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Bennington County 250th Kickoff Gala Dinner

Saturday, August 17, 2024 • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


Event Details

Join Us!

Bennington County's 250th Kickoff Gala Dinner

Supporting Three Years of Regional Activities


Equinox Hotel and Resort

3567 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05254 

Commemorating the Ideals & Principles that Created Our Nation


Hors d’oeuvres and a Four-Course Dinner 

Creatively Designed and Prepared by

Executive Chef Stewart

of the Equinox Hotel and Resort

18th Century Cuisine with a Modern Flair

~ Let us know if you have any dietary requests ~

Cash Bar with Signature Cocktails 

18th Century or Business Casual

Welcome Remarks by "Ethan Allen"

After Dinner Presentation of American Revolution Historic Songs and Antecdotes

with Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle 

All profits to go towards a three-year fundraising campaign to support the commemorative years 2025-2027. It is anticipated that throughout the county this will include one or two regional events each year plus an enhanced Battle Day Weekend celebration, new and restored monuments, development of new creative works such as plays and murals, and the creation of educational programs, curriculum, and field trips, as well as other special 250th related projects.

On July 4, 2026 America celebrates its 250th birthday. In May of 2025, those in the state of Vermont will also be celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys’ taking of Fort Ticonderoga, and in 2027, both the Patriot victory at the Battle of Bennington and the creation of the independent state of Vermont will be among the celebrations. The Bennington 250th Committee is a group of local citizens who have come together to help plan and coordinate commemorations in Bennington County during those three anniversary years. Please support the three-year fundraising campaign so that we can properly and truly honor these remarkable years and those who fought to give us our independence.

Venue Information

Equinox Hotel & Resort
3567 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05254

Organizer Information

The Bennington Regional 250th Anniversary Committee

75 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
+1 (802) 377-8659

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