Area Events

Ongoing Events & Places of Interest

Movies in West Dover

Location:  4 Mountain Park Plaza, W. Dover, VT

www.memhall.org

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Location:  7599 VT. Rte. 9, W. Marlboro, VT

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum fosters an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities. The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Location:  10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

www.brattleboromuseum.org

Bennington Museum

Location:  75 Main St., Bennington, VT

www.benningtonmuseum.org

Mass Moca:  Museum of Contemporary Art

Location:  87 Marshall St., N. Adams, MA

www.massmoca.org

Sterling & Clark Art Institute

Location:  225 South St., Williamstown, MA

www.clarkart.edu

Brattleboro Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 10 AM - 2 PM

Location: Rte. 9, West Brattleboro, VT

Weekly outdoor farmers' market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade soaps and more.  www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org

Antique and Flea Market, Saturdays & Sundays

Location:  225 Rte. 9 East, Wilmington, VT

We have been a family-owned and operated market since 1983, and we hope you will explore beautiful Wilmington Vermont, and stop by our classic Antique and Flea Market; you never know what treasures await!  www.vtflea.com

The Gaines Farm Corn Maze - Saturdays & Sundays

Location: Gaines Farm, 6343 Coolidge Hwy., Guilford, VT

Each autumn the Gaines Farm opens to the public to give you a view of life on a real working farm. Trek through our 7-acre corn maze, meet our newest farm animals in our baby barnyard, pick your own pumpkins from our patch and join us for food, games and fun! Pricing for our family friendly events is all inclusive. (Food booth additional)  www.gainesfarm.com

Specific Dates

Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend

October 1 - 2, 2022

Visit 130+ artists & small gallery exhibits and go behind the scenes to view demonstrations, talk with artists, and purchase their work. See painters, glass blowers, potters, sculptors, wood turners, & weavers. Use tour loops online or order a tour guide for the event. www.vermontcrafts.com

Gallery Walk

October 7, 2022           5 - 9 PM

Location:  downtown Brattleboro, VT

Every month, Gallery Walk turns Brattleboro into a town wide art festival. Visit galleries, pop-up art stations, a makers market, food trucks, and even an outdoor stage with live performances..

24th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

October 8, 2022          11 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Mount Snow Oktoberfest is back with the beer, bratwurst, and Oom-pah music that you love. Enjoy a selection of beers from German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German fare. Don't miss annual games like the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding. The Kids Zone will return this year! Adult tickets include admission, a 16 oz glass, and 1 drink ticket. Designated Driver and Minor tickets include admission, a water bottle, and a non-alcoholic drink. Minors are ages 7 to 20. Ages 6 and under are free. Please remember that all adults will need to bring a valid ID to enter the event. All ticketed events are pet-free. www.mountsnow.com

51st Newfane Heritage Festival

October 8 - 9, 2022        10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  the Common, Newfane, VT

Every October for the last 51 years locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the Newfane Heritage Festival, which showcases a juried selection of artists and craftspeople, as well as delicious food, a used goods sale (the Flea Tent), a Super Raffle, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Colorful fall foliage on the village streets and surrounding hillsides and the smell of homemade apple pie and crisp greet the several thousand visitors who attend this signature southeastern Vermont event. Newfane Heritage Festival is entirely volunteer run and is deeply rooted in the Newfane Congregational Church and the local community. We hope you’ll come explore this beautiful part of New England during the peak of fall foliage season. Please browse this website for more information on all aspects of the festival.  www.newfaneheritagefestival.org

Fall Festival 2022

October 8, 2022          10 AM - 6 PM

Location:  North Meadow Farm, 726 N Rd., Manchester, VT

We happily invite you to North Meadow Farm’s 2nd annual Fall Festival. In addition to meeting our animals you can enjoy classic carnival style games, a farmers market filled with local creators, Wilcox ice cream, Local food vendors, hay rides, and more!  Event parking (except handicap parking) will be in the marked field on North Rd. There will be a shuttle to and from the field to the farm. Free to attend.

