Mayfest Returns to Bennington

Mayfest Returns to Bennington

Mayfest Returns to Bennington

Mayfest is a popular way to usher in the Shire’s summer season of events.

Mayfest is a popular way to usher in the Shire’s summer season of events.

The 33rd annual Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival, downtown Bennington’s signature event, kicks off the summer on Saturday, May 26, when Main Street will once again be closed to vehicle traffic and filled with over 100 vendors offering juried crafts and specialty food between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be live performances throughout the day as well as children’s activities and live demostrations. Artisans will be offering a wide range of products: handmade jewelry, clothing, sculpture, carvings and paintings, gifts, specialty food items, and much more. Food vendors will offer a variety of treats, including Indian and Thai cuisine, fried dough, barbecue, gourmet grilled cheese, fresh-squeezed lemonade and cotton candy, and there are over a dozen downtown restaurants to choose from as well. Events for children include face painting, a dunking booth, the 4H playground, a bubble-making pool, bouncy house, and games with prizes. Live music and entertainment will be occurring on the Main Stage near the food court. Many Main Street businesses will be offering special activities and pricing throughout the day. The Vermont Souvenir Room at Knapp’s Toys and Hobbies will be celebrating their first year anniversary. Saint Peter’s Church will be holding a tag and bake sale. The Bennington Farmers’ Market will be located on Riverwalk on Depot Street from 10 to 1 p.m. Bring the whole family to downtown Bennington for this annual rite of spring! There is no admission charge and free parking is available everywhere. For more information, contact the Bennington Downtown Alliance at 802-442-5758 or admin@betterbennington.com.

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