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

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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 – Bennington
“Faces of Bennington 1972-1978: Photographs by John Hubbard” The NEW Bennington Museum – Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.

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February 28 – March 2 – Stratton Mountain
“Girls Time Out Snowboarding Camp” Hit the slopes with the Shred Betties of Stratton for this two-day camp designed exclusively for women by women. The camp teaches all levels of snowboarding from beginner to advance in all disciplines. In two daily sessions, riders will get personalized instruction to improve everything from laying down turns to advanced technique to conquering new types of terrain. Riders of every ability are welcome, ages 18+.

March 1 – Bennington
“US Nationals Snowshoe Championships” On March 1st 2014, the best snowshoe racers in the U.S. and Canada will converge on Southern Vermont to compete in the 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. The historic village of Bennington, Vermont will serve as the host community, while the races will be contested eight miles away at Prospect Mountain Ski Area in snowy Woodford, Vermont.

March 5 – Manchester
“Painting Ordinary People” James Maroney, former head of American Paintings at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, illustrates genre painting, the portrayal of ordinary people engaged in everyday activities, from its beginning in the 1790s through its heyday in the 1840s, to its demise in the twentieth century. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

March 8 – Stratton Mountain
“Marchdi Gras” Stratton celebrates Marchdi Gras and the Annual Village (Southern-Style) Block Party. Enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, the Famous Ice Bar, celebrity Mixologist and Chef and fun/free activities for the kids like face painting, caricaturist drawings, acrobatics, stilt walking and more! Festivities start at 3pm.

March 16 – Bennington
“Sage City Symphony” Our annual Youth Concert will include works by students from Bennington College, Williams College, and the College of Saint Rose. Conducted by Michael Finckel. Free admission.

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April 5 – Manchester Center
“11th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium” Features 6 dynamic lectures, a Gardener’s Marketplace, great food, door prizes & gifts.
Featured speakers: David L. Culp: Thomas Christopher, Deborah Trickett, Adam R. Wheeler, Kerry Ann Mendez. Lectures include: 50 Perennials I Could Not Live Without, The Layered Garden, Mowless Lawns, Celebrity Pots, Fun with Color: Variegated Foliage in the Garden, Flashy New or Underused Perennials for 2014.

April 12 – June 17 – Bennington
“Three Vermont Impressionists” Works by Clifford Adams Bayard, Arthur Gibbes Burton, George Loftus Noyes. The NEW Bennington Museum – Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.

May 18 – Bennington
“Sage City Symphony” Program includes Allen Shawn’s Concerto for Cello, with Maxine Neuman as soloist, and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Op. 36. Conducted by Michael Finckel. Free admission.

June 4 – Manchester
“The Examined Life” Socrates famously proclaimed, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Philosophy scholar Susanne Claxton explores what constitutes the examined life and how we may best pursue it. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council event. (Rescheduled from February 5)

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July 5 – November 2 – Bennington
“Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People” The NEW Bennington Museum – Get Into It! 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone 802-447-1571.

August 1-3 – Bennington
“Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival” The Festival, formerly at Hildene, now in its second year at its new home, Camelot Village in Bennington. 140 talented artists and artisans display and sell original one of a kind work as well as traditional and contemporary crafts. There are specialty food producers, wine makers and spirit distillers too. Great fresh food from local restaurants abounds. Craft demos and live music make it a very festive event. All under tents, Rain or shine.

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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