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The Bristol Harvest Festival is back and “Gearing Up” for its “2nd Annual Better L8 than Never” Car Show!

Tuesday September 19, 2006

   The Five Town Business Council, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, and the Bristol Rec Department are pleased to present the Bristol Harvest Festival and the “Better L8 than Never” Car Show, which will both be held on Saturday September 23rd from 10am to 4pm.

On the Bristol Town Green, over seventy vendors will showcase their products and craftsmanship throughout the day. There will be a children's petting zoo provided by Champlain Valley Alpacas and pony rides, provided by LaChandolaine Farms, bandstand entertainment by local musicians, a farmer's market, horse drawn wagon rides, an apple pie contest and craft demonstrations. The Taste of Bristol tent will feature goodies from area restaurants.

At the Bristol Rec Field, the 2nd Annual “Better L8 than Never” Car Show will showcase both antique and modern vehicles, with over 25 classes! The main sponsor of this year's Car Show is Shea Motors of Middlebury. Awards will be given in each class, including a “Most Likely to Get Pulled Over” award! Over 200 cars are expected to turn out for this great event, which promises to be fun for the whole family. There is no spectator fee, although donations are always welcome!

In addition to hosting the car show, the Bristol Rec Field will be buzzing with activity throughout the day! The American Legion will be hosting breakfast from 8:00am-10:00am, offering scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, coffee, orange juice, milk, toast and hashbrowns. They will also be hosting lunch from 10:30am-3:00pm, offering hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage with peppers and other items, and will  be hosting dinner, a Chicken BBQ, from 4:00pm until all the food is gone! Cost for the breakfast is $6, and cost for the Chicken BBQ is $7.00. Lunch items vary in costs from $2.00 to $3.00.

Also at the Bristol Rec Field will be the National Anthem Project, which is a nationwide tour to re-teach Americans the words and significance of the National Anthem, and to spotlight the importance of music education. They will have games provided by the History Channel, instruments for kids and adults to play provided by Gibson Guitars, and a National Anthem Project All Star singing contest, which will give people the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for a chance to win $1000 for the music program of their choice. They will also be recognized as the National Anthem Project All Star for Vermont.

At the Rec Field, there will also be a representative from the Adopt-a-Solider program who will be accepting donations for the soldiers. The Vietnam Veterans of America will also be selling bricks for their new memorial in the town green. In addition, the Army National Guard will have their army vehicles on display and an Army Black Hawk Helicopter will be flying in at 10am.

For more information on the Bristol Harvest Festival, please visit our website at or contact Marguerite at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce at 388-7951. For more information on the Car Show, please contact Robin Herbick at 453-7446 (work) or 453-7688 (home). Please note if you would like to pre-register your vehicle to participate in the car show, you must contact Robin Herbick before September 20th.  


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