Celebrate the Valley, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit whose goal is
to showcase the beauty and richness of the Mount Snow / Deerfield
Valley of Southern Vermont.
It began in 2006 when a couple of business owners got together
and decided the valley needed more events to attract business.
They looked at what the valley had to offer and decided to create
the events that not only attracted business but showcased the
diversity of our area. It was a tough task but we had fun with
it. So far these are the events that we've produced.
We started with
Taste of the Deerfield Valley which happens 2 weekends
after Labor Day each year. It brings together over
a dozen restaurants for free "tastes" of their menus.
A huge success the first year, it also included a craft
show, live music, kids activities and more.
That was followed by
Walk of the Santas Weekend, an attempt to break the
Guinness World Record for the largest Santa Gathering.
It is a weekend filled with Chirstasa activities for
everyone. This event occurs 2 weekends after Thanksgiving
Weekend each year.
$ Grand $ Race occurs Memorial Day Weekend. It is a
race that takes teams throughout the valley in a race for the
$ Grand $ prize of $1000. Teams solve clues and perform tasks
similar to the Amazing Race TV show.
Our newest event
In July 2008, we teamed up with the Living History Association
to put on the 22nd Annual Time Line Event. This event brought
over 75 reenactors from Roman times right up to the Vietnam
War. Camped out in Howe Field in Wilmington, attendees could
interact with the reenactors, see weapons demonstrations,
uniform parades and the biggest hit; the earth shaking cannon fire.
Part of the proceeds of all of our events are contributed
to local charities
and other non-profts. In the past we have been able to help
out West River Habitat for Humanity, the Holiday Giving Tree,
Living History Association, Make A Wish Foundation and the
Forest Moon Cancer Retreat.
We are always looking for people to help us with
our mission. Whether you can volunteer for part of
the event or help in planning or marketing it, we
could use your help. The main thing is that we have fun
and its a great way to give back.
us to volunteer if you're interested.
Meet the committee members