29th Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival

Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink in Hunter Park. This Festival, bringing annual visitors from New York, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in the Northeast, provides a unique and memorable shopping experience. Find handcrafted creations made by expert Artists and Artisans, and meet the actual makers of the work. Visitors also enjoy the Specialty Foods and Spirits tent, with producers of Vermont products including maple syrup, craft distilled spirits, and other gourmet items. Also find wine, beer, and great food to eat on-site while you enjoy live music and other entertainment. Enjoy a memorable visit to beautiful Manchester!

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm

    Adult daily admission $10
    Weekend pass $12
    Kids Free

    Free Parking

    No pets, please

  • 2017 Music to be Announced

    2016 Live Music on the Festival Stage

    Friday, September 30 – Legato Blues Band

    Saturday, October 1 – Black Mountain Symphony

    Sunday, October 2 – Storm Cats Jazz

    LegatoBluesBandLegato Blues Band

    Legato Blues Band performs covers of iconic guitarists, the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Clapton, Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter and more. All killer, no filler!

    Black Mountain Symphony performing at the October Manchester Art and Craft FestivalBlack Mountain Symphony

    Black Mountain Symphony showcases an eclectic range of influences, blended together to create their own special sound. From baroque classical violin and haunting folk-tinged ballads to funk-rock drums and hard-hitting dance numbers, the five piece band sprinkles their live sets with hints of everything from classical music to bits of Motown, blues and jazz.

    Annie Campo: Violin, Vocals                           Bear Campo: Keyboards, Vocals
    Charles Burgess: Guitar, Vocals                    Chris Peppe: Guitar, Vocals
    Paul Burke: Bass                                               Jason Matthews: Drums

    Listen to Black Mountain Symphony’s “We the People” >

    Vermont jazz band Storm Cats Jazz returns to the Manchester and Stowe Foliage FestivalsStorm Cats Jazz

    Old-school jazz with a new-school bent. Raucous, fun, sweet and low: Storm Cats.

    Vocalist Joe Cannizzaro’s singular stylings evoke Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra as he croons and growls through the classics of old time jazz. His bass playing and Danielle O’Hallisey’s guitar are a rhythm section to be reckoned with!

    All-Vermont lineup in a perennial favorite of the Craft Fairs of Manchester and Stowe, Vermont. Bring the kids and tap your feet, dance a little, sing along, and smile!

  • Enjoy draft beer, a special selection of wines, and delicious festival fare from our food vendors.

  • Kids are welcome at the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival! Children will love the live music, craft demonstrations, and delicious treats from the Food Court area.

  • This Festival is held in an open field, expect some uneven footing and dress for the weather! The Festival is held rain or shine.

    Please do not bring pets to the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival.