Annual Events Throughout the Region
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.
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.
Tuesday Night Concerts on the Green
July and August
Manchester’s Town Green is alive with Concerts on the Green – blues, rock, blue grass and folk music – presented by the regions favorite bands every Tuesday night between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
June – August
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.
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.
A celebrated community wide tag sale in Arlington, Vermont the former home town of Norman Rockwell. Local vendors and food along Main Street.
Manchester Sidewalk Sales
Best bargains of the summer at Manchester’s Famous Sidewalk Sales — never any tax on clothing! More than 50 participating retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 28, 2013
An old fashioned one-day fair with food/crafts/arts/music in the beautiful mountain town of Peru.
October 4-6, 2013
Over a 100 talented artists and artisans from throughout New England displaying their works under large heated tents. Local foods/music/free parking.
October 4, 5 and 6, 2013
Best small show in New England according to the New York Times. Dealers from across New England showcasing antiques for collectors.
Shows throughout the week from Bromley to Okemo, Ludlow, Weston and in Manchester with a variety of antiques and collectibles
October 19, 2013
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.
November 29, 2013 – January 1, 2014
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 the local food cupboards.