Area Events

Manchester Music Festival
July 1,- Aug. 19, 2017
Arkell Pavillion, Southern Vermont Art Center


Bringing the passion and beauty of classical music to our southwestern Vermont community with a series of concerts throughout the summer season.

Manchester Music Festival (MMF) produces and presents chamber and orchestral music, opera, and pops concerts in the heart of the Green Mountains.

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Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show 

Tuesdays through Sundays, July 4 - August 13
Beebee Farm, East Dorset

For six exciting weeks, the country’s top equestrians compete across a challenging hunter/jumper course at East Dorset’s Beebee Farm.As a spectator,  you’ll be near the action with a chance to stroll the stalls for a behind-the- scenes look at these championship horses. Sweeping mountain views, awesome event staff, and fabulous food vendors–bonus!

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Sidewalk Sales 

August 10-13
Manchester Designer Outlets

On this popular August weekend, Manchester’s famous Designer Outlets and independent shops team up to host a shopping extravaganza. Demolish your kids “back to school” list or simply spoil yourself — tax-free and guilt-free — with goods from more than fifty participating retailers. Whether bargain hunting is your favorite pastime or you’re just passing through on the way to a vacation spot, stop over to join the festivities and discover summer’s sweetest deals.

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Manchester Food & Wine Classic 

August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017 – All Day

The 1st Annual Manchester Food & Wine Classic– taking place August 25-27, 2017. This inaugural event will be the most popular premium wine experience in the region, attracting nearly 2,000 attendees to Manchester, Vermont and Stratton Mountain. Patrons are treated to Grand Tastings, Lifestyle Events and Educational Seminars over 3 days, featuring food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and locally made products.

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    Independent Television Festival 

    October 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017 – All Day

    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, the festival 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. 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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