ART & CRAFT
Featuring over 125 Artists and Artisans selling their handmade creations in a beautiful outdoor setting.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Delicious Festival Fare by local and regional food entrepreneurs, as well as refreshing beverages including beer and wine.
Thanks to Our Partner
Bennington County Habitat for Humanity
Bennington County Habitat for Humanity has been active for over 25 years addressing affordable housing locally. We are currently the only organization in the county actively adding to the affordable housing market.
Being a part of this festival is not only going to be a lot of fun, but is an honor to be asked, as our footprint in the community is on the rise. We are currently building our 35th home, and there are still a lot of people who don’t even know we exist. Thank you to the show organizers – Craftproducers and Starbird Events – for involving our organization. We are thrilled to be a part of it!
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.
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.
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.
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.VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
GET READY TO REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
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.
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.
Thanks to Our Sponsor
The Definitive Manchester Guide
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