Events, Free Concert Series and Lodging Deals Highlight Summer at Killington Resort

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 25 2011 - 11:25 AM

KILLINGTON, Vt. (July 22, 2011) – Vermont’s Killington Resort has teamed up with the Town of Killington to create an action packed line-up of events , free summer concerts series as well as some outstanding deals on lodging packages to soak up all the on-mountain activities and off-mountain relaxation.

Killington Music Festival, Saturdays through August 6
The Killington Music Festival’s Music in the Mountains series returns every Saturday evening with outstanding chamber music performances by faculty and invited guest artists, making this festival a mainstay of summer culture in the Killington region.

10th Annual Killington Wine Festival, July 22-24
The Killington Wine Festival will present more than 400 wines from around the world for three days of wine tasting events including tasting dinners, Nine and Wine Golf, a Bubbly Champagne Brunch as well as the Grand Tasting, taking place under a large tent at the base of Killington Mountain. Tickets are still available to purchase at the door. Plus, Sean Kelly from The Samples will kick off the free “Cooler In The Mountains” free concert series at 2:00 p.m. on the K-1 deck.

“Cooler In The Mountains”, Free Concert Series, Saturdays, July 23-August 27
Top bands from around the country will be taking the outdoor stage for six free shows this summer at K-1 Lodge at the base of Killington Peak every Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Plus Reverb , a non-profit environmental organization, will be educating concertgoers on ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Eastern States Cup, July 30-31, 2011
The Eastern States Cup , a downhill mountain bike race series, makes its seventh stop of ten at Killington Resort. Riders will face off at multiple mountains across the Northeast with the final race wrapping up in October. After the race, enjoy a free show at K-1 with live music from Ilo Ferreira , a protege of Jimmy Buffett and Barefoot Truth on Saturday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m.

Spartan Beast Race, August 6
The Spartan Beast Race is a timed, 12 mile course that takes competitors around Killington Resort where they will face military-style obstacles along the way, including an eight foot wall, slippery incline wall, cargo net climb, barbed wire crawl, water obstacles, mud crawl, spear throw, fire jump and gladiator pit. In addition, Killington Resort is hosting a free concert after the race. Lodging packages are available for competitors and spectators. Badfish , a Sublime Tribute Band, will take the K-1 stage at 3:30 p.m.

Gravity East Series, August 13-14
The Gravity East Series , downhill mountain bike race, returns to Killington Resort for its fifth stop of this eight race series. Top riders will battle it out for the $5,000 purse in challenging downhill races along the East Coast. Once the race concludes, Twiddle , a Vermont-based quartet, will perform a free concert at K-1 at 3:30 p.m.

Circus Smirkus, August 14-15
The circus is coming to Pico Mountain featuring performances by a company of talented Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18. Backed by coaches, cooks, crew and musicians, the Trouper perform to sell-out crowds in a 750-seat European-style one-ring Big Top tent.

Hay Festival, September 4-October 10
The Killington Resort partners with Town of Killington to host the Annual Killington Hay Festival. This five-week festival is a celebration of the Vermont harvest that includes 40 giant, all-natural animal sculptures – made entirely of hay, a scavenger hunt, a handcrafted hay maze and a series of weekly special events including a Farm to Table two-day celebration.

Killington Classic, September 8-11
Vermont’s largest motorcycle touring rally returns to Killington Resort. The Killington Classic features a large vending village, stunt shows, live entertainment, 12-mile Grand Parade of Bikes as well as many autumn rides through the region’s scenic byways and covered bridges.

Septemberfest, September 24
Enjoy activities for the entire family including a Diaper Derby, Haystack Treasure Hunt, pumpkin carving, a BBQ as well as beautiful fall foliage at Pico Mountain’s Septemberfest . Plus, the Long Trail Brewery will be pouring their tasty, local craft beers while guests listen to live music.

Killington Brewfest, October 1
The Killington Brewfest is a celebration of the Northeast’s finest craft beers. Come wet your whistle at the base of 4,241′ Killington Peak during the pinnacle of autumn foliage. Festival goers will enjoy live music, a variety of delicious food and over 70 of the finest craft beers that the region has to offer.

About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snowsports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous apres, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years.