Daily Events

Jun 29-Nov 3 - North Bennington

"The 22nd Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show"

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) is a premier cultural event in Vermont located in the Southern part of the state featuring outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington.

The 22nd annual NBOSS will be hosting an opening party for the exhibition this year on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. The reception will take place from 4:00-8:00 PM (rain or shine) at the Vermont Arts Exchange campus, 48 Main Street in North Bennington next door to the Post Office and across the street from the North Bennington Train Depot and throughout the Village. The Train Depot Gallery will be open featuring paintings and glass sculpture. There will be a toast to the sculptors and opening remarks at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served. A guided tour will follow with opportunities to meet the artists and learn about their sculptures. The opening will also feature live music by "The Ransom Notes". nbossvt.org

 

Jul 2-Aug 11 - East Dorset

"Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show"

The Vermont Summer Festival will return to Harold Beebe Farm, nestled in the hills of Southern Vermont in East Dorset, VT, for six weeks of diverse offerings for hunter, jumper, and equitation competitors from July through August. vt-summerfestival.com

 

Jul 4-21 - Weston

"I And You performed at Weston Playhouse"

Independence Day weekend at Walker Farm brings the opening of I AND YOU (July 4 - July 21 | Walker Farm), a smart and inspiring story of youth, love, and connection written by America's most produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson. Caroline has been ill and stuck inside her home for weeks, months, years, an eternity. One afternoon, her classmate Anthony arrives bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth and the strange beauty of human connectedness. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jul 11-Aug 10 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival"

CELEBRATING 45 SEASONS AT THE SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER! Manchester Music Festival welcomes internationally-renowned classical musicians for five weeks of summer concerts in the Green Mountains of Vermont, on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Manchester Music Festival is a non-profit organization that offers world-class performances and integrative music education to engage the public and encourage the enjoyment, preservation, and celebration of classical music. Its programming blends familiar classics with more adventurous chamber music offerings, spanning music of the Renaissance and Baroque through the contemporary compositions of our time. 2019 concerts feature top musicians who regularly headline the world’s greatest stages and prestigious orchestras. On Sunday afternoons, MMF presents full chamber music concerts by the exceptionally talented participants of the MMF Young Artists Program, featuring emerging artists, aged 18-26, on the brink of international careers. The Festival also welcomes the community to a number of complimentary musical events throughout the summer. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 17-28 - North Bennington

"Living Room Theatre presents Lucy's Wedding"

Bees are buzzing, roses are blooming and LRT is in rehearsal. We've got something completely different for your enjoyment this summer: an American comedy written by our own Randolyn Zinn. Lucy's Wedding will mark LRT's fourth new play since we began in 2012 and the third by a female playwright. We hope you'll be around to catch the show July 17-28. Since seating is limited and the show can only run TWO WEEKS, reservations are a must! Best to reserve online at info@lrtvt.org. Or by phone: 802-442-5322. lrtvt.org

 

Jul 18 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Chamber Concert"

7:30 to 9:30, at Southern Vermont Arts Center. Jean-Pierre Guignon: Les Folies d'Espagne for Two Violins, Op. 9 , Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, Josef Suk: Elegy for Piano Trio, Op. 23, Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 "Dumky". FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:45 PM. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 18-Aug 10 - Weston

"Oklahoma! performed at Weston Playhouse"

Come mid-summer, Weston Playhouse launches a fresh take on the inimitable masterpiece, OKLAHOMA! (July 18 - August 10 | Weston Playhouse). On a beautiful morning in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory, a group of intrepid pioneers are setting out to forge a new community and young women and men are setting out to chart their futures. When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway 75 years ago it promptly revolutionized the American musical. Its stunning music, heartfelt storytelling, and richly poetic lyrics awakened audiences to a revelatory vision of America. This production celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, a musical written for America today. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jul 19 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Family Concert"

This event is FREE and open to the public. School age children and their families are invited to join Manchester Music Festival for a special educational performance featuring featuring the musicians from our Young Artists program, and led by MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman. The concert will be followed by an ice-cream social. Sponsored by r.k. Miles and Marvin. 5:30 to 6:30 pm. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 20 - Manchester

"Opening Reception for Good Vibrations at Southern Vermont Arts Center"

Each year, Southern Vermont Arts Center's 200 plus Artist Members participate in a group exhibition that showcases the variety of styles and mediums of active local and regional artists. "Good Vibrations" is the theme of this year's summer exhibition. svac.org

 

Jul 21 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Young Artists Concert"

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation. Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library 4 - 6 pm. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 21 - Rupert

"Mushroom Foraging Workshop at Merck Forest"

