Annual Labor Day Weekend Folk and Blues Festival – The Fall Music and Food Edition of Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard 

Jay Ottaway, founder of the Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival

Jay Ottaway, founder of the Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival (Click  photo for line-up.)


Are you as glad as I am that our heat wave is over?  It just seems so strange to have that many hot, humid days in a row.  When I was at recycling on Saturday, Tyler told me he can’t wait for snow or at least temps only in the 50’s.  I would not go that far, but it was wonderful to lose the extreme heat and get back to our pleasantly chilly VT nights!

The talk by State geologist, Marjorie Gale sponsored by the Plymouth Historical Society attracted about 40 people and was very interesting.  She said that Plymouth has it all in terms of rock formations, dating back 1.4 million years.  VT is actually older than NH.  One point of interest that was noted – Mt Ascutney was at one time a volcano!

Following the graveside service for Jean Hoskinson on Friday, there was a very nice lunch served at Wilder House.  The intimate and relaxed atmosphere, plus the nice array of food, gave folks a chance to remember Jean and to socialize a bit.

So, speaking of the good food at Wilder House, please note that they will be having a chicken BBQ there on Saturday, 9/5 starting at 12:30.  That gives you time to eat after the noon Shakespeare Alive performance and before the Folk and Blues concert!  You can also catch more Folk and Blues on Sunday from 2:00 until 5:00!

There are more tastebud teasing places to eat in Plymouth.  The Echo Lake Inn (228-8602) has been booked most weekends this summer for weddings, so the restaurant has been closed for dinner on Friday and Saturday.  That is not the case over this holiday weekend, so you might want to take advantage of the opportunity.

Of course, the Inn at Water’s Edge (228-8143) serves a fixed menu both Thursday and Friday nights that might strike your fancy.  This Thursday the menu is as follows: Stuffed Beef Braciole, Shrimp Scampi, or Chicken Milanese.  You need to call for a reservation ahead of time.

There seems to be a food-oriented theme this week.  I do want to thank Terry Bascom and John DiGioia for their help barbecuing at the Reach Out Luncheon.

Music is also alive and well in Plymouth!  All are invited to the Freeman Corey and Friends Fiddle Concert at the Pingree Barn at 4140 Rte 100 in Plymouth on 9/12 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.

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