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Movies in West Dover

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


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


Bennington Museum

Location:  75 Main St., Bennington, VT


Mass Moca:  Museum of Contemporary Art

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


Sterling & Clark Art Institute

Location:  225 South St., Williamstown, MA


Zoar Adventure Center

Location:  Zoar Adventure Center, 36 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Zoar Adventure Center is in fact open (our building is for sale, but we are not). It's time to get out on the lake or on the trails in gorgeous southern Vermont. Come check out all our the cool paddling and outdoor gear. We carry NRS, OR, BIC, Darn Tough, Peception & Dagger boats, Werner & Accent paddles.  We're open Fridays - Sundays, 10 am - 5 pm and Mondays by prearrangment with kayak, paddleboard and mt. bike rentals.  You can reach us by phone at our main location office at 800-532-7483.  Check us out on the web at www.zoaroutdoor.com for special sales.

Brattleboro Farmers Market

Location: Rte. 9, W. Brattleboro, VT       Saturdays 9 AM - 2 PM

This year marks the 45th year for the Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, which offers produce, handmade crafts, and prepared food. The market is full of Vermont flavor with wild harvested and cultivated medicinal mushroom-based products, CBD products, raw honey, wool products, gluten-free baked goods, and more. The market is also a zero-waste market, which means that all vendors serve their food in compostable packaging. The Saturday market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Route 9 in Brattleboro near the Creamery Covered Bridge. Visit www.brattleboroareafarmersmarket.com.

Wilmington Antique & Flea Market

Location:  junction Rte. 9 & 100, Wilmington, VT        Saturdays & Sundays  www.vtflea.com

Mind Lock Escape Room

Location:  Mt. Snow Marketplace, 131 VT Rt. 100, W. Dover, VT

Mind Lock Escape Room is a family owned and operated business. It was born with the idea to provide indoor entertainment to people who live in and visit Southern Vermont.  www.mindlockescaperoom.com

Marlboro Music Festival

July 13 - August 11, 2019

Location:  Marlboro College, 2472 South Rd., Marlboro, VT

Marlboro Music is widely recognized as the leading center for advanced professional training in music. Described by The New Yorker as "the classical world's most coveted retreat", it is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professionals was born.  www.marlboromusic.org

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Chimney Hill Garden Tour
July 20, 2019               10 AM - Noon
Join the Landscape Committee members as we tour five gardens here in Chimney Hill that reflect our different visions (and topography, sun/shade, time to garden, etc.). What might grow in YOUR yard? Meet in the Birchwood tennis courts parking lot at 9:45 to carpool with committee members up and around the Hill. Questions to frontdesk@chimneyhill.com.

Rock River Artists' 27th Open Studio Tour

July 20 - 21, 2019            10 AM - 6 PM

Location: start at the Old Schoolhouse, 390 Dover Rd., South Newfane, VT

SOUTH NEWFANE Rock River Artists (RRA) 27th Annual Open Studio Tour is slated for Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 from 10-6. A tour that has earned its following well beyond Southern Vermont, the annual two-day offering features 17 accomplished artists in a range of media from functional pottery to thread on fabric; inlay to collage.

RRA’s Open Studio Tour affords visitors an intimate look at the unique locations where each artist works—in rustic studios down county roads, high up in the hills with stunning views, amidst lush gardens and landscaping, tucked away in the woods, along the river’s edge.

Visitors are encouraged to start their RRA Open Studio Tour at the old Schoolhouse in South Newfane village where participating artists present a gallery exhibition. A classic 19th-century structure which formerly housed the village one-room school, the Schoolhouse itself is well worth the visit. There one can pick up a map of artists’ locations and begin a self-guided tour of the studios, all within short driving distance. Admission is free all weekend.  www.rockriverartists.com

Annual Antique and Classic Auto Show

July 20, 2019         10 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Held on the grounds of Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road (Routes 5 & 10) in South Deerfield, MA

Sponsored by the Deerfield Lions Club. Refreshments available. Free to spectators.

