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Upcoming Events in Manchester Vermont


January

Lecture - Nancy Price Graff - Vermont historian and author Nancy Price Graff examines the impact of this project.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Winter History Series Part One - John McCardell, Middlebury College President Emeritus, argues the case for Abraham Lincoln.

Address: The Northshire Bookstore , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Lecture - Deborah Clifford -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Looking Back at Vermont -Farm Security Administration Photos - Over seven years, nine photographers working for the Farm Security Administration's Historical Section visited Vermont to document its rural culture. Each had a unique assignment, and each had a unique way of lookng at Vermont. This slide lecture, by Nancy Price Graff, considers some of the 1,600 photographs taken by these artists from the perspective of the times and from the perspective of Vermont's evolving image.


Address: Hildene , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

February

Winter History Series Part Two - UVM Professor Jacqueline Carr argues the case for George Washington.

Address: The Northshire Bookstore , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Lecture - Vermont Governor Phillip Hoff -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

2 - 3 Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon - The event is open to all muzzleloading firearm enthusiasts, regardless of their skill level. The course consists of four target shooting stations throughout a mile and a half wilderness course. Period dress is encouraged but not required and spectators are definitely welcome. We invite everyone to attend the Saturday Night Bonfire Rendezvous as well.

Address: Skinner Hollow Farm , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-2666 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Brew@vewdo.com
Web: www.svtpb.org

March

Winter History Series Part Three - UVM Professor Mark Stoler argues the case for Franklin Roosevelt.

Address: The Northshire Bookstore , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Lecture by Charles Fish -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Little Guys Pajama Party - Pre-registration encouraged.


Address: Hildene's Visitor Center Theater , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt - One woman drama and historical interpretation of Eleanor Roosevelt before and during her husband's presidency.


Address: Mark Skinner Library , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-2607 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

April

Winter History Series Part Four - Castleton College Professor Jonathan Spiro proposes the sleeper candidate.

Address: The Northshire Bookstore , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

5th Annual Vermont Business and Products Showcase - Exhibitors range from cheesemakers to chimney sweeps - anyone who does business with Vermonters.
A great networking opportunity for businesses and individuals alike.


Address: Equinox Resort and Spa , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-6313 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jhead@manchesterchamber.net
Fee: Free

May

The Preservation of Vermont Civil War Flags - Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

In Time for Mother's Day - Cookie Decorating - All of the fixings will be provided for youngsters to create a lovely, tasty gift for Mom.
$3 per child.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

26 - 28 23rd Annual Needlework Show - For the 23rd year Hildene hosts a variety of needlework entries in over 24 competition categories displayed throughout the historic home.
Admission to the preview cocktail reception is $12.
Event admission is $10, $8 for Hildene Members.


Address: Hildene Mansion , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

June

Living with the Lincoln Legacy - Admission $2.
Free for Hildene members.



Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Garden Party - Annual fundraising event. Reservations requested.
Hildene Member admission $100. Non-Member admission $125.


Address: Hildene Formal Garden , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Ethan Allen Days Dinner & Contra Dance -


Address: Hildene Event Tent , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Lecture - Vermont Folk Art -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

16 - 1 Palettes of Vermont Junior Artists in the Garden at Hildene - Children wishing to participate should call Lisa at 802.367.1144 to register as soon as possible. Once registered, each junior artist will be sent a paper palette and a pass allowing them access to Hildene grounds to design their palettes when accompanied by an adult, free of charge. Prizes will be awarded based on grade category: grades 1 & 2, grades 3 & 4 and grades 5 & 6. First prize winners in each category will receive
two Bromley Mountain All Day Adventure Passes, good anytime.


Address: Hildene Welcome Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

1 - 2 Ethan Allen Days - $5 adults, $2 kids.


Address: Hildene Meadowlands , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

8 - 9 Annual Hildene Antique and Classic Car Show - Welcome all car enthusiasts! The premier Antique and Classic Car Show in Manchester & the Mountains, Vermont celebrates 30 years of the best antique and classic cars, food vendors and flea market in the northeast!

Address: Dorr Farm , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-6313 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: member@manchesterchamber.net
Web: www.manchestercarshow.com

July

Lecture - Vermont General William Wells - Admission $2, free to members.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Antiques Show - Early buyer admission $20, regular admission $5.


Address: Hildene Meadowlands , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Has Civil War Memory Divided or United America? - Admission $2, free to members.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Civil War Sanitary Commission -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Komen VT - NH Race for the Cure -


Address: Hildene Meadowlands , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-2733 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@vtnhcure.org
Web: www.vtcure.org

All-Beatles Concert on the Green with The Butties - On the green in a beautiful park setting.
Roll out a blanket and listen to classic Beatles songs outdoors on a warm Summer evening.


Address: Manchester Green , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (800) 362-4144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@thebutties.com
Web: www.thebutties.com
Fee: Free

An evening with Tenor John Thade - In its twelfth season, the concert series has earned enthusiastic press reviews and become well known to Vermont audiences. Visit our website for on-line concert samplers.