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Ian Vair, local wild mushroom expert and chef, to lead this workshop. The edible wild foraging season is upon us and Golden Chanterelle mushrooms will be a focus of our 1st workshop this year. Safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process will all be discussed. Come join us for a wonderful afternoon filled with knowledge and adventure! Space is limited; advance registration is required and costs $25. For more information or to register, please call the GMALL office at (802) 867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Jul 25 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Jul 25 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Chamber Concert"

7:30 to 9:30 pm, Southern Vermont Arts Center. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478, Sergei Prokofieff: Sonata in D Major for Flute & Piano, Op. 94, Gordon Jacob: Four Fancies for Flute, Violin, Viola, & Cello (1976) , Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84. FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45 PM. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 27 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival - A Night at the Opera"

7:30 to 9:30 pm, Southern Vermont Arts Center. A night of classic and modern opera performances. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 28 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Young Artists Concert"

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation. Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library 4 - 6 pm. mmfvt.org

 

Aug 1 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Chamber Concert"

7:30 to 9:30 pm, Southern Vermont Arts Center. Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words in D Major for Cello & Piano, Op. 109, Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke". FREE PRE-CONCERT at TALK 6:45 PM. mmfvt.org

 

Aug 1-24 - Weston

"Always...Patsy Cline performed at Weston Playhouse"

When an unlikely encounter in a Texas honky-tonk lands Patsy Cline at her biggest fan's kitchen table, the rising star finds a fast friend and a savvy business partner. Late night conversations between Patsy and Louise, a Southern housewife, create a bond that lasts a lifetime. Listen in and hum along as Patsy and Louise belt their way through hits such as "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy," and "Back in Baby's Arms." westonplayhouse.org

 

Aug 2-4 - Bennington

"41st Annual Southern Vermont Arts and Craft Festival"

Juried fine art and craft Exhibitors line outdoor paths and fill soaring white tents with expertly handcrafted creations. With nearly 200 Exhibitors, there is work in a wide variety of style and medium!. Specialty foods and artisan spirits are in a separate section. Relax with wine, beer, and great food while listening to live music in the dining tent. Additional roaming entertainers delight children and adults alike. craftproducers.com

 

Aug 3 - Bennington

"Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra Concert"

7 to 8:30 pm at the Merchants Park in downtown Bennington. The Better Bennington Corporation and the Bennington Area Arts Council (BAAC) will present a free concert on the newly completed Merchant's Park stage by Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra. Formed October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY, this 12 piece award-winning ensemble plays hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers and events annually, taking audiences by storm with their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz. In case of rain or delayed completion of Merchant's Park Construction work, the Masonic Hall will serve as an alternative location.

 

Aug 4 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Young Artist Concert"

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation. Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library 4 to 6 pm. mmfvt.org

 

Aug 8 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Aug 8 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival Chamber Concert"

7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arr. for String Trio by Sitkovetsky, Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45 PM. mmfvt.org

 

Aug 8-11 - Manchester

"Manchester Sidewalk Sales"

It's August in Manchester, and that means our famous shops are ready to overflow into the streets with the biggest discounts of the season. World-class designer outlets and unique, independent retailers pull out all the stops to make these four days extra special here in Vermont's year-round shopping paradise. Whether bargain hunting is your favorite pastime or you're just passing through on the way to a favorite vacation spot, we invite you to come join the festivities on the streets of Manchester and discover summer's sweetest deals. manchestervermont.com

 

Aug 10 - Manchester

"12th Annual Fly-Fishing Festival"

The 12th annual AMFF Fly-Fishing Festival returns to beautiful Manchester, this year from 10 am until 4 pm. This is our signature event of the summer - a growing event that showcases the joy of fly fishing with vendors, demonstrations, and a gathering of people who are all equally enthused about the sport. Come enjoy fly tying and casting demonstrations, try your hand at casting vintage rods, learn how to tie a saltwater fly, and mingle with like-minded people as you share the joy of the great outdoors. amff.org

 

Aug 15-18 - Manchester

"Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival"

A four-day music festival featuring a variety of bluegrass, roots and Americana music from both icons of the industry and innovative up-and-coming artists. Featuring a main stage, dance tent, camping, kids activities, local food trucks, Vermont craft beer and wine, and a magical Green Mountain setting! greenmountainbluegrass.com

 

Aug 15-Sep 1 - Weston

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? performed at Weston Playhouse"

It's two o'clock in the morning when George and Martha return home from a college faculty party, but the night has only just begun. An evening of fun and games takes a dark turn as the line between reality and illusion blurs. As stirring and provocative today as it was when it premiered, this classic asks what we are willing to do to, and for, the people we love. westonplayhouse.org

