ART & CRAFT
Featuring over 125 Artists and Artisans selling their handmade creations in a beautiful outdoor setting.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Delicious Festival Fare by local and regional food entrepreneurs, as well as refreshing beverages including beer and wine.
Manchester is Back!
It’s been a while since the great Hildene summer craft shows have happened. But now, suddenly, we’re back with a new title, Southern Vermont Arts Festival, with a late summer date at the Riley Rink Events field located right in downtown Manchester Center.
About the Show
The show will be at the Riley Rink Events Field, which has matured nicely with manicured lawns used for baseball and soccer and concerts. Situated between the mountains, the verdant lawns will provide a lovely setting for the show. As with any Craftproducers festival, the ambience will be enhanced with creative food fair, local beers on tap, and live music filling the air, not to mention convenient onsite (free) parking.
Art & Craft Exhibitors
For decades, a Craftproducers show is a family affair, with most exhibitors returning annually to see old friends and meet new ones. In 2022 we plan on 125 juried artists and artisans displaying and selling their contemporary craftwork, each in their own pop-up tent, a perfect time of year to be outdoors. Exhibitors come from all the New England states as well as NY, NJ, and PA.
In the past the Manchester show has always served fabulous food fare, ranging from angus beef burgers to homemade falafel and everything in between: brick oven wood fired pizza, spicy Asian food, grilled chicken, tempeh Reuben sandwiches, fresh cut French fries, lemonade, ice cream, coffee, and more. We are aiming at a few surprises here to please your palette.
The festival will have a huge dining tent with tables and chairs and an inside stage where a different local or regional band will perform each day. There is no extra charge for the live music so enjoy it throughout the day and weekend.
What People are Saying
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what we’ve been told!
In response to the comeback of the Southern Vermont show this year: Yes, count me in! I will be excited and ready with new work about the beauty, threats, and results of water. Let’s get the Manchester show kickn’ butt again!
Longtime Exhibitor with Craftproducers
Craftproducers launched TWO new shows in Lake George in 2021. The Lake George Art and Craft Festival was July 30-August 1 and the Lake George BBQ and Music Festival was a couple weeks later on August 13-15. Both shows have great food and activities for kids. But the main focus of the Art and Craft Festival is on the over 125 juried artists and artisans, while the BBQ has a smaller, non-juried Marketplace with a primary focus on Barbecue Vendors and Live Music on the Big Stage all weekend.
The Festival site is in Manchester, VT at the Riley Rink Events Field per the following map. Our office is in Charlotte, VT. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or feedback regarding our Festivals and Events.
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