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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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    Southshire Roller Derby Presents: Roller Derby Double Header

    Riley Rink at Hunter Park

    September 5, 2015 – 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Photo Booth, Beer Garden, Great Food, Craft Table & Family Fun! $5 in Advance, $8 at the Door. 12 and under are Free. Tickets available at the Manchester Visitor Center or

    Maple Leaf Half Marathon & Kotler 5k Run/Fun Walk

    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.

    Andy Avery Trio Benefit Concert

    Arkell Pavillion, Southern Vermont Art Center

    September 13, 2015 – 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Local favorite Andy Avery comes to the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell Pavilion Sunday, September 13th, at 7:30pm, for an evening of music and frivolity. Celebrating 40 years of performance in the southern Vermont area, Avery, along with his trio and special guests Lee Romano and Peter Giancola, will be bringing his acoustic rhythms to SVAC as part of a benefit concert supporting the Manchester Community Food Cupboard (CFC).

    First enticed to Vermont in 1975 to play Stratton Mountain Inn, Andy Avery has found himself entertaining the local community for the past four decades and has become a staple act at The Equinox Resort. Come enjoy an evening of great music on the hill at SVAC while helping our local CFC, whom provide food for those in need in the Northshire. Doors open at 7:00 pm and tickets can be found through, by emailing, or by calling 802.367.1302.

    The Blue Jean Ball

    Manchester Community Library

    September 25, 2015 – 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    This is the 7th Biennial Blue Jean Ball with all proceeds from the event supporting The Manchester Community Library’s programming for people of all ages. For the first time ever, the Blue Jean Ball will be held at the Library. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call the Manchester Community Library at 362-2607 or via the web at

    I Matter...You Matter Night of Music

    Dorset Playhouse

    September 25, 2015 – 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    You Are Never Alone Foundation invites you to become a Sponsor for our I MATTER, YOU MATTER Night of Music Event as Joseph Wooten, musician, composer and member of the Steve Miller Band, along with local musicians will perform to bring awareness to homelessness in our community. Tickets are $20.

    Peru Fair

    Peru Fair

    September 26, 2015 – All Day

    The Peru Fair began in 1978 as the “end of the world tag sale.” but what had evolved is not what a tag-saler would ever dream of.  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 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.

    Proceeds of the Fair are donated to the Peru Scholarship Fund. The Peru Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization that distributes educational scholarships to the children of Peru for higher education.

    Highlights of the Fair include a pig roast, art demonstrations, church exhibits of yesteryear, artisan crafts, music, dancing, and foods of all tastes.

    An Old Fashioned Country Store. Fabulous Pig Roast, Music & Family Entertainment, Vermont Crafts, Cloggers, Antiques & Art Exhibits, Vermont Artisans Demos, Clowns & Magicians, Pony Rides, Food & Vermont Fare, Baked Goods, & Fun for Everyone!

    27th Annual Manchester Fall Art & Craft Festival

    The Practice Tee

    October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015 – All Day

    Autumn in Vermont! The mountains around Manchester are awash with color and at The Practice Tee a small city has arisen, with tents full of fine art, contemporary craftwork, specialty foods, live music and more. The Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival is an annual tradition for many shoppers and a delightful new experience for others. This is the perfect time to take a weekend getaway experience Southern Vermont at peak foliage whilst sipping a hot cappuccino, shopping for handcrafted art and craftwork, and eating delicious food.

    TEDx Battenkill Returns!

    Southern Vermont Arts Center

    October 3, 2015 – 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Experience TEDxBattenkill, an independently organized TED event featuring thought-provoking live talks by thought leaders, intellectuals and innovators and a networking reception where you can meet the speakers in person. Tickets are $45. Seats are limited. Buy your tickets at

    31st Annual Antiques in Vermont

    Riley Rink at Hunter Park

    October 4, 2015 – 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    A one day wonder. 80 exhibitors, fresh stock, it’s a winning recipe. 802-362-2342.

    32nd Annual Weston Craft Show

    Weston Playhouse

    October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Weston Craft Show is a juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans, representing works in baskets, ceramics, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting, paper, fiber, leather, mosaics, pastels, sculpture, wearable art, and wood.

    The Weston Craft Show is held at the Weston Playhouse which provides a manageable, pleasant shopping experience for those looking for something special. With a carefully juried array of exceptional arts and crafts in a distinctive setting, the Weston Craft Show offers discerning collectors high quality, diversity and beautiful displays.

    Take the opportunity to visit one of the most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary crafts in Vermont. The show is produced by the Weston Craft Show Committee with all proceeds supporting the preservation of Weston’s historic museums. More than $500,000 has been raised over the years. Come join us and celebrate the art of fine Vermont craftsmanship at Vermont’s premier crafts show.

    Adult admission is $8. More info at

    Annual Pumpkin Festival

    Equinox Valley Nursery

    October 17, 2015 – All Day

    Call 802-362-2610 for more info!

    Artisan Bread Basics

    Earth Sky Time Farm

    October 25, 2015 – 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Green Mountain Academy is hosting an Artisan Bread making class at Earth Sky Time Farm. You’ve seen them at the local farmers markets, now learn what goes into making these fresh, delicious breads. The class will be hands-on and you’ll have a couple of loaves to take home. Class size is limited to 20 people. Registration is $35. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website


    Main Street

    October 30, 2015 - November 8, 2015 – 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The SoVT Restaurant Week is a special limited time menu event at participating fine-dining restaurants in Vermont’s Windham and Bennington Counties. Diners can enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner at a reduced price compared to the regular menu selections.