The Shires of Vermont







 

Events

Also feel free to check out the Vermont Arts Calendar.

Ongoing:

May-Oct
Vermont Farmers Markets
The Walloomsac Farmer's Market will be located beside the Walloomsac River walk at the Bennington Station, on the corner of Depot and River Streets, in downtown Bennington, Vermont. Hours: Every Saturday May 7 - October 29, 10am - 1pm, and every Tuesday May 10 - October 25, 3:30 - 5:30pm
www.walloomsac.org

The Manchester Farmer's Market will be located at Adam's Park, next to the Chamber of Commerce on Rt. 7A, Manchester Center, Vermont. Hours: Thursdays June 3rd - October 7th, 2pm - 6pm

The Dorset Farmer's Market will be located at H.N. Williams Store on Route 30 in Dorset, Vermont. Hours: Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend
www.dorsetfarmersmarket.org

The Craftsbury Farmer's Market will be located at the Craftsbury Common. Hours: Saturdays 10am -1pm. craftsburyfarmersmarket.com


June 1-Sept. 28 - Manchester
"Southern Vermont Sampler Tour"
Backroad Discovery Tours offers guided tours designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area, & who wish to explore the region’s best-kept secrets! These tours, given in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle, will present a delightful overview of the area & will offer suggestions of other places to visit, things to do, & dining options. There are lots of stops along the way. Tours include: sweeping mountain/valley vistas; the oldest marble quarry in the U.S.; quintessential Vermont villages; a 3100-acre farm/forest preserve with outstanding views, a maple syrup operation, a private alpaca farm, the “birthplace of Vermont,” and more. Tour starts at 1pm and returns at 4pm. Reservations are necessary & can be made by email/phone.
Phone: 802-362-4997 Email: bckrddisc@aol.com http://backroaddiscovery.com

June 24-Oct 23 - Brattleboro
"Up in Arms" at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Taking Stock of Guns. This exhibit delves into our relationship with guns and explores the influence they have on visual artists. www.brattleboromuseum.org

Jul 2-Nov 6 - Bennington
"Milton Avery's Vermont" at Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum presents its major 2016 exhibition Milton Avery’s Vermont, the first focused look at the work this great American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, 1935 through 1943. Encounters with the picturesque Green Mountains of south central Vermont proved to be a pivotal chapter in the development of the artist’s distinctive style. Noted for his simultaneous commitment to exploring the formal, abstract qualities of art (line, texture, composition and, especially color) and the creation of representational images drawn from his daily encounters with people and places, Avery's Vermont work vividly captures his family's summer activities and the artist's personal response to the Vermont landscape. The work that was inspired and to an extent created in Vermont, from pencil sketches executed en plein air, fresh watercolors based on these sketches and painted while in Vermont, and many major oil paintings drawn from these sources and typically completed during the winter months in his New York studio, is celebrated in Milton Avery’s Vermont.

July 16-Oct 2 - Bennington
"Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry" at Bennington Museum
On view in the Regional Artists Gallery of Bennington Museum is a vibrant exhibition of recent paintings by artist Mark Barry, featuring images based on his everyday life spent with family and friends in Maryland and Vermont, both locations he calls home. Using rich color to portray movement and that particular instant in life, Barry draws inspiration from observations of the seemingly mundane, depicting his family in everyday situations - preparing meals, playing board games, celebrating, and relaxing. It is a genuine appreciation of life that comes through in Barry's work.
Meet the artist July 16 at 3pm!

Aug 6-Oct 30 - Bennington
"Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World" at Bennington Museum
A remarkable photography exhibition of works by Duane Michals, known by many as one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text. This particular exhibition – Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World, features vibrant color photographs by this groundbreaking artist created in and around Cambridge, New York, during the last decade. The images reference art historical precedents, such as Japanese fan paintings and the late nineteenth-century French artists Bonnard and Vuillard, and depict emotion and universal themes like love, death, and immortality. Incorporated into his work is text which does not explain his photography, but gives voice to his ideas and thoughts about the pictures.

