The 2017 Ramble is on July 29th! 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!
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
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…
Merchandise Maven (2005-Current)
Kindest In-Kind (2015-Current)
The Council Man Can (2014-Current)
Music Line Up Lasso (2016)
The Connector (2014-Current)
Sara Moore Giannoni
Ohm M G (2014-Current)
Co-Founder & Board Member (2004-Current)
You’ll-never-be-bored Member (2004-Current)
Ben Bergstein & April Werner/VPAL
Hellah Fiscal Umbrella
(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)
Co-coordinator (2010-2011, 2014)
Graphic Designer/Web Admin (2014)
Assistant Coordinator (2014)
(Web Master & Field Day Mastermind 2005-2013)
(Board Member 2013)
Assistant Mapmaker (2014)
Board Member (2010-2011)
Ramble Photographer (2010-2013)
Co-Founder & Coordinator (2004-10)
Decaturfest Liaison (2008-2013; in striped tights)
Interested in getting more involved? PLEASE DO!