33rd Annual Winter In August Celebration
is Set for August 12, 2014
The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce will hold their 33rd Annual Winter In August Celebration sponsored by Rutland Herald on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5-8pm
outside the Chamber Offices, 50 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland.
This food fest and street party, which started over thirty years ago, is held to recognize the positive economic impact that the ski areas have on the region. If you are interested in participating in this years Winter In August Celebration click here for the sign up form.
Thank you to the following businesses, restaurants and organizations that are participating at the 33rd Annual Winter In August Celebration: Applebee's, Baxter's at the Rutland Country Club, Casella Waste Systems, Chaffee Art Center, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Coleman Brook Tavern at Okemo Mountain Resort, Crowley Cheese Company, Franklin Conference Center, Greenfields Steakhouse @ Holiday Inn, Killington Grand Hotel & Conference Center, MVRTD/The Bus, Paramount Theatre, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Raiche's Vermont Made Salsa, Rutland City Rotary, Rutland County Parent/Child Center, Rutland Restaurant, Sal's Downtown, The Foundry @ Summit Pond, The Vermont Inn, The Vermont Truffle Company, Vermont Pig Roast
At the 2013 Winter In August Celebration the following awards were presented The Chef’s Best Taste Award was presented to Okemo Mountain Resort with the Chef’s Best Taste Runner Up Award going to the Bryant House at Vermont Country Store. The Chef’s Best Presentation Award went to Killington Resort. The People’s Choice Award was presented to The Foundry at Summit Pond. 2013 was the first year the Chamber established a "Chef led panel" of experts to make the decision. It was a success. The panel was led by former NYC Chef - Chef Paul Lasky. In addition we had Chef Rick Iffland from Middlebury College and Mike Clifford (with extensive local restaurant experience). The 9 criteria included everything from complimenting flavors to appeal to the eye. Restaurants were rated on a weighted point system and scored accordingly. Attendees voted by ballot throughout the evening for the People’s Choice Award.
The cost to attend Winter In August is $10 per person ($9 if pre-purchased). Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office, 50 Merchants Row in Rutland, VT.
Photos by Vyto Starinskas