The Shires of Vermont






 

Events

Ongoing:

May-Oct Farmers Markets in Bennington and Manchester 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


Now through November 2 - Bennington
"Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People" Major exhibition of 2014 features the stunning work of two acknowledged masters of the portrait as art. The NEW Bennington Museum - Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

Now through November 24 - Manchester
"Southern Vermont Sampler Tour" Explore the Shires of Vermont's best-kept secrets with our local guide. There are several stops along the way.
www.backroaddiscovery.com

Now through November 30 - Bennington
"The Heroism of Modern Life" Max Ginsberg and Garin Baker have invited a small group of select artists to participate in this important exhibition. The goal of the show is to showcase artists whose work interprets the beauty and heroism that is found in contemporary, everyday life The Bennington 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-442-7158.
www.thebennington.org

Now through December 21 - Bennington
"Portraying the Human Spirit" Works that depict the soul, whether it be through a formal portrait or simply through an elegant gesture, will be the focus of our newest juried show. The Bennington 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-442-7158.
www.thebennington.org

Now through December 21 - Bennington
"Small Works Show" Fine art - 11 x 14 and smaller - is available for immediate purchase in this gallery. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show. The Bennington 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-442-7158.
www.thebennington.org

Now through December 30 - Bennington
"Patsy Santo: A Growing Collection" Celebrates the recent gift to the museum of six of Santo's paintings (four of them on view) by Tom and Jennifer Fels, nearly doubling the size of the museum's collection of this important local artist's work. The NEW Bennington Museum - Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

Now through December 31 - Bennington
"Newly Installed Grandma Moses Gallery" The Bennington Museum's re-designed and re-installed permanent gallery now features four additional masterworks on loan from Galerie St. Etienne in New York City, The Kallir Family Foundation, and a private collector in addition to those from the museum's collection. The NEW Bennington Museum - Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

Now through December 31 - Bennington
"Laumeister Fine Art Competition" Representational artwork selected by a guest juror will be on exhibit this fall. $7,000 in awards will be given. The Bennington 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-442-7158.
www.thebennington.org

November 5 - Manchester
"Painting in Early Florence: Competition and Collaboration" Middlebury College professor Katy Smith Abbott explores how competition led to great artistic achievements in fifteenth-century Florence while a network of collaboration characterized painters' daily experience. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council event.
www.vermonthumanities.org

November 11 - Bennington
"Veteran's Day Parade" Join us downtown on November 9, 2014 at 11AM to honor our local war heroes. Downtown Bennington.
www.bennington.com

November 1-30 - Manchester
"Revolutionary War Tour" The tour route will go through covered bridges and historic villages and go by places where US Presidents stayed, etc. as we explore the heart of Green Mountain Boy country. Bring your camera.
www.backroaddiscovery.com

November 24 - Bennington
"Our Hometown Holiday in Downtown Bennington" Win a Downtown Shopping Spree, visits with Santa Claus, and enjoy carolers & entertainment. Downtown Bennington.
www.bennington.com

November 29 - December 30 - Bennington
"Reflections - Festival of Trees" The NEW Bennington Museum - Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

November 29 - January 1 - Manchester
"Manchester Merriment" Tree lighting, holiday inn tours, wine tastings, horse and wagon rides, lighted tractor parade, music events and family activities.
www.visitmanchestervt.com

November 29 - Manchester
"Tree Lighting at the Green" Come see the annual Tree Lighting at the Green!
www.visitmanchestervt.com

December 6 - Bennington
"Festival of Trees Annual Gala" The Bennington Museum hosts its 18th Annual Festival of Trees Gala held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This fabulous evening offers the magic of the season as it helps launch the holiday celebration at the museum. Don your gay apparel and come out to enjoy great food, drink, live music, spirited auction both live and silent, and the beauty found in all the decorated galleries of the museum. Reservations are suggested. Come out and be a part of the museum's largest annual fundraiser. The NEW Bennington Museum - Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

December 6 - Manchester
"Lighted Tractor Parade" Antique tractors covered with holiday lights!
www.visitmanchestervt.com

December 13 - Bennington
"Festival of Trees Family Day" The NEW Bennington Museum - Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

December 20-21 - Manchester
"Elf Express Train Ride" This whimsical holiday train will take its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey through the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines by the elves of the theater and dance program of Burr and Burton Academy. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift. The Elf Express Train is a charity event sponsored by the Manchester Lions Club. (802) 362-1645.
www.manchesterlionselftrain.com

 
 
 
       
     
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