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We have many fantastic major Events happening in our region. Be sure to also review our Daily Happenings Calendar to discover what is going just about any day of the week.

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

    Manchester Parks and Rec, Applejack Field

    September 6, 2014 – 12:00 am - 12:30 pm

    New England’s Best Kept Secret! The premier half-marathon in Manchester and the Mountains, VERMONT Registration is limited to the first 1,000 total participants for both the half marathon and the 5K.

    REGISTER NOW!!  We are looking forward to seeing you September 6th. You will need to register online or download the PDF form. The Maple Leaf is sponsored by The Perfect Wife, The Spiral Press and MVP Health Care.


    Maple Street School

    September 13, 2014 – All Day

    On Saturday, September 13th, experience TEDxBattenkill, an independently organized TED event. A carefully curated program of action-inspiring talks by thought leaders and innovators aimed at fostering creative collaboration across communities. Talks, Lunch, closing Reception and more included with your ticket!


    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

    Hildene Meadows

    September 20, 2014 – 7:30 am - 1:15 pm

    5K run/fitness walk raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors, and honors victims of the disease.

    23rd Annual Win Hoyt Golf Tournament

    Manchester Country Club

    September 24, 2014 – 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Manchester & the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Manchester Country Club to offer players a relaxed, fun day of golf.  11:00 registration and lunch  at 11:30 on the terrace (weather permitting), and play begins at 12:30 with a shotgun start. Prizes and hors d’oeuvres at 5:00ish. There will be mulligan’s, raffles, prizes, a hole-in-one and ball drop. New this year is the “Beat the Pro” feature on the eighth hole. Wager up to $100 and win $200! Or get pro shop credit in the amount of your wager. It’s a win-win! You may sign up as a single player, $125 (we’ll match you with a foursome), a foursome, $500 (you provide us with your team names) or a corporate team, $650, (again, you provide the team names). We will need the handicaps of all players for scoring purposes. Fees include greens fee, cart, lunch, prizes, and hors’ doeuvres (cash bar). Our event sponsor is Casella Waste Management.

    You do not have to be a Chamber member or a member of the Manchester Country Club to play in this tournament. All proceeds from the Win Hoyt Tournament support Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity and the marketing efforts of the Manchester & the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more information call the Chamber at 802-362-6313.

    Sign up here.


    Peru Fair

    Peru Fair

    September 27, 2014 – 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Each year approximately 100 exhibitors converge on the tiny village of Peru, Vermont located off Route 11 to display and sell their arts, but most of all to be discovered by craft seekers of all types.
    Early in the morning of the fair, booths, displays, and crafts are set up, smells of food begin to stretch across and before too long, the parade of whimsical characters officially opens the Fair and music and entertainment fill the air.

    Family Harvest Fest Package

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    October 10, 2014 - October 13, 2014 – 12:00 am

    Join in on all the fun that Columbus Day Weekend holds at Stratton Mountain. Bring the family to enjoy 2 nights lodging in family friendly accommodations, admission to the Bromley Mountain Adventure Park, admission to Stratton’s Chili Fest and other weekend festivities. Starting from just $83 per person, per night*

    *Available October 10-13. Rate based on double occupancy at the Black Bear Lodge, plus tax and service charge, subject to availability and change.

    Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886) to book.

    Columbus Day Weekend Celebration

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    October 11, 2014 - October 13, 2014 – All Day

    Join us as we celebrate autumn and the changing season in the midst of stunning fall foliage over Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-13. Family fun, fall foliage and a run to the Summit are in store during our annual Chilifest Cookoff, North Face Race to the Summit and Harvestfest!

    The North Face Race to the Summit

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    October 12, 2014 – 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Experience Vermont’s fall foliage in a whole new way as you run up Stratton in the North Face Race to the Summit.

    9th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival

    Equinox Valley Nursery

    October 18, 2014 – 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The Equinox Valley Nursery, home of the official Manchester Pumpkin Patch, is pleased to host the 9th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival in Manchester, Vermont. Come help celebrate! Activities will include kids games, a craft market, food vendors, fresh cider donuts, wagon rides, costume parade, scavenger hunt and the Equinox Nursery’s famous corn maze. Back by popular demand will be a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. Come celebrate fall in Vermont on Saturday, October 18th at The Equinox Valley Nursery, 1158 Main Street, Historic Route 7A Manchester, Vermont. Fall fun for all ages. For more information call The Equinox Valley Nursery at 362-2610. Event hours are 10-4 on Saturday, October 18th