Thank you
for joining us and participating at
the 2019


Arts & Craft Festival

The streets of Downtown Bennington were transformed into the area's largest outdoor marketplace.  With  
artisans and crafters, food trucks, live
entertainers, children's activities, and our local merchants all involved in the fun!

Main Street
in Beautiful Bennington, VT


Click on Putnam Block logo and
learn how to become part of 
downtown Bennington's largest redevelopment project ever!




Bennington, Vermont 
ranked in Top 10
in the United States as

"Most Arts Vibrant Small Community"

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country.

We are pleased to share with you that Bennington, VT Micro Area has ranked #7 on the list of top 10 most arts vibrant small communities (areas with an urban core of 10,000-50,000 people). The overall index is composed of three dimensions: supply, demand and government support. Supply is assessed by the total number of arts providers in the community, including the number of arts and culture organizations and employees, independent artists, and entertainment firms. Demand is gauged by the total nonprofit arts dollars in the community, including program revenue, contributed revenue, total expenses and total compensation. Lastly, the level of government support is based on state arts dollars and grants and federal arts dollars and grants.


2019 Downtown Events
click on underlined dates for more info

Library Book Sale
First Baptist Church

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 18, 2019 

Bennington Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Aug 2-4 2019

Battle Day Parade
Aug 18 - 12:30pm

Funtastic Fridays
July -  August 

Hemming's Cruise-Ins
May - August

First Fridays
July - October

Downtown Food Truck Festival
September 14

Saturday before Halloween
October 26, 2019

Veterans Day Parade
November 11 - 11AM 

Small Business Saturday
Hometown Holiday
November 23, 2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company
Event Schedule

Farmers' Market
Winter Market Dates

VAE Music Series
Entertainment Series

Bennington Bookshop
Event Schedule

Meetinghouse Café 
Concert Series

South Street Café
Entertainment Schedule 


2020 Downtown Events

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May

Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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