Daily Events

Jun 29-Nov 3 - North Bennington

"The 22nd Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show"

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) is a premier cultural event in Vermont located in the Southern part of the state featuring outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington.

The 22nd annual NBOSS will be hosting an opening party for the exhibition this year on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. The reception will take place from 4:00-8:00 PM (rain or shine) at the Vermont Arts Exchange campus, 48 Main Street in North Bennington next door to the Post Office and across the street from the North Bennington Train Depot and throughout the Village. The Train Depot Gallery will be open featuring paintings and glass sculpture. There will be a toast to the sculptors and opening remarks at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served. A guided tour will follow with opportunities to meet the artists and learn about their sculptures. The opening will also feature live music by "The Ransom Notes". nbossvt.org

 

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 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 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

 

Aug 1-24 - Weston

"Always...Patsy Cline performed at Weston Playhouse"

When an unlikely encounter in a Texas honky-tonk lands Patsy Cline at her biggest fan's kitchen table, the rising star finds a fast friend and a savvy business partner. Late night conversations between Patsy and Louise, a Southern housewife, create a bond that lasts a lifetime. Listen in and hum along as Patsy and Louise belt their way through hits such as "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy," and "Back in Baby's Arms." westonplayhouse.org

 

Aug 8 - 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 8 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Chamber Concert"

7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arr. for String Trio by Sitkovetsky, Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45 PM. mmfvt.org

 

Aug 8-11 - Manchester

"Manchester Sidewalk Sales"

It's August in Manchester, and that means our famous shops are ready to overflow into the streets with the biggest discounts of the season. World-class designer outlets and unique, independent retailers pull out all the stops to make these four days extra special here in Vermont's year-round shopping paradise. Whether bargain hunting is your favorite pastime or you're just passing through on the way to a favorite vacation spot, we invite you to come join the festivities on the streets of Manchester and discover summer's sweetest deals. manchestervermont.com

 

Aug 9-15 - Vermont

"Vermont Open Farm Week"

Celebrating 5 years! Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better, and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.  What's the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique!  Milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another. Find up-to-date lists of participating farms and search by location or product at DigInVT.com, your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences.

 

Aug 10 - Manchester

"12th Annual Fly-Fishing Festival"

The 12th annual AMFF Fly-Fishing Festival returns to beautiful Manchester, this year from 10 am until 4 pm. This is our signature event of the summer - a growing event that showcases the joy of fly fishing with vendors, demonstrations, and a gathering of people who are all equally enthused about the sport. Come enjoy fly tying and casting demonstrations, try your hand at casting vintage rods, learn how to tie a saltwater fly, and mingle with like-minded people as you share the joy of the great outdoors. amff.org

 

Aug 10 - Arlington

"Sugar on Snow at Arlington Village Farmers Market"

Visit the Arlington Village Farmers Market for Maple Day and learn all about maple syrup farming in Vermont. Free snow cones will be served, topped with real Vermont Maple Syrup, from their market vendors. The market includes many local products including handmade gifts, farm-fresh foods and produce, award-winning local cheeses from over thirty booths, come see why it's the most talked-about summer event in Arlington. 4-7pm. arlington-vermont.com/farmers-market

 

Aug 15 - Manchester

"North Meadow Farm On-Farm Experience With Cheese and Wine Tasting"

North Meadow Farm produces grass-fed raw milk, meats, fresh cheese curds, artisan farmhouse cheeses, and fresh farm eggs.  Explore the farm, interact with the animals in the dedicated petting area, and enjoy samples of the cheeses they have made and aged on sight in their cheese cave paired with locally sourced wines.

Petting Farm Admission: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children, 3 and under are free. 4-7pm. northmeadowfarms.com

 

Aug 15-18 - Manchester

"Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival"

A four-day music festival featuring a variety of bluegrass, roots and Americana music from both icons of the industry and innovative up-and-coming artists. Featuring a main stage, dance tent, camping, kids activities, local food trucks, Vermont craft beer and wine, and a magical Green Mountain setting! greenmountainbluegrass.com

 

Aug 15-Sep 1 - Weston

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? performed at Weston Playhouse"

It's two o'clock in the morning when George and Martha return home from a college faculty party, but the night has only just begun. An evening of fun and games takes a dark turn as the line between reality and illusion blurs. As stirring and provocative today as it was when it premiered, this classic asks what we are willing to do to, and for, the people we love. westonplayhouse.org

 

Aug 22 - 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 22-Sep 8 - Manchester

"Shakespeare in the Woods"

