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!



the vermont open

The Vermont Open

March 10-12, 2017

Calling all snowboarders! The Vermont Open is a weekend designed for snowboarders of all skill levels. Participate or just come out and watch the rail jam, slopestyle, retro-pipe, and banked slalom races.

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Taste of Vermont

March 18, 2017serving food at the taste of vermont event

Head to the mountain for this foodie-focused evening that’s been named one of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Winter Events. Restaurants, professional and amateur chefs, caterers, bakers, delis, spirit purveyors, and more from throughout the state will come together for a night to offer numerous tastings. Profits from the event go to benefit The Stratton Foundation.

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Spring Fling & Marchdi Gras

March 24-26, 2017stratton mountain pond skim

Come out to a fun-filled block party in Stratton Village! Celebrate Stratton’s very own Marchdi Gras and enjoy live jazz music, delicious New Orleans style food and drink, and free activities and performances for the kids.

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Barnyard Ballgathering at the barnyard ball

July 9, 2017

Dorset Equine Rescue pulls out all the stops for the annual Barnyard Ball – bull riding, BBQ, and bands. Dress up in your best “formal Western” wear for a night that benefits the local charity.

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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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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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