Heirloom Apple Day

October 9, 2022           11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Location:  Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston, VT

Every year, the Scott Farm welcomes visitors of all ages, from near and far, for Heirloom Apple Day-a one-day celebration of apples of all shapes, colors, tastes and their histories! Mark your calendars! This year we will gather on Sunday, October 9th, for our 19th Annual Heirloom apple day.

This year’s event will be fully outdoors and feature two well beloved apple lovers and social media stars:

- Sean Turley  is a lifelong fruit enthusiast and an amateur apple picker and sleuth. Every Fall, Sean dedicated himself to locating and devouring as many of Maine’s heritage and wild apple varietals as possible. Sean posts his finds on Instagram @therighteousrusset. 

Guests will also learn about the enlightening history of Scott Farm orchard and some of its 130 varieties of ecologically grown fruits. There will be apple tastings as well as activities for families. 

After the talk and tasting, guests can fill totes with the heirlooms they like best, to purchase and take home, along with freshly pressed heirloom cider. 

Food vendors will be cooking so that guests can enjoy lunch at picnic table overlooking the Farm's scenic mill ponds, barns, and stone walls.. New kids' activities this year include apple paint prints, corn hole, Jenga and more! The pick-your-own orchard and Farm Market will also be open. 

Come celebrate with us, rain or shine! Admission and activities are free. No dogs please. Contact us for more details. www.scottfarmvermont.com

Apple Pie Festival

October 9, 2022          10 AM - 1:30 PM

Location:  Dummerston Congregational Church, 1535 Middle Rd., Dummerston, VT

The Apple Pie Festival as you know is back!  Come get your pies (whole $20, slices $5), coffee, donuts, cheese, hand and cranked ice cream. See you under the tent! The festival goes until the pies sell out!

15th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza

October 16, 2022            5:30 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

An annual spectacle and crowd favorite, the Domino Toppling Extravaganza returns to BMAC for the 15th year in a row. This year’s event will be presented both in person and via livestream.

Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh and three other domino artists—Shane O’Brien, Chris Wright, and Nathan Heck—will arrive in Brattleboro 48 hours ahead of the toppling to begin setting up the spectacle. The floor of BMAC’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery will be filled with an elaborate pattern of tens of thousands of dominoes. Correctly guess how many dominoes are set up, and you could start the entire chain reaction! 

Watch the video of BMAC’s 2021 Domino Toppling, which featured 23,000 dominoes.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

ADMISSION: Free for children 8 and under, $3 for BMAC members, $5 for all others.
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Watch live online for free via Facebook Live starting at 5:15 p.m. 

Free event parking is available at 28 Vernon Street. Please do not bring backpacks or strollers to the event. 

Generously sponsored by The Historic Latchis Hotel and Theatre.

15th Annual Lego Contest & Exhibit

November 10 - 13, 2022

Location:  Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

Build your very own LEGO creation and display it at BMAC!

Design and build an original LEGO structure according to contest guidelines available below, or just drop by and check out the fantastic submissions on display November 10-13.

Prizes for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All prizes will be announced at an in-person and online Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation.

Click here for contest guidelines and to fill out your LEGO entry form.

Entries must be delivered to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Monday, November 7, 4-6 p.m. See entry form for more information. The entry form is online (including the usual $5 entry fee) and must be submitted in advance, before you drop off your work. 

Entries will be on display at the Museum from Thursday, November 10, through Sunday, November 13, 10-4 daily. Admission to the Museum is pay-as-you-wish.

View images from the 2021 LEGO Contest & Exhibit.

This event is generously sponsored by G.S. Precision, Brattleboro Subaru, and Don Robinson Builder.

Gallery Walk

November 4, 2022              5 - 9 PM

Location:  downtown Brattleboro, VT

Every month, Gallery Walk turns Brattleboro into a town wide art festival. Visit galleries, pop-up art stations, a makers market, food trucks, and even an outdoor stage with live performances.

 

More events can be found at..https://vermontvacation.com/stay-and-play/events/southern