Quick Facts About Bennington
Latitude / Longitude: 42.88 N / 73.19 W
Zip Code(s): 05201
Population (2010): 9,074
Elevation: 681 feet | Land Area: 4.87 miles
Town Clerk: 802-442-1043
Major Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Major Airports: Albany International Airport (39 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak Station: Albany, NY (39.6 miles SW)
|Colleges/Universities: a branch of the Community College of Vermont, Bennington College, Southern Vermont College||Top Employers: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center|
|Tourist Attractions: Bennington Battle Monument, Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Bennington Center For the Arts, Bennington Museum, Bennington Potters, Park-McCullough Historic House, Robert Frost's grave.||Birthplace of: Pamela Blair (born 1949), actress, singer & dancer; Beatrice Boepple (born 1962), actress; Carleton Carpenter (born 1926), actor; Cynthia Gibb (born 1963), actress & former model; Paul Offner (1942-2004), educator, public health expert, & legislator; Peter Graves (born 1952), Olympic announcer & cross-country ski coach for Harvard University; Andrew Newell (born 1984), cross country skier.|
Nearby Cities and Towns:
Region 10: Green Mountains | Old Bennington (1.1 miles NW) | North Bennington (2.0 miles NW) | South Shaftsbury (2.2 miles NW) | Shaftsbury (2.4 miles NW) | Woodford (2.4 miles E) | Pownal (2.5 miles SW) | New York (4.5 miles W)
Vermont Events in August
Funtastic Friday Chocolate Events 7/11/14 - 10/3/14
Fun events for the whole family. July 11. Motorcycle rally -create a chocolate motorcycle. Proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels July 25. Mexican Fiesta Party - enjoy a real Mexican Fiesta Village Chocolate Shoppe style August 1- Frozen The chocolate adventure begins. Be amazed as the VCS is transformed into the frozen kingdom of Arendelle. Bring Olaf to life. Come dressed as your favorite character to get a special treat. August 8. Make your own candy bar August 15. Ice cream buffet August 22. Baby shower for Molly our 100 lb chocolate moose. Free event but bring a gift to donate to those in need in Bennington County Sept 5. Let's Make a deal. Chocolate twist on the popular TV show. This is a free event Oct 3. Chocolate Extravaganza. Details to follow. Proceeds to benefit Bennington Coalition for the Homeless. Cost TBD
My Fair Lady 8/15/14 - 8/31/14
The most loverly love story the world has ever taken to heart in the greatest musical of all-time. Glorious songs, memorable characters and enchanting romance all in a miraculous, wise, witty and winning show that is not to be missed.
19th Annual Garlic & Herb Festival 8/30/14 - 8/31/14
The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival! 2013 was a huge success and we look forward to an even better 2014! Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding demonstrations, as well as cooking demonstrations. For aspiring gardeners, garlic growers, garlic?lovers or those simply looking for a fun way to spend a Vermont end?of?summer day, the event promises something for everyone. For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable fun jumps and other great children's activities. Take time to wander around the spacious lawns sampling garlic delicacies and enjoy the festivities. Relax at the Beer and Wine Garden under the tent listening to music both days.
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