Manchester, Vermont is an historic town located at the foot of Mount Equinox along Route 7, and is one of two shire towns (county seats) of Bennington County - the other is the town of Bennington.
Manchester Village, an incorporated village, and Manchester Center are settlement centers within the town.
Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your visit to Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. Stay in town and walk to dining and shopping; choose out of town for mountain vistas and pastoral surroundings. Restaurants in Manchester offer extensive choices from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants.
Manchester offers a unique blend of New England charm, style, arts & culture, and is a popular four-season tourist destination for Vermont vacations.
The area offers exquisite Vermont fall foliage and hosts a number of Fall Festivals. Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries and a stay would not be complete without a visit to Hildene, the Lincoln family home.
Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain. Manchester shopping is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals alike.
If you're planning an event in Vermont, Manchester has a lot to offer. The town's breathtaking scenery makes a destination wedding in Manchester VT an ideal choice, and the many amenities allow for Manchester conferences of various sizes. With a variety of venues from which to choose, all surrounded by the magnificent Green Mountains, Manchester can be the perfect location to host your event.
INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE COX THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 (EACH THURSDAY FOR 6 WEEKS – ONE THURSDAY IS SKIPPED) 4 – 5:30 P.M. Member: $160; Non-Member: $195 Open to children in grades 5 – 8 For kids in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in theater games, improvisation, dramatic play and scene work–in a fun, non-competitive environment. Gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows. Limited scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman 802.367.1306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSTRUCTOR: STANTON SEARS THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 28 (6 CLASSES) 6 – 8:30 P.M. SVAC Member: $230; Non-Member: $290 Create a life-sized likeness of a partner using recyclable plasticine clay. In the final sessions, we will make a simple mold of a portion of the head to take home.
INSTRUCTORS: SVAC STAFF AND GUESTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 10 – 11 A.M. SVAC Member: FREE; Non-member: $5 Ages 2 – 6 Preschoolers and homeschoolers, come explore the fall at SVAC! Join us for art projects inspired by children, the Stroup Family Sculpture Park, the gallery exhibitions and the seven book walks scattered around this 100-acre campus. Please register in advance. SVAC offers Story Walks & Art Together each Thursday from September 30 – November 11.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 (FOUR FRIDAYS) 6 – 8:30 P.M. SVAC Member: $50; Non-Member: $65 Draw from a nude model, in variety of short and longer poses each session. Uninstructed. Participants’ fees pay for the model. Open to adults.
INSTRUCTOR: EMILY HIRTLE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 (4 AFTERNOONS) 1 – 3 P.M. SVAC Member: $160; Non-Member: $195 Learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache–an opaque watercolor. Emily will help you discover essential techniques as you explore different surfaces, brushes and consistencies of paint. All levels. Ages 14 – adult. Scholarships available. Please see website for recommended supplies.