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The Shires of Vermont Annual Events



March 24 & 25
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend ~
Visit the Sugar Houses in The Shies for this sweet Vermont treat.

May 27
Mayfest ~
a craft fair in its 32nd year that features over 150 crafters and food vendors and consistently attracts over 10,000 attendees

June 22-25
Stratton Mt. – Unplug from the Ordinary – yoga, mindfulness, classes, concerts, hikes, great food

Hills Alive ~
A six week celebration of the  arts throughout 12 performing arts venues  in The Shires of Vermont-from Weston to  Bennington.

July 4-August 14
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show ~ celebrating its 23rd year as Vermont’s premier hunter/jumper competition

August 4-7
Manchester Sidewalk Sales ~
Best bargains of the summer More than 50 participating retailers.

Bennington Arts Weekend ~ Visit the festivals, eat good food, drink good beer, and walk the historic and vibrant downtown

September 2 & 3
Garlic fest ~
Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from –you guessed it garlic and herbs

September 23
Peru Fair ~
an old fashioned one-day fair with food/crafts/arts/music in the beautiful mountain town of Peru.

September 29-0ctober 1
Manchester Fall Arts Festival ~
Over 100 talented artists and artisans from throughout New England displaying their works under large heated tents.

October 6-8
53th Annual Weston Antiques Show
~ Dealers from across New England showcasing antiques for collectors.

November 24, 2017-January 1, 2018
“Celebrate the Season in the Shires” A six week long Winter Event – Classic New England with a twist … tree lightings, music events, inn tours, wine and beer tastings … cookies too, horse and wagon rides, bookstore events and museum happenings.


For more information about these events visit or call The Shires of Vermont 802-362-6313