Annual Events Throughout the Region
April 2 & 3, 2016
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 5- August 7, 2016
Celebrating its 23rd 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.
July 12- August 16, 2016, 6-8PM
Manchester’s Town Green is alive with Concerts on the Green – blues, rock, blue grass and folk music.
June 11 & 12, 2016
The 30th Annual Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show rolls onto the Dorr Farm show field just north of Manchester on Route 30. Enjoy flea market and local food vendors.
July 16 and 17, 2016, 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.
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.
August 6, 2016
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.
Saturday August 8, 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.
Manchester Sidewalk Sales
August 4 – 7, 2016
Best bargains of the summer at Manchester’s Famous Sidewalk Sales — never any tax on clothing! More than 50 participating retailers.
August 11-14, 2016
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 28-30, 2015
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 10, 2016
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.
July 23, 2016
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 24, 2016
An old fashioned one-day fair with food/crafts/arts/music in the beautiful mountain town of Peru.
September 30 – October 2, 2016
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.
September 29 – October 1, 2016
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 15, 2016
The 10th 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 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016
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.