Address: The Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (800) 559-7070 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: john@johnthade.com
Web: www.johnthade.com

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Concert - Proceeds benefit the VSO.


Address: Hildene Meadowlands , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (800) 876-9293 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: alanj@vso.org
Web: www.vso.org

Alex Torres and the Latin Kings - Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Arts Exchange.


Address: Hildene Event Tent , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 442-5549 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mpandpp@sover.net
Web: www.hildene.org

Concert Under the Stars - $2.


Address: Hildene Event Tent , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Under the Stars -


Address: Hildene Grounds , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

4 - 5 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour -


Address: Manchester Recreation Field , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (877) SMIRKUS (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@smirkus.org
Web: www.smirkus.org

13 - 14 Civil War Encampment - $5, youths $2, members free.

Address: Hildene Grounds , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

August

The Vermont Brigade at Weldon Railroad -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Quakers in the Civil War -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Concert Under the Stars - Robert D. Thum memorial concert, rain or shine. Picnicking, farm animals, pony rides and cake and ice cream.
$5, youths $1, members free.


Address: Hildene Event Tent , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Battenkill Bash - Our first ever fly-fishing tackle antique road show.
Tackle and antique sporting book appraisers will be on hand to examine and advise you on your antique tackle and fishing books.
Other activities include fly-fishing craftsmen, rod makers, fly tyers, sporting artists, exhibits and demonstrations, local conservations groups.
Evening ends with tented barbeque at a cost and fireworks.

Address: American Museum of Fly Fishing , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-3300 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: amff3@amff.com
Web: www.amff.com
Fee: Free

19 - 21 Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival - Voted one of the top shows in Vermont. Great food, entertainment and the work of inspired artists in a fun, festival environment. Cool and functional art work you will not find in any mall. Special activities for children. Adults $7, 13-17 $2, kids free. Rain or shine, no pets, free parking.


Address: Hildene Meadowlands off Route 7A just past the Equinox Hotel , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-2100 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@craftproducers.com
Web: www.craftproducers.com

September

Lecture - Lincoln's Avengers -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Artists in the Garden Champagne Preview Reception and Sale - Irene Hunter and Peggy Beckwith awards presented to the winning artists in both invitational and open categories.
$35. Reservations appreciated.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Artists' Afternoon Opening Reception - This is also an opportunity to purchase your favorite piece in support of both the local art community and Hildene.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

17 - 1 Artists in the Garden Exhibit - The winners of both the invitational Irene Hunter award and the open Peggy Beckwith award will be on display.
All entries are offered for sale in support of both the local arts community and Hildene.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org
Fee: Free

13 - 16 Hildene Fall Art & Craft Festival - Come see cool and functional artwork and fine craft under large Camelot tents.


Address: Hildene Meadowlands, off Route 7A just past the Equinox Hotel , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-2100 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@craftproducers.com
Web: www.craftproducers.com

October

Vermont Civil War Photographer, George H. Houghton -


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Halloween Great Mini Pumpkin Hunt - Pre-resgistration encouraged. $3 per child participant.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 367-1144 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lisa@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Opening Reception for Peeper Palette Fest at Frog Hollow - Sponsored by Frog Hollow Craft Center - Manchester


Address: Frog Hollow Craft Center - Manchester , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 363-3321 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cdawsen@froghollow.org
Web: www.froghollow.org

20 - 23 Peeper Palette Fest at Frog Hollow - Sponsored by Frog Hollow Craft Center - Manchester


Address: Frog Hollow Craft Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 363-3321 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cdawsen@froghollow.org
Web: www.froghollow.org

November

8 - 10 Thanksgiving at Hildene - $10, youths 6-14 $4, members free.


Address: Hildene Mansion , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

December

Historic Inns of Manchester Holiday Magic Open House Tours - The Equinox, 1811, Inn at Manchester, Manchester Highland Inn, Village Country Inn & Wilburton Inn.
Meet innkeepers, view holiday decorated rooms, enjoy holiday treats and surprises.
Tickets $12.50. Proceeds benfit non profits for children. Tickets sold at the door.
For weekend lodging contact the individual inns.


Ph: (800) 370-0300 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wilbuinn@sover.net

Uncle Vova's Tree - Pre-registration encouraged. $3 per child participant.


Address: The Beckwith Room at Hildene's Visitor Center , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

11 - 12 Hildene Holiday Evenings - Also enjoy hot cider, holiday music, and doughnuts by the bonfire on the front lawn.
$15, youths 6-14 $10, members free.


Address: Hildene Mansion , Manchester, Vermont
Ph: (802) 362-1788 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@hildene.org
Web: www.hildene.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Manchester, VT

Gleneagles Golf Course At The Equinox

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Dorset Field Club

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Manchester Country Club

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Manchester Country Club

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