Shakespeare in the Woods (SitW) is an outdoor Southern Vermont theatre festival. Each production seeks to deliver a professional caliber celebration of classical text through a socially aware lens, all while embracing Vermont's natural offerings. Our first season will consist of "Much Ado About Nothing", "Romeo & Juliet", and "The Taming of the Shrew". SitW is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Pricing: General Admission Adults - $20 and Children 12 & Under $12. shakespeareinthewoodsvt.com

 

Aug 24 - Bennington

"Vermont - Sun and Fun! Festival"

Live music, homemade luncheon, kids activities, workshops, educational displays, over 25 local groups participate to celebrate the earth and sustainability. FREE. Join us at the Second Congregational Church 155 Hillside St. in Bennington. Follow us on Facebook: Sun and Fun!.

 

Aug 31-Sep 1 - Bennington

"Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival"

Join us Labor Day weekend for the event awarded one of the top ten Garlic Festivals in the world, and the winner of Vermont's Top 10 Fall Events. Garlic, crafts, food, beer and wine, plus plenty of activities for kids and demonstrations for everyone. Over 200 vendors will be there, at this farmer's market style weekend event. lovegarlic.com

 

Sep 14 - Bennington

"Downtown Bennington Food Truck Festival"

From 11 am- 6 pm. Come to the intersection of Main & School St in Downtown Bennington for a day of food, music, crafts & beer! Family-friendly & free to attend. Try a range of eclectic breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts offerings! Beer tent, music all day & more. Eventbrite Tickets

 

Sep 14 - Manchester

"Opening Reception for Ando Hiroshige Woodblock Prints at Vermont Arts Center"

Hiroshige, born And Tokutaro, in Edo (Tokyo) in 1797, most notably known as Ando Hiroshige, was of the great masters of the color woodblock print. It has been estimated that Hiroshige created more than 5,000 prints and that as many as 10,000 copies were made from some of his woodblocks. Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple, highly decorative elements, Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition. The prints shown at the Southern Vermont Arts Center are genuine Japanese woodblocks, meticulously reproduced from recut woodblocks in the 20th century, using traditional methods, each piece being "hand-pulled" like the prints of the old masters. svac.org

 

Sep 14-15 - Bennington

"26th Annual Bennington Quiltfest"

Presented by: The Quiet Valley Quilters Guild. Our show features: New Quilts, Guild Challenge Quilts, Vendors, People's Choice awards, Raffle quilt, Demonstrations, Consignment Boutique, and a Special Quilt Exhibit. People's Choice winners announced at 3:30 on Sunday.

The Featured Quilter at this year's show will be John Kubiniec of Big Rig Quilting. He will have a free lecture at 1:00, on both Saturday and Sunday.

The 2019 Raffle Quilt: Hart of Gold is a queen size bed quilt in the Turning Twenty pattern by Tricia Cribbs. It is created with an exciting variety of black and gold fabrics, stitched together by Sharon Shorey and quilted by Bruce Carnevale from Karen's Quilting Corner. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5; the drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3:00.

There is a Quiltfest Cafe on site serving breakfast and lunch each day until 3:30 p.m. featuring breakfast sandwiches, pastries, quiche, soup, chili and delicious sandwiches.

Parking is plentiful and the event is Handicapped Accessible. benningtonquiltfest.com

 

Sep 26-Oct 20 - Weston

"Indecent performed at Weston Playhouse"

This deeply moving work charts the history of a group of artists who risked their lives to put on a play. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. This Tony-award winning play by the author of How I Learned to Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home is Weston's 5th American Masters production. westonplayhouse.org

 

Oct 4-6 - Manchester

"Manchester Fall Arts Festival"

Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink in Hunter Park. This Festival, bringing annual visitors from New York, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in the Northeast, provides a unique and memorable shopping experience. Find handcrafted creations made by expert Artists and Artisans, and meet the actual makers of the work. Visitors also enjoy the Specialty Foods and Spirits tent, with producers of Vermont products including maple syrup, craft distilled spirits, and other gourmet items. Also find wine, beer, and great food to eat on-site while you enjoy live music and other entertainment. Enjoy a memorable visit to beautiful Manchester! craftproducers.com

 

Oct 5 - Bennington

"Oktoberfest"

Presented by the Norshaft Lions club. Come for live music, great food, beer tent, vendors and children’s activities. Find them at the Historic Colgate Park, Route 9 West in Bennington, Vt.

e-clubhouse.org/sites/norshaft/ or Facebook Norshaft Lions

 

 

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