"The 22nd Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show"
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) is a premier cultural event in Vermont located in the Southern part of the state featuring outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington.
The 22nd annual NBOSS will be hosting an opening party for the exhibition this year on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. The reception will take place from 4:00-8:00 PM (rain or shine) at the Vermont Arts Exchange campus, 48 Main Street in North Bennington next door to the Post Office and across the street from the North Bennington Train Depot and throughout the Village. The Train Depot Gallery will be open featuring paintings and glass sculpture. There will be a toast to the sculptors and opening remarks at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served. A guided tour will follow with opportunities to meet the artists and learn about their sculptures. The opening will also feature live music by "The Ransom Notes". nbossvt.org
Aug 1-24 - Weston
"Always...Patsy Cline performed at Weston Playhouse"
When an unlikely encounter in a Texas honky-tonk lands Patsy Cline at her biggest fan's kitchen table, the rising star finds a fast friend and a savvy business partner. Late night conversations between Patsy and Louise, a Southern housewife, create a bond that lasts a lifetime. Listen in and hum along as Patsy and Louise belt their way through hits such as "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy," and "Back in Baby's Arms." westonplayhouse.org
Aug 15-Sep 1 - Weston
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? performed at Weston Playhouse"
It's two o'clock in the morning when George and Martha return home from a college faculty party, but the night has only just begun. An evening of fun and games takes a dark turn as the line between reality and illusion blurs. As stirring and provocative today as it was when it premiered, this classic asks what we are willing to do to, and for, the people we love. westonplayhouse.org
Aug 22 - Bennington
Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.
Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com
Aug 22-Sep 8 - Manchester
"Shakespeare in the Woods"
Shakespeare in the Woods (SitW) is an outdoor Southern Vermont theatre festival. Each production seeks to deliver a professional caliber celebration of classical text through a socially aware lens, all while embracing Vermont's natural offerings. Our first season will consist of "Much Ado About Nothing", "Romeo & Juliet", and "The Taming of the Shrew". SitW is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Live music, homemade luncheon, kids activities, workshops, educational displays, over 25 local groups participate to celebrate the earth and sustainability. FREE. Join us at the Second Congregational Church 155 Hillside St. in Bennington. Follow us on Facebook: Sun and Fun!.
Aug 31-Sep 1 - Bennington
"Annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival"
Join us Labor Day weekend for the event awarded one of the top ten Garlic Festivals in the world, and the winner of Vermont's Top 10 Fall Events. Garlic, crafts, food, beer and wine, plus plenty of activities for kids and demonstrations for everyone. Over 200 vendors will be there, at this farmer's market style weekend event. lovegarlic.com
Sep 14 - Bennington
"Downtown Bennington Food Truck Festival"
From 11 am- 6 pm. Come to the intersection of Main & School St in Downtown Bennington for a day of food, music, crafts & beer! Family-friendly & free to attend. Try a range of eclectic breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts offerings! Beer tent, music all day & more. Eventbrite Tickets
Sep 14 - Manchester
"Opening Reception for Ando Hiroshige Woodblock Prints at Vermont Arts Center"
Hiroshige, born And Tokutaro, in Edo (Tokyo) in 1797, most notably known as Ando Hiroshige, was of the great masters of the color woodblock print. It has been estimated that Hiroshige created more than 5,000 prints and that as many as 10,000 copies were made from some of his woodblocks. Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple, highly decorative elements, Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition. The prints shown at the Southern Vermont Arts Center are genuine Japanese woodblocks, meticulously reproduced from recut woodblocks in the 20th century, using traditional methods, each piece being "hand-pulled" like the prints of the old masters. svac.org
Sep 14-15 - Bennington
"26th Annual Bennington Quiltfest"
Presented by: The Quiet Valley Quilters Guild. Our show features: New Quilts, Guild Challenge Quilts, Vendors, People's Choice awards, Raffle quilt, Demonstrations, Consignment Boutique, and a Special Quilt Exhibit. People's Choice winners announced at 3:30 on Sunday.
The Featured Quilter at this year's show will be John Kubiniec of Big Rig Quilting. He will have a free lecture at 1:00, on both Saturday and Sunday.
The 2019 Raffle Quilt: Hart of Gold is a queen size bed quilt in the Turning Twenty pattern by Tricia Cribbs. It is created with an exciting variety of black and gold fabrics, stitched together by Sharon Shorey and quilted by Bruce Carnevale from Karen's Quilting Corner. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5; the drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3:00.
There is a Quiltfest Cafe on site serving breakfast and lunch each day until 3:30 p.m. featuring breakfast sandwiches, pastries, quiche, soup, chili and delicious sandwiches.
Celebrate the harvest with food and games and lots to see! A suggested donation of $3/person. merckforest.org
Sep 26-Oct 20 - Weston
"Indecent performed at Weston Playhouse"
This deeply moving work charts the history of a group of artists who risked their lives to put on a play. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. This Tony-award winning play by the author of How I Learned to Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home is Weston's 5th American Masters production. westonplayhouse.org
Sep 28 - Bennington
"Community Day at the Bennington Museum"
Admission to the Bennington Museum is FREE for all visitors and the lineup for engagement is outstanding. The day's events focus on issues of Civil Rights and Diversity in Vermont in connection with Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont, Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices, and Bennington Museum's participation in the 2019 Vermont Reads Program. benningtonmuseum.org
Oct 4-6 - Manchester
"Manchester Fall Arts Festival"
Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink in Hunter Park. This Festival, bringing annual visitors from New York, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in the Northeast, provides a unique and memorable shopping experience. Find handcrafted creations made by expert Artists and Artisans, and meet the actual makers of the work. Visitors also enjoy the Specialty Foods and Spirits tent, with producers of Vermont products including maple syrup, craft distilled spirits, and other gourmet items. Also find wine, beer, and great food to eat on-site while you enjoy live music and other entertainment. Enjoy a memorable visit to beautiful Manchester! craftproducers.com
Oct 5 - Bennington
Presented by the Norshaft Lions club. Come for live music, great food, beer tent, vendors and children’s activities. Find them at the Historic Colgate Park, Route 9 West in Bennington, Vt.