It’s inevitable – it happens every year – nothing I’ve ever been able to do to stop it! The days get cool and crisp and get a lot shorter, the mums and pumpkins appear everywhere, the leaves turn: you know the drill. Some people thrive on this – I think it’s because it’s the last gasp of life before hibernation sets in. And things certainly get active in Manchester and the Mountains this time of year!
September 20th SVAC has “Art on the Hill” featuring arts, craft, music and all kinds of kids activities.
Saturday is also the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure – get out and run and do some giving back.
Mark Twain is making an appearance at The Dorset Theater – September 18th – 20th – an evening not to be missed, I’m sure.
Next weekend is the annual Peru Fair (September 27th) – if you’ve never been, this is one you shouldn’t miss. They start with a parade that’s so short they parade down the street and then turn around and come back. It’s adorable! But the fair is a great country tradition – great artisans, music, kids’ activities and a fabulous pig roast. What could be better.
The first weekend of October brings back the Weston Antiques Show and the Southern Vermont Crafts Fair…two of our favorite area festivals.
Columbus Day weekend features the Weston Crafts Show and The Dorset Players – our local thespians are bringing “The Heiress” to our Dorset Theater stage – Henry James’ classic tale of life in Washington Square.
In between all of these happenings, there’s hiking, biking, leaf peeping, shopping, dining, or just plain relaxing. I guess I can see why people like this time of year – OK, I’m convinced!!