Aug 27 - Weston
"Martha Stevenson Art Sale" at The Vermont Country Store
Vermont folk artist, Martha Stevenson, will be at The Vermont Country Store selling an expanded assortment of her renowned paintings and prints from 11-6pm. For more information: 802.362.5950

Aug 28 - Weston
"Artist Martha Stevenson Trunk Show" at The Vermont Country Store
Martha is a well-known local folk artist living in Londonderry, Vermont, whose work captures the beauty of the Vermont countryside and quaint Vermont villages. One of her specialties is painting “house portraits” for her customers in the folk art style, which many times include family members, family pets, and wildlife, in addition to her unique vision of her customers’ properties. Ms. Stevenson will be selling a broad assortment of her prints and cards from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sep 2 - Bennington
"First Friday and we are celebrating ART!"
At Bennington Museum every First Friday is Pay-What-You-Wish after 5:00 p.m. Join us and celebrate the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses with a slice of birthday cake and a guided tour of the Moses Gallery at 5:30 p.m. See the wonderful recently installed gallery of paintings, some of which have never been on view before. At 6:30 p.m., join Independent Critic and Scholar of American Modernism, Karen Wilkin, and Curator at Bennington Museum, Jamie Franklin for a conversation about Milton Avery and his work. Enjoy the wonderful exhibition, Milton Avery's Vermont and learn more about his style, inspiration, and life.

Sep 2-18 - Bennington
"The Consul, the Tramp and America’s Sweetheart" at Oldcastle Theatre
World Premiere! The Consul, the Tramp & America’s Sweetheart’s story, concerns Charles Chaplin’s film masterpiece, The Great Dictator and Germany’s attempts to prevent the movie from being made. The cast includes silent screen star, Mary Pickford, who became head of the studio she formed with Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, United Artists. The play contains some classic comedic pieces from Chaplin’s films and also concerns a young woman trying to make her way up the administrative ladder in Hollywood; as well as the Nazi Consul to the United States.
www.oldcastletheatre.org

Sep 3-4 - Bennington
"Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival"
Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations.
For more information visit Love Garlic.

Sep 3-4 - Dover
"22nd Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival"
The renowned celebration of beer, music and food celebrates its 22nd anniversary on Labor Day weekend much to the delight of visitors that have made it their annual tradition. The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is established as one of the premier events of its kind in the Northeast and we are expecting nearly 50 different breweries to be on-hand pouring their beers and ciders from 90+ different taps. As always, there will be tons of great food options on the festival grounds with a huge BBQ on Cuzzins deck along with vendors whipping up kettle korn, crepes, waffles and a few other surprises to satiate your appetite. Quality live music will be on-stage throughout the event starting on Saturday with a performance by Brewers Festival favorite, Jeff Tuohy Band , rocking out upbeat covers and groovy originals that keep you dancing. Sunday band TBD. Back again this year is the always popular annual team t-shirt contest where the team with the most creative t-shirts get FREE admission to the 9th Annual Winter Brewers Festival in April.
www.mountsnow.com

Sep 3-October 10 - Bennington
"1863 Jane Stickle Quilt" at Bennington Museum
The quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum from September 3 through October 10. Brought to the museum 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year due to the fragility of the fabric. Quilters from around the country, and world, plan trips to the region during that time to see the 1863 quilt. The Jane Stickle Quilt is comprised of 169 five-inch blocks, each in different patterns, containing a remarkable total of 5,602 pieces surrounded by a unique scalloped border. The craftsmanship of the quilt has been mentioned in numerous quilting books, and is the topic of Dear Jane, The Two Hundred Twenty-Five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt, by Brenda Papadakis. The Jane Stickle Quilt can be viewed with regular museum admission.

Sept 4-7 - Stratton
"Labor Day Weekend at Stratton"
Enjoy summer in its finest state while Stratton Village serves up their finest and freshest fare, cocktails, and the hottest fashion trends. Sample world renowned Vermont craft brews as you sit back and relax while the kids get their faces painted, play lawn games and indulge in sweet treats. Enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Stratton Mountain and experience the breathtaking views from southern Vermont's highest peak. Buy your tickets in advance. www.stratton.com

Sept. 7 - Manchester
"Discover A Trail to Machu Picchu" at the Manchester Community Library
Join Retha Charette for "A Trail to Machu Picchu,” at the Manchester Community Library as part of the Summer Wednesdays Series. During the illustrated talk, Charette will describe the four-day journey she took from the glaciers and jungles of the Salkantay Trek to the city of Aguas Caliented and up to Machu Picchu – the hidden city of the Incas. Summer Wednesdays is generously sponsored by Four Season Sotheby's International Realty. The program is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. For info, email events@mclvt.org or call Cindy Waters at the library, 802-362-2607.

