Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Free Concerts on the Lawn in Putney
Starting early June and continuing every other Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30, the Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Series of concerts brings the best of southern Vermont groups to Putney. (Just 3 miles north on Route 5.) Music flavors include Celtic, jazz, rock, funk, and blues. Bring a chair or blanket; food is available, Rain location is Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.
Yellow Barn Music Festival Putney
Top Ten Summer Event - 44rd Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont. June- early August, 2014. Yellow Barn is a summer training program for young musicians embarking on careers as performers and educators and a vibrant festival of chamber music. The musicians who perform at Yellow Barn each summer include many of today's leading figures in chamber music as well as young professionals whose stars are on the rise.
Marlboro Music Festival
The 62st Annual Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont. Mid July to mid August. Marlboro Music is recognized as todays preeminent center for advanced musical studies. It is credited for its pivotal role in the development of chamber music in the U.S., and for training generations of musical leaders.
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
Top Ten Summer Event - 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival: Jacksonville, Whitingham, Wilmington, Dover Vermont. Berries, vintage cars, music, food, and craft displays; if its blue, its probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns in late July and early August.
S. Vermont Art & Craft Festivals in Bennington
The Festival, formerly at Hildene, now in its second year at its new home, Camelot Village in Bennington. 140 talented artists and artisans display and sell original one of a kind work as well as traditional and contemporary crafts. There are specialty food producers, wine makers and spirit distillers too. Great fresh food from local restaurants abounds. Craft demos and live music make it a very festive event. All under tents, Rain or shine.
Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair - Aug. 14-17, 2014
2014 will be the 97th year for the agricultural fair in Wilmington. The fun includes midway rides and bingo. it is the same weekend as our Christmas in August - another reason to come for a long weekend before school starts!
Bennington Battle Festivities and Parade
The Battle of Bennington took place on August 16, 1777, during the Revolutionary War. A victory for the American forces, the Battle of Bennington marked a turning point for America in their quest for independence it was the first of several triumphs that forced the surrender of the British forces. Although the battle is named for Bennington, the fighting took place just over the border in New York.
Renactement and Parade.
Garlic Festival in Bennington
Top Ten Fall Event - 18th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival, Bennington, Vermont. Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from 50 different vendors all made from -you guessed it- garlic and herbs! Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, and garlic braids. Activities may include a Giant Garlic Slingshot and Garlic Golf, a hay maze, face painting and hair braiding and other great children's activities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to live music both days.
Guilford Fair Labor Day Weekend
Guilford Fair, Guilford Vermont. August 31- September 1 2014. This is a farmers fair with horse show, horse pulling, cattle show, live music, crafts, carnival, lots of demonstrations, children's events.
The Big E: Eastern States Exposition
The Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast, is coming to West Springfield, MA. It's a New England extravaganza with The Big E Super Circus, The Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, Farm-A-Rama, competitive exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, and daily parades. As the site of the Fairs major concerts, the Comcast Arena Stage seats over 6,000 people and provides a large open-air location for ticketed and free performances by top-name talent on weekends during the Fair. Youll also find daily entertainment on the Court of Honor Stage located in front of the Coliseum. Free performances take place all day long. Eastern States Exposition is 90 minutes from the campground.
Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival Wilmington, Vermont.
Top Ten Fall Event - The 6th Annual Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival Wilmington, Vermont. September 19-21, 2014 This is a weekend showcase for Vermont wines, Vermont specialty foods and artisans of all types celebrating the rich uniqueness, quality and ingenuity of Vermont producers. Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage; attendees will discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, chefs, photographers and farmers.
Chester Fall Craft Festival on the Green
The charm and elegance of the Chester Village Green will come to life as it hosts the 39th Annual Fall Craft Festival. Chosen as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of New England, the Chester Village Green is surrounded by an absolutely delightful array of historic architecture dating back over 200 years, and quaint, country necessities like quintessential country stores, antique shops, art galleries and more!
The Chester Annual Craft Fair is a celebration of Vermonts gifted artisans, Chesters unique history, Vermonts matchless beauty and its timeless, rural traditions. Over 70 artisans, craftspeople and tantalizing food purveyors from across Vermont and New England, will grace the green
Brattleboro Literary Festival - October 2-5, 2014.
The 13th Annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro Vermont, The Brattleboro Literary Festival was founded in 2002 by a very small group of bibliophiles from area bookstores and libraries. The very first festival featured Nobel Prize winning legend Saul Bellow in his last public appearance. Since then the festival has gone on to present over 250 authors, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott Medal. It is a four day celebration of books with readings, discussions, and special events; all free.
Vermont Open Studio Weekend
Leaf peepers love Vermont in autumn, traveling the state to see the brilliant show of reds, oranges and yellows shimmering in the mountains and valleys. While looking for peak foliage, however, they also can take advantage of many special events during their stay, one of which is the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend.Over October 4th and 5th, craftspeople and artists at 127 sites in every region of Vermont will open their studios to the public. Iconic bright yellow Open Studio signs are posted along the roads to guide visitors to the studios. Visitors are offered a behind-the-scenes look at the workspaces of glassblowers, weavers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, printmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, painters, quilters, and other makers.
Keene Pumpkin Festival
Keene Pumpkin Festival - Keene, New Hampshire. October 17-18, 2013. Towers of pumpkins fill the downtown skies with grinning, funny, and scary faces. The Festival has been featured on CNN Headline News as well as many network stations throughout the United States. It has also won recognition from the Guinness Book for the largest number of lit jack-o-lanterns in one place at one time in the entire World! Year 2003 was the last World Record breaking year, when 28,952 pumpkins lit up downtown Keene.