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East Dorset is located in Bennington County, 28 miles north of Bennington. It lies along Highway 30 near Emerald Lake State Park.

The Wilson House, a hotel and 1895 birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, is here. It still operates as a hotel as well as a retreat for recovering alcoholics who come by the thousands every year to visit Bill W.'s grave.

The Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset is the site of the Vermont Summer Festival, comprising five equestrian competitions over five weeks in July and August. The sprawling, well-equipped hunter/jumper facility just off scenic Route 7 North also offers a lovely, peaceful view of the Green Mountains.


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09/20 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.