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
No pets, please
2017 Live Music on the Festival Stage
Friday, September 29 – Legato Blues Band
Saturday, September 30 – Black Mountain Symphony
Sunday, October 1 – Crescente
Legato Blues BandLegato 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 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
An incredible, eclectic, award-winning ensemble, Crescente enlivens the capital region with the Ska and Afrobeat musical traditions. Encouraging cultural diversity in society while engaging the musicians and audience in an interactive experience, Crescente’s vibrant sound draws listeners in and fills the room — it makes you want to move.
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 will have Exhibitors inside Riley Rink at Hunter Park. Additional Exhibitors, as well as the food court and entertainment, will be on the outdoor field with large high-peak tents. Expect some uneven footing and dress for the weather to enjoy the outdoor parts of the Festival – indoor Exhibitors will be warm and dry no matter what! The Festival is held rain or shine.
Please do not bring pets to the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival.