Bennington Battle Day Weekend

Calendar of Events

Friday 8/16


Bennington Battle Monument is open and free to everyone all day long!


11am-2pm Hot Sausage, Burgers, and Hot Dog Lunch

At the Bennington Fire Station


4pm Chicken BBQ Dinner $10.00 per person at the Bennington Fire Station


6am-8pm Car Cruise at the Bennington Fire Station and then a Car Parade down Main Street at 8:15  Open to the Public!


6pm-10pm Las Vegas Night with DJ Ben Patten at the Bennington Fire Station 

Saturday 8/17


8:00am Battle Day 5K Road Race Registration


9:30am Battle Day Road Race and Celebration


10am-12pm Kids Day at the Bennington Rec Center 655 Gage St


10am Firefighters' Games Bennington Fire Station Call for more info 442-1050 and leave your contact info for Capt. Chad Prentiss


12pm Bennington Memorial Service wreath laying ceremony at the ship's bell on the Town Office lawn. 205 South Street


12pm-2pm Moodus Fife and Drum Concert Bennington Monument Grounds. Free and open to the public. Revolutionary soldiers and Minutemen will be present for discussion and displays.


2pm-3:30pm Shady Ladies of 19th Century America at the Old First Church Barn. A new Vintage Visitors' Presentation. $10 admission 


3pm-5pm Battle of the Pies at 423 Main Street.  All pies will be served in slices immediately after judging and awards.


6pm-10pm Basket Bingo at Bennington Fire Station, 3rd floor. Doors open at 5pm. $13 at door

Sunday 8/18


9am Judges' and Officers' Breakfast at Jensen's Restaurant  

10am-12:30pm Parade Line-up

10am-1pm Bennington Armory Open House. Take a tour, see the equipment, and meet the members of Bravo Troop 1-172 CAV 86 IBCT

12:30pm The moment you've all been waiting for - The 55th annual Bennington Battle Day Parade on Main Street

7:00pm Historic Walk. A guided walk down Monument Avenue describing the architecture and history. Public welcome!


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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

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

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 CafĂ© 
Concert Series


2020 Downtown Events

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May

Library Book Sale
First Baptist Church

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 16 

Bennington Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Aug 1-2 

Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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