Combine a cruse-in with a visit to their antique car museum - both free!Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check this page or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on.
Starting late May and continuing many Sundays from 6::00 to 8;00, 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.
26th annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center.
Fourth of July Weekend 2017 As always, they conclude with the spectacular 1812 Overture, fireworks, and marches.
Please note tickets are required.
Top Ten Summer Event - 47th Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont. June- early August, 2016. 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.
The 64th Annual Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont. Mid July to mid August. Marlboro Music is recognized as today's 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.
Every summer, a freshly auditioned company of Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, takes to the road in traditional mud show fashion for a two-month performance tour of New England. Backed by professional coaches, cooks, musicians and crew, we perform to sell-out crowds in Circus Smirkus' very own 750-seat European-style one-ring big top tent. Local show July 17 & 18 at the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, NH.
Top Ten Summer Event - 7th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival: Jacksonville, Whitingham, Wilmington, Dover Vermont. Berries, vintage cars, music, food, and craft displays; if it's blue, it's probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns in late July and early August.
The Festival, formerly at Hildene, now in its third 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.
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.
Reinactment and Parade.
The next Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Truck Show is on August 26 & 27, 2017 at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts, Route 103, Ludlow VT. The show is 10am-3pm each day with a parade on Saturday to Chester and Awards Ceremony at 2pm on Sunday.
Top Ten Fall Event - 20th 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, Guilford Vermont. September 3,4 2016. This is a farmer's fair with horse show, horse pulling, cattle show, live music, crafts, carnival, lots of demonstrations, children's events and midway rides!
The 100th (!) 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 Fair's 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. You'll 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.
The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival is an unusual event combining a market for handmade crafts, original art, live music, and an array of gourmet edible treats. A colossal 100 foot wide tent will house the artists and artisans and other smaller tents serve as the dining and entertainment components.
The Fields at Riley Rink, 410 Hunter Park Road in Manchester.