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
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. marblehouseproject.org
Art Manchester Returns for 2018
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 & 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.
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.
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. westonantiquesshow.org and westoncraftshow.com
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. stratton.com
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 itvfest.com.
Snowlight in Vermont
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.
Village Tree Lighting
November 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
Lighted Tractor Parade
Manchester Lions Elf Express Train