There's something for everyone - young and old - at the January 25th Winter Festival. The day kicks off at 9 AM with a continental breakfast and registration for the Penguin Plunge at Lake Paran.
Following that, you’ll find over a dozen venues and fun, interactive events throughout the Village of North Bennington including a Chili Fest at St. John the Baptist Church; a book sale, craft table and Penguin Storytime for children at the McCullough Library; an indoor Winter Carnival at the Village School of North Bennington featuring STEM-based games, a bounce house, mini-golf created by VAE, carnival food & fun; a community snowshoe/hike; pony rides and an indoor craft market at Taraden; a Pig Roast at Kevin's Restaurant; chair massages at the Left Bank; bonfires at the Park McCullough House; and meal and drink specials at Pangaea Lounge, Powers Market and North Bennington Variety; kids creative crafts at the Southshire School and the Bennington County Head Start; a Dixieland Jazz band playing first at the Plunge and then at Powers Market during lunch hours, and much, much more!
Weather permitting, there will be free tractor wagon rides available for transporting attendees from one venue to another throughout the day. Maps will be available at Powers Market, the McCullough Library, the Village School and at the tractor stops.
Thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible.