Mayfest Arts&Crafts Festival


Downtown Bennington transforms into a festival of arts, crafts, activities, food, & entertainment.  In 2018 there will be over 110 crafters and artisans from throughout New England featuring handmade crafts of wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric, jewelry, and more.  As always, School Street will be lined with ethnic treats including Indian, German, Thai, and American.  You’ll also find favorites such as fried dough, gourmet seafood, wood fired pizza, BBQ, blooming onions, ice cream, and more!

Mayfest isn’t just for adults though; there are lots of kid’s activities, contests, and games.  A dunking booth, the 4-H shooting range, the Trustco Bank bouncy house, face painting, and more also add to the fun. 

Downtown Bennington may be host to over 120 vendors during Mayfest, but the best part is that it also boasts over 45 great shops as well.  The Village Chocolate Shoppe, Bennington Bookshop, Jay’s Art Shop and Frame Gallery, and South Street CafĂ© just to name a few. Downtown Bennington is also home to over 15 restaurants. 

Download Vendor Application

Since we receive many calls throughout the year for contact information for vendors who appeared at Mayfest, we have published below the email addresses of those vendors who provided us with that information. 2017 vendors listed below

If you would like contact information for any of our fantastic performance groups please call us at 802-442-5758 and we will gladly provide you phone numbers and email addresses.


please note:  if there is a space in the email address, there is a underscore. 

Alliance Fair Trade Gifts

Anytime Fitness

Bank of Bennington

Barnzees Woodcrafts

Battenkill Valley Health Center

Beach Combings

Bennington Area Arts Council

Bennington Chamber of Commerce

Bennington Choral Society

Bennington Four-H

Bennington Lions Club

Bennington Rescue Squad

Bennington Motorcycle Club

Blackbird Design Studio

Bonseye Design

Bruce's Lemonade

Buttons Past to Present


Climate Advocates of Bennington

Cow Corner Crafts

Cribben Loewy Design

D.J. Creations

Dazzle Studios LLL

Dream Finder Photography

East Wind Company

Ellen Howard Handmade

Eye of Henna

Firebird Glass

Flatware Creations

Fried Dough at its Best

Good Ole Boys Kettle Korn

Grab Cheeses LLC

Grandpa Jims

Gray Horse Manufacturing

Greater Bennington Interfaith Community

Greater Bennington Peace and Justice

Green Mountain Concessions

Green Mountain Glass

Green Mountain Oasis

Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Hidden Angel

Judy Swayze Designs

Katz, Stan

Kent, Bill and Teri

Kemper Pottery

Kreations by KC

Leather by Roland


Little Luvs

M & G Mobile Gourmet

Made by Mac

Maple Leaf Designs

Mr. Ding-A-Ling Ice Cream

Mt. Anthony Football Team   cgordon@SVSU.ORG

NAGA Bakehouse

North Branch Vineyards

Only Silver

Outdoor Memories

Patricia Becker Designs


Perky Penguin Crafts

Prairie Blossom Silver

Price Chopper Cancer Crusaders

Reclaimed in Vermont

RJ's Famous

Romancing the Stone

Route 4 Glass

Salway, Mary Ann

Second Chance Animal Center

Shady Acre Homestead

Seedlings Program

Shady Acre Homestead

Silky Squares and Bombs NY

Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Stitch Ups

Smokin' Bowls LLC

Some Flowers

Southern VT Council on Aging

Southwestern VT Health Care

Stitch Ups

Taste of Thai

Times Square Catering

Tony's Concessions

Trustco Bank

Unitarian Universalist 

United Counseling Service

Vermont by Choice

Vermont Department of Labor

Vermont Simple Beauty

Vermont Vets Home

Vermont Wooden Blocks, LLC

Veterans Outreach and Family Resource

Vintage Button Jewelry

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Mayfest is proudly part of
Vermont Arts 2018, a project of
the Vermont Arts Council


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Bennington Downtown Alliance
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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