Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival

Fall is Festival time in Vermont and Manchester kicks off its foliage celebration with the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. (Note that this event was formerly called the Hildene Fall Arts Festival.) 150 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original Art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season.

Please note this festival, the Original Hildene Fall Art and Craft Festival, has changed location from Hildene: it is now located at The Practice Tee, on Route 7A in Manchester. Same great show, new location! It is located at the turn off to Riley Rink.


  • Admission: Adults $10 – get a discount coupon when you join our mailing list, Kids 12 and under Free!

    Certainly, shopping is a chief reason why people come to the event. There is truly a cornucopia of creativity under the colossal Camelot tents which are heated if necessary. Everything from the simple to the sublime can be found within the artists booths: mugs to men’s linen jackets, wallets to designer leather bags, and prints to one of a kind creations, and jams and jellies to maple distilled vodka.

    Besides buying from the actual artists and artisans of the goods and supporting a localvore economy, customers get to meet and chat with them. They are an interesting group of individuals with eccentric backgrounds and are usually friendly and gregariously articulate. In addition to a purchase, there is scintillating conversation and sometimes even a nascent friendship.

  • Entertainment details coming soon.

  • There is a fabulous food court serving a wide range of localvore items:  lobster rolls, soups and salads, sweet potato fries, local apple cider, tacos, pulled pork and all the trimmings, grilled cheese Panini, and so forth.

  • FESTIVAL ADDRESS: 410 Hunter Park Road, Manchester Center, VT

    No pets are allowed on the Festival grounds, with the exception of service animals.

    The Festival admission gate is cash only. Many exhibitors accept credit cards.

    Please note that this festival is outdoors, in a picturesque and charming meadow with uneven footing, gravel and grass. Many artists exhibit under the large tents, others are outdoors. The show will go on rain or shine, at the discretion of the management.