Bennington Events

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January

... A Winter  Wonderland of things to do.

Oldcastle Theatre Company Winter Concert Series

Sonny and Perley. A jazz duo.
Showtime: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7pm
Oldcastle Theatre Company in downtown Bennington.

Annual Winterfest & Penguin Plunge

January 31 – February 2, 2014
Bennington and North Bennington, Vermont.

A festival of family fun,  food, ice sculptures and area artisans.

Vermont Arts Exchange, Basement Music Series

Morning Breadth — Music for 40-year old teenagers. Covering the world’s greatest rock music – from Black Sabbath to Boz Scaggs.
Show Time: Friday, January 31, 2013 at 8 PM
Vermont Arts Exchange at the Sage Street Mill
North Bennington, Vermont

Tickets, $18 in advance, $22 at the door,
available at www.brownpapertickets.com
or call 1-800-838-3006

February

... Opportunities abound for your favorite winter outdoor activity: skating,  skiing, showshoeing, snowmobiling.

Winterfest and Penguin Plunge
Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Plunge Time: 11:00 am
Lake Paran
North Bennington, Vermont

Join Special Olympics Vermont for the Annual North Bennington Penguin Plunge.  Brave the icy waters of Lake Paran to raise awareness and funds for the 935 athletes of Special Olympics Vermont.


Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Music Series
Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co

Friday, February 14th 2014 at the Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington
Tickets, $22 in advance (plus precessing fee), $26 at the door, $15 for students
available at www.brownpapertickets.com
or call 1-800-838-3006

Gypsy Lane Cabaret & Co is also playing Saturday, February 15th 2014 at Oldcastle Theatre Company in downtown Bennington.

Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Music Series
Caravan of Thieves

Friday, February 28th 2014
Tickets, $18 in advance, $22 at the door,
available at www.brownpapertickets.com
or call 1-800-838-3006

Check out music from Caravan of Thieves.

March

March is sugaring time in Vermont.  See it being made, or just enjoy it on your pancakes...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

sugarhouse300Maple Sugar Open House Weekend

March 22 and 23, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

Southern Vermont Arts Center

Mud Season Art Exhibitions | Gerard Natale and Barbara Harshman
March 1 – 23, 2014
Opening Reception March 1 from 2-4 pm
Go to svac.org/calendar for complete details.
West Road,
802.362.1405
Manchester, Vermont

April

April flowers are so welcome after a long winter.

There are no events to report at this time.

May

Tour of the Battenkill Bicycle Race

May, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

Shires of Vermont Marathon

Sunday May 18, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

Tour of Dragons Bicycle Race

May, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Start Time: 10:00am
Main Street
Bennington, Vermont

 

June

Hills Alive — A Festival of the Arts in Southern Vermont

June 27 – August 2, 2014
World-class stage productions, concerts, play readings and the lively arts at venues throughout southern Vermont.
PO Box 251
Manchester Center, VT 05255
800.362.4144

Hemmings Cruise-Ins and Car Shows

May-September, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

Graduation, Bennington College

Saturday, May 31, 2014
North Bennington, Vermont

Graduation, Williams College

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Williamstown, MA (10 miles)

Solid Sound Festival

June 21-23, 2013
MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA

July

Hometown 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

July 4, 2013
Willow Park
Bennington, Vermont

Hemmings Cruise-Ins and Car Shows

May-September, 2013
Bennington, Vermont

Hills Alive — A Festival of the Arts in Southern Vermont

June 27 – August 2, 2014
World-class stage productions, concerts, play readings and the lively arts at venues throughout southern Vermont.
PO Box 251
Manchester Center, VT 05255
800.362.4144

August

Bennington Battle Days

August 16, 2013
Bennington, Vermont

Garlic & Herb Festival

August 31-September 1, 2013
Camelot Village
Bennington, Vermont
Approximately 1/2 mile from The Four Chimneys Inn

Hemmings Cruise-Ins and Car Shows

May-September, 2014
Bennington, Vermont

Hills Alive — A Festival of the Arts in Southern Vermont

June 27 – August 2, 2014
World-class stage productions, concerts, play readings and the lively arts at venues throughout southern Vermont.
PO Box 251
Manchester Center, VT 05255
800.362.4144

September

Annual Bennington Quiltfest

September 14 and 15, 2013
Mount Anthony Union Middle School
Bennington, Vermont

Hemmings Cruise-Ins and Car Shows

May-September, 2013
Bennington, Vermont

October

Come enjoy the fall color. There are no events to report at this time.

 

November

L’ensemble at Oldcastle Theatre Company
Sunday, November 24, 2013 

Cellist Jesse Levy and pianist Lincoln Mayorga.

Showtime: 3 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $20—a steal!
Oldcastle Theatre Company
331 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont

Black Friday Comedy Show at Mount Anthony Country Club
Friday, November 29, 2013

Featuring The Comedy Lantern Showcase: With Aaron David Ward from Boston Comedy Festival, Frank Gentile, Opened for Jimmy Fallon, Deric Harrington from The Comedy Thesaurus and Special Guest Mike McLaughlin from Limestone Comedy Festival

Showtime:  8:30pm
Cost:  $15 in advance / $20 at the door
Dinner Service Available:  Dinner and Pub Menus available from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets:  802-442-2617
Mount Anthony Country Club
180 Country Club Drive
Bennington, Vermont

Lindsay Dyett Concert
Saturday, November 30, 2013

Soprano Lindsay Dyett, accompanied by pianist Karen Schwartz. A grand Sweet Song. Classical. Standards. Broadway.
Showtime: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: unknown
Oldcastle Theatre Company
331 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont

Our Hometown Holiday
Saturday, November 30

Visit with Santa Claus 12-3pm at the Downtown Visitors Center, Bennington County Choral Society and local Girl Scout Troops Caroling along Main Street.

Time: 12pm – 3pm
Main Street and Downtown Visitor Center
Bennington, Vermont

 

December

Hidden Gems Festival of Trees 2013
November 29 – December 30, 2013

2013 Festival of Trees vignettes designed and created by members of the community featuring rarely seen items from Bennington Museum’s Collection.

Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont

Vermont Art Exchange Basement Music Series
Friday, Decemeber 6th 2013

Live Music. The Sacred Shakers featuring Eilen Jewell.  Eilen returns to the basement stage as a member of The Sacred Shakers, purveyors of old-time country and blues gospel music. From acoustic country/bluegrass to rollicking rockabilly to the blues, The Sacred Shakers are an omni-denominational blast.

Cost: $18 in advance, $22 at the door.
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006

Vermont Arts Exchange
29 Sage Street MillNorth Bennington, Vermont
802-442-5549


January, February, April, May, July, August, September banner photos courtesy of  “The Shires of Vermont C Lee Krohn, 2008″