chili fest AT
St. John the
11:30:AM - 1:30 PM
A special feature of the Winter Festival is the NorShaft Lions 9th Annual Chili Fest. This is an opportunity to sample some of the over 25 different chilies from the traditional beef (hot, medium and mild) to chicken, turkey, venison, vegetarian, white, corn, chocolate dessert chili, etc. The Chili Fest takes place at St. John the Baptist Church Community Hall from 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Girl Scouts will be on site at the church doing a bake sale, hot chocolate, refreshments and crafts
Rhythm Hollow Stables at Taraden
12:00 - 3:00 PM | $5 Pony Rides
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BENNINGTON COUNTY HEAD START
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Make your own Penguin Thermometers
- Free Penguin Food
BENNINGTON AREA ARTS COUNCIL at the train station
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- winter art show
JOHN G. McCULLOUGH FREE LIBRARY
BOOK & MEDIA SALE
The Friends of the John G. McCullough Free Library will host a pop-up book and media sale from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. This sale features high quality used books at low prices, rare and antiquarian books, DVDs and CDs. Sale specials will be announced throughout the day. All proceeds from the sale directly fund library programs, materials and services.
A special penguin themed storytime and craft are scheduled for 10:30 in the Children’s Room. Learn more about these fascinating birds with a penguin trivia game. A festive family photo booth will be available as well. All children who visit the Children’s Room will be given a free book of their choice to keep!
North Bennington Variety Store
- HOT COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE $1.00
- Tastings from Spirits of Old Bennington
- Cheese tasting from Maplebrook
- Good warm up station to get a cup of coffee
Village School of North Bennington
11:30AM – 4:00PM
The Village School of North Bennington is hosting a Winter Carnival when, between 11:30 – 4:00, the school will be filled with all sorts of fun activities for both children and adults. Kids can enjoy interactive STEM games, a bounce house, carnival food, glitter tattoos, games of skill and chance, a video game tournament, and much more while adults can shop at our Used Book Sale and well-stocked White Elephant Sale. Admission is free but tickets for the various fun venues are 10 for $5, 25 for $10 or 55 for $20.
11:00 - 3:00 PM
- Power Guru: Solar fair, Solar demo of fountain and lights
- Electric car rides
- Wine and cheese
Free acupuncture for reducing stress by Jeffrey Gordon
Chair Massage and Parafin hand soaks by Laura Bull
Park McCullough House
- Snowman building
- A fire pit with all the fixings for smores
- Free and open to the public
SOUTHSHIRE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Decorate your own sweet treats
- Winter Crafts