Moretown gears up for Morefest!

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Photo from Morefest Facebook page. Taken in 2016.

Last year the Morefest celebration in Moretown showcased 65 cars in the lineup for spectators, as well as tractors and equipment. 

Moretown will hold its third annual Morefest festival on September 15. The event talks place on the Moretown Recreation fields behind the school and town office from 1 p.m. until dusk.

“We hope this year to increase that since the weekend is different and, even though the street rod show is running in Burlington from Friday to Sunday, we hope people will stay local for Saturday,” said Robin Herbick, organizer of the car show.

“The vehicles we see are pretty much anything!  Antique tractors and equipment, antique cars, classic, early muscle cars, modern muscle, foreign, street rods and customs, trucks, you name it there is a chance it may be there,” Herbick said.

 “We have five top tractor trophies, and 30 top vehicle trophies, as well as longest distance, most likely to be pulled over, best of show, Moretown's choice and Haskin family choice.  The show this year is dedicated to Gregg Haskin, and we are expecting his drag Chevelle there on display.  This is the third year for the show, but the first time we are dedicating this to someone who will be missed in the car world,” said Herbick.

“My goal is to make this a successful annual event to bring people to The Valley and to see what vehicles are hiding in The Valley!  You see them driving through town; I would like to see them close up!” said Herbick.

The Moretown Elementary School PTO will be adding a Vermont craft beer tent offering to the mix. Brews will be served from Otter Creek and The Shed for the over-21 crowd with hopes of having a cider or wine alternative as well. All proceeds will go to The Moretown PTO, a volunteer-run organization that sponsors programs and events that offer additional opportunities outside of the classroom for students, teachers and families to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.

There are food vendors who will be serving up hot dogs, pizza, maple cotton candy, lemonade cider and a bake goods stand. 

There is a pie baking contest with three taste categories -- apple pie, fruit pie and nonfruit pie. Pies should be dropped off between 3 and 5 p.m. Judging starts at 5 p.m. with judges from the select board and fire department. There will be a winner and runner-up in each category. Select board member John Hoogenboom will also pick Moretown’s choice and then all the pies will be sliced up and served for free. 

For other vendors there is Lularoe, colorstreet, pottery, totes, birdhouses, jewelry, and paper crafts. Old-fashion games for kids. Face painting, SunCommon bounce house.

Live music will be brought to the crowd by the band Scared by Dolls. The events’ schedule is as follows: 12:30 p.m. gates open for the car show; 2 p.m. car show starts; 3 p.m. start drop-off for pie baking contest; 4 p.m. beer tent opens, bounce house, climbing wall, vendors/food, 4:30 p.m. obstacle course race, live music by Scared by Dolls; 5 p.m. pie contest judging, water balloon toss; 5:30 p.m. three-legged race; 5:45 p.m., announcements and awards; 6 p.m. car show awards, sack race; 6:30 p.m. spoon race; 7:30-8 fireworks.

For other vendors there is Lularoe, colorstreet, pottery, totes, birdhouses, jewelry, and paper crafts. Old fashion games for kids. Face painting, Sun Common bounce house.

Live music will be brought to the crowd by the band ‘Scared by Dolls’  

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