Dorset, Vermont

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Dorset Vermont is a town on the northern border of Bennington County, in the southwestern region of Vermont. Dorset is noted as home to America's oldest marble quarry, and as the birth place of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. The Bill Wilson House and the Griffith Library can be found in East Dorset. Marble from the East Dorset quarry was provided for the New York Public Library Main Branch building in New York City.

Today, Dorset is primarily known as a summer place, with the Dorset Theatre Festival as one of Dorset's most well-known attractions. There is still plenty of activity during the winter, being about 30min to Bromley Mountain and only 15min to the Manchester shopping.

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Barrows House in Dorset, Vermont - A Vermont Inn for All Seasons
Dorset, VT - In spring, summer and early fall, enjoy our pool and two tennis courts. Bicycles can be borrowed for leisurely rides around Dorset and through the Mettowee River Valley. Whatever your pleasure...the pursuit of antiques, enjoying a production at the Dorset Playhouse, an exhibit at the Southern Vermont Art Center, auctions, flea markets, the breathtaking colors of fall, you will always find a warm reception.
Dorset Theatre Festival - Dorset, VT
Dorset, VT - The Dorset Theatre Festival has been a fixture in the Dorset and Manchester areas for more than 30 years, serving as a launch pad for acclaimed plays and playwrights Douglas Carter Beane’s "When Bees in Honey Drown" and "Advice from a Caterpillar", "The Jazz Club" by John Nassivera and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize finalist "Old Wicked Songs" by Jon Marans. The Dorset Theatre Festival continues its audience-pleasing productions each summer, June through September.
Mad Tom Orchard - East Dorset, Vermont
East Dorset, VT - A visit to Mad Tom Orchard is great fun for young and old. Picnickers are welcome, and bring your camera to record the fun! Children love to pick the low fruit and we provide picking poles for ambitious people who want the best from the top. The beautiful Green Mountains provide the views, the refreshing breezes, and a perfect spot to enjoy autumn in Vermont.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows | East Dorset, VT
East Dorset, VT - Fun for the entire family, the annual Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows offer six weeks of top equestrian competition in July & August. Quaint New England towns of the Manchester & the Mountains area, noted for their charm, first class accommodations, world-class dining and excellent show facilities, host this annual event. 100% of the gate receipts are donated to the Friends Foundation for MEMS, benefiting programs in the local schools.
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Vermont Events in May

Nonsense II, the Second Coming 5/20/22 - 5/29/22

DORSET PLAYERS SPRING MUSICAL The Dorset Players are ending their 94th season with the musical, Nunsense II, The Second Coming, written by Dan Goggin, directed by Angie Merwin and musical direction by Tom Salmon and choreography by Linda Joy Sullivan. Performances are May 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and May 22 and 29 at 2pm at The Dorset Playhouse. This is the sequel to the international hit, Nunsense, and the same five nuns of Mount Saint Helen’s School in Hoboken, New Jersey, are presenting a “thank you” program for all their supporters – as usual chaos erupts. Reverend Mother Mary Regina, a former circus performer (played by Laura King) is in charge of the convent nuns including Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices (played by Christy Vogel), Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn, (played by Natalie Philpot) Sister Mary Amnesia, a nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head (played by Lillian Pritchard Pelkey) and Sister Mary Leo, a novice wannabe ballerina (played by Tina Fores-Hitt). Presenting sponsors for this production are Linda Joy’s Tap Joint, P & F Appliance, Lundgren Subaru of Bennington and show sponsors are Orvis, RMS Plumbing and Heating and Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC. This show is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

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