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Approximately five miles north of Manchester on Route 30 is the pristine little town of Dorset, a well-preserved community with a charming town green bordered by painted white-clapboard houses with green shutters.

Home to the first Vermont convention in 1776, Dorset now draws visitors with its much-respected Dorset Theatre Festival, swimming areas and deluxe gourmet fare restaurants.



You are invited to southern Vermont's most beautiful small village
for a fall festival weekend celebrating our arts, history and talented community.

September 7 & 8, 2013

Art, music, food, games, presentations and more!

Stay in one of Dorset's elegant small inns, enjoy locally grown food in quiet surroundings,
visit the studios of fine custom furniture makers and artists, learn about gardening, cheese
making, pottery design, antique oriental rugs, meat-smoking, enjoy kids games a
scavenger hunt and a pie-judging contest.

Click here to Download a Map of Discover Dorset! Events


On the Dorset Green Saturday, September 7

Decorate Your Own Pottery 10 am-4 pm
Dorset Scavenger Hunt 10 am-4 pm
No-Name Musicians 10 am-4 pm
Mountain Biking Demonstrations 10 am-4 pm
New Mountain Bike Trail Tour 3 pm
Dorset Players Skits on the Green 11:30 am & 3:30 pm
Back Road Discovery Tours 12 pm & 2 pm
Pie Contest Judging 12:30 pm
Gold Town Concert
The Green will be closed off for
picnicking during the concert
7 pm-10 pm

On the Dorset Green, Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8

"Dorset Artists Then and Now" Art Show 10 am-4 pm
Dorset Union Store Lunch and Picnic Specials 10 am-5 pm

Other Locations for Events on Saturday, September 7

Someday Farm Animals and Farm Stand 9 am-3 pm
Kids' Games on the Barrows House lawn 10 am-12 pm
Mettowee Mill Nursery Presentations 10 am & 1 pm
Dorset Historical Society Antique Cider-Press Demonstration 10 am-2 pm
J.K. Adams "Ask the Chef" pie crust
demonstration and recipes
10 am-4 pm
Marie Miller Antique Quilts 10 am-4 pm
Black Sheep Yarns 10 am-4 pm
In Stitches Fine Needlepoint 10 am-4 pm
Laberge Studio Open House 10 am-4 pm
Holman Studios Open House 10 am-4 pm
Jewelers and Craftspersons 10 am-4 pm
Kara Finn Oriental Rug Repair Demonstration 11 am & 3 pm
Dorset Inn Vermont Cheese Tasting 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Other Locations on Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8

Dorset Historical Society Self-Guided Tours All Day
Dorset Exchange
Fabulous fantastic finds at ridiculously reduced rates
10 am-4 pm
Gallery on the Marsh Open Studio 10 am-6 pm

Other Locations on Sunday, September 8

Dorset Firehouse Pancake Breakfast 8 am-11 am
H.N. Williams Farmers' Market 10 am-2 pm
Wilson House tours and refreshments 2 pm-5 pm
Inn at West View Farm Meat-Smoking Demo 4 pm
"Men in Pumps" at the Dorset Playhouse
A Benefit for Neighbor to Neighbor
3 pm

Click here to Download a Map of Discover Dorset! Events

Dorset Restaurants

Barrows House (Open for Dinner)

Chantecleer (Open for Dinner)

Dorset Inn (Open for Lunch & Dinner)

Dorset Union Store (Take Out)

H.N. Williams
(Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Take-Out Dinner)

Inn at West View Farm (Open for Dinner)

Mio Bistro (Open for Dinner)

Dorset Lodging

Barrows House

Cornucopia of Dorset

Dorset Inn

Dovetail Inn

Inn at West View Farm

Marbleledge Lodge

Squire House Bed and Breakfast

Wilson House