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Ten of the Best Events of Southern Vermont

Beautiful mountain views and small-town feels are a couple of reasons to fall in love with The Green Mountain State, but the celebrations will really have you hooked. There is always a reason to smile when you attend any of these fun Southern Vermont events. They are perfect for families, couples, and friends alike. 

Eggs in a basket

Bennington Farmers Market


The Bennington Farmers Market provides guests with fresh and local produce throughout the entire year. You can expect local farms, baked goods, specialty and prepared foods, and even arts and crafts. Some of our favorite things to pick up at the market are fresh berries in the summer, raw honey, pasture-raised eggs, and homemade jams. The market is at 150 Depot Street and is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Maple tapping

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend


Vermont Maple Open House Weekend takes place at the end of March. It is during this weekend that many of the sugar houses open their doors to visitors. This sweet weekend event celebrates the first crop of the season and is a great time to get a taste of pure, Vermont maple syrup. Some popular treats to enjoy during this celebration include maple cocktails, syrup on snow cones, and even maple fennel sausage pizza. Yum!

Cello player

Manchester Music Festival

July & August

Manchester Music Festival attracts hundreds of visitors from every corner of The Green Mountain State each year. Whether you are a lover of timeless chamber music or beautiful and classic symphony orchestras, you will find them all here. This one-of-a-kind music festival takes place in the heart of Manchester at 4858 Main Street.

Art supplies

Peru Fair


Peru Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the fall season in Vermont. This beloved, fall fair has something fun for everyone. A fabulous barbecue roast, live music, art exhibits, and a fantastic autumn parade are a few things that visitors can enjoy. The fair takes place at the end of September each year in Peru, Vermont, only a few minutes outside of Manchester.

Beer glasses

Bennington Oktoberfest


Bennington Oktoberfest always draws a crowd. Here, you will find savory Bavarian food, Oktoberfest beer made by Vermont’s local breweries, family activities, arts and craft vendors, and much more. It is one of the largest fundraising events in the area. Supporting your local community has never tasted so good!

Fresh cheese

More Events Throughout the Year

Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival - May
Vermont Summer Festival - July
Bennington Arts Weekend - August
The Cheese Tour - September
Holiday Inn Tours - December

Events at The Arlington Inn

If you are planning a trip to one of these fun Southern Vermont events, take advantage of everything else that the region offers. Our seasonal packages and specials are the perfect way to do it. We look forward to hosting you at The Arlington Inn. Or, join us for one of our seasonal events on the property (listed below)!

Fruit and vegetables in cartons

Arlington Villiage Farmer's Market


The Arlington Inn is happy to host the seasonal Arlington Village Farmer's Market again this year! Enjoy fresh produce, live music on the lawn, and small plates on the patio every Friday evening in the summer from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The market runs from June 21st through September 6th, 2019, with the exception of July 5th.

Vendor Information

Our market vendors for the 2019 season include:

  • Sharon Herrmann, Only Silver
  • Lawrie Nickerson, Hay Berry Farm
  • Dan Reap, Mama Lena’s Sausage
  • Kelli Fahey, Fahey Family Honey Farm
  • Kristina Martin, Whistle Wing Prints
  • Jesse Ruocco, Jesse Ruocco (Farm)
  • Sandy McHenry, Nana Sandy Specialty Foods
  • Sarah and Ashley Harwood, Harwood Homestead (Farm)
  • Crystal Gardner, Hilltop Farm Meats
  • Heidi Pickering, Pickering’s Greenhouse
  • Todd Ford, Mad Mountain Maple
  • Sofie Pedemonti, Tailgate Pottery
  • Marty Tobin, M. Tobin (Carving)
  • Terry O’Dea, Whimsy Farm
  • Oliver Levis, Earth Sky Time Farm
  • Susan Lang, C&L Crafts
  • Ian Vair and Kerri Simon, Chaga Moon
  • Alex and Melissa Hawley, Warm Brook Maple
  • Kate Bryan, Battenkill Valley Health Center
  • Lori Lantz, Pawlicious Pies and Treats

The Arlington Inn is a proud member of the Vermont Farmers Market Association.

We have even more incredible vendors in the application process. Please check back for more information!

Pancakes with butter and syrup

Open Studio Weekend


This lovely event takes place each Memorial Day Weekend and is the perfect way to get a glimpse into the livelihood of artisans perfecting their craft. Whether you’ve attended before or wish to experience it for the first time, you’ll want to book your stay with us!

More Information

2020 Details
  • Open Studios 5/23 & 5/24
  • Memorial Day Weekend 2019 (May 25 & 26)

Three Night Package - Available 5/21-5/26
  • Three Nights' Lodging
  • Full cooked to order breakfast each morning
  • Gourmet picnic
  • Four-course dinner on the evening of your choice
Room Rates - Total for two people for three nights; includes tax, gratuities are left to your discretion.  
  • Queen | $589
  • King | $619
  • King with two-person bathtub | $729
  • Suite | $809
Wine Bottles

Meet the Makers


Join us for the Friday Arlington Farmers Market right here on the grounds of the Inn. We host a featured local brewery or distillery and pair their amazing beverages with small plates on our patio from 4-7 p.m. Relax to live music and start your weekend right.

Preview Our 2019 Meet the Makers Series

  • 14th Star Brewery - June 21
  • Caledonia Spirits - Bar Hill - June 28
  • Longtrail Brewery - July 12
  • Stone Cutter Distillery - July 19
  • The Duo of Zero Gravity & Citizen Cider - July 26
  • Browns Brewery - August 23
  • Fiddlehead Brewery - September 6

More Makers to be announced soon!
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