Enjoy a wonderful weekend in Bennington at the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival!
Juried fine art and craft Exhibitors line outdoor paths and fill soaring white tents with expertly handcrafted creations. With nearly 200 Exhibitors, there is work in a wide variety of style and medium! Specialty foods and artisan spirits are in a separate section. Relax with wine, beer, and great food while listening to live music in the dining tent. Additional roaming entertainers delight children and adults alike!
For the seventh year, the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival is the jewel in the crown of the ever-expanding Bennington Arts Weekend. Experience a lively, arts-filled weekend in Vermont’s first town. There is so much to do, including shopping at the Arts Festival, galleries, exhibits, and delightful restaurants throughout picturesque, historic Bennington.
This year Friday Admission is only $5.00. Don’t miss this chance to see the entire show for a new low price.
!!! Friday Admission Special Only $5.00 !!!
Adult daily admission (Saturday/Sunday) $8
Adult weekend pass $10
Free Parking, Festival goes on Rain or Shine!
Enjoy live music on the Festival Stage throughout the weekend!
Friday, August 2: Mikey Saint
Mikey is a seasoned songwriter and poet from Rhode Island. After being a touring drummer, and playing guitar and singing in bands all his life he decided to become more involved in creating his own identity and unique style. His songs have been receiving a lot of accolades with the public and his music has appeared in several Hollywood films.
Saturday, August 3: Sage City Jazz BandThe Sage City Jazz Band has been playing traditional jazz in the greater tri-state area since 1955 and is still going strong.Bill Cottrell–Trumpet, soprano saxophoneWoody Strobeck–TromboneKent Baker–PianoDave Cuite–BassJeff McRae–Drums
Sunday, August 4: The Jeff McRae Band featuring Woody StrobeckA hard-energy and versatile assembly of musicians, the Jeff McRae Band plays a wide variety of music from Dixieland to American standards to contemporary jazz.Woody Strobeck–TromboneDave Cuite–BassDave Banulis–GuitarJeff McRae–Drums
Bring the kids along to the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival! Besides experiencing incredible art and meeting the creators of traditional and innovative craftwork, there are special activities and entertainment especially for the younger crowd.
The Vermont Arts Exchange Art Bus is their “Mission in Motion” traveling art studio that bring the arts to the people. Come take part and make some art!
Kids will love visiting and taking a ride on these gentle ponies.
Wear the art! The Festival face painter will create delightful works on art to order!
This is an outdoor Festival, with some paved paths. Tents are set up on grass, so expect some uneven footing.
Please do not bring pets to the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival.