Area Events 


Area Farmers Markets 


The Manchester area hosts several different farmers markets through the years! 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.

Dorset Farmers Market : Open Year Round - Sundays 10am - 2pm 

Winter Market:  JK Adams Kitchen Store, 1430 Vt. Rt 30, Dorset, VT

Summer Market : HN Williams General Store, 2732 Vt. Route 30, Dorset, VT

                                                   Bennington Farmers Market: Saturdays, June 2 -  October 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                    Location: Riverwalk at Depot Street



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.



Friday - Sunday, September 28-30


Quaint, historic Manchester has been hosting this Fall Art and Craft Festival for nearly thirty years! Juried artists and artisans shop their wares while musicians play and chefs craft excellent eats. Meet more than 100 talented makers while you shop for a one of a kind piece. Family friendly atmosphere, specialty foods and spirits tent, all around good vibe on a perfect foliage weekend.

Location: 410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester


13th Annual Independent Television Festival (ITV Fest)

Oct. 10-14, Manchester

ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival) is a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (aka, non-network) budgets.

Throughout the year from New York to Los Angeles and places in between, our global network of creatives, executives and fans gather for seminars, screenings and retreats. It all culminates at the week-long festival in Manchester in October.

Unlike big city festivals where it can be difficult to interact with the right people, ITVFest in Vermont offers a unique opportunity to meet fellow professionals and make these lasting connections that can lead to prosperous careers.


Candlelight dinner series

Ye Olde Tavern, Manchester: November 13 @ 5:00pm-9:00pm

It’s ‘Dine Like An 18th Century Guest’…

That’s right no lights, just the flicker of candlelight, the glow of oil lamps. the roar of the fireplace, classical music, great conversation, great food and drink, set the mood for this fun and historic evening.

Enjoy an evening, much in the way an 18th century guest would have, the 2nd Tuesday of each month throughout the winter.

Ye Olde Tavern looks forward to seeing you! Reservations are suggested. Call 802-362-0611


UCS Superhero 5K

Bennington Rec Center, November 3 @ 9:00am-10:30am

Come dressed as your favorite superhero!

This race benefits the Client Wellness Fund at United Counseling Service. Wellness activities can help individuals focus, overcome obstacles, get along with others and even fight off illness. Wellness programs are broad and can include physical fitness, seminars, workshops, classes, field trips, artistic endeavors such as trips to museums and a wide array of activities that promote overall well-being for our clients.

Race Fees:

Adult $35

Students $20

UCS Staff $20

UCS Client $10

Children under 12 FREE

Shirts will be guaranteed to those who register by October 1, 2018.

For more information call 802.442.5491 X313.


Manchester Merriment: Tree Lighting Ceremony

Manchester, Factory Point Town Green: November 24 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm

This Community Tree Lighting Celebration with caroling and a visit from Santa kicks off Manchester Merriment!Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches.