Dorset Farmers Market
Year Round Event
From 50 area producers find freshly picked vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot prepared foods, functional Vermont crafts, and live, local music.
Bennington Farmers' Market
Sat June 2nd - Sat October 27th 10:00am - 1:00pm
Riverwalk at Depot Street, Bennington, 150 Depot St
More than 20 weekly vendors with the freshest local fare: veggies and garden starts, cheese, meat and poultry, bakery, micro-roast coffee, honey, maple syrup, juried crafts and prepared foods. Live music every week, too!
Thursday through Sunday, June 21-24
Searching for your true north? Look no further than this weekend-long retreat with the best of the best: yoga instructors, meditation gurus, amazing musicians, organic chefs, transformational speakers, and limitless outdoor adventure. Wanderlust host Stratton Mountain Resort is just thirty minutes from Manchester. Go for a day, stay for the weekend!
VERMONT SUMMER FESTIVAL HORSE SHOW
Tuesdays through Sundays, July 3–August 12
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!
For more information see: https://www.vt-summerfestival.com/
RACE FOR THE CURE
Saturday, July 21
Riley Rink at Hunter Park
410 Hunter Park Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created Over 140 races will be held this year in over 40 continents, including one right here in MVT! You can register as an individual or a team for the 10k run, the 5k run or fitness walk, and littles can tackle the obstacle course. Spectators are welcome and wanted!
Manchester Sidewalk Sales
On this popular August weekend (the 9th - 12th), 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.
THE VERMONT CHALLENGE
Thursday through Sunday, August 16-19
Riders from across the U.S. and Canada arrive in Manchester and the Mountains for four glorious days of hard riding and competition. Routes cruise through the picturesque countryside, covered bridges, river valleys and historic villages of south and central Vermont. The ride is open to all abilities and spectators are welcome!
MAPLE LEAF HALF MARATHON
Saturday, September 8
A terrific excuse to race our country roads while supporting a fabulous cause! Run a stunning 13.1-mile loop through the hills and valleys of Manchester before returning to our Parks & Rec for food, drink, live music, and an awards ceremony. A top-notch, professional event, Maple Leaf is produced by partner charitable organizations, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Manchester Lions Club.
Saturday, September 22
Right in the heart of historic Peru Village, an old-fashioned country fair. The Saturday-only event is beloved by visitors and local alike. Includes a pig roast, live music, craft vendors, cloggers, antiques and art exhibits, clowns and magicians, pony rides, local food and drink, baked goods. Park at Bromley Mountain and ride the shuttle down the street.