Upcoming Events in Southern Vermont

Battle Day Reenactment
British march to surrender at Bennington during the annual reenactment.

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.

Chambers of Commerce Contact Info for Southern Vermont


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

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Happening Now

Now through March 30 – Manchester
“Southern Vermont Sampler Tours” Travel in one of our comfortable, customized tour vehicles, either a 6-seat semi-open-air vehicle or an 8- or 11-seat enclosed vehicle with individual bucket seats. Get off the beaten path and explore the backroads of Vermont. Experience the essence of Vermont and its people. Explore abandoned marble quarries, working farms, quaint hamlets, places on the National Historic Register, local artisan’s studios, a working alpaca plantation, one-of-a-kind general stores, and much more. View spectacular mountain and valley vistas and discover the southern Vermont’s best-kept secrets!

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June 21 – Bennington
“Summer SOULstice Celebration” The Summer SOULstice Celebration is a community based, heart inspired, health and wellness event created to bring friends and family together for an evening of music, food, and fun. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless.

July 11 – Bennington
“Bike Night – 2nd Annual BIMC Bike Night” The Bennington International Motorcycle Club presents the 2nd Annual BIMC Bennington Bike Night, Saturday, July 11th, 2014 from 4 p.m to 8 p.m. on School Street in Bennington. There will be a bike show, raffles, bikes for sale, vendors. food and music. The event is free and all bikes are welcome.

July 17 – Bennington
“Midnight Madness” Midnight Madness returns on Thursday, July 17, 2014 to Downtown Bennington. This downtown retail extravaganza is a terrific family event and community institution with music, fun, and special bargains all over downtown.

July 31 – August 2 – Bennington
“Bennington Arts Weekend” Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival Camelot Village 10am-5pm Fine Art + Craftwork + Food + Beer + Wine + Entertainment + Kids Activities Over 120 booths of fine art and artisan craftwork, and a great selection of Vermont craft beers, wine, and spirits. Children’s activities, and entertainment.

August 8-9 – Bennington
“10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow” It’s Pow Wow time again! After ten years of celebratory dance, song, and drumming, this year’s 10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow will explode in another weekend of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and cultural festivities fun for the whole family!


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 7 – Bennington
“A Night for Sight – Funk in the Trunk!” The Norshaft Lions Club is presenting “A Night for Sight” on Saturday, March 7 at the Elks Lodge, Bennington, Vermont. This biennial event will benefit the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program, enabling the Norshaft Lions Club adopt a puppy (named Bluto) to be trained by Lions Sue and Paul Rice. Buffet, cash bar, entertainment. Only $25 per person, $45 per couple. Tickets available at Bennington Chamber of Commerce, Kevin’s Sports Pub and Whitman’s Feed Store.

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

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For complete listings and updated information, please contact:
Bennington Chamber of Commerce: 802-447-3311
Manchester Chamber of Commerce: 802-362-2100

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