Spectator Information

The Vermont Summer Festival welcomes all spectators to the show grounds! Watch the horses and athletes, shop the onsite boutiques, or plan to have lunch and a drink.

Dates: July 4 to August 12, 2018
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday - 8:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm


  • $6 for Adults and $3 for Children, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • $9 for Adults and $5 for Children, Grand Prix Saturday and Sunday.

100% of the gate receipts benefit the following Manchester area non-profit organizations: Manchester Community Library, The Dorset School, and Rotary Club of Manchester

Highlights for the 2018 Show:

  • The MDO-sponsored $10,000 Open Welcome Stake every Thursday; usually starts sometime between 11 am and 1 pm.  Come early and stay for awhile.
  • The $5,000 Hunter Derby ($15,000 during week 6) on Thursday afternoons, usually starts sometime between 3 pm and 5 pm.
  • The $30,000 Grand Prix on Saturdays at 1:00 pm.
  • The Grand Finale of the Vermont Summer Festival - $50,000 Grand Prix on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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