friendly event is put together to showcase our Vermont Public Libraries and all they do for their communities. Each library that participates will sponsor a booth about a specific Fairy Tale. In that booth, they can tell the story, do puppet shows, music, and/or have a craft for families to make and take home. We also have vendors selling fairy tale type wares and we will be adding food vendors to this year’s line up. The festival is free and open to the public from 10-4 with the donation of a non-perishable item for either the food bank or the humane society. So dress up as your favorite fairy tale character and bring the whole family to the Vermont Fairy Tale Festival!
In September of 2020, we will host the Vermont Viking Invasion. This festival celebrates all things Viking and includes an authentic Viking encampment circa 800AD. Peruse our vendors selling homemade items such as jewelry, clothing, shields, pottery, etc., and stop into our food tent to taste a Viking staple: Mead! This is a three day event for the reenactors that includes training and competitions as well as workshops on nalbinding, tablet weaving and the like. The Vikings graciously open the event to the public on Saturday from 10-6 and ask for a non-perishable donation to the food shelf or humane society. While this is also a family friendly event, please note that the live steel sword fighting is real and may not be suitable for smaller children. For more information about either of these special events, you can call the library at 422-9765 or follow us on Facebook at Vermont Fairy Tale Festival and Vermont Viking Invasion for the latest news.