Next Up

Southern Vermont Area Events

So much to do… How do you choose? We have the answers to your questions as part of our Next Up section.

Stratton Magazine is proud to support area events and activities throughout Manchester and The Mountains. Add these upcoming events to your calendar and we’ll see you there!




dirty headsDirty Heads

Free Concert Fueled By Monster Energy

September 17, 2017

Get ready to feel good at this Sunday night free concert with tunes from the five piece jam band, Dirty Heads, as they take the mountain stage with their sunny style, fusing reggae, hip-hop and acoustic tunes fresh off their new self-titled album. With sights set on breaking the mainstream, the group can be seen touring the country in the wake of their most successful release to date, their album Sound of Change, which debuted at No. 1 Billboard’s Top Alternative Album chart and single “Lay Me Down” topped the Alternative Songs chart for 11 weeks. All this rockin’ news and we haven’t even told you the best of it. The show is free, but please RSVP to reserve your ticket!

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Home Improvement Expo

October 7, 2017

We’ve gathered experts in home improvement, building, styling, landscaping and more from around the area in one place. Join us in the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge to see the best of the best when it comes to all things home. Trusted local professionals will be on-hand to consult on and about your remodeling ideas, share advancements and updates in the industry and inspire you with wallcovering, paint and decorating ideas.

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keller williamsKeller Williams’ Grateful Grass

October 8, 2017

Keller Williams presents music from The Grateful Dead with a bluegrass spin. These tunes will have you dancing all night. Join us at Stratton Mountain for Columbus Day Weekend activities and fun.

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Independent Television Festival

October 11-15, 2017group of people at the itv independent television festival

The Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) is the original public festival and network of the world’s best independent television pilots and short films. Each October, it brings together more than 1,000 filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers, financiers, Hollywood executives, and general public fans to relax and connect in the Vermont mountains. Unlike big-city festivals where it can be difficult to interact with the right people, ITVFest in Vermont offers a unique opportunity for attendees to meet fellow professionals and to make lasting connections that can lead to prosperous careers. 2017 event dates are October 11–15 and are open to the public at the festival’s new home in Manchester, Vermont.

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Snowlight in Vermont

November 24, 2017snowlight in vermont event

On Thanksgiving weekend celebrate the kick-off of the winter season at Stratton Mountain Resort by supporting The Stratton Foundation’s tree-lighting event honoring a special person or other personal treasure. Reserve your tree, craft the words for your plaque, and partake in the community reception followed by the illumination of Stratton Mountain Village. Also that evening look for a village walk winter season kickoff block party.

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Manchester Merriment

November 24-December 31, 2017lighted tractor parade

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches.

Tree-lighting Ceremony, Caroling, and a Visit from Santa
Nov. 25
Factory Point Town Green

Lighted Tractor Parade
Dec. 2
Main Street

Historic Inn Tours
Dec. 9
Manchester, Dorset, Arlington

Manchester Lions Elf Express Train
Dec. 16