"Granite Fest 2018 (Mid-Atlantic / New York / Ohio)"
June 8 & 9, 2018
"Granite Center of the World" - Barre, VT
The Barre Granite Association cordially invites you to a gathering of Monument Retailers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and BGA members. The meeting will be an opportunity to share ideas and learn more about the technological advances and capabilities of the BGA members and the current needs of these Monument Retailers.
The two-day event will begin on Friday June 8, with the day available for retailers to visit memorial manufacturers, the Barre Rock of Ages quarries, and the new BGA office.
Saturday June 9 will be filled with activities from 1:00pm until 9:00pm at the Vermont Granite Museum, located at 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641. The day will include:
- Shuttle buses from the Comfort Inn to the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre begin at 12:30pm
- Wood-fired Pizza lunch beginning at 1:00pm
- A guided bus tour of Hope Cemetery
- Demonstrations from experts: Stonecutting, sandblast, sculpting, duplicating monuments, polishing stone, how best to photograph stones, and repairing stones.
- Family entertainment; including bocce, viewing the Granite Museum and exhibits, sculpture and sandblast demonstrations, climbing wall and other hands-on activities (etching, Closest to the pin golf contest for prizes…and more!)
- Catered BBQ dinner at 6:00pm
- Live music (“The Hitmen”) and dancing from 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Cash beer and wine bar
- Shuttle buses back to the Comfort Inn.
This is the perfect opportunity to visit with the manufacturer members of the BGA, to learn about the latest technology being utilized and the benefits for you and your customers, and to discover more about the history of the Barre Granite Industry and how our motto remains, “If you need it in stone, we can do it.”
“Granite Fest 2018 - MID-ATLANTIC / NEW YORK / OHIO”
Registration and Hotel Information
(Photo from Granite Fest 2017)
Event Registration (Online registration form is at bottom of page. Venue space is limited. First come, first served)
There is no registration fee and this event is ONLY open to Monument Retailers from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and BGA members. Events will be held at the Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641. The pizza lunch, bus tour of Hope Cemetery, family activities, expert demonstrations, BBQ, musical entertainment, and hotel shuttle to the Comfort Inn are all included.
To register: Please complete the online registration form below, or email/phone BGA Executive Director Doug Grahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-476-4131. Include name(s) of attendees, company name, city/town, state, and email address.
Hotel Registration (Deadline is May 15. Available rooms are limited)
The BGA has reserved a limited amount of rooms at a discount rate at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Berlin. at $135.00/night (double occupancy, plus tax) and suites at $171.00/night (plus tax). The suites have a king size bed in the master bedroom, a living room area and pull-out couch. Their phone number is 802-229-2222. When reserving a room, you must ask for the “Barre Granite Association” discount.
We have also reserved a limited amount of discounted rooms at the Capitol Plaza Inn and Conference Center in Montpelier for $158.00/night (plus tax). Their phone number is 800-274-5252 and you must ask for the “Barre Granite Association” discount.
Finally, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Waterbury. Both king and two-queen rooms are $145.00/night (plus tax). Their phone number is 802-241-1600. Please ask for the “Barre Granite Association” discount. (Deadline at this hotel is 5/8/18)
Please reserve early to be certain you get a room and the best rate. Discounted rooms are limited. We look forward to seeing you here!