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.
March 21, 2015 – All Day
A Bromley family’s favorite sun-soaked (or just plain soaked) event is back for another year! Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music, a BBQ and even some rides from our summer adventure park!
March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015 – All Day
The 24 Hours of Stratton is an epic skiing / snowboarding event designed for people of all ages and ability. Ski as an individual, or create a family of up to 12 riders consisting of co-workers, neighbors, friends or classmates. Each athlete can ski for as long or as little as desired, from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday as the mountain is lit for night time riding, from dusk until dawn!
Manchester Visitors Center
March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 – All Day
Visit local sugar makers – Twin Brook Maple Farm, Dutton’s Farm Stand, Merck Forest, Bob’s Maple Shop & The Sugar Shack! See for yourself how maple syrup is made. Some sugar makers offer tours and horse-drawn wagon rides, and others welcome you with tastings of this year’s crop, sugar-on-snow, and maple donuts. Because no two sugarhouses are the same, plan on visiting more than one!
March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maple Celebration & Pancake Breakfast at Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10 am – 2 pm
Cost: $10/adult, $5/child ages 4-12, and under age 4 are FREE (tickets sold at door)
Sugaring time is a sweet season. The warming scent of boiling maple syrup hangs in the air around any sugarhouse, and the delicious smell is a promise of even more delicious maple syrup. Here at Merck Forest, along with the Bennington County Sugar Maker’s Association, we like to honor Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend by having a Maple Celebration and Pancake Breakfast.
Between 10 am and 2 pm, we will offer our delicious breakfast spread of eggs, pancakes, and Merck Forest’s own pork sausage and organic maple syrup. Coffee, tea, juice and milk will also be provided.
Children’s activities will run at the farm, wagon rides will convey people to and from the sap house, and newborn lambs and little piglets will be romping around the farmyard.
If it is cold out, remember to dress warmly!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Visitor Center by March 15, 2015.
For more information call 802.394.7836
June 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015 – 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Welcome all car enthusiasts! The premier Antique and Classic Car Show in Manchester & the Mountains, Vermont celebrates 29 years of the best antique and classic cars, food vendors and flea market in the northeast! All balloting for classes must be turned in on Saturday! No ballots will be accepted on Sunday. Awards will be given to first and second place winners, special awards and first place in the “best of” categories. Please stay to pick up your award. We have not raised our entry fees in five years and mailing awards is expensive! The Tailgate Competition will take place and be judged on Sunday as well as the judging for “Best of” the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.
The Golf Club at the Equinox
June 13, 2015 – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Long Trail School will be holding the Irene and Bing Hunter Memorial Golf Tournament which is open to all players. 8:30 shotgun start at The Golf Club at the Equinox. Morning of golf, luncheon and prizes. This tournament assists Long Trail School in providing scholarships for area students and honors the Hunter spirit of philanthropy. To register, contact Kim Rizio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-867-5717×147.
June 18, 2015 - June 21, 2015 – All Day
Wanderlust Festivals are all-out, ecstatic celebrations. We bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers, weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. Whether you’re exploring our multi-day mountaintop adventures or gathering for a daylong urban retreat, Wanderlust events are an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary. These are yoga events that start on your mat and get under skin. It goes in your ears and comes dancing out your fingers and toes. Bring a friend or make a whole group of new ones. From early morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning musical performances, come practice and party in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. More info at www.stratton.wanderlustfestival.com
Dana Thompson Memorial Rec Park
September 12, 2015 – All Day
Premier Manchester, Vermont Classic- “A Must-Do”. The course traverses truly gorgeous Vermont landscapes, running from the downtown community to picturesque village settings to country roads past farm lands back to the finish. Adding to the beauty, Vermont will be in the early stages of fall foliage.
The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and Kotler 5K will run on Saturday, September 12, 2015, in beautiful Manchester, Vermont, a vibrant region with much to offer. Organization is excellent, and the course is scenic and enjoyable. There is something for everyone in this rural Vermont tour. It’s one of those “must do” New England races. Manchester, Vermont is a year-round sports, recreation, foodie and shopping destination in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest.
The races are presented by the Perfect Wife Restaurant, the Spiral Press Cafe, and by MVP Health Care. And it has now evolved into one of the top rated races in Vermont. The revised course is USATF-certified and a true gem of New England racing. It is challenging, which has always been part of the appeal—this is Vermont with mountain vistas. It has been lauded as one of the top half marathons in the country for scenic beauty, organization and allure.