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


May 7-July 30 - Bennington
"It Is All a Mystery" at the Bennington Museum
Opening in Bennington Museum’s Works on Paper Gallery is 'it is all a mystery', Drawings by Marcy Hermansader, 1981-2015. At first this exhibition may appear to be a group show. But upon closer examination the viewer will see a selective retrospective, featuring four distinct bodies of work by the same artist dating from 1981 through 2015. Drawing on a deep well of intuitive, often deeply personal symbols and images, Hermansader's work is akin to sophisticated visual poetry.

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

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 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. 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.

Jul 5-Aug 7 - Dorset
"Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show"
Celebrating its 23rd year as Vermont’s premier hunter/jumper competition. The Vermont Summer Festival is a six week show on the Beebe Farm in East Dorset. See Olympic equestrians participating in events for $750,000 in prizes. www.vt-summerfestival.com

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!

July 29-31 - Woodstock
"Bookstock Literary Festival"
The 8th annual Bookstock Literary Festival brings together 40 outstanding poets, novelists, historians, and other writers to share their work. The event also includes used and vintage book sales, a literary marketplace for publishers and writers, activities for children, food and music, story telling, workshops and a poetry slam at ArtisTree Community Arts Center. ArtisTree also hosts the opening of UnBound, a juried exhibit of book-related art. The entire festival is free and open to all.

July 30 - Manchester
"Austin Healey Club Car Show" at Orvis
The New England Region of the Austin Healey Club of American is hosting a gathering and Summit of over 100 Healey enthusiasts, with their antique British sports cars, at Stratton Mountain Resort, the last week of July. Please stop by our car show Saturday afternoon at Orvis in Manchester from 1 to 3 PM to see these glorious Austin Healeys all puffed and buffed. Owners loved to show off their cars, and many will even allow children to sit inside for their parents to take pictures.
For more information on Summit@Stratton please check out our website at www.ahca-newengland.org.

July 30 - Rutland
"The Party That Shall Not Be Named" at Pheonix Books
Phoenix Books will celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Saturday. Witches, wizards, and Muggles will be treated to an evening of Harry Potter themed activities, trivia, and giveaways. Doors will open at 10:30pm. Festivities officially begin at 11pm. Book sales start when the clock strikes midnight. Harry Potter fans of all ages are welcome to these free events. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. The store will be hosting a Goblet of Fire Giveaway for Harry Potter swag and a Phoenix Gift Card. There are three ways to get your name entered into the cup: Preorder Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at a Phoenix location, Come to the Party That Shall Not Be Named, Come to the party in costume.

July 30 - Londondery
"Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Out on the Tiles, with String Power!" part of
Stratton Mountain Music Summer Series
Now in its 42nd year, the brings the passion and beauty of classical music to our community. The Manchester Music Festival operates year-round and offers classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber. Rock out with highlights from Led Zeppelin's eight studio albums. Guitarist Jonathan Newell leads the band, who will be joined by electrified strings from Manchester Music Festival. From 8 - 10pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stratton.com or by calling 1-800-STRATTON.

Aug 4-7 - Manchester
"Manchester Sidewalk Sales"
Best bargains of the summer at Manchester’s Famous Sidewalk Sales — More than 50 participating retailers.

Aug 4 - Chester
"Dave Keller and Band" back for Summer Concert Series
From 6:30-8:00 PM our generous patron, Newsbank, brings Dave Keller and his band back to Chester to play his intense and soulful, gritty, sweet music on a soft summer evening. Dave Keller is one of the finest blues and soul men of his generation. A first-class singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Keller has recorded with legendary guitarist Ronnie Earl, toured with Mississippi soul blues man Johnny Rawls, and been mentored by deep soul singer Mighty Sam McClain.

Aug 5 -Bennington
"Tattoo 2 - A Live Exhibition of 'Ink'" at Bennington Museum
Welcome to Bennington Museum's Living Exhibition, Tattoo 2 featuring live models showing their art. See some of the best work in the area. Become inspired and take your new ideas to your favorite tattoo artist to be inked, or just enjoy the evening. Join us and share your body art as well. Cash bar from Madison's Brewing Company, music by Hawke Sleigh and Friends, body painting demonstration by Shay Francis, and more. Free with Pay-What-You-Wish First Friday Admission.