Sep 9 - Stowe
"2nd Annual Fly Fishing Show"
Join The Fly Rod Shop for our first annual Fly Fishing Show right here in Stowe Vermont! We’ll have an action packed weekend full of everything from Michael Mauri doing two handed castings demos to Pat Cohen spinning up some of the meanest looking streamers out there. We will have Justin Sterner there giving you a sneak peak of what Simms has to offer for 2016! Brad Gage will be there with a full line up of Sage fly rods to try out as well. There will be on the river fishing demonstrations minutes away from the shop on everything from nymphing with a raven float to getting a true dead drift on a dry fly! It’s not something you’re going to want to miss. Stay tuned for more info and updates throughout the year on this awesome event!
www.flyrodshop.com

Sep 10 - Manchester
"Make A Wish Vermont Maple Leaf Half Marathon"
The Make-A-Wish Vermont Maple Leaf Half Marathon, Walk for Wishes and Kotler 5K will be run on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in beautiful Manchester, Vermont, a vibrant region with much to offer. Organization is excellent, and the course is scenic and enjoyable. There is something for everyone in this rural Vermont tour. It’s one of those “must do” New England races. Manchester, Vermont is a year-round sports, recreation, foodie and shopping destination in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest.
For more www.vermont.wish.org

Sept 16-17 - Wilmington and West Dover
"Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival"
The scale of the event is small enough to feel like a mellow get-together with friends and fellow wine lovers, but big enough to offer a preview tasting event on the first evening, followed by two full days of tastings, food, dinners, wine parties, breakfast, and live entertainment, along with opportunities for arts, shopping, sightseeing and outdoor recreation within the venues. www.thevermontfestival.com

Sep 17 - Guilford
"Brattleboro Baconfest Hog Hog"
The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the second annual Brattleboro Baconfest Hog Jog. The race is being held in conjunction with the Brattleboro Baconfest – Bacon, Blues + Brews. The 5K and 10K race will kick off at 9:30am at the Guilford Fairgrounds on Weatherhead Hollow Road in Guilford, VT and wind its way through the back roads of Guilford. Prizes will be awarded by age group. This is a family-friendly event, so whether you are a serious runner or just want to have fun this is the race for you!
802-254-4565 www.brattleborochamber.org

Sept. 17-18 - Bennington
“23rd Annual Bennington Quiltfest”
Offering one of the best quilt shows in the northeast. Show offers new quilts, demonstrations, queen size quilt raffle, challenge quilts, special exhibist, many vendors and mouthwatering fare from the Quiltfest Cafe. Our featured quilter and lecturer is Pat Delaney is an award winning quilter from New England, specializing in color, home machine quilting, appliqué, and embroidery. Her teaching has taken her to shows in Chattanooga, Des Moines, Vermont, Minnesota, and Virginia among others and she has visited many, many, guilds..
www.benningtonquiltfest.com

Sept 23-Nov 13 - Bennington
"American Women Artists 2016 Annual Member Show & National Juried
Exhibition" at the Bennington Center for the Arts
American Women Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional opportunities for women working in the visual fine arts in North America. Now in its third decade, American Women Artists demonstrates its commitment to its mission, promoting the work of women artists and celebrating their achievements, producing and presenting invitational and juried exhibits in nationally recognized fine art museums and galleries and providing high-quality educational programming, workshops, and scholarship opportunities.
americanwomenartists.org thebennington.org

Sept 24 - Benninngton
"Artist Reception: Works on Paper Gallery" at Bennington Museum
Join us for an artist's reception in the Works on Paper Gallery before going to the Ada Pareksy Center for "Photography and Reality," a discussion with this engaging artist and speaker. Talk with him about his work beginning in the 1950s and up through today. One of his most recent short films will be screened which will be followed by a Q&A.

Sept 24 - Bennington
"Lynne Basset: "Herstory" in Civil War Quilts" at Bennington Museum
Join us at 3pm to look at the Civil War through textiles allows us to understand the experience of the war in different terms than the usual analysis of battle strategy and heralding of military heroes. Quilts in particular, with their implicit and explicit messages, offer the opportunity to examine the experiences of civilians-especially women on the homefront. This lecture by Quilt Historian Lynne Bassett focuses on the quilts that women created to declare their patriotism and support their fighting menfolk. Included is a discussion on the 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt. $5 for members, $7 for not-yet-members. Does not include general admission to the galleries.

Sept 24 - Bennington
"American Women Artists 2016 Symposium on Women in the Arts" at the Bennington Center for the Arts
American Women Artists, a national non-profit arts organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration and encouragement of women in the visual arts, presents a full slate of educational and informative talks and panel discussions on women in the arts, from historical to contemporary perspectives. Opening speaker Erin Coe, Director of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, will examine the seminal influence that Lake George had on the art and life of the pioneering modernist Georgia O’Keeffe. Other speakers include Alia El Bermani, the founder of the Women Painting Women movement, a contemporary exhibit that sparked a national trend, and Rita Fucillo, publisher of Art New England, talking about the changes in the publishing and advertising industry that have been brought about by the increased use of social media and web marketing. The Symposium is free and open to the public. 9am - 1pm.

Sept 24- Peru
"Peru Fair"
The Peru Fair is an old fashioned country fair, bursting with attractions fit for all the family. Held each year in the beautiful town of Peru, Vermont, this fair has been rated among the top country fares in the state and is not to be missed! Highlights of the Fair include a pig roast, art demonstrations, church exhibits of yesteryear, artisan crafts, music, dancing, and foods of all tastes. Admission is $6, kids 6 and under are free, which is directed to The Peru Scholarship Fund. www.perufair.org

Sep 24 - Windsor
"Autumn Moon Festival"
The annual nighttime Street Festival will take place at a new date and time with new attractions and events. Featuring the “Kids Zone” activities, Christa McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center, Montshire Museum, VINS, Fire Dancers, American Precision Museum , Touch A Truck, Magic, Face Painting, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, and more! With Live music from the Sayon Camara Drummers, Walter Gomex, About Gladys and the Road Trash Band. Capped off with a BANG with a brilliant Fireworks Show provided by Atlas Fireworks!

Sept. 24 - Rupert
"Fall Festival at Merck"
Come on up to the farm and celebrate nature's Carnivale: Fall color, games for the children, a picnic on the lawn. Lots of things to see and do. www.merckforest.org

Sept 24-25 - Grafton
"8th Annual Fairy House Festival" at the Nature Museum
Where else do knotholes become front doors? Sea shells transform into bathtubs? And twigs woven into ladders? The Fairy House Festival! Young and old are welcome to come connect directly with the environment. Express your creativity while finding the inherent magic of nature and spending time within it! This enchanting family experience will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens. Hands-on crafts, face painting, and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase; we also encourage picnicking.
nature-museum.org

Sep 24-25 - Woodstock
"The Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival"
Working farms and forests give Vermont its beautiful rural character and unique sense of place while serving as an important part of the economy for many communities throughout the state. This fall, one event celebrates those great aspects of Vermont. The Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday at the Billings Farm & Museum. The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) will partner with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park during their Forest Festival for a premier foliage weekend event! The farm and park are directly across the street from each other so visitors can park for free at Billings Farm and enjoy both events! They can visit with you, the artisan, and woodworking demonstrators who will be in the Visitor Center, barn, or on the farm lawn. Join the celebration of Vermont’s working landscape with your unique products that represent the best of Vermont. The VWMA is seeking producers of wood furniture, accessories & woodenware, cabinetry, flooring, carvings, turnings, and all other products made of wood to sell their product.

Sept 30-Oct 1 - Weston
"52th Annual Weston Antiques Show"
Featuring renowned dealers from across the U.S. with American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, samplers, paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry and more. www.westonantiquesshow.org

Sep 30-Oct 2 - Manchester
"Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival"
Formerly the Autumn Festival at Hildene, the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival is now located at the Practice Tee off Route 7A in Manchester. 200 Fine art and craft Exhibitors, dining and beverages, specialty foods, live music, and more.
For more craft producers.com

Sept 30-Oct 2 - Stowe
"Stowe Oktoberfest"
The Town of Stowe’s event field will be transformed into a Bavarian village, under a traditional tent this year for this annual celebration of the harvest and fall foliage. From Oompah bands to authentic Bavarian foods and freshly brewed Vermont beers to traditional sing-a-longs and dancing, even a silent auction… there’s something for every “villager”… young and old. It’s a weekend full of music, dancing, and of course great beer. Oktoberfest is a great time for a good cause. Last year, Oktoberfest allowed Stowe Rotary to provide over $50,000.00 worth of support to over twenty local charities and scholarships in the greater Lamoille/Washington County region.