Dogs Day's of Summer Celebration

July 20, 2019         11 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Paws Park, 22 Petty Plain Rd., Greenfield, MA

Vendors, Demonstrations, Doggie Contests, Dog & Owner Obstacle Course, Paw Print Casting, Make Your Own Tug Toys, and so much more. Presented by the Friends of the Paws Park of Greenfield.

Free Family Day

July 20, 2019            11 AM - 8 PM

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

Whether you’re a regular visitor to BMAC or you’ve never been here before—especially if you’ve never been here before—Free Family Day is a great opportunity to check out all that’s going on at the Museum. We’re staying open late, and admission is free all day.
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. you can watch art being made in real-time, make your own artwork, contribute to a community art project, take a guided history tour of the museum/train station, enjoy snacks and live music on the lawn, or just lounge on Land Lift (details below). And of course, you’re welcome to view the current exhibits at your own pace, with friendly docents on hand to answer any questions you might have.

24th Annual "High Notes" Concert

July 20, 2019            4 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

NYC's Village Light Opera Group - 40 glorious singers performing Broadway songs, pop, old standards, Gilbert & Sullivan & operettas. Tickets: $25; kids 12 & under free. Ticket Sales: Mountaineer Inn, Noon - 6 PM daily, or MHCA's Dover Cinema box office, during movie showtimes or 3 PM at the door (cash or check) on the day of the concert. A fundraiser benefitting MHCA. Info: 802-464-5404.

Village Stroll: Eat Local Edition

July 20, 2019        5 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

This Saturday, come downtown, meet friends and neighbors, and bring the whole family while we celebrate local food!
  • Food and farm vendors, including Boyd Family Farm, Lyman's pickles, True North Granola, Indian food by Shital of the Austrian House, a lemonade stand... 
  • PLUS all our wonderful local restaurants featuring specials and special guests!
  • Jr. Iron Chefs compete live. Kids grades 6 and up can register to join them for a $10 entry fee! Sign up in advance and be prepared to arrive by 4 pm for instruction before getting right in the (outdoor) kitchen! Contact Shelley Park to sign up!
  • Shops open late!
  • Face painting, edible crafts, and more on the Library lawn
  • Sidewalk chalk, silly photo ops. . .
  • Live music by Jill Sachs
  • 30th anniversary party at Bartleby's Books featuring local eats
  • As you wrap up your strolling, try out the Beaver Brook trail and walk over to the Old School. You can make a smoothie on a smoothie bike and see the newly painted lobby from 6-8 pm! Follow signs from Pettee Library to the trail.

Farm to Ballet at Retreat Farm

July 20, 2019           4:30 PM

Location: Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, VT

Retreat Farm in Brattleboro is excited to host the nonprofit Farm to Ballet Project for the third year. Come early and enjoy our Children's Farm & Forest program, visit animals in the barn and on pasture, walk through the Children's Garden and Nature Trail, and enjoy indoor and outdoor play spaces.
Come early to enjoy the grounds, listen to music and see the pre-show performance! The Children's Farm & Forest will be open for guests to enjoy from the time the gates open at 4:30 pm until the start of the ballet. 
General $20, Child 12 & under FREE. www.balletvermont.org/retreat-farm

Alien Earth

July 23, 2019           2 PM

Location:  Pettee Memorial Library, 16 South Main St., Wilmington, VT

How many mass extinctions did the Trilobites survive?  Do you ever miss the age of the Cockroaches?  We will take a look at the earth’s distant history when our home would have seemed as alien as any distant planet.  As we move through time we will focus on life and the survivors who made it through our planet’s Five biggest extinction events.  Fossils, discussion and live animals bring the history to life. www.vermontmuseum.org

Free Fun Friday at Historic Deerfield

July 26, 2019            9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location:  Historic Deerfield, Old Main St., Deerfield, MA

Historic Deerfield will offer free admission as part of the Highland Street Foundations's Free Fun Friday series. The free day will include historic house tours, demonstrations, crafts, games and more.

Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

July 26 - August 4, 2019

Location: throughout the Deerfield Valley


4th Annual Blueberry Bash

July 27, 2019

Location:  Main Base area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

After the Blueberry Parade, join us for our ode to the weekend warriors! This festival is a day of various backyard games, live music, a BBQ, beer, and more! 

We'll have some of your favorite backyard games spread out around our festival venue for your enjoyment throughout the bash, as well as organized events for some true competition. There will also be a small & fun obstacle course for the kids!  This event is FREE admission and all the games/activities are FREE!!!   www.mountsnow.com

River Valley Ice Cream Ride

July 27, 2019            8 AM - 2 PM

Location:  Unity Park, First St., Turners Falls, MA

The River Valley Ice Cream Ride blends the best of summertime fun - bikes, gorgeous roads and ice cream.  And, it supports Pioneer Valley organizations working to strengthen our communities, build our agricultural economy and enhance biking in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts!  

Join us at Unity Park in beautiful Turners Falls for scenic cycling, delicious locally-grown food, great music, fun kids activities, and fantastic Barts Ice Cream.  Learn more at icecreamride.com

A Summer Day on the Buckland Common

July 27, 2019            10 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Buckland Common, Buckland, MA

Activities for the whole family. Buckland Historical Society Museum open, blueberry Buckland served, historic walking tours of Upper Street, models of local historical buildings on display, Shelburne Falls Military Band performance. The studio of Robert Strong Woodward open (10:30 to 3:00).

Poetry Reading

July 27, 2019           5:30 PM

Location:  Bartleby's Bookstore, 17 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Eros stricken, Peter Marcus has explored, and fled to and from, some eighty countries, writing poetry that honors the English language wherever he is. His guides are historians, geographers, fallen stars, and other poets. A poet, patient, shrink, he practices in Eden and the twenty-first century. Marcus is touched in the head, soul, and body; blessed, a father of twins: poetry and music. Still he ties himself into & escapes from lyrical straitjackets. His poetry clarifies what we are not quite thinking. www.myvermontbookstore.com

41st Annual Southern Vermont Arts and Craft Festival

August 2 - 4, 2019        Fri. & Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Camelot Village, 66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT

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.  Friday Admission Special Only $5.00   Adult daily admission (Saturday/Sunday) $8. Adult weekend pass $10. Kids Free craftproducers.com

Pioneer Valley Kennel Club Dog Show

August 3 - 4, 2019           8 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Greenfield Community College, One College Dr., Greenfield, MA

American Kennel Club sanctioned All Breed Show.

Blueberry Block Party

August 3, 2019         5 - 8 PM

Location:  South Main St., Wilmington, VT

The Blueberry Block Party is summer fun at its best! Join us on South Main Street for a Blueberry pie-eating contest, The Wyld Nightz band jammin' on a flatbed truck, blueberry treats, crafts, and fun for the whole family! 

Cider Pairing Dinner

August 4, 2019           5 - 8 PM

Location:  Apex Orchard, 225 Peckville Rd., Shelburne, MA

Dine al fresco while enjoying the breathtaking views Apex Orchards has to offer, with dinner prepared by Wheelhouse paired with locally made hard cider by Artifact Cider Project and Headwater Cider. Tractor tours of the orchard and grounds included! Dinner to benefit The Food Bank of Western Mass. Presented by Peoples Bank. 21+ Event with valid ID. Tickets $85

Farm to Table Dinner


August 6, 2019


We are excited to build off of last year’s momentum and meeting our goal of strengthening consumers’ connections to Vermont farms. Join us for our fourth dinner in the garden next to the brook on East Dover Road.  You must Pre-Buy tickets at the Boyd Family Farm and there are only a limited number available!  Proceeds to benefit local charities.  802-464-5618  www.boydfamilyfarm.com


102nd Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair

August 8 - 11, 2019

A long-standing local tradition which inspires neighborly competition, education in agriculture, wholesome entertainment, exhibits of area residents, and most importantly good clean fun!  Check our site www.dvfair.com from time to time for more news and updates to this year's fair!

