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SolarFest Coming to Manchester, VT on July 15th & 16th


SolarFest will be held on July 15th & 16th, 2016 at the beautiful 120 acre campus of the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont.

The Village Board of Trustees approved a Special Event Permit to hold a two-day festival beginning the third decade of SolarFest with a solar-powered line up that will combines top quality music, wide-ranging workshops, Theater-in-the-Woods, thought-provoking speakers, and the latest innovative technologies with the magnificent artwork and facilities of the SVAC.

Naomi Bindman, President of SolarFest Board said, “The Sunrise Celebration in July will be a great time to gather and share ideas and innovations while we enjoy the beautiful art, inspiring performances and excellent workshops. SolarFest at SVAC is the perfect place to learn and to have fun.”

Robert McCafferty, President of the SVAC Board added, “We are thrilled that SolarFest will bring people exciting new ways to reduce energy use, save money, and protect the planet, surrounded with the art and natural beauty of the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester.

The lineup of performers and speakers is being finalized, more information is available at


Since its inception in 1995, SolarFest promotes artistic excellence and community-building while providing both general and detailed information on a wide range of sustainable living topics. Our 501(c)3 non-profit mission statement is quite simple, and vital: SolarFest connects people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships to create a vibrant present and a sustainable future.

We pioneered this concept: inviting a few thousand people to a festival in Vermont to show that SOLAR WORKS. After 20 successful years, Vermont is now a leader in the renewable energy industry, with Rutland being named the “Solar Capital of New England” and its largest city, Burlington Vermont, having successfully become the first city in the United States to run on 100% renewable energy. Vermont also now has the most solar jobs per capita in the US.

About Southern Vermont Arts

Established in 1922, the Southern Vermont Arts Center provides cultural, educational, and creative opportunities for all ages, located within a four-hour drive of Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

Situated amid over one-hundred acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers a first class experience in a traditional New England setting. With a rotating calendar of member and guest exhibitions, the largest sculpture park in Vermont, and a busy schedule of dynamic classes for all ages, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has something for everyone

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