Upcoming Events in Southern Vermont

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.


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.


Also, feel free to check out:

the Bennington Area Chamber Community Calendar
the Manchester Business Association Events Calendar
the Vermont Arts Council Arts Calendar

Ongoing

May-October
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
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, Vermont. And October – May they will be located at J.K. Adams. Hours: All Sundays except for Easter Sunday 10am – 2pm
www.dorsetfarmersmarket.org

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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May 24-Jun 16 – Manchester
“Celebration of Peonies at Hildene”
The fabulous gardens of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, are in bloom from late May to early June. Thousands of fragrant, flamboyant peonies, heirloom and new. hildene.org

May 25 – Bennington
“Mayfest”
A craft fair in its 33rd year that features over 150 crafters and food vendors set up along Main Street in Bennington. betterbennington.org

May 30 – Bennington
“Hemmings Cruise-In”
Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.
Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it’s a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

Jun 1 – Brattleboro
“Sheila Jordan: Celebrating Her 90th Year at the Vermont Jazz Center”
This concert celebrates NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan in her 90th year. It serves as an expression of gratitude to Jordan for her loving and generous 20-plus year involvement in our community as a mentor and performer. VJC director, Eugene Uman usually performs on this date with his Convergence Project. This concert is a golden opportunity for him to join forces with one of the vocal legends of our time in its stead. Featuring Genevieve Rose, bass (toured Colombia, S.A. with Sheila and Eugene) & Billy Drummond, drums (played w/Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins etc., teaches at Julliard). Along with the NEA Jazz Master Award, Jordan has received an IAJE Humanitarian Award, a Mary Lou Williams’ Women in Jazz Lifetime of Service Award and many others. Sheila has taught thousands of students around the world, helping them to realize their potential, and encourages us all to savor and delight in the immensity and swinging depth of jazz music. vtjazz.org

Jun 7-9 – Brattleboro
“Strolling of the Heifers”
A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street and dance to the MOOOsic on Saturday, June 8! The parade kicks off at 10 am sharp with scores of lovable heifer calves – groomed, decorated and led by future farmers. The heifers are followed by farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and surprises.
When it’s over, follow the crowd to the Slow Living Expo for food, entertainment, animals, tractors, music and family fun, plus demonstrations, craft show and exhibits related to our mission of farm and food innovation.
And that’s not all: Stroll Weekend starts Friday night, June 7 with our Expo Festival featuring a culinary competition, Gallery Walk, music, food, fun and more. On Sunday, June 9, enjoy our Famous Farmers Breakfast, the cycling Tour de Heifer and the Farm Tour.Always rated one of Vermont’s Top 10 Summer Events! Visit our website for the full weekend schedule! strollingoftheheifers.com

Jun 13 – Bennington
“Hemmings Cruise-In”
Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.
Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it’s a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

Jun 20-23 – Stratton
“Wanderlust”
Peak Wellness. Wanderlust’s mission is to help you find your true north, wherever your journey may take you. We’ve hand-selected world-renowned guides—yoga and meditation teachers, outdoor instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs—to light your path. In 2019, we’re offering even richer experiences like full-day Thursday immersions and new Yoga Nidra classes to make Stratton an unforgettable waypoint in your journey to true north. wanderlust.com

Jun20-Jul13 – Weston
“The Fantasticks performed at Weston Playhouse”
The Playhouse season kicks off with THE FANTASTICKS. The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks invites the audience to use their imagination to create a world of moonlight, magic, and memory. This charming and funny fable tells the story of a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that keeps them apart. Reality collides with romance as the young couple falls in love, grows apart, and finds their way back to each other after the September rains. westonplayhouse.org

Jun 21 – Manchester
“Manchester Street Fest”
Small town summer at its BEST! Head to Main Street for our favorite annual block party. From 6-9 pm rock out to live music, browse the pop-up booths, and sample eats from local food vendors. Bring your BFF, bring the family, bring everyone except the dog. No dogs allowed. Please leave your furry friends at home. Parking available in the municipal lot behind Rite Aid, and at Manchester Elementary School. See you there! manchester-vt.gov

Jun 27 – Bennington
“Hemmings Cruise-In”
Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.
Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it’s a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

Jul 2-Aug 11 – East Dorset
“Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show”
The Vermont Summer Festival will return to Harold Beebe Farm, nestled in the hills of Southern Vermont in East Dorset, VT, for six weeks of diverse offerings for hunter, jumper, and equitation competitors from July through August. vt-summerfestival.com

Jul 4-21 – Weston
“I And You performed at Weston Playhouse”
Independence Day weekend at Walker Farm brings the opening of I AND YOU (July 4 – July 21 | Walker Farm), a smart and inspiring story of youth, love, and connection written by America’s most produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson. Caroline has been ill and stuck inside her home for weeks, months, years, an eternity. One afternoon, her classmate Anthony arrives bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth and the strange beauty of human connectedness. westonplayhouse.org

Jul 11-Aug 10 – Manchester
“Manchester Music Festival”
CELEBRATING 45 SEASONS AT THE SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER! Manchester Music Festival welcomes internationally-renowned classical musicians for five weeks of summer concerts in the Green Mountains of Vermont, on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Manchester Music Festival is a non-profit organization that offers world-class performances and integrative music education to engage the public and encourage the enjoyment, preservation, and celebration of classical music. Its programming blends familiar classics with more adventurous chamber music offerings, spanning music of the Renaissance and Baroque through the contemporary compositions of our time. 2019 concerts feature top musicians who regularly headline the world’s greatest stages and prestigious orchestras. On Sunday afternoons, MMF presents full chamber music concerts by the exceptionally talented participants of the MMF Young Artists Program, featuring emerging artists, aged 18-26, on the brink of international careers. The Festival also welcomes the community to a number of complimentary musical events throughout the summer. mmfvt.org

Jul 12 – Bennington
“Hemmings Cruise-In and 10th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day”
10th annual Collector Car Appreciation Day, the nationwide celebration of automotive passion that is officially proclaimed by the U.S. Senate. This “holiday” celebrates the preservation of historic, classic and specialty cars in the United States. Enthusiasts are encouraged to show their support by bringing out their classic car to where everyone can see it, and hopefully create more interest in the hobby of preserving everyone’s automotive heritage.
Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer. hemmings.com

Jul 18-Aug 10 – Weston
“Oklahoma! performed at Weston Playhouse”
Come mid-summer, Weston Playhouse launches a fresh take on the inimitable masterpiece, OKLAHOMA! (July 18 – August 10 | Weston Playhouse). On a beautiful morning in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory, a group of intrepid pioneers are setting out to forge a new community and young women and men are setting out to chart their futures. When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway 75 years ago it promptly revolutionized the American musical. Its stunning music, heartfelt storytelling, and richly poetic lyrics awakened audiences to a revelatory vision of America. This production celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, a musical written for America today. westonplayhouse.org

Jul 25 – Bennington
“Hemmings Cruise-In”
Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.
Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it’s a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

Aug 2-4 – Bennington
“41st Annual Southern Vermont Arts and Craft Festival”
Juried fine art and craft Exhibitors line outdoor paths and fill soaring white tents with expertly handcrafted creations. With nearly 200 Exhibitors, there is work in a wide variety of style and medium!. Specialty foods and artisan spirits are in a separate section. Relax with wine, beer, and great food while listening to live music in the dining tent. Additional roaming entertainers delight children and adults alike. craftproducers.com

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