Manchester Sidewalk Sales

August 8 - 11, 2019

Location:  Manchester, VT

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

 Fishing with the Wizard with Don Jones 

August 9, 2019            7:30 - 11:30 AM   weather permitting

 Get your children hooked on fishing! Children from 7-15 will be introduced to the art of catch and release bass fishing with The Wizard.  One child and optionally their parent or guardian will join Donald D. Jones, aka The Wizard for a morning of fun and catching. The Wizard will show your child the tricks of fishing fresh water lakes for bass and other native fish. There will be demonstrations on how to drive the boat and navigate a lake.  Equipment will be provided and an explanation of the lures, rods, hooks, etc. will be shared with your child. Hurry as space is VERY limited. Minimum donation $20.  For more information email info@magicalearthretreats.com.

Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival

August 15 - 18, 2019

Location:  Hunter Park, Manchester, VT

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

Village Stroll: Re-newed Edition

August 17, 2019         5 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Re-making, re-purposing, re-newing - join us for a village-wide celebration of up-cycled art, crafts, music and more. Shops open late, interactive events, art displays, live music, and more!

2019 Best Dam Run & Walk

August 24, 2019           8 AM - 1 PM

Location:  start at Great River Hydro, Dam Rd., Whitingham, VT

Help support emergency fuel assistance in Vermont's Deerfield Valley and have some dam fun doing it. This is a fast out-and-back 13.1 mile (half-marathon) that starts out at the Harriman Dam and mostly follows the old Hoot, Toot & Whistle rail bed along the west side of Harriman Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely within Vermont's borders. The shores of this scenic lake are undeveloped and unbroken. Amazing views abound, especially as you cross the 215 foot high and 1,250 foot long dam. Both runners and walkers are welcome!

All proceeds benefit the Deerfield Valley Community Cares' Fuel Assistance Fund. The event is sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club. Click here to register.

Sun and Fun Festival

August 24, 2019

Location:  Second Congregational Church, 155 Hillside St., Bennington, VT

Live music, homemade luncheon, kids activities, workshops, educational displays, over 25 local groups participate to celebrate the earth and sustainability. FREE. Follow us on Facebook: Sun and Fun!.

Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert

August 24, 2019           8 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Monthly music and dancing fundraisers for area charitable foundations. Robin Lloyd sings Broadway and Blues.  Admission by tax-deductible donation at the door.  Benefiting the Pool Learning Center.

ACS Hops for Hope 5K

August 31, 2019           9 AM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Start your Brewers Festival weekend off by burning a few calories in support of a great cause!  For the sixth year, Mount Snow and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to bring you the Hops For Hope 5k, a fun run with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Held on Saturday, August 31 at 9 am, enjoy a multi-terrain run/walk that is beginner friendly while challenging even the most seasoned of runners.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women, but all participants will receive a specialty men’s or women’s style t-shirt and a limited edition Hops for Hope Pint Beer Glass. Plus the top fundraiser will receive a 2019/20 Mount Snow Season Pass!

After the race stay for awards and light refreshments, then at noon join the thousands of others coming to Mount Snow to enjoy over 50 breweries and 100+ beers (Brewers Festival tickets are an additional cost).

There is no better way to enjoy all of what Vermont has to offer while raising money in the fight against cancer!  Click here to register

25th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival

August 31 - September 1, 2019         12 - 6 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The renowned celebration of beer, music and food celebrates its 25th anniversary Labor Day weekend much to the delight of visitors that have made it their annual tradition.

