Here at This is Vermont™, we have possibly one of the most complete and regularly updated events listings for the Southern Vermont region! Email us your event listings throughout the year and especially prior to our print publication dates to ensure maximum exposure of your upcoming events in Southern Vermont.
Visitors’ Note: While every effort has been made to get the times and places of these events right, we encourage you to call ahead and confirm dates and time. All phone numbers are in area code 802, unless otherwise specified.
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
The Manchester Farmer’s Market will be located at Adam’s Park, next to the Chamber of Commerce on Rt. 7A,Manchester Center.
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
Hours: Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 10am – 2pm
Now through March 30 – Manchester
“Vermont Winter Sampler Tour” Find out what makes our area so special. Ride in the warmth of our 8 passenger tour van or 4 passenger SUV and see the pristine backroads of VT. Tour includes oldest U.S. marble quarry, great vistas, quintessential Vermont hamlet, unique VT woodworking and more.
January 31 – North Bennington
“Winter Fest & Penguin Plunge” Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics. Events on-going throughout the day including: 11am Penguin Plunge, 11:30am-2pm After Plunge Party at VAE $1 admission, Ice Sculpture Competition, Indoor Winter Carnival at Village School of North Bennington, 10am Children’s Story and Activity-Park McCullough Library, Drink & Food Specials at Kevin’s Sports Pub & Restaurant.
January 31 – North Bennington
“Chili Fest” The NorShaft Lions will be hosting a Chili Tasting Event on January 31st as part of the North Bennington Winter Festival. There will be over 20 varieties available including Vegetarian, White Chili, Chicken, Sausage, Chicken and Sweet Potato, Venison and more.
February 7 – Bromley Mountain
“Vermont Specialty Food Day at Bromley Mountain” Skiing and food go together like, well, skiing and food. Both are awesome. The Sugar House will be on site at Bromley with Vermont Specialty Foods samples including Maple Syrup on Snow, Cabot Cheese and more. YUM!
February 13-14 – Bennington
“Gypsy Layne” Berkshire based Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Company promises to deliver the real action, and it is all in the spirit of Lupercalia. Called the “sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment” by Berkshire magazine, Gypsy Layne’s hallmark of bawdy humor, live music and more. Oldcastle Theatre – 331 Main Street, Bennington, VT.
February 28 – Stratton Mountain
“Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer” Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer 3k/5k Snowshoe invites snowshoers of all ages and abilities to be a part of the largest fundraising snowshoe series in North America. Proceeds to benefit VT/NH Susan G. Komen. Free snowshoe demos, fun for the entire family. Information and registration at www.tubbsromptostomp.com/vt. Come down and join this annual Party in Pink!
March 1-8 – Dorset
“Nonfiction Writing Retreat with Fran R. Schumer” Explore the many genres of nonfiction writing in a week long retreat at Marble House. We are located close to several ski resorts so bring your pens and poles! Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, VT 05251.
March 14 – North Bennington
“Session Americana” Session Americana is a rock band in a teacup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. These talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. “If they’re playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort.” – NPR
March 21 – Bennington
“St. Patrick’s Day Parade” Irish Music Breakfast/Fund Raiser and St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 9:30am “Kegs and Eggs” Fund Raiser at JC’s Tavern- celebrity servers, Irish music, breakfast buffet, and more. 1pm Parade on Main Street – Grand Marshal, Bagpipers, Parade Colleen and her Court, Candy for Kids, Fire Trucks, Horses, Marching Bands, and More.
March 21 – Bromley Mountain
“Spring Fling at Bromley Mountain” A Bromley family’s favorite sun-soaked (or just plain soaked) event is back for another year! Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music, a BBQ and even some rides from our summer adventure park!
May 23 – Bennington
“Mayfest Juried Arts & Craft Festival” The 30th annual festival features handmade arts and crafts. Main Street closes down for the largest event of the year. Artists and Crafters from all over the northeast display unique and spectacular works.
June 13 – Bennington
“Bennington Brewfest 2015″ Colgate Park will be the home of the Bennington Brewfest, which will feature hand crafted beers, on Saturday June 13, 2015. A day of amazing beer, yummy cider, great food and the best live music. More details to follow.