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Rutland welcomes Winter in August

Tuesday. Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. -RUTLAND- The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce will host the 32nd Annual Winter In August Celebration again this year on Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland.

This event, which started over 30 years ago, is held to recognize the positive economic impact that the ski industry has on the region. The annual food fest will take place from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and feature delectable items from over 30 area restaurants, caterers and businesses.  The event will be held rain or shine under the tents outside the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce office, 50 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland.  The street will be closed to traffic.

Restaurants will also compete for the Best Taste and Best Display awards judged by an expert panel led by Chef Paul Lasky; as well as The People's Choice Award.

Tickets are on sale now. Cost for this annual food fest and tribute to the ski industry will remain at only $10 per person or $9 if purchased in advance at the Chamber office. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Some space is always available for food vendors; "This is a great opportunity to showcase your business to over 500 people" said Tom Donahue, Executive Vice President of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce. For info call 802- 773-2747.