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.
The Weston Playhouse on the Village Green
October 2, 2014 - October 4, 2014 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gala Preview Friday, September 2, 5-7:30PM. $75 includes preview, appetizers, wine, show readmission. Dealers from across the country bring American and English furniture, folk art, silver, jewelry and more! Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT. 802-824-5307
The Practice Tee
October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014 – 10:00 am
150 juried artisan exhibitors, food and wine, Vermont beers, live music, comic juggling, craft demos and more! Practice Tee at Riley Rink, Manchester.
October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
VERMONT ARTISTS WELCOME FALL VISITORS TO THEIR STUDIOS. Open Studio Weekend on October 4th & 5th.
Leaf peepers love autumn in Vermont and traveling the state to see the brilliant show of reds, oranges and yellows shimmering in the mountains and valleys. Foliage visitors will also find artful surprises during their stay by meeting Vermont artisans in their studios during the Fall Open Studio Weekend.
The free tour takes place from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th when craftspeople and artists will open their studios to the public. Bright yellow Open Studio signs are posted along the roads to guide visitors to each studio. Visitors experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the work spaces of glassblowers, weavers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, printmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, painters, quilters, and others. Find the map here or visit the Manchester Welcome Visitor Center to pick up your map.
The Weston Playhouse on the Village Green
October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Each October the Weston Craft Show welcomes visitors from across Vermont, other states and other countries to enjoy the finest Vermont craftsmanship in the atmosphere of the historic Weston Playhouse. The work of our talented artisans includes ceramics, fiber arts, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, and photography. This is truly a community event thanks to the efforts of local volunteers. Proceeds benefit preservation of Weston’s historic museums, which offer year-round activities for the whole family.
October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014 – 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dorset Players present The Heiress, Henry James’ classic tale of life in Washington Square comes to life on stage by Ruth and Augustus Goetz. Catherine Sloper, deemed unmarriable, lives a life of solitude when a handsome yet poor man falls in love with her. Her well to do father, Dr. Sloper, thinks the charming Morris is obviously after the unclever girl’s money and forbids the marriage. Will the dashing suitor prove the good doctor right or will love conquer all? Don’t miss this Tony Award winning play and find out all the answers!
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, Teddy Bear Parade, brewfest and Harvestfest!
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.
October 12, 2014 – 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
802 DiscDogs & Demo, Pumpkin & Apple Chuck’n and Games, Hay Rides, BBQ, Pie Tasting Event & People’s Choice Community Grant Awards, Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen, AND MORE!
October 12, 2014 – 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sun Deck will be swinging and smoking with Gypsy Reel live. Weather permitting.
Equinox Valley Nursery
October 18, 2014 – 11:00 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 11-4 on Saturday, October 18th
November 27, 2014 – 9:00 am - 11:45 am
Earn your turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving! Bring your friends, family and a funny costume and jump start your Thanksgiving with a run through the resort, starting at 9 am.
Hildene-the Lincoln Family Home
December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014 – 10:00 am
Enjoy apple cider, Vermont tastings and fresh cider donuts.
December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014 – 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This whimsical 2014 holiday train will take its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey through the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont.
Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines by the elves of the theater and dance program of Burr and Burton Academy under the direction of Broadway and Hollywood song and dance man Jim Raposa. Refreshments will be served on decorated trains. Adding to the memories of this holiday ride, the elves will be reading a special story about Christopher Pop-In-Kins, who will also be hidden on every train in the greenery peeking to see who’s been naughty and nice! Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift.
Christopher Pop-In-Kins will be here with his elves boarding the passengers for a ride of a lifetime on the ELF EXPRESS. Join Christopher and his friends on a fun-filled, sing-along mini-performance adventure through the Green Mountains. This is a Pop-In-Kins family adventure you won’t want to miss! Purchase tickets online or at The Manchester and The Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce, 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT
First Congregational Church
December 21, 2014 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
“The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has been a key player in this state’s arts community for nearly 80 years, bringing music not only to performance halls, but school gymnasiums, armories and even hillsides – anywhere Vermonters would gather to enjoy and share all forms of music. I appreciate the VSO’s commitment to our local communities, our schools and our vibrant arts scene. This is truly our Vermont Symphony Orchestra!”
– Governor Peter Shumlin, 2013
With around 40 annual performances statewide in concert halls, beautiful natural settings, and historic and community buildings, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has proven its value and sustainability, not only as the nation’s oldest state-supported orchestra, but as one of the finest of its size.