Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light

Join us in Bristol for our annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light and experience fire performers, a lighted walk down Main Street, and fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods.

Begin the evening at 4:30 pm with lantern making at Holley Hall, then head to the town green at 5:30 pm for fire performers Cirque de Fuego. We’ll then have a procession down Bristol’s Main Street to fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods for hot drinks and tasty eats.

For more information visit our Facebook Event Page.

Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light is part of the month-long Cool Yule celebration and is hosted by Bristol CORE and Tandem.


The 4th annual event is on Saturday, December 21st, 2019 from 5:30 pm–8:00 pm.


Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Join us for music, shopping, and refreshments at “Eat, Drink and Be Merry,” and visit unique locations on Main Street for a terrific selection of local well-known musical acts, with accompanying food and drink.

For more information visit our Facebook Event Page.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry is part of the month-long Cool Yule celebration and is sponsored by Bristol CORE and Recycled Reading of Vermont Books & Instruments.


The 3rd annual event is on Friday, December 13th, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.


Chocolate Walk

Bristol’s Annual Chocolate Walk allows you to experience a complimentary chocolate treat, courtesy of the Main Street businesses! Spend your evening browsing the stores, nibbling a delicious chocolate treat (or two!), and getting your holiday shop on.

For more information visit our Facebook Event Page.

Chocolate Walk is part of the month-long Cool Yule celebration and is sponsored by Bristol CORE.


The 12th annual event is on Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 5:00 pm–9:00 pm.


Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair

A drone view of the Pocock Rocks festival in 2019

The Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair celebrates Bristol, Vermont as a great place to shop, dine, live, work, and visit.

The event will feature live musical performances from seven well-known and loved regional bands, and host over 30 vendors from microbrews, wine, hard ciders, and spirits, to specialty foods, gifts, and crafts. There will also be activities for the kids, the SunCommon Bouncy House, the Vermont National Guard, and, of course, our own incredible restaurants and shops.

Why Pocock? Our town was originally founded as Pocock on June 26th, 1762, in honor of a distinguished English admiral. The town’s name was changed, for unknown reasons, to Bristol about 25 years later in 1789.

Money raised from the Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair supports the community-building efforts of Bristol CORE.


Event Update

This year’s festival has unfortunately been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will return next year on June 19, 2021.


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