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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Art Manchester Returns for 2018

June–October 14

Pop-up galleries through the summer season welcome visitors from around the world and showcase a diverse and talented set of The artisans.


mettowee makers

Mettowee Makers & Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers
32 Center Hill Road

Pawlet area artists team up with the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers to present a beautiful summer pop up gallery of mixed medium works. The two groups pair up perfectly in this bright gallery space on one of Manchester’s main streets.






Institute for Illustration

The Institute for Illustration
4802 Main Street

Original fashion drawings, lifestyle advertising art, magazine cover art, vintage fabric designs, and cartoons from top illustrators. Brought to Art Manchester by Illustration House, the country’s leading resource for original illustration art.



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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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Snowlight in Vermont

November 23

Dedicate a tree to celebrate your family or the memory of someone special this winter season and join the Stratton Foundation to light up Stratton Village. This event supports local children and families in need.

Donor Reception
Mulligan’s 4:30pm

Village Tree Lighting

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Manchester Merriment

merriment tractor paradeNovember 24–December 16

As the snow falls, winter in Vermont doesn’t get much more picturesque than when the Manchester area is filled with holiday cheer. Manchester Merriment showcases this spirit, bringing the brightest lights and jolliest bellies to the area for fun-filled family events.

Town Green Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 24

Lighted Tractor Parade
Dec. 8

Manchester Lions Elf Express Train
Dec. 15–16

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