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Black Fly Festival [SIV26]

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Published on May 22, 2007

5/20/07, Black Fly Festival: Adamant Vermont is a remote town nestled between Montpelier and Calais.

During the early blissful summer months, Adamant is over run with swarms of pesky, blood-sucking black flies. Residents wear thick netting to avoid the nasty red, itchy bites that pop up after being bitten.

Five years ago Cindy Cook decided to take matters into her own hands and organized the Black Fly Festival. If you can't beat 'em, well, you can make fun with them.

This year the festivities included a Fellini-esque parade, a bug-inspired pie contest and a black fly anthem song writing contest.

Proceeds benefit the Adamant Co-op which is at the heart of the town (literally) and helps to bring the tight-knit community even closer together. (And their two-seater out house does just that!)

Adamant was once a quarry-town called Sodom but the name of the town was changed when the post office protested. Beautiful Sodom Pond continues to breed black flies.

The residents of Adamant are an arty, quirky, political hodge podge of good-hearted people who know how to throw a Black Fly Festival.

Featured:
http://www.blackflyfestival.org/
http://www.adamantcoop.org/
http://www.blackflyfestival.org/index...

Location: Adamant, Vermont

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