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Annual Events Throughout the Region

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Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

March 21-22, 2014

Sweet maple scented steam billows from sugarhouses throughout Vermont!  Visit us and learn about how maple syrup is made, from our trees to your table. Come to one of our many maple events held each Spring throughout the state.

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Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

July 1- August 10, 2014

Celebrating its 21st year as Vermont’s premier hunter/jumper competition.  The Vermont Summer Festival is a six week show on the Beebe Farm in East Dorset. See Olympic equestrians participating in events for $750,000 in prizes.

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Tuesday Night Concerts on the Green

July 8 – August 19, 6-8PM

Manchester’s Town Green is alive with Concerts on the Green – blues, rock, blue grass and folk music. The lineup:

July 8 – The Battenkillers

July 15 – The Bondville Boys

July 22 – Blues Sanctuary

July 29 – Dana & Sue

Aug 5 – Don’t Leave Band

Aug12 – Wyld Nightz Band

Aug19 – So Far & Tripolar

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28th Annual Manchester & Antique Car Show

June 7 & 8, 2014

The 28th Annual Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show rolls onto the Dorr Farm show field  just north of Manchester on Route 30 on June 7 & 8.  The early summer “dust off”  show features 46 classes of antique and classic cars, Land Rover driving course, flea market and local food vendors.

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Sheepdog Trial and Farm Festival

July 12 and 13, 8AM – 4:00PM

Annual two day event featuring some of the Northeast’s best border collies in timed trials. A fun event and farm festival for the whole family with farm activities, vendors and local foods.

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Hills Alive!

June 27 – August 2, 2014

A six week celebration of the arts – world class productions, concerts, readings, and more throughout 12 performing arts venues in The Shires of Vermont – from Weston to Bennington.

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Gear Up for Lyme

August 2, 2014

Gear up for a challenging ride up Mt. Equinox!  This race is part of the adventuresome Bike Up Mountain Point Series and benefits Lyme disease and local charities.

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18th Annual Norman’s Attic

Saturday, August 9, 9am – 4pm.

Arlington, Vermont is the place to be if you’re looking for unique items, gifts, crafts and collectibles.  A celebrated community wide tag sale in with local vendors and food along Main Street.

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Manchester Sidewalk Sales

August 7 – 10, 2014

Best bargains of the summer at Manchester’s Famous Sidewalk Sales — never any tax on clothing!  More than 50 participating retailers.

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The Vermont Challenge

August 13-17, 2014

A 4 day right through Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains for cyclists of all levels — including a century ride through the beautiful Brandon gap.  Watch the video.

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213th Annual Bondville Fair

August 22-24, 2014

The Bondville Fair is the oldest continuous fair in Vermont. This year the three-day format, which was introduced in 1995, will again be offered for your enjoyment. New events and more entertainment than ever before have been included in the expansion of this family-oriented event.

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Maple Leaf Half Marathon and Kotler 5K Run and Fun Walk

September 6, 2014

New England’s Premier Half Marathon and Kotler 5K Fun Run/Walk. Outstanding organization and enthusiastic friendly volunteers make this the “race to run” in Manchester.

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Discover Dorset Days

September 6 & 7, 2014

Discover Dorset Days presents the history and art of one of Vermont’s best communities. Open studios, artisans, local food, festivities including a scavenger hunt and a pie judging contest.

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Susan G. Komen VT/NH for the Cure

September 20, 2014

The Race for the Cure supports breast cancer research and is an affiliate of the national Susan G. Komen organization. Race now includes both a 5/10 K course.

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Peru Fair

September 27, 2014

An old fashioned one-day fair with food/crafts/arts/music in the beautiful mountain town of Peru.

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Manchester Fall Arts Festival

October 3, 2014

Over a 100 talented artists and artisans from throughout New England displaying their works under large heated tents. The Practice Tee at Hunter Park  Local foods/music/free parking.

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52th Annual Weston Antiques Show

October 3 ,4 and 5, 2014

Best small show in New England according to the New York Times. Dealers from across New England showcasing antiques for collectors.

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Vermont Antiques Week

Shows throughout the week  from Bromley to Okemo, Ludlow, Weston and in Manchester with a variety of antiques and collectibles

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Pumpkin Carving Festival

October 18, 2014

The 8th Annual Harvest Festival with family activities — cider donuts, kids costume parade, corn maze, wagon rides and pumpkin carving throughout the day – at Equinox Valley Nursery.

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Manchester Merriment

November 29, 2014 – January 1, 2015

A six week long Vermont “ Top 10 Winter Event” featuring tree lightings, inn tours, wine tastings, horse and wagon rides and a lighted tractor parade in support of local charities.