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


Ongoing

May-October
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.
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
www.dorsetfarmersmarket.org

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Happening Now

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 November 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

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

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Fall

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 28 – December 30 – Bennington
“Reflections – Festival of Trees” Holiday displays by local designers and artists, organizations, and students featuring rarely seen items 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

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 premier event of Bennington’s Holiday Season and the Museum’s major annual fundraiser. December 6th – 7 to 10 pm. Music by the Jeff McRae Band, Innovative Cuisine by Chef Greg Roach, Unique and Diverse Auction Items, Free Childcare On Site (Call to Reserve Space). 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 6 – Manchester
“A Christmas Carol: Readers Style” “Come in, — come in! and know me better, man!” says the Ghost of Christmas Past in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 
Come in and get to know Shakespeare on Main Street better as it present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Readers Theatre style in Manchester. 7pm Saturday, December 6 at the Manchester Library, 48 West Road, Manchester. The performance is complimentary, as sponsored by the Manchester Library – donations are requested.
www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org

December 13 – Bennington
“Festival of Trees Family Day” 10 am to 5 pm. Holiday Themed Crafts, Children’s Shopping Boutique, Visit with Santa (1-3 pm), Book Signing with, Will Moses (11 am – 1 pm). The NEW Bennington Museum – Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.
www.benningtonmuseum.org

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Winter

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

December 20 – Dorset
“A Christmas Carol: Readers Style” “Come in, — come in! and know me better, man!” says the Ghost of Christmas Past in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 
Come in and get to know Shakespeare on Main Street better as it present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Readers Theatre style in Manchester. 7:30pm Saturday, December 20 at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset. Tickets at the door: Adults: $10.00, Youth $5.00, Children under 12 Free.
www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org


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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