The state of Vermont has implemented a phased restart of the economy which involves strict health and safety precautions to continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19. For current information on COVID-19 in Vermont, please visit healthvermont.gov/covid19.

Most Bennington restaurants and cafes welcome customers via curbside takeout orders; some offer on-premise patio dining with advance reservations. For further information (subject to change), please refer to the individual restaurant listings on this website.

Local shops and service establishments are welcoming customers with restrictions in place, including occupancy limits and a requirement that employees and customers wear masks.

We’re proud of our state and local response to the pandemic, and we thank our hard-working healthcare providers at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, our school system, our police department, the Better Bennington Corporation, Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the Bennington Regional Planning Commission for their work in collaborating and caring for our community during this difficult time.

The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce has put together a comprehensive COVID-19 resource guide that includes important information. Stay safe!

Bennington, Vermont: It’s all here!

History, colleges, cafés, world-class golf, an acclaimed healthcare center. Mountains, museums, innovative industries, and a vibrant arts scene. The view from the 306-foot-tall Bennington Monument, built to commemorate the Patriot victory at the Battle of Bennington. A lively downtown, home of Bennington Potters and other one-of-a-kind enterprises. The classic New England villages of Old Bennington, home of Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys, and North Bennington (one-way traffic on covered bridges, please!) Distinctive places to stay, to eat — and to get married. Bennington has it all!

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

Bennington Pride Parade

We’re sorry to report that this has been cancelled for safety reasons related to COVID-19.

The second annual Bennington Pride Parade culminates a week of special events and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride 2020!

Saturday, June 6, 1 pm.

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So much to do.