Aug 5-7 - Bennington
"Bennington Arts and Crafts Weekend"
Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival. The Festival is located at Camelot Village on Rt. 9 West. Here visitors to the area can enjoy an incredible variety of Fine Art and Craftwork for sale including jewelry, textiles, pottery, handmade wooden pieces, and so much more.
For more information check out the Better Bennington Corporation.

Aug 6 - Bennington
"4 Corners North Homebrew Festival"
The same people who brought you the 2015 Craft of Beer Home Brew Challenge have done it again! This time as 4 Corners North but bigger and better. Are you are a home brewer? Want to find out what people think of your brew? Want to challenge yourself to make the best homebrew? Then join us for the Second Annual Homebrew Festival on August 6th from noon to 4pm. The 4 Corners North section of County St., Bennington, VT will be closed for this unique event. Enjoy a street fair atmosphere with a live band, food and other vendors, and of course the best home brewed beer in the area. This is a family friendly event and there will be homemade root beer available.
There is a $20 registration fee and is limited to the first 60 home brewers who register. Spaces are already filling up so register today.Voting is done by the public so brew to impress. Prizes awarded to the top 3 homebrewers. Admission to the street festival is free or $20 to sample and vote for your favorite beer.
For more information visit The Craft of Beer.

Aug 6 - Manchester
"9th Annual Fly Fishing Festival: A Taste of the Great Outdoors"
The American Museum of Fly Fishing signature event of the summer is back showcasing the joy of fly fishing with demonstrations, local vendors, and a gathering of people who are all equally enthused about the sport. This year, we are taking it a step further and also adding the celebration of local cuisine. Chefs, food trucks, farmers, and eating establishments, both local and from across the state of Vermont, will be in attendance, adding a fun element to an already exiting day. Participants include Pink Boot Farm Store, Tall Cat Coffee Roasters, Goodman’s American Pie of Ludlow, and many others. Mad River Distillery will also be on hand providing tastings to those that are of the proper age to enjoy the Green Mountain State’s finest bourbons and rums.
amff.org

Aug 6 - Manchester
"Not Fade Away - A Tribute to Buddy Holly and Other Various Artists"
Not Fade Away is a tribute band to the late great Buddy Holly and music of his era. However we like to throw in the odd newer song in our own style! Not Fade Away started after the lads performed in Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story in Edinburgh, 2009 Tickets can be purchased at Northshire Book Store, Sam's Woodfire Pizza, The Gourmet Deli and on line.
For more www.rileyrink.com

August 6 - West Arlington
"The 5th Annual Norman Rockwell Model Reunion and Cookout" at the West Arlington VT Green
Norman Rockwell lived in Arlington, VT from 1939 to 1953 where his work began to reflect small-town American life. Rockwell used many of the local Arlington residents as his models for many of his most famous Saturday Evening Post covers. Chat with these models about their experiences and tour Rockwell's studio. Join Governor Jim Douglas in the dedication of the Vermont Historical Marker @ 2:30 and the Arlington Lions Cookout at 5 pm. The event takes place on Saturday, from 2 pm to 5 pm and will be followed by the Arlington Lions Cookout at 5 pm

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 6 - Londondery
"Live Music by Manchester Pops Orchestra" part of Stratton Mountain
Music Summer Series
Now in its 42nd year, the Manchester Music Festival brings the passion and beauty of classical music to the Stratton Mountain community. The Manchester Music Festival operates year-round and offers classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber. From 7 - 10pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stratton.com or by calling 1-800-STRATTON.

Aug 11 - Putney
"Vermont Jazz Center 41st Faculty Concert Showcase" at Putney School
An evening showcasing the wide breadth of experience and talent of the VJC's Summer Program faculty members.

  • Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton- vocals
  • Harvey Diamond, Eugene Uman, Ray Gallon- piano
  • Scott Mullet- saxophones
  • Jeff Galindo- trombone
  • Rob Freeberg- trumpet
  • Cameron Brown, Marcus Mclaurine, George Kaye, David Picchi- bass, Freddie Bryant- guitar
  • Francisco Mela, Brian Adler, Julian Gerstin, Claire Arenius on drums.

Tickets $20 general admission. Available at door, online www.vtjazz.org, reserved by phone at (802) 254 9088, and In The Moment Records, Main St. Brattleboro. Facebook.
Handicap accessible.
Please note concert is at the Putney School in Putney, not the VJC concert space in Brattleboro.

