When: Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2016
Adamant, Vt. as the saying goes, is a state of mind. That’s because the small community within Calais is unincorporated, meaning there are no town lines to indicate what is and isn’t part of the village. That flexible attitude extends to Adamant’s annual Blackfly Festival. Whereas some might see the proliferation of the pesky spring insect as a downer, residents here find cause to celebrate, because, hey, a party for flies is better than no party at all! Check out the costume parade, pie contest, live music and a poetry slam led by Vermont’s notable slam champ Geof Hewitt. Don’t forget the bug spray.