2019 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 85 – Visit VermontTourismNetwork.com for more information about Vermont and these businesses. SOUTHERN VERMONT sPEciAl EVEnt Year-round GalleryWalk: First Friday of everymonth, 5:30-8:30 pm Downtown Brattleboro. info@gallerywalk.org Brattleboro Farmers’Market: Saturdays and Tuesdays, seasonally. Tuesdays,May-October at theNew England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St. Saturdays,May-October, 570WesternAve (Rt. 9, adjacent to the Creamery Bridge) brattleborofarmersmarket.com  Brattleboro Area Events Brattleboro Greater Brattleboro: Fall in lovewith all the thingswe are! 2018 November: Putney Craft Tour: November 23-25 (Friday-Sunday) Putneycrafts.com November: Holly Days, HollyNights: November 30-December 2 (Friday-Sunday), holiday shopping/dining. BrattleboroChamber.org 2019 February: Harris Hill Ski Jump: February 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday) March: Circus Spectacular: For dates visit necenterforcircusarts.org May: Brattleboro Brewers Festival: For dates visit BrattleboroBrewersFestival.com June: Strolling of theHeifers: June 7-9 (Friday-Sunday) StrollingoftheHeifers.com July: Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour: July 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday) RockRiverArtists.com September: BrattleboroBaconfest, Blues andBrews! For dates visit BrattleboroChamber.org Contact: For more details see the event website or contact the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 802-254-4565. sPEciAl EVEnt The Shires of Vermont Annual Events 2019 March9– Wings andWinter Home Brew , Bennington – T op TenWinter event. Sample and vote on local beers, ciders, andmead andwings. March 23-24 – VermontMapleOpenHouse Weekend – Visit the Sugar Houses in The Shires for this sweet Vermont treat. May 25 – Mayfest , Bennington – A craft fair in its 33 rd year that features over 150 crafters and food vendors LateMay-June – Celebration of Peonies at Hildene , The Lincoln FamilyHome,Manchester – Thousands of fragrant flamboyant peony blooms, heirloomand new in the Lincoln family’s formal garden. June 20-23 – Wanderlust , StrattonMt. –Unplug fromtheOrdinary – yoga, mindfulness, classes, concerts, hikes, great food July-August – Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show ,Manchester – Celebrating its 23rd year as Vermont’s premier hunter/jumper event. August 2-4 – BenningtonArtsWeekend – The crowning jewel of this annual event is the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival. August, 2 nd weekend – Manchester Annual Sidewalk Sales – Enjoy the biggest discounts of the season at world-class designer outlets and unique, independent retailers. August 10 – 12 th Annual Fly-Fishing Festival , Manchester – Showcasing the joy of fly fishing with vendors, demonstrations, and a gathering of peoplewho are all equally enthused about the sport. August 15-18 – GreenMountainBluegrass Festival ,Manchester – Bluegrass, roots and Americanamusic.Main stage, dance tent, food trucks, VT beer andwine in amagical Green Mountain setting! September 7-8 – Garlic Fest , Bennington – Join garlic lovers to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors. September 21 – Peru Fair , Peru – An old- fashioned country fair and fun for everyone! October 4-6 – Manchester Fall Arts Festival – Over 100 talented artists and artisans from throughout New England displaying their works under large heated tents. November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 – Celebrate the Season in The Shires – Tree lightings, music events, inn tours, wine and beer tastings, horse and wagon rides, bookstore events and museum happenings. For more details about these events contact 802-447-3311, #ExploreTheShires 