 

Aug 22 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Aug 22-Sep 8 - Manchester

"Shakespeare in the Woods"

Shakespeare in the Woods (SitW) is an outdoor Southern Vermont theatre festival. Each production seeks to deliver a professional caliber celebration of classical text through a socially aware lens, all while embracing Vermont's natural offerings. Our first season will consist of "Much Ado About Nothing", "Romeo & Juliet", and "The Taming of the Shrew". SitW is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Pricing: General Admission Adults - $20 and Children 12 & Under $12. shakespeareinthewoodsvt.com

 

Aug 24 - Bennington

"Vermont - Sun and Fun! Festival"

Live music, homemade luncheon, kids activities, workshops, educational displays, over 25 local groups participate to celebrate the earth and sustainability. FREE. Join us at the Second Congregational Church 155 Hillside St. in Bennington. Follow us on Facebook: Sun and Fun!.

 

Aug 31-Sep 1 - Bennington

"Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival"

Join us Labor Day weekend for the event awarded one of the top ten Garlic Festivals in the world, and the winner of Vermont's Top 10 Fall Events. Garlic, crafts, food, beer and wine, plus plenty of activities for kids and demonstrations for everyone. Over 200 vendors will be there, at this farmer's market style weekend event. lovegarlic.com

 

Sep 14 - Bennington

"Downtown Bennington Food Truck Festival"

From 11 am- 6 pm. Come to the intersection of Main & School St in Downtown Bennington for a day of food, music, crafts & beer! Family-friendly & free to attend. Try a range of eclectic breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts offerings! Beer tent, music all day & more. Eventbrite Tickets

 

Sep 14 - Manchester

"Opening Reception for Ando Hiroshige Woodblock Prints at Vermont Arts Center"

Hiroshige, born And Tokutaro, in Edo (Tokyo) in 1797, most notably known as Ando Hiroshige, was of the great masters of the color woodblock print. It has been estimated that Hiroshige created more than 5,000 prints and that as many as 10,000 copies were made from some of his woodblocks. Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple, highly decorative elements, Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition. The prints shown at the Southern Vermont Arts Center are genuine Japanese woodblocks, meticulously reproduced from recut woodblocks in the 20th century, using traditional methods, each piece being "hand-pulled" like the prints of the old masters. svac.org

 

Sep 14-15 - Bennington

"26th Annual Bennington Quiltfest"

Presented by: The Quiet Valley Quilters Guild. Our show features: New Quilts, Guild Challenge Quilts, Vendors, People's Choice awards, Raffle quilt, Demonstrations, Consignment Boutique, and a Special Quilt Exhibit. People's Choice winners announced at 3:30 on Sunday.

The Featured Quilter at this year's show will be John Kubiniec of Big Rig Quilting. He will have a free lecture at 1:00, on both Saturday and Sunday.

The 2019 Raffle Quilt: Hart of Gold is a queen size bed quilt in the Turning Twenty pattern by Tricia Cribbs. It is created with an exciting variety of black and gold fabrics, stitched together by Sharon Shorey and quilted by Bruce Carnevale from Karen's Quilting Corner. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5; the drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3:00.

There is a Quiltfest Cafe on site serving breakfast and lunch each day until 3:30 p.m. featuring breakfast sandwiches, pastries, quiche, soup, chili and delicious sandwiches.

Parking is plentiful and the event is Handicapped Accessible. benningtonquiltfest.com

 

Sep 26-Oct 20 - Weston

"Indecent performed at Weston Playhouse"

This deeply moving work charts the history of a group of artists who risked their lives to put on a play. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. This Tony-award winning play by the author of How I Learned to Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home is Weston's 5th American Masters production. westonplayhouse.org

 

Oct 4-6 - Manchester

"Manchester Fall Arts Festival"

Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink in Hunter Park. This Festival, bringing annual visitors from New York, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in the Northeast, provides a unique and memorable shopping experience. Find handcrafted creations made by expert Artists and Artisans, and meet the actual makers of the work. Visitors also enjoy the Specialty Foods and Spirits tent, with producers of Vermont products including maple syrup, craft distilled spirits, and other gourmet items. Also find wine, beer, and great food to eat on-site while you enjoy live music and other entertainment. Enjoy a memorable visit to beautiful Manchester! craftproducers.com

 

Oct 5 - Bennington

"Oktoberfest"

Presented by the Norshaft Lions club. Come for live music, great food, beer tent, vendors and children’s activities. Find them at the Historic Colgate Park, Route 9 West in Bennington, Vt.

e-clubhouse.org/sites/norshaft/ or Facebook Norshaft Lions

 

 

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