Ramble 101

The 2016 Ramble is on July 30th! An annual day full of events celebrating the creativity and community of the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont. Always on the last Saturday of July, The Ramble is a veritable free-for-all of activity, art, music, food, fun and yard sales, throughout the neighborhood, throughout the day.

The Ramble was created in 2004 with the simple concept that if we said “anything goes,” the Old North End would shine in all of its creativity, energy, and diversity. We live here, we work here, we know HOW resourceful, creative, and never a dull moment-darn DYNAMIC the Old North End is. Needless to say, we wanted to be a part of continuing the revitalizing efforts of the Old North End. We made a map–threw a block party–had an EPIC bike ride and the rest of the day was fun-filled with art, music, performances, tea parties, & a plethora of other surprises! It was a blast…So we did it again.

So how does it REALLY work? There’s a sign-up sheet. We gather all the info and make a map, but you make it happen!

LIVE OR WORK IN THE OLD NORTH END? Join in on the fun! Please participate by hosting, performing, playing music, barbecuing, running a “Ramble special” at your business, showing off your artwork or garden, having a yard sale, leading games, doing workshops, vending, or doing whatever your BIG heart desires!

Ready to get involved? Click here!

If you want to participate, but don’t have a space, or you have a space and don’t have anything in mind, NO PROBLEM! THAT, and any questions about volunteering, donating, or receiving more information… Contact The Ramble Coordinator Jeannie Waltz: (802)-355-7856

Current Board

The Ramble is truly a community-driven event. There are so many people that make it happen with their energy, enthusiasm and inspiration that it would be impossible to list them all here! However, there is a group of folks who have been dedicated to contributing to the enjoyment of The Ramble year after year. They are an eclectic mix of artists & musicians & performers & writers & designers & yogis & community activists & teachers & entrepreneurs…

Jeannie Waltz

Jeannie Waltz

Co-Coordinator (2011-Current)

Merchandise Maven (2005-Current)

Melody McMahon

Melody McMahon

Co-Coordinator (2016)

Cathleen OBrien

Cathleen O’Brien

Kindest In-Kind (2015-Current)

Max Tracy

Max Tracy

The Council Man Can (2014-Current)

Buck Shepard

Buck Shepard

Music Line Up Lasso (2016)

Ali Zipparo

Ali Zipparo

The Connector (2014-Current)

Sara Moore Giannoni

Sara Moore Giannoni

Ohm M G (2014-Current)

Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson

Co-Founder & Board Member (2004-Current)

Phinneus Sonin

Phinneus Sonin

You’ll-never-be-bored Member (2004-Current)

Jennifer Blair

Jennifer Blair

Treasurer (2004-Current)

AJ Rossman

AJ Rossman

Organizer (2012-Current)

Alicia Taylor

Alicia Taylor

Fundraiser (2013-Current)

Sean Melinn

Sean Melinn

MapMaker (2010-Current)

Bergstein-Werner

Ben Bergstein & April Werner/VPAL

Hellah Fiscal Umbrella


Ramble Wranglers

(Folks who play an integral part in making The Ramble happen, and artists and designers who have made wicked cool stuff like maps, posters, and t-shirts!)

Jason Horne, The Soundest Sound Man
Aaron Shepard, Dadicated Field Days Father (2014-Current)
Katie Grauer, The Greater Curator (2015)
Yeshua Hill, Print Master (2014-Current)
Meara McGinniss (2015 Co-Coordinator)
Gwen Langdon, Ms. Task Master (2015-Current)
Mary Angelina, The Co-operator (2014-Current)
Daniel Munzing
Nicholas Heilig
James Kochalka

Former Board

Darshana Bolt

Darshana Bolt

Co-coordinator (2010-2011, 2014)
Ramble-writer (2010-2014)
Graphic Designer/Web Admin (2014)

Tiffany Silliman

Tiffany Silliman

Assistant Coordinator (2014)

Margaret Coleman

Margaret Coleman

Curator (2014)

Michael Nedell

Michael Nedell

(Web Master & Field Day Mastermind 2005-2013)

Rachel Daly

Rachel Daley

(Board Member 2013)

Todd Taylor

Todd Taylor

Assistant Mapmaker (2014)

Nicolette Baron

Nicolette Baron

Assistant (2007-2011)

Benjy Adler

Benjy Adler

Board Member (2010-2011)

Dawn Coleman

Dawn O’Connell

Ramble Photographer (2010-2013)

Heather Driscoll

Heather Driscoll

Co-Founder & Coordinator (2004-10)

Jen Berger

Jen Berger

Decaturfest Liaison (2008-2013; in striped tights)

Interested in getting more involved? PLEASE DO!