Oct. 2 - Rupert
"Hike-A-Thon and Basket Bonanza" at Merck Forest
Benefit for benign brain tumor awareness hosted by Be Brave. From 10am - 2pm including live music, scavenger hunt, and silent auction. For more information bebrave.life

Oct 7-9 - Weston
"33rd Annual Weston Craft Show"
The Weston Craft Show is a juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans, representing works in baskets, ceramics, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting, paper, fiber, leather, mosaics, pastels, sculpture, wearable art, and wood. www.westoncraftshow.com

Oct 8 -Bennington
"Norshaft Lions’ Oktoberfest"
Come and celebrate with live music featuring the Rymanowski Brothers, german food, beer tent, vendors, childrens’ activities, and wagonrides. All proceeds benefit the community. www.norshaftlions.org

Oct 8-9 - Somerset
"19th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest"
Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 19th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music; but throw in kids games, pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous “schnitzel toss” and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family! A Columbus Day Weekend tradition since 1997, the Mount Snow Oktoberfest is one of our signature festivals and was named a 2016 Top 10 Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The Kid’s Zone is where families will find festival games like the beanbag toss, a huge bouncy house, pumpkin painting and other kid-friendly activities. While the young ones are playing, the big kids can enjoy a large selection of beers from at least 25 different German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German fare served out of Der Markeplatz in the Main Base Lodge and the sausage roast outside of Cuzzins. Plus, try your hand at games like the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding as well as a horseshoe tournament. www.mountsnow.com

Oct 8-9 - Somerset
"43rd Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show" at Mount Snow
Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the 43rd Annual Harvest Arts and Crafts Show featuring 50+ vendors including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. The event is conveniently located throughout the Main Base Lodge and base area. Did we mention that there is also FREE ADMISSION! Expect to see original works of art, handmade jewelry and furniture, sample homemade fudge and speak face to face with the purveyors. www.mountsnow.com

Oct 8-10 - Stratton
"Columbus Day Weekend and Brewfest"
It's the time of year when our beautiful Green Mountains transform into a symphony of fiery reds, vibrate orange and yellows. Enjoy fall colors and take in the beauty from southern Vermont's highest peak. Fill your Columbus Day Weekend with endless fun, games, live music, food and friends at Stratton. Stratton will be buzzing with plenty to do and see. Events include Brewfest, Heels to Paws 5K run, Dark Star Orchestra, and The North Face Race to the Summit. Join in on all the exciting activities we've planned this Columbus Day. www.stratton.com

Oct. 15 - Manchester
"Pumpkin Carving Festival" at the Equinox Valley Nursery
Join us for our annual pumpkin carving festival. A day full of games, activities, local foods, and crafts. Oh! and of course carving as many pumpkins as possible!
www.equinoxvalleynursery.com

Oct. 15 - Bennington
"Community Day: Celebrating Art" at the Bennington Museum
Free admission all day. Celebrate the work created by Milton Avery during his summers in southern Vermont – 1935-1943, At 3:00 p.m.join with artist Leslie Parke in the Regional Artists Gallery for an artist’s reception celebrating her exhibition Particle/Wave, Photographs by Leslie Parke. Art activities for young and young-at-heart, and more.

Oct 16 - Bennington
"The Hidden Norman Rockwell"
Presented by Don Trachte of the Bennington Historical Society at the Bennington Museum in the Ada Paresky Education Center. 2 pm start. Free and Open to the Public.

