Happy New Year from everyone
at the Better Bennington Corporation


Bennington, Vermont
ranked 4th in the United States as

"Most Arts Vibrant Small Community"

ArtsData at SMU’s National Center for Arts Research released its fifth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 950 communities across the country.

We are pleased to share with you that Bennington, VT SMA has ranked #4 on the list of top 10 most arts vibrant small communities (areas with population less than 100,000 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.


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downtown Bennington's largest redevelopment project ever!

2020 Downtown Events
click on underlined dates for more info

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 

Vendor Application

Winter Homebrew  Festival
March 7 

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 16 

Oldcastle Theatre Company
Event Schedule

Farmers' Market
Winter Market Dates

VAE Music Series
Entertainment Series

Bennington Bookshop
Event Schedule

Bennington Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
July 31- Aug 2 

Bennington Battle Day Weekend
Aug 14-16 
Parade begins 12:30pm

Funtastic Fridays
July -  August 

Hemming's Cruise-Ins
May - August

First Fridays
July - October

Saturday - On Halloween in 2020
October 31

Bennington Food Truck Festival
September 19  11am-6pm

Veterans Day Parade
November 11 - 11AM

Small Business Saturday
November 28


2021 Downtown Events
click on underlined dates for more info

Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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