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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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    Shires of Vermont Marathon

    Bennington College

    May 18, 2014 – 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Start at Bennington College and end at Hunter Park. A scenic point-to point USATF-certified course connecting the Shire Towns of Bennington and Manchester – the only full marathon in southern Vermont. More information on their website.

    22nd Annual Spring Open Studio Weekend

    Various Locations

    May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014 – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event.

    The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.

    The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. The Vermont Open Studio Guide is available on the VCC website or by calling 802-223-3380.

    Celebration of Peonies

    Hildene-the Lincoln Family Home

    June 15, 2014 – 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Thousands of peony blooms, many of which are from the original 1907 plants, are the stars in Hildene’s famous gardens.

    Wanderlust Vermont

    Stratton Mountain

    June 19, 2014 - June 22, 2014 – 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Four days and nights of yoga, music, speakers and so much more!

    Stratton Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    July 5, 2014 - July 6, 2014 – All Day

    Ring in the fourth of July at Stratton with music, fireworks, pie eating, games, hay rides and much more. Fireworks are Saturday, July 5.

    Tour de Grace

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    July 12, 2014 – All Day

    The Tour de Grace is a beautiful, 17.5 mile, scenic ride that’s fun for all ages. Riders will enjoy great views as they bike from Stratton Mountain to Grace Cottage Hospital.

    Green Mountain Academy's 2014 Summer Ball... "Literary License"

    Manchester Community Library

    August 8, 2014 – 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Come dressed as your favorite literary character or author and enjoy a spirited evening with fine food and great dancing to the sounds of High Definition (back by popular demand) at the new Manchester Community Library.
    $150 per person. For more information, please call Gloria Palmer, Executive Director of Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning at 802.867.0111.

    The Vermont Challenge

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    August 13, 2014 - August 17, 2014 – All Day

    The people of Vermont welcome you to tour Vermont’s beautiful landscape, replete with rolling farmlands, bucolic villages, and quiet country roads. The Vermont Challenge is a friendly experience drawing on the qualities of the people of Vermont.

    Stratton Grizzly Triathlon

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    August 31, 2014 – 12:00 am

    Mark your calendars for the Stratton Mountain Grizzly Triathlon! Money and of course bragging rights are at stake.

    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.