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!



ART-Seed & Farm-to-Table Dinners at Marble House Project

May–October, 2018

On select Friday evenings, enjoy farm-to-table innovative dining experiences with prestigious chefs from around the country. 6pm. 

on select Saturdays, Join Marble House Project  for live performances in music and dance, film screenings, literary readings, and open studios with an extraordinary lineup of their artists in residence. Admission is free. 12 5pm.

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Party Down By the River

July 1, 2018

Meet at the Riverwalk’s lower gateway (by Friends of the Sun) for a red, white, and blue 4th of July celebration with Americana food, music, and fun for the whole family. Also enjoy a water ceremony and musical performances as you walk the Riverwalk and see where the new bridge will be crossing over to the other side. 4–6pm.

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Vermont Summer Festival

July 3–August 12, 2018

For six weeks, equine competitors from all over the world once again make Southern Vermont their summer home. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Vermont Summer Festival will fill Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset with excitement as riders and their horses compete in numerous events. Visit the showgrounds to be a part of the action all under the backdrop of a beautiful mountain range and Vermont’s lush greenery. vt–

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B the Change

July 7, 2018

Eileen Fisher invites Manchester to “B the Change” at their outdoor celebration in conjunction with King Arthur Flour. Find out what a B-Corp is and why it matters. Enjoy free samples from B-Corps such as King Arthur Flour, Stonyfield, Seventh Generation, Cabot Cheese, Badger Balm, Preserve, Prosperity Candle, and Vermont Creamery. 802-768-8736 or

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Weston Antiques & Craft Shows

Weston Antiques Show
September 28–29, 2018

Weston Craft Show
October 5–7, 2018

The Weston Antiques Show and the Weston Craft Show are widely regarded as some of the best shows in the area. The Antiques Show is one of the oldest in the country, displaying American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk
art, silver, paintings, rugs, jewelry, and more. The Craft Show represents works in baskets, ceramics, lighting, mosaics, sculpture, wood, and many other materials. Both shows provide a pleasurable shopping experience for those looking for something special. and

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Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest

October 5–8, 2018

Celebrate Columbus Day at Stratton Mountain Resort where the activities and events bring thousands of visitors to the mountain for a weekend of family fun. The annual Harvest Fest features competitive events such as the North Face Race to the Summit, alongside a tasty chili cook-off coupled with live music and seasonal activities for children. Additionally, brewers from around New England will be stationed at Stratton’s annual Craft Brewfest for an afternoon of samplings. Among all of the excitement, be sure to make time for a trip on the gondola to the summit and to take in the breathtaking and incomparable views of Vermont’s renowned fall foliage.

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Independent Television Festival

October 10–14, 2018

Now in its 13th year, ITVFest, the only public festival that features the world’s best independent television pilots, welcomes more than 1,000 television creators, actors, writers, directors, producers, executives, and fans from around the world. Packed with screenings, panels, workshops, and parties, during prime fall foliage, Manchester provides the backdrop and attendees with the opportunity to meet fellow professionals and make lasting connections. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend screenings and panels. For information and ticket purchases, visit

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