Celebrate Woodchuck Day in Vermont! Feb. 2, 2010

Woodchuck (Marmota monax), Potato Creek State ...
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Forget the groundhog…in Vermont we celebrate Woodchuck Day on February 2nd!  Sponsored by Woodchuck Cider, Woodchuck Day is a celebration of more winter to come. There are events throughout VT  (and the US) with the kickoff woodchuck competition and live broadcast today at the Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury from 7am-2pm.Participants are encouraged to dress up as hearty Vermonters (aka “woodchucks”) and have fun!  All funds raised will benefit the Vermont National Guard Charitable.

Here is a partial list of area events:

Stowe @ The Den, 2/2,  3pm-5pm
Stratton Mt. @ Grizzly’s, 2/2, 3pm-5pm
Jay Peak @ The Tower Bar, 2/2, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Pint Night @ Mr. Up’s, 2/2, 5pm-7pm
Pint Night @ Big Moose Pub, 2/2, 5pm-7pm
Pint Night @ the Reservoir, 2/2, 5pm-7pm
Cider Party @ Cider House Barbecue & Pub, 2/2 5pm-7pm
Mt. Snow, 2/5, 3pm-5pm
Magic Mt., 2/6, 3pm-6pm
Jay Peak @ International Restaurant, 2/6, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Need a place to stay, but don’t want to stay on the mountain? Check out the beautiful Thatcher Brook Inn, centrally located in Waterbury, VT.

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