This Saturday from 8am-4pm Downtown Bennington will be host to the Main Street Maple Festival.


8am-12pm Catamount Rotary Pancake Breakfast at St. Peters Church
$6 Adults, $4 Children, 5yrs and Under Free

9am-4pm Bennington Free Library Book Sale at First Baptist Church
also on Friday Night

11am-4pm Live Entertainment at Merchants Park
12:15 Deviant Fix
1:30 Polysonic Joy
3:00 Immune Friction

11am-4pm Vendors and Crafters
Nana Kay's Kitchen
Touch of Peace Farm
Battenkill Valley Health Care

11am-4pm Activities at Merchants Park and Around Downtown
The Vermont Icons
Bean Bag Toss
Maple Syrup Tasting
Kid's Craft Table
Drum Circle at South Street Fountain Park 12-2pm (bring your own drum)
with thanks to The Apple Barn for supporting these activities

11am-4pm The Spectacular Downtown Shops and Restaurants
Evans' News - Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream with Maple Syrup, Maple Popcorn
Armstrong Jewelers - Free Jewelry Inspection and Cleaning 
Panache - Just say "Maple" and get $5 off a $25 or more purchase
Star Electric - Maple Glazed Chicken BBQ Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser
Bringing You Vermont - Maple Whoopee Pies, Cookies, Muffins, and Maple Products
Bennington Bookshop - Maple-themed Books
CAKE Gallery - Maple Sun Catchers, Coasters, and More
South Street Café - Maple Italian Soda
Your Belly's Deli - Maple Walnut Chicken Salad Wrap
Madison's Brew Pub - Mel's Awesome Sauces, Maple Vinaigrette
Knapp's Toys, Hobbies, and Music - Check out their new Main Street Arcade!
Here We Grow - the Summer Clothing line is In!
Downtown Lost and Found - Welcome Main Street's Newest Business
Crazy Russian Girls Bakery - Maple Pulled Pork Panini, Maple Walnut Scones
Rehm-Brandt's Design - Free Sink Base Cabinet w/purchase of Maple Kitchen
Jay's Art Shop & Frame Gallery - Giant Selection of Maple Items
Lil' Britain - Fried Dough with Maple Syrup, Maple Drizzled Fish and Chips
...and more  

8pm - The Hat Dance Party at Mt. Anthony Country Club 
Wear your favorite or craziest hat, just come and join the fun
DJ Jim Woodward                  $15.00 at the door




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2015 Downtown Events
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ates for more info

Library Book Sale
First Baptist Church
 April 24 & 25

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May
May 2

Hemmings Cruise-Ins
May - August

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 2

Bennington Bike Nite
July 11

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 16th 

Benn. Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Jul 31 - Aug 1 

Rock, Rattle, and Drum
10th Annual Pow Wow
Aug 8 - Aug 9 

Battle Day Parade
Aug 16th 12:30pm

Farmers' Market
Market Dates 

Funtastic Fridays
July - October

First Fridays
July - October

Saturday before Halloween
October 24th

Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 11AM

Hometown Holiday
Small Business Saturday
November 28

St. Patrick's Parade
Sun. after St. Pats Day
March 20


The Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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