'tis the Season!

And that means it's time to join your friends and family for
some holiday fun. 


Start by joining us downtown
on November 30th as we celebrate 

Small Business Saturday!

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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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learn how to become part of 
downtown Bennington's largest redevelopment project ever!

2019 Downtown Events
click on underlined dates for more info

Veterans Day Parade
November 11 - 11AM 

Small Business Saturday
Our Hometown Holiday
November 30, 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 

Battle Day Parade
Aug  - 12:30pm

Funtastic Fridays
July -  August 

Hemming's Cruise-Ins
May - August

First Fridays
July - October

Saturday - On Halloween in 2020
October 31

Downtown Food Truck Festival

Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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