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French Heritage Day

Join us in celebrating Vermont's French Heritage.

For this event, the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum will be revealing a brand new exhibit! Come test out an interactive, multi-sensory weaving exhibit built by Champlain College Emergent Media Center. Also a rare chance to visit the museum on a Sunday!

Additional Activities being put together by Downtown Winooski:
Tourtiere (Meat Pie) Contest
We are searching for the best Tourtiere in Vermont! Ask your father, grandmother, neighbor for their meat pie recipe, bake it, and bring it to be judged. To enter, deliver your prized meat pie to the Market Manager's tent by 10:30AM. Our panel of judges will taste all the meat pies at noon. We will be grading on crust, filling, overall appearance, and of course, TASTE. The overall best Tourtiere baker will receive a $100 cash prize! 

Foot-Stomping Music
We are confirming bands, and you can bet that includes a fiddler. There will be four sets for your enjoyment.

Dig into Your Past
Would you like to learn more about your history? The Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society can help! There will be Society volunteers onsite eager to help you start researching your family tree. The VT-SCGS is part of the Vermont Genealogy Library and has subscriptions to the best genealogical records the internet offers. Learn how you can take advantage of this amazing, local resource

Farmers Market
Our regular vendors plus some special editions for French Heritage Day. There will be veggies, plants, honey, kettle corn, dog treats, nitro cold brew coffee, and many prepared food vendors. Did we mention Poutine?!