Summer Activities

Our co-op is often referred to as a community hub. We strive to fulfill that role by actively fostering an environment where everyone feels welcomed and enjoys a positive shopping and working experience. At this stage of the pandemic, it’s more meaningful than ever to offer a gathering place to see friends and experience community. 

Our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant community of healthy individuals goes beyond the walls of the Co-op. We contribute to school functions, community groups, and local initiatives that align with our mission. (Learn more about our giving programs.) And after a few years of uncertainty, our summer calendar is filling up with exciting community gatherings!  

Here’s a list of upcoming events that our co-op is supporting: 

  • Our hometown baseball team, the Vermont Mountaineers, is in first place in their division. There are nine remaining regular season home games, including tonight (Friday, July 15) at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Co-op’s customer service desk or on the ballfield.
  • Parkapalooza on Thursday, July 21, 5:30 to 7:30 pm: The Forks Stage, next to the Old Shelter in Hubbard Park (Montpelier), is home to family-friendly, open-air concerts, and a 100-foot-long slip n’ slide. 
  • Second Annual Maple Roots Music Festival, Friday, July 22, 4 pm to midnight, and Saturday, July 23, noon to midnight: Great music, community togetherness, and family fun at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.
  • Cabot Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, July 30, noon to 10 pm: A multi-genre music festival featuring ten bands, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and a sculpture exhibit near the headwaters of the Winooski River in Cabot, Vermont.
  • Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series on Thursdays, Aug. 4 through Sept. 8, noon to 1 pm: Montpelier Alive’s concert series takes place at the Christ Church Courtyard in Montpelier. Stop by with your lunch and enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional acts.
  • Point to Point powered by VSECU benefiting the Vermont Foodbank on Saturday, Aug. 6: Enjoy one of five scenic Vermont routes designed and supported by Onion River Outdoors. Everyone is welcome to join the State House lawn’s festivities, including music, local food trucks, games, and fun for the whole family.
  • Summit School of Traditional Music & Culture’s Summer Spice Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 am to 7 pm: Concerts, workshops, dancing, and jamming at the Old Shelter in Montpelier’s Hubbard Park.

2022 marks Hunger Mountain Co-op’s 50th anniversary. Make sure to save the date for a birthday celebration at the Co-op on Tuesday, Sept. 13! We also hope you can join us in person or online for the Co-op’s annual membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10.  

Have a great summer, 
 
Stephani Kononan (she/her) 
Community Relations & Marketing Manager  
stephanik@hungermountain.coop