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Craftproducers and Starbird Events are thrilled to bring back the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival!
The Festival location is the Riley Rink Events field. 410 Hunter Park Rd. Manchester Center, VT 05255. Dates and hours are Sept 8-10, 2023. 10am-5pm Friday and Sat, 10am-4pm Sunday. Adult single day tickets are $9 in advance at Eventbrite or $10 at the gate. Weekend passes are $11 in advance or $12 at the gate. Children 14 and under are free. Parking is FREE! Please NO PETS!
For decades, a Craftproducers show is a family affair, with most exhibitors returning annually to see old friends and meet new ones. In 2023 we plan on 125 juried artists and artisans displaying and selling their contemporary craftwork, each in their own pop-up tent, a perfect time of year to be outdoors. Exhibitors come from all the New England states as well as NY, NJ, and PA.
The festival will have a huge dining tent with tables and chairs and an inside stage where a different local or regional band will perform each day. There is no extra charge for the live music so enjoy it throughout the day and weekend.
The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival is privileged to have several exhibitors giving live demonstrations of their master craftsmanship each year. Demonstrations range from glass, clay, wood, painting, to jewelry design.
In the past the Manchester show has always served fabulous food fare, ranging from angus beef burgers to homemade falafel and everything in between: brick oven wood fired pizza, spicy Asian food, grilled chicken, tempeh Reuben sandwiches, fresh cut French fries, lemonade, ice cream, coffee, and more. We are aiming at a few surprises here to please your palette.
In addition to the juried craftwork is an entire section of specialty foods and beverages for take home. Vermont is renowned for its many agricultural farms specializing in Wines and Spirits and we are fortunate to have them here.
Enjoy refreshing beverages perfect for a late summer weekend. The standalone Beer and Wine offers local domestic and craft brewed options with a great choice for every taste.