Upcoming Events in Southern Vermont

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

Upcoming Events in Southern Vermont

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

Also feel free to check out the Vermont Arts Calendar.


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

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

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

Outside the Area

Celebrate Recovery Meeting A Christ centered 12-step recovery program, Come find healing from any of life’s hurts, hangups, and habits, Tuesdays 6:30 pm, Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church 484 Hill rd, Hoosick Falls, NY
For more information call, Jonathan 518-686-3269, Bob 518-779-3485
or Sandy 518-686-5962.

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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

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.

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.

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 22 – Manchester
“Architecture to the Rescue!” at Manchester Community Library
If you are thinking about building a new home, putting on an addition or renovating an old house, you only have one chance to get it right. Serious thought and critical decisions need to be made to avoid rotting walls, high utility bills, and unwelcoming spaces. Join local architect, Alan Benoit, for “Architecture to the Rescue!,” an engaging presentation filled with illumination, insulation, and information you won’t hear anywhere else.
During this informative talk, Benoit will help you avoid many common pitfalls by explaining everything you need to know about proper wall design, various building materials as well as a touch of building science. His presentation will include many hands-on samples as well as photographs that clearly show side by side examples of bad design vs. good architecture. Better still, he will demonstrate how architecture can be inspirational, create a sense of place, and truly save the day.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Info: 802-362-2607. mclvc.org

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 – Manchester
“Manchester Designer Outlets Student Day”
For one weekend this September, Southern Vermont will briefly become a new kind of fashion destination. Manchester Designer Outlets is hosting our first annual Style Meet Up in the Green Mountains, a day dedicated to students! Shop, munch, & talk style for one full day in our Vermont village.
Learn more manchesterdesigneroutlets.com

Sept 24 – Manchester
“Nonviolent Activism Workshop”
The Peace & Justice Center will present “Nonviolent Activism 101” at the Manchester Community Library from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The free workshop will explore systems of oppression and how nonviolent strategy is effective in taking on this type of violence. Build skills and strategy to lift up movements and local efforts that contribute to a just and peaceful world.
In the morning, participants will take a look at violence and systems of oppression and start to develop an understanding of how nonviolent strategies are effective in taking on violence. There will be a one hour break for lunch, participants are asked to bring their own lunch so we can eat together as a group. The afternoon focuses on group practice. Together, the group will identify oppressive policies, institutions, structures, or practices within the community and then practice developing coordinated nonviolent responses to these forms of oppression.
This program is hosted by Manchester Community Library and held in collaboration with Campaign Nonviolence’s Week of Actions as well as their “1000 Nonviolence Trainings” Project for 2016. RSVP online at pjcvt.org or call 802-863-2345 ext. 6. This program is offered at no cost to participants.
Register at pjcvt.org or call 802-863-2345, ext. 6, to register for the free workshop.

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.

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!
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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.

Sept 24 – Jamaica
“Concert by Bone Factory”
Another great evening of music is planned at the historic Jamaica Town Hall to coincide with the annual fall dam release on the West River. Southern Vermont’s own Bone Factory will be throwing out a limitless mix of tunes with Mike Mancuso on mandolin, Danny Cartee on guitar, Doug Day on bass and to round it out Johnny O on banjo.
Doors will be open at 7pm with music starting at 7:30pm. This is a family friendly event with tickets only $10 and proceeds to benefit the Jamaica Community Arts Council.
Jamaica Community Arts Facebook

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.

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 – Manchester
“SubSlab at The Perfect Wife”
SubSlab are NY-based craft-rockers offering an eclectic fare of originals and covers that soothe and rock while they feed your brain and soul, SubSlab mines the American Rock ‘n’ Roll tradition creating little gems of upbeat tunes that will get you thinking and keep you moving. Come on in for some of Manchester’s finest food and beverages, and as always, Manchester’s best music.
Music starts at 9:30

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.

