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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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    11th Annual Gear Up For Lyme

    Mount Equinox Skyline Drive

    August 2, 2014 – 7:00 am - 12:30 pm

    The Gear Up For Lyme Mt. Equinox Uphill Bike Climb is a challenging 5.4 mile bike race up the scenic Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive finishing at the top of Mt. Equinox in beautiful Manchester, VT. All funds raised from this event help fund research for a Lyme disease cure as well as support the local charities of the Rotary Club of Manchester. 11:30 AM – Awards Ceremony and Barbeque.

    Opening Reception at Southern Vermont Arts Center

    Southern Vermont Arts Center

    August 2, 2014 – 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The most widely anticipated summer art event in Southern Vermont, the 85th Annual Summer
    Members’ Exhibition is open now  through September 7th with a free public reception on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm
    in Yester House. Nearly 200 works by SVAC artist members will be on display, including sculpture,
    oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography and more. All artwork is available for purchase.

    Chocolate & Cheese Fest!

    The Landgrove Inn

    August 4, 2014 – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    To Benefit Neighborhood Connections. Rain or Shine! Hosted by The Landgrove Inn. Enjoy fabulous chocolates, local artisan cheeses, scrumptious hor d’oeuvres, music, silent auction and a cash bar. Pre-buy tickets available at Green Mountain Pharmacy, Neighborhood Connections and The Landgrove Inn at $15/person. $20 at the door. Children $10 and children under 6 free! For more info, or 802-824-4343.

    Green Mountain Academy's 2014 Summer Ball... "Literary License"

    Maple Street School

    August 8, 2014 – 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Come dressed as your favorite literary character or author and enjoy a spirited evening with fine food and great dancing to the sounds of High Definition (back by popular demand) at Hunter Hall Maple Street School.
    $150 per person. For more information, please call Gloria Palmer, Executive Director of Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning at 802.867.0111.

    The Vermont Challenge

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    August 13, 2014 - August 17, 2014 – All Day

    The people of Vermont welcome you to tour Vermont’s beautiful landscape, replete with rolling farmlands, bucolic villages, and quiet country roads. The Vermont Challenge is a friendly experience drawing on the qualities of the people of Vermont.

    Downtown Manchester Streetfest

    Main Street Location

    August 15, 2014 – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join the fun on Main Street in Manchester for this salute to summer free event for the whole family.  Listen to the music of the Irish band, Get Up Jack plus taste your favorite libations and street fare while seeing the work of local artisans and food producers. For more information: 362-5333 or

    Green Mountain Culinary Escape

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014 – All Day

    Green Mountain Culinary Escapes at Stratton Mountain Resort are great for those who love to cook or are looking to learn a new skill.

    Bondville Fair

    Bondville Fair

    August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014 – 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    The Bondville Fair is the oldest, continuously running fair in Vermont, located at the fairgrounds on Rt. 30 in Bondville, across from the Stratton Mountain access road. Crafts, food, pulls, rides, games and more!

    The Full Palette

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    August 30, 2014 - August 31, 2014 – All Day

    A colorful celebration of the tastes and techniques of Vermont Farm-to-Table. You’ll experience, tastings, demos and more at this annual culinary event.

    Maple Leaf Half Marathon & Kotler 5K Fun Run and Walk

    Manchester Parks and Rec, Applejack Field

    September 6, 2014 – 12:00 am - 12:30 pm

    New England’s Best Kept Secret! The premier half-marathon in Manchester and the Mountains, VERMONT Registration is limited to the first 1,000 total participants for both the half marathon and the 5K.

    REGISTER NOW!!  We are looking forward to seeing you September 6th. You will need to register online or download the PDF form. The Maple Leaf is sponsored by The Perfect Wife, The Spiral Press and MVP Health Care.

    Stratton Stride

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    September 13, 2014 - September 14, 2014 – All Day

    We’re excited to announce the first annual Stratton Stride, a 24-Hour family-friendly event for all abilities and fitness levels. Walk laps on easy and moderate circuits or hike the more challenging course to raise funds for your favorite charity.

    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

    Hildene Meadows

    September 20, 2014 – 7:30 am - 1:15 pm

    5K run/fitness walk raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors, and honors victims of the disease.

    Peru Fair

    Peru Fair

    September 27, 2014 – 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    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 in the 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.

    Family Harvest Fest Package

    Stratton Mountain Resort

    October 10, 2014 - October 13, 2014 – 12:00 am

    Join in on all the fun that Columbus Day Weekend holds at Stratton Mountain. Bring the family to enjoy 2 nights lodging in family friendly accommodations, admission to the Bromley Mountain Adventure Park, admission to Stratton’s Chili Fest and other weekend festivities. Starting from just $83 per person, per night*

    *Available October 10-13. Rate based on double occupancy at the Black Bear Lodge, plus tax and service charge, subject to availability and change.

    Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886) to book.

    Columbus Day Weekend Celebration

    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 and Harvestfest!

    The North Face Race to the Summit

    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.