Aug 13 - Arlington
"19th Annual Norman’s Attic"
Arlington, Vermont is the place to be if you’re looking for unique items, gifts, crafts and collectibles. A celebrated community wide tag sale in with local vendors and food along Main Street.
www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org

Aug 13 - Rutland
"Art in the Park"
Art in the Park Festival is held in Main Street Park, at the Junction of Routes 4 and 7 in the heart of Rutland. It'll be featuring fine artists and craft persons, specialty foods, kid's activities and musical entertainment.
www.chaffeeartcenter.org

Aug 13-14 - Bennington
"11th Annual Rock, Rattle and Drum American Indian Pow Wow"
We are the ones we've been waiting for. Authentic American Indian dancing, drumming, arts, crafts, and demonstrations. With "Lord of the Strings" Arvel Bird, and Danza Azteca - The Aztec Dancers. At the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, rain or shine. One day admission is $8, $5 for seniors and youths age 11-17, children under 10 for $1.
For more information: healingwinds.net

Aug 13-14 - Bennington
"Bennington Battle Day Weekend Celebrations"
Visit the Bennington Battle Monument for Cannons, Soldiers and Ceremonies. A Living History Encampment will take place on the grounds of the Monument. Drill presentations, musket and artillery demonstrations, educational exhibits, and activities for children will be ongoing hourly. Authentic cannons will be on display and fired periodically during the day Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the Public 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

August 14 - Bennington
"Bennington Battle Day Parade"

Aug 15 - Rupert
"Open Farm Week" Events at Merck Forest & Farmland Center
Join Jonathan Kilpatrick, the Farm Manager, on a tour of our farming operations; Jon can speak knowledgeably about the specifics of Merck practices as well as larger issues and current trends in sustainable agriculture. Learn More at diginvt.com. We also have designed a tour with farm-related activities and games for youngsters. They'll meet the flocks, view the piggies and check out the chickens! Learn More at diginvt.com.

Aug 16 - Rupert
"Opne Farm Week" Event at Merck Forest & Farmland Center
If you're between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, here's your chance to get some hands-on experience with Fern & Arch, our Suffolk Punch draft horses. Learn about heritage breeds, receive instruction on how to care for our two gentle giants, and give Katie a hand harnessing and driving them around. Learn More at diginvt.com.

August 16 - Bennington
"Bennington Battle Day"
All state historic sites are free, including the Bennington Battle Monument.

Aug 17 - Rupert
"Open Farm Week" Events at Merck Forest & Farmland Center
Fern and Arch, our draft horses, need new shoes. The blacksmith will shoe one horse in the morning, one in the afternoon. It's a fascinating demonstration of an old-time skill. Learn More at diginvt.com. Try your hand at skirting (or cleaning) a sheep's fleece in preparation for spinning it into yarn! Learn More at diginvt.com.

Aug 18 - Rupert
"Open Farm Week" Events at Merck Forest & Farmland Center
This hands-on/hands-dirty workshop is designed to introduce your children ages 3 and up to simple farm routines and products, and to meet our animals under expert supervision. Please Pre-Register early, because participation is limited. Learn More at . Join NOFA-VT for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Merck Farm and Forest, raising pastured pork, grassfed lamb and maple syrup. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour. Learn more at diginvt.com.

Aug 19 - Rupert
"Open Farm Week" Event at Merck Forest & Farmland Center
If you're between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, here's your chance to get some hands-on experience with Fern & Arch, our Suffolk Punch draft horses. Learn about heritage breeds, receive instruction on how to care for our two gentle giants, and give Katie a hand harnessing and driving them around. Learn more at diginvt.com.

Aug 23 - Bennington
"Film Screening: Peter and John by Jay Craven" at Bennington Museum
Set in 1872 Nantucket, Peter and John tells the story of two brothers whose relationship strains when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both brothers become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. The picture is based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant. Peter and John stars Jacqueline Bisset, Christian Coulson (The Hours, Love is Stranger, Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets), Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), and Gordon Clapp (Flags of our Fathers, Emmy for NYPD Blue).
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Craven will be present to discuss the film and answer questions. He will also share a sneak preview of the trailer for his newest film, currently in editing.
Tickets are $12, $10 for 62+, and $7 for students with current college or high school ID.
Advance purchase recommended by calling 802-447-1571 ext. 203.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

 
 
 
       
     
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