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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

We offer retail gear for your outdoor adventures including clothing by NRS and Outdoor Research, Tubbs snowshoes, Darn Tough Socks, Turtle Fur hats and fleece, hiking and ski poles, back packs, gloves and mittens.  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

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Peace Pipe Rail Jam

May 25, 2019           10 AM - 4 PM

Location: bottom of Inferno, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Our annual end of season rail garden at the base of Inferno returns! We set up a rail garden and crank some tunes. You show up, hike the park and ski or ride for FREE !
It's our little "Thank you" for our park riding friends. *weather permitting  Please, no dogs or coolers allowed.  www.mountsnow.com
Spring Open Studio Weekend
May 25 - 26, 2019
Location:  throughout Vermont

Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont's roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2019 Spring Open Studio Weekend taking place over May 25 & 26, Memorial Day Weekend.

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork.

The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many participating galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event. Click here for Southern Vermont artisans. www.vermontcrafts.com

Brattleboro Brewers Festival

May 25, 2019          12:30 - 4:30 PM

Location:  VABEC Campus, 40 University Way, Brattleboro, VT

This one day beer tasting event features some of the best craft brewers in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. Brewers are on hand to share samples and meet their fans. Food and music too!  Price: $30.00 to $55.00 VIP - $55; Pre-purchase: $30; Same day: $35 (cash only).  www.brattleborobrewersfestival.com


May 25, 2019

Location:  downtown Bennington, VT

A craft fair in its 33rd year that features over 150 crafters and food vendors set up along Main Street in Bennington. www.betterbennington.com

Annual Rubber Duck Race

May 26, 2019         10 AM

Location:  Crafts Inn, W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Join us for the Annual Rubber Duck Race – a great event for the entire family! Come watch the rubber duckies as they float down the river toward the finish line and also enjoy other activities and games for spectators. Remember, this is a kid friendly and FREE event! 100% of profits will be donated to Make-A-Wish Vermont.

Memorial Day Celebration

May 26, 2019         11 AM - 7 PM

Location:  Honora Winery, 201 VT Rte. 112, Jacksonville, VT

Join us for the unveiling of the name of our Honey Hefeweizen Beer!  This beer is named in honor of our founder, Patricia Ann Farrington.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available to purchase to go along with our beer or wine!  We will have our lawn games set up and free lemonade for the kids!  www.honorawinery.com/our-tasting-room

Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown, Eugene Uman and Friends

June 1, 2019           8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

This concert celebrates NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan in her 90th year. It serves as an expression of gratitude to Jordan for her loving and generous 20-plus year involvement in our community as a mentor and performer. VJC director, Eugene Uman usually performs on this date with his Convergence Project. This concert is a golden opportunity to join forces with one of the vocal legends of our time in its stead. We will also welcome Jordan's muse, bassist Cameron Brown, and other friends (TBA) to enhance the festivities.

In her autobiography "Jazz Child, a Portrait of Sheila Jordan," Jordan tells of how the legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker "gave me courage by telling me I was unique in my sound and that I had million-dollar ears." Her 1963 debut on Blue Note Records, Portrait of Sheila, is considered a jazz classic. Since then she has recorded over 22 albums as a leader and appeared as a guest soloist on hundreds of others. Along with the NEA Jazz Master Award, Jordan has received an IAJE Humanitarian Award, a Mary Lou Williams' Women in Jazz Lifetime of Service Award and many others. Sheila has taught thousands of students around the world, helping them to realize their potential, and encourages us all to savor and delight in the immensity and swinging depth of jazz music.  www.vtjazz.org

Gallery Walk

June 7, 2019            5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  Brattleboro, VT

This festival of the arts features exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other businesses, most within a few blocks of Main Street. Activities, street performances, and more – a festive block party.  www.gallerywalk.org

Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Expo, and Weekend Events

June 7 - 9, 2019           Friday, 5 - 8:30 PM, Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM, Sunday, 8 AM - 4 PM

Location:  downtown Brattleboro, VT

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street and dance to the MOOOsic on Saturday, June 8!

The parade kicks off at 10 AM sharp with scores of lovable heifer calves - groomed, decorated and led by future farmers. The heifers are followed by farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and surprises.

When it’s over, follow the crowd to the Slow Living Expo for food, entertainment, animals, tractors, music and family fun, plus demonstrations, craft show and exhibits related to our mission of farm and food innovation.

And that’s not all: Stroll Weekend starts Friday night, June 7 with our Expo Festival featuring a culinary competition, Gallery Walk, music, food, fun and more. On Sunday, June 9, enjoy our Famous Farmers Breakfast, the cycling Tour de Heifer and the Farm Tour.

Always rated one of Vermont’s Top 10 Summer Events! Visit our website for the full weekend schedule!  www.strollingoftheheifers.com

2019 Independence Day Fireworks

July 5, 2019            4 - 10:30 PM

Location:  Hayford Field, behind the old High School,  Wilmington, VT

Join us on Hayford Field for an evening of family fun. 

Gallery Walk

July 5, 2019            5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  Brattleboro, VT

This festival of the arts features exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other businesses, most within a few blocks of Main Street. Activities, street performances, and more – a festive block party.  www.gallerywalk.org


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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