Area Events

Ongoing Events & Places of Interest

Movies in West Dover

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

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Due to unforeseen circumstances related to building conditions at the museum, Southern Vermont Natural History Museum (SVNHM) needs to move its animals to the organization’s Mountainside property. We have a great spot in mind and dedicated community partners ready to lend a hand, but this sudden pivot comes with a price tag. Your donation will help to defray the expense of building new homes for SVNHM animal friends. While this move from our current home does evoke some bittersweet feelings, we ultimately see this as an opportunity for positive change. This evolution as an organization will open doors and allow SVNHM to achieve new things—to act as a resource to the community in a way that is not possible at our current leased location. The plan is to finish building enclosures and to fully relocate all SVNHM animals by the end of October 2023. Thank you in advance for your contribution and for your support of Southern Vermont Natural History Museum! Fundraiser by Michael Clough : Help Build New Animal Enclosures at Mountainside! (


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

Brattleboro Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 9 AM - 2 PM

Location: 570 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT

Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade soaps and more.

Wilmington Antique & Flea Market

Location:  225 Rte. 9 East, Wilmington, VT

Vendors offer a potpourri of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, glass, furniture, flowers, plants, vegetables, and artisan crafts outdoors on the 10-acre property. The area attraction is Southern Vermont’s largest weekend market. The seasonal business operates mid-May thru mid-October every Saturday and Sunday as well as Mondays on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.  Admission and parking are free with a food concession on-premises.

Farm Tours            Saturdays 11 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM

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

Book a tour on Saturdays for an opportunity to interact with our animals as you learn about the Farm's history! Discover the historic cow tunnel, visit the Hope Garden, meet our friendly goats, and give Carlos the Ox a special treat. Tours include Big Picture Farm Caramels and a 20% discount on Retreat Farm merchandise. Tours are weather dependent and will be canceled in the event of heavy rain, thunder, or lightning.

Craft Beer & Cheese Tasting            Fri. - Sun. by appointment

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

Unwind at the Thirsty Goat Outdoor Bar as you sample a variety of Vermont artisan cheeses expertly paired with your choice of beer, wine, cider, or n/a beverage. Each week we'll feature a different brewery for you to experience. Tastings include two drinks of your choice and a selection of three or five Vermont cheeses with crackers and grapes. Tastings are weather dependent and will be canceled in the event of heavy rain, thunder, or lightning.

Gaines Farm Corn Maze Sat. & Sun. through Oct. 29 11 AM - 5 PM

Location: Gaines Farm, 6343 Coolidge Highway, 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)

Hicks Family Farm & Corn Maze          Sat. & Sun. through Oct. 29         10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  1299 Rte. 2 on the Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA

We are an extended family working hard to keep our 5th generation farm in operation.  We opened the corn maze in 2011 and have continued to grow into a family friendly place to visit!  Come play the scavenger hunt game in the maze & play mini golf in the field!  Come visit a few of the farm animals and have fun. This will be our 13th year! Food Stand will be available for hamburgers, hot dogs and more!

Dover Artisan Market                   Fridays 3 - 7 PM through Oct. 20th

Location: 171 Rte. 100, W. Dover, VT

Crafts, food, drink, live music. A community event where local artisans and businesses share their unique talents and goods with the community.

Holiday Pop-up Shop            Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 & Oct. 5 - 9          9 AM - 5 PM

Location:  6677 Rte. 100, Whitingham, VT

Featuring handmade, repurposed and vintage items from local Vermont artisans.

Specific Dates 

Festival of Trees: Governor Hunt House

December 1 - 3, 2023              Fri. 4 - 8 PM, Sat. 11 AM - 8 PM, Sun. 11 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Governor Hunt House & Community Center, 322 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon, VT

This three day festival offers the community a chance to win completely decorated trees donated by area businesses. The trees will feature themed decorations as well as merchandise and gift certificates from the sponsor businesses. The trees will be raffled off and proceeds support the work of the Governor Hunt House & Community Center.

Over the weekend the historic home will be opened up for the community to walk through and admire the festive decorations while also participating in caroling, a bonfire, bake sale, photos with Santa and more.

Tree sponsorship is open now: We invite area businesses, organizations and individuals to become sponsors of the first annual Festival of Trees at the Governor Hunt House — the area’s only Festival of Trees and a great marketing opportunity!

We ask sponsors to provide and decorate a holiday tree, trimmed with decorations of your choosing — we encourage ornaments that reflect a theme related to your business or purpose. In addition, we invite you to supply one or more generous gifts to be placed under their tree — merchandise or gift certificates.

During the festival, all trees, together with the gifts under them, will be raffled to festival attendees. The festival takes place in conjunction with Vernon’s long-running Home for the Holidays Craft Fair, directly across the street at the elementary school. We plan to widely promote these events and attract strong attendance.Sponsorship is FREE, with the exception of the Presenting and Supporting sponsor levels.  $5.00 $5 for individuals or $15 for families.

Greenfield Arts Walk

December 29, 2023

5 - 8 PM

Location: downtown Greenfield, MA

On last Friday of the month downtown Greenfield comes alive in a celebration of the local arts scene! The Greenfield Arts Walk is a town-wide event featuring a cohort of local arts organizations including Madhouse Multi-Arts, Hawks & Reed, and Greenfield Gallery to name a few. The Arts Walk's mission is to grow the local creative community and economy by attracting interest from beyond the region while strengthening the connections within. During the Arts Walk, many featured destinations showcase work submitted by local artists, providing them with an excellent opportunity to gain a stronger local following and sell their work.


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