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Annual Events Throughout the Region


Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

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.


Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

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.


Tuesday Night Concerts on the Green

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.


30th Annual Manchester & Antique Car Show

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.



Sheepdog Trial and Farm Festival

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.


Hills Alive!


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 Lyme

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.


19th Annual Norman’s Attic

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.


The Vermont Challenge

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.


214th Annual Bondville Fair

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.


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

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.


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.


Susan G. Komen VT/NH for the Cure

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.


Peru Fair

September 24, 2016

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


Manchester Fall Arts Festival

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.


54th Annual Weston Antiques Show

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.


Vermont Antiques Week

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


Pumpkin Carving Festival

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.


Manchester Merriment

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.