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

Craftproducers Returns to Manchester, Vermont

Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival

SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2023

Riley Rink Events Field
410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255
Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm, & Sunday from 10am-4pm

Adult single day admission $10 at the gate or $9 in advance.
Weekend pass $12 at the gate or $11 in advance.
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.


Live demonstrations by master craftspeople throughout the weekend.

Manchester is Back!

Craftproducers, in partnership with Starbird Events, is pleased to announce the return of the Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival! 

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 will 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. In 2023 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. 

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What People are Saying

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what we’ve been told!

In response to the comeback of the Southern Vermont show this year: Yes, count me in! I will be excited and ready with new work about the beauty, threats, and results of water. Let’s get the Manchester show kickn’ butt again!

Longtime Exhibitor with Craftproducers

Check Out Our Other 2023 Festivals

At Craftproducers we are currently finalizing our agenda for 2023, so check back soon for a final list of shows and dates.

Featured Artist

Lynne Puhalla

Lynne Puhalla has always had a passion for weaving and basketry. She explains, “With degrees in both design and sculpture, I love working and experimenting with the use of form, shape, and texture. Since many of my fellow artist friends are potters, getting my hands into clay was a natural. Eventually, rather than choosing between the two, I decided to pursue both!”

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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