Riley Rink Events Field. 410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255

Craftproducers Returns to Manchester, Vermont

Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival

SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2024

Riley Rink Events Field
410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am-5pm

Adult single day admission at gate $10. Weekend Pass $12.
Children 14 and under FREE




Featuring over 125 Artists and Artisans selling their handmade creations in a beautiful outdoor setting.


Live Music in the dining tent all three days by popular local musicians.


Delicious Festival Fare by local and regional food entrepreneurs, as well as refreshing beverages including beer and wine.


Visit FAQs for details or email us at info@craftproducers.com or call during office hours (EST) 802.489.6650

About the Show

The show will be at the Riley Rink Events Field, which has matured nicely with manicured lawns used for baseball and soccer and concerts. Situated between the mountains, the verdant lawns provide a lovely setting for the show. As with any Craftproducers festival, the ambience will be enhanced with creative food fair, local beers on tap, and live music filling the air, not to mention convenient onsite (free) parking.

Art & Craft Exhibitors

For decades, a Craftproducers show is a family affair, with most exhibitors returning annually to see old friends and meet new ones. We plan on 125 juried artists and artisans displaying and selling their contemporary craftwork, each in their own pop-up tent, a perfect time of year to be outdoors. Exhibitors come from all the New England states as well as NY, NJ, and PA. 

Festival Food

In the past the Manchester show has always served fabulous food fare, ranging from angus beef burgers to homemade falafel and everything in between: brick oven wood fired pizza, spicy Asian food, grilled chicken, tempeh Reuben sandwiches, fresh cut French fries, lemonade, ice cream, coffee, and more. We are aiming at a few surprises here to please your palette.

Live Music

The festival will have a huge dining tent with tables and chairs and an inside stage where a different local or regional band will perform each day. There is no extra charge for the live music so enjoy it throughout the day and weekend.

Specialty Foods

In addition to the juried craftwork is an entire section of specialty foods and beverages for take home. Vermont is renowned for its many agricultural farms specializing in Wines and Spirits and we are fortunate to have them here.

Craft Demonstrations

The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival is privileged to have several exhibitors giving live demonstrations of their master craftsmanship each year. Demonstrations range from glass, clay, wood, painting, to jewelry design. 

Beer and Wine

Enjoy refreshing beverages perfect for a late summer weekend. The standalone Beer and Wine offers local domestic and craft brewed options with a great choice for every taste. 

2023 Exhibitor

Payne Junker Studios

We caught up with Payne and Elise Junker at the 2023 festival and enjoyed learning about their work and past experiences with the Southern Vermont Festival.

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Featured Artist in 2024

Pievy Polyte

Returns in 2024 to the show. Pievy Is a Haitian Vermonter helping Caribbean coffee farmers through art. Peak Macaya cooperative is a nonprofit organization working in Vermont and Haiti. Proceeds from the paintings and other art made by Pievy Polyte are all donated to support many causes in Haiti. His work is currently displayed in the Burlington Airport amidst ongoing political unrest in Haiti. Be sure to stop by and meet Pievy at the show this year. 

Manchester Designer Outlets is very excited to have the Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival return to Manchester! Look for our MDO Coupon Brochure at the welcome tent.



Craftproducers is committed to providing waste management at this event in a sustainable manner. The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance encourages all attendees to properly sort their recycling and food scraps in the designated bins provided. Doing your part means recyclables get made into new usable items and food scraps go back into the earth as a rich soil amendment without ending up in our landfill.

Check Out Our Other 2024 Festivals

At Craftproducers we are currently finalizing our agenda for 2024, so check back soon for a final list of shows and dates.

Festival Location

The Festival site is in Manchester, VT at the Riley Rink Events Field per the following map. Our office is in Charlotte, VT. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or feedback regarding our Festivals and Events.


410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255


PO Box 300, Charlotte, VT 05445

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