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Downtown Bennington, Vermont Transforms This Memorial Day Weekend for the 34th Annual Mayfest!

Downtown Bennington, Vermont is transformed this weekend into a bustling street festival as it hosts the 34th annual Mayfest. The event, which takes place this Saturday (May 25th, 2019), is put on every year by the Better Bennington Corporation, in partnership with over 100 local artists and craftspeople, local nonprofits, downtown businesses, and street food vendors.

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Why Visit The Shires of Vermont During Mud Season?

Perhaps you’ve heard of it?  The “Fifth” season in Vermont?  This “informal” term describes the period in late winter/early spring when dirt paths such as roads and hiking trails become muddy from melting snow and rain. It’s usually between March and Memorial Day in May that we see mud season. It can be fun though!  It’s a time when Vermont starts to thaw out, the sap begins to run, and buds begin to spring.

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What Lovers Do in The Shires During Valentine's Day

Robert Frost, famed Shires’ poet once wrote, “All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, Are all but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame.”  The Shires of Vermont, located in Southwestern Vermont, provide that whimsical notion!  Take a break from the hustle and bustle to show your lover just how much you care for them.  In The Shires there’s plenty to do either with others or if you need some alone time.

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From NY To VT, Why Now Is The Time To Travel To Vermont

Like the website says, “Set your wanderlust free, with over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. Travel smarter, with globe-trottting tips from a huge variety of experts. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world's most delicious destinations. And make yourself comfortable, anywhere you roam.” The NYTimes Travel Show is an unforgettable experience which sees over 50,000 people over three days every year. In the world of travel and tourism, this is the Super Bowl! So if you’re reading this and either a). You’re going to the NYTimes Travel Show or b).  You’re just interested in visiting Vermont this year…

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Get To The Shires Early This Weekend and Enjoy The Epic Storm for The Long Weekend!

Winter has come!

Pack up, suit up and join us in The Shires to hit the slope! Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is going to be epic with Winter Storm Harper predicted to drop 2-3 feet! Thanks to Winter Storms Dylan and Ethan, close to two feet of snow has already fallen between Christmas and New Year’s and allowed for Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts to operate close to 100% of their terrain. 

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YOUR 4TH OF JULY SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE SHIRES OF VERMONT

Here in the Shires of Vermont we take our traditions and freedoms seriously.  We also know how to celebrate, focusing on the things that matter the most (family, friends, and community).

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SVHC Announces Centennial Community Day

BENNINGTON, VT—May 16, 2018—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is proud to announce the schedule of activities for Centennial Community Day, a celebration of its 100th anniversary, presented by Mack Molding, Jerome Construction, and The Bank of Bennington. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018, on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Campus at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington, VT.

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