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Fall and Winter 2023 events

Check out the rainbow lights across the canal every night.

-Friday September 22

Community Dance @ the Moose Lodge

7:30 pm - FREE 

-Wednesday October 11th

Coming Out Day Event

@ Ciao Popolo 

5:30 pm

-Wednesday October 11th

Tales from the Lounge 

@Ciao Popolo

-Saturday October 14th

John Moises Fabulous Fur Ride / Pride Tweed Ride & Picnic

11 am - The Square

-Friday December 8th  -POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 2024

"Santa's Belles" - Holiday Drag Show

@ the Moose Lodge

Doors: 8 pm - Show 9 pm

Bellows Falls Pride

"The Gay Experiment in rural Vermont"  

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"A good place to let down your hair"


Since the 1970s Bellows Falls has been a home for the LGBTQIA+ community, with the historic Andrews Inn, the first Gay bar in the state of Vermont.  A lot has changed since than, but remains the same is Pride in the area and Pride in the people living here.  Join us for community activities throughout the year!

Pride Banner hangs across the Square June 2023

POSTPONED - "Santa's Belles"

December 8th
SHOW is for 18+
Tickets: $20
Doors: 8 pm
Show: 9 pm
Moose Lodge
59 Westminster Street

‘Santa’s Belles’ Holiday Drag Show POSTPONED to Spring 2024


(Bellows Falls VT)   ‘Santa’s Belles’ holiday drag show, scheduled for Friday, December 8 at the Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster Street in Bellows Falls has been postponed to Spring 2024.  Ticket holders will be reimbursed or can keep their purchase in place for the rescheduled show.  


Attendees will still have the chance to win two Orchestra seats to see the Season Six Winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland Vermont on March 4, 2024.  The NY Times named Del Rio the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World” given her reputation of being fierce, funny and fabulous.


Cap off the year with a bang with a Holiday Drag show at the Bellows Falls Moose Lodge.

Featuring Queens from the north featuring Anita Cocktail, Emoji Nightmare, Rita Cocktail, Katniss Everqueer, Moxxie Hart and Jack Rose, and Prince Muffin.  

Music by Mama Dukes.

Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm.

Tickets: $20 and be purchased in advanced on the Rockingham Arts and Museum website:

(click on donate, choose Other-and indicate Drag Show in Note Line)


As a special holiday perk, Jasper Forest of Ludlow, VT will offer their Oxygen Bar experience for patrons.

This fast-growing opportunity is safe and provided by business owner, Jennifer Esposito, who travels with the Oxygen Bar to corporate, sports, health, festivals, weddings, and other private events and public venues. The air we breathe daily consists of 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen, coupled with other gasses and pollutants from car and industrial exhaust. Inhaling a dose of up to 95% oxygen (different from medical oxygen) for only ten minutes can provide relaxation, clarity, concentration, energy, and decreased stress. Athletes have long known the benefits of oxygen therapy and bars are beginning to offer this option on premise.


$20 for the first ten-minute oxygen session.  Additional five-minute increments cost $5 with all sessions including the option of your choice of aromatherapy. Credit cards, Cash and Venmo accepted. 

For more info click here for Jasper Forest

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Sept Dance
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Community Dance


Friday September 22nd
Moose Lodge
59 Westminster Street
Door Open at 7:30

You loved our June dance with Wade the Great Entertainment.  He's baaaack!  So get out your dancing shoes! Doors open at 7:30.  Bring your own picnic or order in.  Full bar available for those 21+. Dance is open to all families!

BONUS: Meet and greet with Roger Barraby, Running for Pride at the November 2023 Gay Games in Guadalajara Mexico.  Inspire your young adults with his story.

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Recognize National Coming Out Day by attending a special public event to honor the people who made a difference to the LGBTQ+ community, past and present The historic marker for the ANDREWS INN is now visible to all since it's been moved in front of the Windham Hotel building and we want to say THANK YOU!

Coming Out Day

Wednesday October 11th
5:30 pm
Ciao Popolo
35 Square, Bellows Falls 


Join us at 5:30 pm in the lounge at Ciao Popolo, the former home of the Andrews Inn.  Bar and full dinner menu will be avaialbel for purchase; reservations appreciated by Ciao Popolo.  


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To make reservations visit Ciao Popolo, link above
or call 802-732-8477


A chance for everyone to share their remembrances of those golden years when the Andrews Inn was, for many, the only place where the LGBTQ+ community could feel safe and accepted.  

We've heard so many anecdotes since last June and want to provide a space for everyone to be heard.  No need to sign up in advance.  If the spirit moves you, we want to hear your story.  
Come as you are!

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Also known as as the John Moises Fabulous Fur & Tweed Ride

First Annual Tweed Ride

October 14th
11 am

John Moises, proprietor of the Andrews Inn was known for his fabulous outfits, his fur coat not withstanding. So to honor him and to give us a chance to dress to impress too, we’re having our own fabulous bike ride.


A tweed ride is a causal slow communal ride where bike riders dress in vintage attire.  But we’re not here to be be sticklers on fashion, so when we say dress to impress, we will let you decide what that means!


All styles are welcome.


All families are welcome.


Ride kicks off in the Square near the Andrews Inn memorial sign, heading out at 11:30 am.  We’ll end in Way Station (near train depot) after a casual ride through town for a BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)  Bring something from home or grab something from one of the local shops.

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