Vermont Arts and Creative Economy Events: August through Autumn

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Arts festivals and celebrations of creative pursuits canvas Vermont's landscape well into fall foliage season. It’s no surprise, seeing that Vermont ranks seventh out of the 50 states in the per-capita number of artists in the workforce, fourth for visual artists, and first for writers. Visit a small town festival to experience creative crafters; journey to a music festival in the mountains and stroll through public parks of the Green Mountain State, adorned with outdoor art exhibits. Here’s a selection of the hundreds of performing arts, visual arts and creative economy events in the VermontVacation.com Travel Planner. Please visit the Vermont Arts Council online or in Montpelier to learn more about Vermont’s vibrant arts culture.


Catamount Prowl
Now – October 26, Bennington

Now – October 15, Stowe

Jericho Plein Air Exhibit
Now-August 11

Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII
Now - August 25, Bennington

Vermont Festival of the Arts
August 1-Labor Day, Mad River Valley

Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival
August 2 – 4; Bennington

52nd Annual Art in the Park Festival
August 10 – 11; Rutland

“Take a Seat in the Islands” art auction
August 16; North Hero

International Sculpture Symposium
August 23 – September 22, West Rutland

Fall 2013 Watercolor Show
August 30 – September 27, Newport

Killington Hay Festival
Labor Day- Columbus Day

South End Art Hop
September 6 – 8, Burlington

Of Land & Local
September 27 – December 7, Statewide

Tenth Annual Vermont Fine Furniture, Woodworking & Forest Festival
September 28-29, Woodstock

The Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival
October 4-6, Manchester

Vermont Open Studio Weekend
October 5-6, statewide.


Yellow Barn’s Summer Season
Now – August 3, Putney

Marlboro Music Festival
Now – August 11, Marlboro

Hills Alive! Festival of Performing Arts
Now-August 10, Southern Vermont

The Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour
Now – August 18, Statewide

Burlington Ensemble Summer Serenades
Now – August 11, Champlain Valley region

Festival of Fools
August 2-4, Burlington

The August West Fest
August 11, Jay

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
August 17-25, Champlain Valley region

21st Annual New World Festival
September 1, Randolph

Vermont Swing Dance Championships
September 13 – 15, Stratton Mountain Resort

Grand Point North Festival
September 14 – 15, Burlington

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Made in Vermont Music Festival
September 20-30, Statewide

Vermont Fringe Fest
Sept. 21 – 23, Brattleboro

Brattleboro Literary Festival
Oct, 3-6, Brattleboro


Burlington Ruby Conference
August 3-4, Burlington

Independent Television and Film Festival
September 25-28, Dover

Champlain MakerFaire
September 28-29, Shelburne

October 11-12, Winooski

Vermont International Film Festival
October 11-20, Burlington

October 19-20, Burlington

October 18-19, Burlington

November 1-3, Colchester

Woodstock Digital Festival
November, Woodstock

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