Rich in culture. Steeped in history.  Abounding with outdoor recreation.

The spirits of Norman Rockwell, Shirley Jackson and Robert Frost waltz around you while the iconic paintings of Grandma Moses fill a schoolhouse — just waiting for you to explore.  A 306-foot high monument stands high on a hill, paying tribute to the real-life heroes of the American Revolutionary War: Ethan Allan, General Stark and the Green Mountain Boys.

Modern-day Bennington is teeming with outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, budding entrepreneurs, and free-spirited artists — all coming together to fashion a vibrant community.

The SMU National Center for Arts Research has consistently hailed Bennington in its top-ten most vibrant arts communities. This is an honor we wear proudly as their Arts Vibrancy Index tracks more than 900 communities in the U.S.

And Yankee Magazine gets us too.

“Bennington, a jumble of artsy shops and cafés that have a jittery beat-poet buzz, spiced up with some highly regarded museums”

Yankee Magazine

But don’t take their word for it. Start your next Vermont vacation right here in Bennington. Hope to see you soon.

Next 3 Big Events

Octoberfest – October 5, 2019

Historic Colgate Park
1357 West Road
Bennington, Vermont 05201

A quintessential Octoberfest held in the most beautiful of Vermont Foliage settings. Ethnic Food. Beer Tent. Artisan Vendors. German DJ. Children’s Activities. Wagon rides. We’re pretty sure our Vermont Octoberfest compares favorably with those in the old country. And Vermont is a lot closer.  Photo Credit: Lorianna Weathers

Fallapalooza – Saturday, October 26, 2019

Downtown Bennington, Vermont 05201

Live music and fun for the whole family as we wave goodbye to another beautiful Vermont foliage season. Join the celebration where Main Street is blocked off for the fun and festivities.  11 am – 3pm 

Winterfest Penguin Plunge

Lake Paran, Houghton Lane
North Bennington, Vermont 05257

The idyllic Vermont Village of North Bennington is the site of Winter fun for the annual Winter Festival. Come plunge in icy waters in the Penguin Plunge Event.

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