Oct. 22 - Manchester
"Calling All Witches!" at Orvis Green
Gather the most witches in one place at one time! Our goal this year is 250! Please dress as a witch and bring a non-perishable food item for the Community Food Cupboard and/or a charitable contribution. Cash or checks should be made out to Community Food Cupboard. A group photo will be taken at 12:15pm. Bring your friends, kids and lots of witches! Stay in costume and go to Gringo Jack’s for lunch and buy one lunch and get one free! Offer good Oct 22 only. Also in costume, enjoy 10% off your purchases including sale items at the Orvis Flagship Store. Offer good Oct 22 only.

Oct. 29 - Bennington
“Fallapalooza!”
It's like Mayfest, Midnight Madness, Octoberfest, and the Food festivals all wrapped up into one big celebration! Bring the kids to go Store-to Store Trick-or-Treating for gifts and games between 11am and 3pm. For more information about Fallapalooza! call 802-442-5758.

Nov 20 - Bennington
"The Continental Storehouse in Centre Bennington"
Presented by Charles “Bob” Hoar of the Bennington Historical Society. At the Bennington Museum in the Ada Paresky Education Center. Starts at 2pm.

Nov 25-27 - Putney
"Putney Craft Tour"
For the third year running, the Putney Craft Tour has been voted as one of Vermont’s top ten winter events. Once each year, just in time for holiday gift giving, our local craftsmen open their studios for the public to come and explore, to experience first-hand the making of our work, to understand our creative process, to hear our stories, and to purchase our unique crafts directly from us. Located four hours from New York City, two hours from Boston, an hour and a half from Albany, NY, Putney, Vermont has been called the “Craft Capital of the World”. This small town in southeastern Vermont is home to one of the highest concentrations of award winning and internationally recognized craftsmen in the country. This year, we celebrate the 38th annual Putney Craft Tour. We invite you to spend Thanksgiving weekend at our Craft, Culinary, and Stage event, meandering our back roads,, purchasing one-of-a-kind crafts, eating fabulous food, drinking local wine, and taking in a performance at one of our local theaters. Don’t miss this stunning event!
www.putneycrafts.com

Nov 25-Dec 30 - Bennington
"he Festival Reimagining Grandma Moses"
In order to gear up for the summer 2017 exhibition Grandma Moses: American Modern, the Bennington Museum celebrates the work of this iconic folk artist and present The Festival Reimagining Grandma Moses. A major part of this year’s seasonal celebration is the presentation of works by selected contemporary artists who have reimagined, reinterpreted, or responded to the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses. Each piece on display in the changing galleries will be for sale by closed-bid auction through December 29.

Dec. 3 - Weston
"Christmas in Weston"
Experience an Old Fashioned Christmas Festival: tours, horse drawn wagon rides, Santa, caroling and more. At the Vermont Country Store, the Museums, the Old Parish Church and other locations throughout Weston. 11 AM – 5 PM

Dec. 3 - Bennington
"The Festival, Reimagining Grandma Moses Gala and Silent Auction"
Join us for the highlight of the Bennington holiday season, an evening of music and conversation, festive cuisine, fine wine, delicious cocktails and, of course, the silent auction. Free babysitting on site. Gala Benefactor and Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 802-447-1571 ext. 202 for details and reservations.

Dec 3-4 - Manchester
"Our House for the Holidays?"
The Hildene Museum Store Welcomes Neighbors & New Friends. Dressed in holiday finery, the spirit of the season abounds in our 100 year old Carriage Barn! Apple cider, Vermont tastings & fresh cider doughnuts. The crisp fragrance of pine boughs & sounds of the season.

Dec 10 - Bennington
"The Festival, Reimagining Grandma Moses Family Day" at Bennington Museum
Bring the family and enjoy a wonderful day of children's shopping, Santa, crafts, bake sale and more. $3 admission for everyone. Watch the museum's website for details.

Dec 31 - Bennington

"Kids' Noon Year's Eve Party" at Bennington Museum
Kids can welcome in the New Year with music, party hats, sparkling grape juice, and the countdown to Noon. $3/member, $5/not-yet-members. Accompanying adults can party with us free of charge. (Does not include admission to the galleries.)

Dec 31 - Stratton
"New Years Eve Celebration"
Celebrate New Years Eve with Stratton from 7-10 pm. Enjoy fireworks, a torchlight parade, fun family activities and more! "Appetites from Around the World," music, a magician, a balloon sculptor, face painting, crafts and games!! Come to Stratton to ring in the New Year

 
 
 
       
     
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