Calvin Coolidge homestead in Plymouth, Vermont

The Labor Day weekend at the October Country Inn signals the end Summer while also signaling that Fall is just around the corner. Did  you put off taking a Summer break?Are you looking for an end-of-summer outing?  Consider visiting the Calvin Coolidge homestead.  And be sure to take in the Labor Day weekend events.   The Calvin Coolidge Homestead and State Historic Park is located at Plymouth Notch. Invite the pure Vermont country surroundings to wash over you.  Amble over local walking trails.  Peruse the Coolidge homestead, schoolhouse, and the oldest Vermont cheese production facility.  Additionally, the Stand Up Shakespeare Company presents a free public performance of their Bard-Based Variety Show.  Afterwards, the annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival kicks off.  The air is filled with live music performances for the rest of the afternoon.

A performance by a collective troupe of New York City based actors.

Stand Up Shakespeare Company Troupe.

Stand Up Shakespeare Company Troupe.

Stand Up Shakespeare is a collective troupe of actors based in New York City.  They travel to Vermont each Labor Day weekend.  Their one-hour show is based on the works of William Shakespeare.  It includes romance, tragedy, history, and comedy. The show is held at the 173 year-old Union Christian Church located on the grounds of the Calvin Coolidge homestead State Historic Site.

Then the music starts.

Starting at 2p.m., and running until 5p.m., Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, the 14th annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival showcases Vermont and internationally know musicians for a two-day festival of folk and blues music performed in the pure Vermont country air.

Plymouth used to be the Summer White House.

Plymouth Blues Festival performersFor a little historical context, the Calvin Coolidge homestead State Historic Site preserves the birthplace and homestead of our nation’s 30th President. Also on the grounds are the Wilder Barn which examine Vermont farm life at the turn of the 20th Century; The Vermont Cheese Company first started in 1890; Coolidge Hall, used as the Summer White House as well as Grange meetings, dances, and other events; the Coolidge Homestead, birthplace, and nearby nature trails. Combine an end-of-summer visit to the Vermont countryside (time spent in Vermont is never wasted) with a dose of history, culture, and a down-home good time. Labor Day weekend at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. You won’t regret it.