VRPA Programs

Vermont Performance Showcase

The annual Vermont Performance Showcase is a great opportunity to see, hear and book your entertainment needs for the upcoming seasons! Performing artists, mostly from New England and New York, come to the showcase to show what they have to offer. Every performer has an exhibit table and is available throughout the day to talk with you about your performance needs, and twenty-four artists actually present 9-minute mini-performances so that you can see them in action. This is a great way to see 24+ new performers all in one day and all under one roof.

The Showcase is a great place to coordinate some block booking. It has become a tradition for several departments to work together to get a performer to Vermont for the week. Monday afternoon in one community, Monday night in a nearby community, Tuesday somewhere else, and so one. The artists love this and you typically get better prices. One group even coordinates a summer performing arts series for their day camps, where each community hosts one show during the summer and they travel around to each other's camp locations once a week. The possibilities are endless!

    The VRPA Performance Showcase is held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. 

    The 2018 Vermont Performance Showcase will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. 

    Here is what you can expect at the showcase

    --  Sample 24 of New England's finest performers
    --  Musicians, bands, clowns, magic, comedy, storytellers and more
    --  Book with others and save $$. Block booking made easy
    --  A program book listing showcase artists, exhibitors & phone numbers
    --  Network with colleagues and hear about their experiences...this alone is worth the admission price.

    Showcase Brochures  (CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW)

    Online Registration
    You can pay with a credit card or print off an invoice & mail a check.

    The Showcase Program Booklet is a valuable resource when it comes time to book performers, it includes the contact information for all the performers.

    Click below for copies of the Program Booklets from previous years

      2013 Booklet     -     2014 Booklet      -     2015 Booklet      -     2016 Booklet     -     2017 Booklet      -     2018 Booklet 

    Discount Ticket Program 

    The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association (VRPA) is pleased to announce its partnership with 35+ Vermont communities to offer Deeply Discounted Amusement Park/Adventure Center Tickets this summer.

    How would you like to save 25% or more off the regular ticket prices and visit these highly visited amusement centers any day of the week? These tickets are good any day of the week for the duration of the park season. By purchasing your tickets through the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, you can save money and help out the state organization, which in turn benefits local parks and recreation departments throughout the state. 


    Bromley Adventure Center in Manchester, VT  -  $35 each  
    Great Escape in Lake George, NY -  $41 each 
    Great Escape Parking Ticket  -  $18 each    
    Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA  -  $41 each   

       2019 VRPA Discount Ticket Outlets & Online Sales details coming soon.   

    ​VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet

    This year's meet with be the 11th year that St. Johnsbury Academy and the St. Johnsbury community have hosted the VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet for boys and girls ages 7-15 (aging as of August 31, 2018). This state meet provides the opportunity for a state level competition in both track and field events.  

    Our 2018 State Track Meet was held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at St. Johnsbury Academy.   

    Meet Results: Small Community - 1st Place: Montpelier and 2nd Place: Hartford
    Large Community - 1st Place: St. Johnsbury and 2nd Place: Champlain Valley
    For complete meet results, go to www.802timing.com and click on the "Results" tab.

    Registration materials for the 2019 VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet will be available in Spring of 2019. 

    A very special thank you to

    St. Johnsbury Academy and

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

    for choosing to be our

    partner sponsors for this event.

    The meet wouldn’t be the same without them.


    Vermont Senior Games

    The Vermont Senior Games Association is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association that hosts year-round sports and fitness competitions and noncompetitive physical fitness oriented programs, activities, and education for the aged 50+ community incorporating the concepts of fun, fellowship and fitness.

    Vermont is an “open” state, which means that all Vermont Senior Games events are open to all persons 50 years old and over and not just Vermont residents. Events are held throughout the year in different locations around the state. VRPA members partner with the Vermont Senior Games organizers to host some of these events. Gold, silver and bronze state championship medals are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in five year age groups (i.e. 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.) The gold medal winners become the Vermont Senior Games State Champions. Award winners qualify for the biennial National Senior Games. The next National Senior Games Competition will be held in Birmingham, Alabama from June 5-15, 2017.

    For the calendar of upcoming events, go to the Vermont Senior Games website.

    For information about a specific event, contact: 
    State Games Coordinators, Barbara Jordan at 802-658-4486 or barbarajordan@moomail.com or
    President, Marti Powers, at 802-999-5499 or vermontmarti@gmail.com. 

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