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.
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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 1 – Brattleboro
“Caili O’Doherty Quartet- VJC Emerging Artist Series”
Pianist Caili O’Doherty’s 2015 release Padme won NPR’s 10th Annual Jazz Critic’s Poll for Best Debut Album. She garnered an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award and recognition for her work as a composer and pianist from Downbeat Magazine. She will be performing at the VJC with her working quartet including Caroline Davis (saxophone), Jared Henderson (bass) and Cory Cox (drums).Emerging Artist Series.
Tickets $20-40 general, $15 students, available online, at door, reserved by phone & In the Moment Records, Brattleboro.Please contact ahead of time to facilitate handicap access.
For more information please call (802)254-9088 or visit www.vtjazz.org

Oct 2 – Bennington
“Annual WALK FOR LIFE with the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Medical Clinic”
1 pm – 3:30 pm. The event will begin at the Lower Pavilion at Willow Park in Bennington and continue throughout the campus of Grace Christian School. We are very excited about this year’s educational and interactive event which will allow participants to learn more about the many obstacles women and their families face and ways you can join our efforts as we meet women at their point of pregnancy decision and “walk” with them through life’s challenges ONE STEP AT A TIME.
Walkers are encouraged to raise donations through sponsorship. Individuals raising $100.00 or more will receive a free T-Shirt (while supplies last).
For further information, please call Care Net at 442-2002.

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 2 – Bennington
“Music at the Museum presents Jazz Songs from Milton Avery’s Radio, 1935-1943”
Bennington Museum continues the celebration of Milton Avery’s Vermont with a wonderful concert featuring popular jazz favorites from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s. “Moonlight in Vermont – Jazz Songs from Milton Avery’s Radio, 1935-1943” are songs sung by Kerry Ryer-Parke. She is joined by Mowgli Gianniti on bass, Peter King on guitar, and Bruce Williamson on piano and saxophone. Sit back and let nostalgia set in as they present such favorites as Moonlight in Vermont, Autumn Leaves, Cheek to Cheek, Undecided, Just One of Those Things, and Over the Rainbow. This concert is part of the very popular “Music at the Museum” series sponsored by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. All concerts are free. Join us in the Paresky Wing of the Bennington Museum on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for an afternoon of delightful music.

Oct 5 – Manchester Center
“Bestselling Co-Authors Discuss Value of Chinese Philosophy at Manchester First Congregational Church”
Harvard Professor of Chinese History Michael Puett and journalist Christine Gross-Loh will discuss the impact of Chinese philosophy in a talk at 7 pm. Their talk, “What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series, is hosted by Manchester Community Library, and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Manchester Community Library at (802)362-2607 or the Vermont Humanities Council at (802)262-2626 or email at info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 9 – Londondery
“Dark Star Orchestra” part of Stratton Mountain Music Summer Series
The Annual Columbus Day Weekend Brewfest features critically acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra. General admission and VIP tickets, which include premium seating and preferred parking, are now on sale on stratton.com. Concert goers can enjoy a slope side barbeque and lawn games throughout the family-friendly events.

Oct 10 – Manchester
“Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure – Giddy-up – For the Cure!”
The 7th Annual Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure kicks off at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, Vermont. The Ride, a nine- or twelve-mile horseback trail ride through some of the most beautiful fall foliage imaginable, directly benefits Susan G. Komen VT-NH and the local families – thousands of women, men, and kids – fighting breast cancer.
The Ride is a Bring Your Own Horse event. Each participant pays a $25 registration fee and commits to raising a minimum of $250 (or $150 for Youth Riders, 12-17-years-old). Registration fees cover the event’s expenses and are counted toward the Rider’s minimum.
Get more information and register for the Ride at komenvtnh.org. To see that awesome quilt and other raffle items, and to check out hundreds of past event photos, find the Ride on Face Book at Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure VT and follow along. For more information about Susan G. Komen, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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!

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 24 – Bennington
“Not So Scary Halloween Stories” at the Bennington Free Library
Come listen to a selection of exciting children’s books with the Halloween spirit. Fun for the whole family! Bring a flashlight. Costumes optional. 6:30pm – 7:15pm.

Oct. 29 – Bennington
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!

Nov 25-Dec 30 – Bennington
“The 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