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!





greensky bluegrassGreensky Bluegrass

August 5, 2017

Greensky Bluegrass brings a new twist to bluegrass music. Mixing the acoustic stomp of a string band with lively rock and roll at every live show. Head to Stratton Mountain for a relaxing time and with dancing.

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Three Dog Night

August 19, 2017

Legendary, Grammy-nominated music icons, Three Dog Night take the mountain stage with Billboard #1 hits “Joy to the World,” “One,” “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” and many more hits. Visit Stratton Mountain for a weekend of live music alongside cycling at the Vermont Challenge.

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The Vermont Challengevermont challenge biking

August 17-20, 2017

The annual Vermont Challenge takes cyclists through the beautiful landscape of Southern Vermont over rolling hills, past picturesque farms, and down mountain passes. Designed to accommodate bikers at every level, the event’s variable daily route options have something for everyone. Augmented by evening events and special stops along the way, The Vermont Challenge fosters a community of riders who welcome new participants along with those who make it part of their lives year after year. 2017’s tour will take place August 17-20 and kickoff at Manchester’s Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park.

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Manchester Food & Wine Classic

August 25-27, 2017

Join dozens of international vendors for the weekend of a lifetime. Featuring food and wine from top producers around the world, the Manchester Food & Wine Classic invites you to sample and savor among the beauty of Vermont’s Green Mountains this summer. Experience expert wine tastings, seminars from chefs, Saturday’s Grand Tasting event, and so much more during a weekend full of festivities. Tickets will be available for all or some of the Classic’s many events. 

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rusted root

Rusted Root

September 2, 2017

Rusted Root presents acoustic, rock, and percussion jams with African, Latin, and Native American influences. Along with Stratton Mountain’s annual Tent Sale and Labor Day Weekend activities, enjoy live music outdoors.

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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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