each year, southern vermont hosts one of the state’s premier artists’ and craftspersons’ festivals. the ‘craftproducers’ group sponsors and organizes this event – manchester, vermont is one of the host towns. a full schedule and information about the group can be found on their web site. the venue in manchester recently moved to a new location from its previous home at the ‘hildene meadowlands’. the hildene grounds are stunning, so it was a bit disappointing to find out they would no longer be hosting – but i was pleasantly surprised at how well things shaped up at their new site. there were still trees, fields, views, lovely work and fantastic local food.