Seasonal Events

Annual Celebrations Capturing the Spirit of the Region

Up and Over

Shires of Vermont

The official designation for Vermont’s southwest corner is Bennington County. The shires are a collective of 15 quintessential Vermont towns and villages connected by a scenic ribbon of highway knows as Historic Route 7A.

The Vermont Summer Festival

Six weeks of top equestrian competition in summer’s most beautiful home: the Green Mountains

Hills Alive – A Festival of Arts in Southern Vermont

Manchester Music Festival joins Dorset Theatre Festival (DTF), Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (WPTC) to launch Hills Alive!, a collaborative partnership to present a full schedule of world-class stage productions, concerts, art and photography exhibitions and play readings at venues throughout the region..

Manchester Sidewalk Sales

Bargains galore at the Designer Outlet stores

Shires of Vermont Marathon

Vermont’s oldest villages, New England’s newest marathon. A scenic point-to-point 26.2 mile course connecting the Shire Towns of Manchester & Bennington

Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K Run

A 1/2 marathon winding through a scenic route with beautiful views looping through many back roads, some with hills. The Maple Leaf Half Marathon offers both a 5K run and a Fun Walk.

Manchester Fall Arts & Craft Festival

Formerly the Hildene Arts & Craft Festival. New location this year is at Riley Rink. Same great show with more spacious location.

Catamount Tours

Stratton Magazine


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