Special Events - Vermont

The Vermont Summer Festival has always been known for its Exhibitor Parties!

The 2022 Entertainment Schedule certainly will not disappoint with the return of the features the return of the ever-popular Wednesday night exhibitor parties plus several other special events that will showcase the people and personalities that make Manchester special.

Week 1, Wednesday, July 6, 5-7 pm  |  Southern Vermont Arts Center

The ever popular exhibitor parties during the Vermont Summer Festival are back and the season kicks off with a special evening at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.  SVAC is located in the heart of Manchester and guests will enjoy the beautiful 100-acre campus at the foot of the Taconic Mountains. SVAC provides an inviting environment for VSF exhibitors to meet, enjoy, and participate in the arts. Address: 860 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr, Manchester, VT

Week 2, Wednesday, July 13, 5-7 pm  |  Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home

Hildene, the Lincoln Family home, will be the setting for the week 2 exhibitor party. The picture-perfect setting will allow VSF exhibitors the opportunity to visit the 412-acre estate with its Georgian revival mansion and 14 historic buildings, including the home, formal garden, and observatory. Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT

Week 2, July 14, 4 pm VIP Tent  |  Boehringer Ingelheim Trainer Reception at Vermont Summer Festival

Also, during week 2 of the Vermont Summer Festival, Boehringer Ingelheim will host a Trainer Reception and Purina Animal Nutrition will host a Grand Prix Draw Party. More information to follow!

Week 2, July 17, 5 pm VIP Tent  |  Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix Draw Party


Week 3, July 20, 4 pm VIP Tent  |  Smugglers’ Notch Distillery Exhibitor Party

The amazing Smugglers’ Notch Distillery will be the host of the Week 3 party, welcoming all exhibitors to their beautiful storefront in Manchester. Scheduled for July 20 at 4 pm, the even will feature hors d'oeuvres and tastings of their award-winning spirits. Using the finest ingredients blended with pristine Vermont spring water, Smugglers' Notch Distillery makes barrel age, blend, and hand-bottle remarkably distinctive, award-winning spirits one small batch at a time. 

Week 4, Monday, July 25, 10 am - 5 pm  |  HITS Day at Bromley Mountain Adventure Park,

sponsored by Johnson Horse Transportation
(tickets available in show office at Vermont Summer Festival)

In partnership with the Official Carrier of the VSF, Johnson's Horse Transportation, this Monday-Funday is not one to miss. Bromley Mountain Adventure Park will offer a day of family fun complimentary to all exhibitors, including the ever-popular alpine slide. Address: 3984 VT-11, Peru, VT

Week 4, July 27, 5 pm  |  Theory Manchester Outlet

The Theory Factory Outlet is a new partner to VSF in 2022 and invites all exhibitors to its store in the Manchester Center. Theory believes that cool, expertly tailored pieces made from the best materials have the power to change the way people feel, improve the way we work, and inspire the way we live.

Week 5, August 6, 10 am - 4 pm  |  Taste of Vermont at HITS Vermont

This popular mini-trade show will feature approximately 20 vendors that sample and sell their Vermont-made goods. Featured products will range from maple syrup to wood-crafted goods!

Week 6, Wednesday, August 10, 5-7 pm  |  Seesaw Lodge

The majestic Seesaw's Lodge will be the location of the week 6 exhibitor party. Seesaw’s Lodge consists of three luxurious cabins and a seven-bedroom lodge with mountain views, all recently rebuilt with modern comforts in an old-world Vermont setting.

Its restaurant, Johnny Seesaw’s, serves up simple inventive food with deep connections to the surrounding area and the inn’s heritage. Incorporating local ingredients with a fresh twist, the menu celebrates Vermont and elevates comfort food. Address: 101 SeeSaws Run E, Peru, VT