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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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    29th Annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

    Dorr Field


    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.

    Irene & Bing Hunter Memorial Golf Tournament

    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 krizio@longtrailschool.org or 802-867-5717×147.

    Wanderlust Stratton

    Stratton Mountain


    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

    Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

    Harold Beebe Farm


    June 30, 2015 - August 9, 2015 – All Day

    Celebrating its 22nd year as Vermont’s premier hunter/jumper competition.  The Vermont Summer Festival is a six week show on the Beebe Farm in East Dorset. See Olympic equestrians participating in events for $750,000 in prizes.

    The Vermont Challenge

    Manchester Center


    August 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015 – All Day

    The 4th annual Vermont Challenge is a premier bicycle tour that offers both challenging routes for elite recreational cyclist plus tamer routes for all riders. The routes traverse Southern & Central Vermont over 2, 3 or 4 days including the signature Saturday 1-day Gran, Medio & Piccolo Fondo for all riders, presented by our title sponsor Stratton Mountain Resort on Saturday 8/15.

    The Gran Fondo is only mountain resort-top Gran Fondo finish east of the Continental Divide. On Saturday we’ve created The “Ride Up” Bike Festival that’s designed to show you how to take your riding to the next level with exhibitors focusing on: training advice & equipment, nutrition, hydration and more.

    Challenge Options: • The 4-day Grand Challenge: 8/13-16 • The 3-day Challenge: Any three day combination between 8/13-16 • The 2-day Challenge: Any two day combination between 8/13-16 • The 1-day Gran, Medio and Piccolo Fondo: 8/15

    ALL MULTI-DAY OPTIONS ALSO INCLUDE THE SATURDAY FONDO RIDES.

    Route Overview by Day • Thursday 8/13: Southern routes out of Manchester – 65, 45 or 30 miles • Friday 8/14: Routes to/from the Vermont Country Store plus BBQ! – 53, 35 or 25 miles • Saturday 8/15: Gran, Medio & Piccolo – 101, 68 or 26 miles respectively all departing and ending. “Ride-up” Bike Festival from 11-6 pm Stratton Base.    at Stratton Mountain or Bondville. Two Strava timed segments: KOM & Sprint • Sunday 8/16: Northern routes out of Manchester – 58, 40 or 24 miles

    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 Concert

    SVAC’s Arkell Pavilion


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

    Andy Avery

    September 13th, 7:00 pm
    Arkell Pavilion
    $15 members, $20 non-membersJoin us for a Benefit Concert to support SVAC and Community Food Cupboard