The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is established as one of the premier events of its kind in the Northeast, named one of The 20 Best Summer Destinations In Ski Country by FREESKIER Magazine, and we are expecting nearly 50 different breweries to be on-hand pouring their beers and ciders from 100+ different taps.

As always, there will be tons of great food options on the festival grounds with a huge BBQ on Cuzzins deck along with vendors whipping up waffles, pizza, tacos, and a few other surprises to satiate your appetite.  

Quality live music will be on-stage throughout the event.

Back again this year is the always popular annual team t-shirt contest where the team with the most creative t-shirts, as voted on by the public, get FREE admission to the 12th Annual Winter Brewers in March. Your team can have as many people as you’d like, but the prize will be limited to a maximum of 10 entries to the 12th Annual Winter Brewers Festival. 

Start your Brewers Festival weekend off by burning a few calories in support of a great cause! For the sixth year, Mount Snow and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to bring you the Hops for Hope 5k, a fun run with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The top fundraiser will receive a 2019/20 Mount Snow Season Pass!  www.mountsnow.com

Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival

August 31 - September 1, 2019         10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Camelot Village, 66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT

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

171st Franklin County Fair

September 5 - 8, 2019

Location:  Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA

The Franklin County Fair is run by the Franklin County Agricultural Society, an organization that provides education and opportunities for all members of the community — including agriculture, youth, organizations, businesses, families, elders and others; shows our commitment to working in partnership with the community by encouraging their participation and support; recognizes our responsibility to improve and maintain our grounds and programs while continuing our financial stability.  www.fcas.com

11th Annual Mark Dooley 5K

September 14, 2019

Location;  start at 1 School St., Wilmington, VT

A special day of remembrance  featuring: live music, event shirts, food, custom race medals and trophies.  Patriotic music by the VTARNG 40th Army Band.

Proceeds to benefit the 1LT Mark Dooley Memorial/Scholarship Fund.  The 1LT Dooley fund was established in 2009 by Mark’s friends at the Wilmington Police Department.  www.markdooley5k.com


26th Annual Bennington Quiltfest

September 14 - 15, 2019         Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Rd., Bennington, VT

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. 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

Downtown Bennington Food Truck Festival

September 14, 2019        11 AM - 6 PM

Location:  Bennington, VT

Come to the intersection of Main & School Street 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

Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival

September 21, 2019            10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Mount Snow hosts the grand tasting of the 11th Annual Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival. Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival will discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers.  www.mountsnow.com

Soup & Wine Stroll

September 21, 2019

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival preview tasting and the Village Stroll, featuring live entertainment and the Vermont Soup Tasting Contest in the heart of Wilmington. Stroll the historic village of Wilmington, VT while sampling soups from the Valley’s chefs. The various shops, galleries, and restaurants will all be featuring wines from around the world including award winning Vermont Wines by North Branch & Shelburne Vineyards. Sample over 30 different soups and wines!

Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert

September 21, 2019           8 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Monthly music and dancing fundraisers for area charitable foundations. Hosted by pianist Chris Bakriges with bassist Avery Sharpe and drummer Billy Arnold. Admission by tax-deductible donation at the door.  Benefiting The Gathering Place.

9th Annual Vermont Wildlife Festival

September 22, 2019         10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The Vermont Wildlife Festival was first held in 2010 on Hogback Mountain in Marlboro Vermont. It was originally intended as an opportunity for locals and visitors to the region to share their passion for the outdoors in all its facets. Representatives from the hunting and conservation communities, wildlife rescues, State agencies and nature centers all came out for a fun day of learning and fun in the beautiful Vermont outdoors! The event has continued to grow and this year moves to Mount Snow resort! With the help of Mount Snow, the Southern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Zoocademy, the Museum is keeping that spirit of inclusiveness! The event is admission by a donation of your choice and we again have a wide variety of attractions to engage anyone with an interest in the outdoors. 

Please contact the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum for more information www.vermontmuseum.org (802) 464-0048.

