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.
Manchester Parks and Rec, Applejack Field
April 4, 2015 – 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department and The Manchester and The Mountains Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Come and enjoy a fun filled morning with the Parks and Recreation Department Crew as you search for 3,000 eggs filled with candy. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 4th at 10:00 am at the Dana Thompson Memorial Park (meet at the Park House) for children ages 2 – 8. Bring your parents and a basket and see how many eggs you can find during this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. HUNT STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10:00 AM. For more information, please contact the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at 802-362-1439 or email parks@manchester-vt-gov.
April 4, 2015 - April 13, 2015 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mother Myrick’s Annual Easter Egg Decorating Contest this year will benefit Northshire Day Care. For every entry, Mother Myrick’s will donate $1.00 to the Activity Fund at the Day Care. Any age can enter: just decorate a hollowed out egg in any way you wish and enter at Mother’s retail store between March 20th & March 30th. Prizes include Chocolate bunnies & our giant jelly bean filled Anna Belle chocolate bunny as the Grand Prize! Details at 802-362-1560 or email@example.com
Manchester Chamber of Commerce
April 8, 2015 - May 21, 2015 – 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Northshire Young Professionals are partnering to present a 7 week luncheon series called “Lunch with Locals”. The luncheon series will begin on Wednesday, April 8th. Lunch will be 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chamber (39 Bonnet Street) each Wednesday through May 21st and will feature a different local leader each week. The format is informal and conversational. Reservations are a must as seating will be limited to 20 people. Lunch will be served courtesy of Sam’s Wood Fired Pizza.
April 8 Frank Hanes
A full schedule to follow.
RSVP to Kelsey 802-362-6313
April 24, 2015 - May 3, 2015 – All Day
Check out our Facebook page for participating restaurants! www.facebook.com/SoVTRestaurantWeek
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
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.
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
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.