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SolarFest Moves to Stratton Mountain

August 18 and 19, 2018

Following discussions first begun in 2015, Board President Bill Laberge announced that SolarFest will be held at Stratton Mountain Resort on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th.

“We need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions sharply to avoid drastic global warming this century, but unfortunately carbon dioxide emissions from […]

SolarFest Summit Celebration

Saturday August 18th & Sunday, August 19th Stratton Mountain, Vermont

The SolarFest commitment to energy education through the arts continues this year in partnership with the Stratton Mountain Summer Concert Series.

Save the dates: 8.18.18 & 8.19.18

The SolarFest Summit Celebration will feature inspiring nationally recognized speakers, over 50 leading experts in workshops and […]

Theater in the Woods Kickstarter Campaign

Dear SolarFest Friend,

You probably know Theater in the Woods as a beloved aspect of SolarFest. In 2016, it branched out as a stand-alone educational camp for kids, run by the creators and actors who grew up with it. It was a fantastic beginning to what we hope will become another Vermont summer staple, in […]

SolarFest Energy $avings Day – Sat. March 25th

Energy $avings Day – Sat. March 25th Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester

On Saturday March 25th leading professionals will give presentations and provide 1-on-1 suggestions for how home and business owners can cut their energy costs right now!

Dozens of experts will be on-hand to explain ways to cut heating and cooling costs […]

SolarFest Energy $avings Day – March 25th at SVAC in Manchester, VT

In the heart of the winter season, SolarFest announces a day-long showcase of leading experts and helpful presentations to help cut electric, heating, and cooling costs for home and business. On Saturday March 25th, presentations will run between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm at the Southern Vermont Arts Center on West Road in Manchester. This […]

Support SolarFest Through Climate Ride

SolarFest is very grateful for all of the valuable thoughts and insights that were shared about the SolarFest Sunrise Celebration and have already begun planning to make SolarFest better than ever next year!

Partnerships and fund raising are essential parts of what is needed to keep SolarFest’s educational outreach strong. So, SolarFest has just […]

Good & Bad News From SolarFest


When people find out I work in energy conservation they often ask if there’s any hope we can solve our energy problems. My response:

The bad news is that we waste an awful lot of energy — at enormous cost to our health, the environment, the economy, as well as future generations.

The […]

Save $10 for Solarfest by July 4th

The SolarFest “Sunrise Celebration” is finally ready!


Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT

The full detailed schedule of over 60 workshops and their top-notch presenters are now available at

The complete listing of 14 world-class musical acts that are performing on two solar-powered […]

SolarFest 2016 This Weekend – July 15 & 16


Last week SolarFest announced 14 world-class acts including headline performers Dar Williams, Donna the Buffalo, and Marcia Ball on two solar-powered stages.

“The music sounds great – but what about the workshops?”

On July 15th & 16th we are thrilled to offer more than 50 workshops across five different subject tracks at our […]

Marcia Ball brings Gulf Coast Blues to SolarFest in Manchester, VT on July 16th

Five-time Grammy Nominee Marcia Ball and her band will be rocking SolarFest with her soulful combination of boogie and blues, headlining on Saturday night, July 16th, at its new location at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Mike Bailey, SolarFest Trustee said, “What a good time to have Marcia’s smart songwriting and powerful […]