Peru Fair

September 28, 2019          9 AM - 4 PM

Location: All parking at Bromley Mountain, Peru, VT. Free shuttle to and from the fair  8 am - 5 pm

Celebrating 38 years! Fabulous Pig Roast, Music & Family Entertainment, Vermont Crafts, Cloggers, Antiques & Art Exhibits, Vermont Artisans Demos, Clowns & Magicians, Pony Rides, Food & Vermont Fare, Baked Goods, & Fun for Everyone!   Admission: $6.00 to benefit the Peru Fair Scholarship Fund.  perufair.org

Manchester Fall Arts Festival

October 4 - 6, 2019           10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Riley Rink at Hunter Park, 410 Hunter Park Rd., Manchester, VT

Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink at 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!  Adult daily admission $10, Weekend pass $12, Kids Free. Free Parking. No pets, please.  craftproducers.com

Gulp and Gallop 5K

October 12, 2019           9 AM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

For the “athletic beer drinkers” there’s the 8th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run on Saturday! Gulp and gallopers make four laps starting and returning in the base area. Each time participants complete a lap they have their choice of water or a cup of beer to drink before heading back out onto the course. This fun run is for the 21+ crowd only (must bring valid government issued ID) and crazy outfits are highly encouraged.

Afterwards, check out the FREE 46th Annual Harvest Arts and Craft Show and the 22nd Annual Oktoberfest (admission required and not included).  www.mountsnow.com

22nd Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

October 12 - 13, 2019            11 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 22nd Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music; but throw in kids games, pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous “schnitzel toss” and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family! A Columbus Day Weekend tradition since 1997, the Mount Snow Oktoberfest is one of our signature festivals and was named The Best Fall Event in VT for 2018 by Yankee Magazine .

The Kid’s Zone is where families will find festival games like the beanbag toss, bouncy house, pumpkin painting, donut eating on a string, and other kid-friendly activities. While the young ones are playing, the big kids can enjoy a large selection of beers from at least 25 different German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German fare served out of Marktfrisch in the Main Base Lodge. Plus, try your hand at games like the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding.  For you shoppers, don't forget the 46th Annual Harvest Arts & Craft Show going on inside the Base Lodge and for the "athletic beer drinkers" there’s the 8th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run on Saturday!  www.mountsnow.com

46th Annual Harvest Arts and Crafts Show

October 12 - 13, 2019         10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Main Base Lodge, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the 46th Annual Harvest Arts and Crafts Show featuring 50+ vendors including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. 

The event is conveniently located throughout the Main Base Lodge and base area. Did we mention that there is also FREE ADMISSION! Expect to see original works of art, handmade jewelry and furniture, sample homemade fudge and speak face to face with the purveyors. Then head outside and checkout our 22nd Annual Oktoberfest - two great events and truly a weekend not to be missed!  www.mountsnow.com

Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert

October 12, 2019           8 PM

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Monthly music and dancing fundraisers for area charitable foundations. Hosted by pianist Chris Bakriges with bassist Avery Sharpe and drummer Billy Arnold. Admission by tax-deductible donation at the door.  Benefiting West River Habitat for Humanity.

Wilmington Women's Weekend

October 26 - 27, 2019

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Celebrating 'sisters doing it for themselves' in 2019! Join us for a micro-business fair/Marketplace in Memorial Hall on Saturday from 11-3, and leave time for special events and to visit Wilmington's many independent shops and restaurants. Round out the day with an inspiring keynote speaker in Memorial Hall at 7:30 pm (doors and cash bar open 7:00 pm). Gather for breakfast and a hike up Haystack on Sunday, and leave refreshed and ready to take on the world! More details and event tickets coming soon.

Trick-or-Treating Downtown

October 31, 2019          4 - 6 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Shops stay open late as goblins, ghouls, and fairies run around downtown! 


These are just a few of the events in our area. Visit our local chamber of commerce for a more comprehensive listing of area events or visit  www.vermontvacation.com for statewide events.


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