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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

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Antiques

Weston Antiques Show 2020 – Weston VT

Oct 2, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020 Weston Playhouse, 8 Park Street Weston, VT

Featuring renowned dealers from across the U.S. with American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, samplers. Is held in a quintessential Vermont village at the peak of foliage season.

Art Shows

Art Walk -- Montpelier VT

Oct 2, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020 Downtown Montpelier, VT

Art Walk provides a fun and casual way to experience art, meet local artists, and explore downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries. Safely enjoy art at indoor and outdoor venues throughout town. Future Art Walk date: December 4.

Festivals

Harvest at Billings Farm – Woodstock VT

Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Harvest-themed activities, demonstrations, and crafts will be happening every Saturday and Sunday. Topics include drying herbs, and preserving apples, pumpkins, and squashes; watching traditional methods of cider pressing, hand threshing of grain, and corn husking; finding the hidden pumpkins in a scavenger hunt; taking a story walk around the pastures; doing family-friendly activities and crafts include pumpkin bowling, leaf rubbings, and make your own seed packet. Face coverings must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 everywhere onsite, including outdoors.

Gardens

Garden Design Workshop -- VT

Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020 Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Putney, VT

Gordon Hayward, the designer of the front garden at Next Stage, will hold a 90-minute workshop in that garden on shaping the lawn and establishing edges that allow plantings to relate to buildings and individual beds to one another. After the class, everyone will drive four miles to Gordon and Mary Haywards's garden in Westminster West for refreshments and then a walk through their garden. (Bring your own straight-nosed spade and weeding tools.)

Music

The Mammals -- Putney VT

Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020 Cooper Field on Sand Hill Road, Putney, VT

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an outdoor concert with Americana sextet The Mammals along with the indie rock trio The Restless Age. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in distanced pods on the ballfield, and face masks to wear whenever you leave your pod. Rain date for the concert is Sunday, October 4.

Storytelling

Fables Storytelling at Next Stage Cafe

Sep 26, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020 Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Road, Dummerston, VT

Enjoy a day on the farm with a socially-distanced picnic (BYO everything you need for your picnic. ) And then listen to local, community storytellers tell their stories of gratitude through Covid. Pick-Your-Own Apples will be available at Scott Farm, as well as their market with plenty of options for picnic fare.

Theater

Bread & Puppet Theater Presents The Insurrection-Resurrection Service Circus -- Putney VT

Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020 Hickory Ridge Road soccer field, 48 Hickory Ridge Road Road, Putney, VT

The Insurrection-Resurrection Service Circus is this summer's Bread and Puppet Circus performance -- a bright, raucous melee of short acts governed by a brass band, using many puppetry styles and spanning the slapstick to the sublime. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in distanced pods on the field, and face masks to wear whenever you leave your pod. Rain date for the performance is Wednesday, October 14.