Types of Vendors who attend:

  • Garlic Growers
  • Herb Growers
  • Vegetable & Flower Growers
  • Food Vendors
  • Food Products
  • Personal Care Products
  • Apparel
  • Accessories
  • Winery


*Vendor Guidelines*

The festival runs for 2 days Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The festival opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM each day.

You must be setup and off the field by 9:30 AM and can not bring your car back onto the field until the festival is closed. The field opens for setup at 6:30 AM.

We will allow early setup on Friday afternoon after 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

You must bring your own tables and chairs.

The site size you are paying for is 10 by 10 we try to make it so your car is near your site, as this is a new venue please bear with us as we try to make this work as well as we can.

Dispose of your own trash there will be a dumpster available there.

Make sure you fill out the line describing what you are selling.

If you have a mailing list and would like some save the date cards to send out please check the appropriate box and let us know how many you need.

Vendor Information

Vendors at the Garlic Festival are ready to have you sample all their fabulous treats.

We had a banner turnout last year with the two day festival bringing just shy of 12,000 people. None of this would be possible without our loyal vendors! We look forward to seeing you Labor Day weekend.

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Lodging List

The following list is made up of the Lodging members in the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce. Please contact the Chamber office if you have any questions about lodging that we can help you with.

Arlington Inn - (802) 375-6532 - The Arlington Inn is a Vermont village estate that was built in 1847. Modern amenities, include private baths, TVs, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and two person Jacuzzis complemented by historic niceties such as claw foot tubs, fireplaces, porches and patios. All rates include a full cooked to order country breakfast served in our garden solarium. For more information you can visit their website at http://www.arlingtoninn.com/

Arlington’s West Mountain In - (802) 375-6516 - The Inn offers 14 romantic, antique filled guest rooms, mountain views, lush gardens and farm fresh dining prepared with local, seasonal ingredients. Check out their website at www.westmountaininn.com

Bennington Motor Inn - (800) 359-9900/ (802)442-5479 - Recently remodeled motel situated just 2 ½ blocks from downtown Bennington. They have 16 guest rooms, 13 of which are in the main building and five of those rooms are upstairs. You can visit their web site for specials at http://www.benningtonmotorinn.net .

Best Western Plus New Englander Motel - (802)442-6311 -Each guest room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full hot breakfast and outdoor swimming pool. Check out their website at www.bestwestern.com/prop_46001

Eddington House Inn Bed & Breakfast - 802-442-1511 or 800-941-1857 - There are 2 elegant suites and 1 room, each with private bath and includes multicourse breakfast and wireless internet access. Web site - http://www.eddingtonhouseinn.com

Four Chimneys Inn - (802) 447-3500 - Come relax at a wonderfully inviting Bed and Breakfast that has earned the distinguished designation as a “Fodor’s Choice” hotel year after year. Each guest room has a private bath and comfortable king or queen bed, cable TV, free Wi-Fi. Air conditioning and individual heat controls keep you comfortable. Visit their website for information about their specials www.fourchimneys.com

Greenwood Lodge and Campsites - (802) 442- 2547 - Check them out on Facebook, see photos and reviews. A unique, friendly place to stay with many amenities. campvermont.com/greenwood

Hampton Inn Bennington - (802) 440-9862 - Experience New England hospitality and seasonal refreshments. Included with stay are free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, gym/fitness center use, indoor pool. There are a total of 80 guest rooms and some suites as well. You can view their website for additional information at http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/vermont/hampton-inn-bennington-BENVTHX/index.html

Harwood Hill Motel - (802) 442-6278 - Set into the hillside surrounded by apple orchards on one side and mountains on the other, Harwood Hill offers several room options. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, in-room fresh brewed coffee, cable TV, refrigerators and temperature control. Deluxe rooms also feature microwaves and phones. Visit their website at www.harwoodhillmotel.com

Henry House Inn - (802) 442-7045 - Nestled in the Village of North Bennington, VT, along the Walloomsac River, situated on 25 acres of meadow, maple and pine. Enjoy the quiet country atmosphere. Based on single or double occupancy per room - included is a home-made continental breakfast during the week served from 7-8:30am and a full New England style breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and holidays served from 7:30-9:00am. Visit their website at http://www.thehenryhouseinn.com/.

Ira Allen House - (802) 362-2284 - A cozy country inn in the Battenkill Valley of Southern Vermont and is one of the oldest Inns in Vermont and a state historic site. The tavern and bedrooms are over 200 years old. Check out their website at http://www.iraallenhouse.com/.

Knotty Pine Motel - 802 442-5487 -Betsey tells me they don't raise their rates until after mid-September and their pool will be open. At $85 plus tax for double occupancy this includes refrigerators, microwaves, wireless internet. Additional persons per room are $8 each.

Meadowood Farm - 800-935-2440 - Our website link is www.meadowoodvt.com.  For the Garlic Fest, the Farm offers a 15% discount to stay in our classic farmhouse guest rooms or luxury suite; all have private bathrooms, king beds, TVs, desks, and free Wi-Fi.  Our complimentary breakfast uses all-natural Vermont produce.  We use our own maple syrup from our 18 acres of maple trees; grow our own herbs and greens; and have free range chickens that lay eggs of many colors.  Dinner service is available upon advance notice and at additional cost.    

Paradise Inn - (800) 575-5784 - The Paradise Inn offers the secluded atmosphere of a boutique Inn and the affordability of America’s best motels.
Enveloped in gardens and lawns, the Inn is quiet and peaceful, yet just five minutes from quaint downtown Bennington by foot. They have 77 clean, spacious and well-maintained rooms. For details and more information check out their website at http://www.theparadisemotorinn.com/

Safford Mills Inn & Café - (802) 681-7646 - The three guest rooms have queen beds, private bathrooms, cable television, air conditioning, hair dryers, small refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers and free Wi-Fi. Included in your stay complimentary martinis, wine and beer are accompanied by appetizers and dessert. (Provided as a unique alternative to breakfast). Check out their website at www.saffordmillsinnandcafe.squarespace.com

Serenity Motel - (800) 44-6490 - Historic cottages with all units offering individually controlled heat and air along with refrigerators, microwaves, phones, color cable TV, in-room coffee/tea and free Wi-Fi. Well-behaved pets are welcome, according to availability. You can visit their website at http://www.serenitymotel.com/

South Shire Inn - 802 447-3839 - Choose from nine spacious and individually decorated guest rooms. All have private baths, air conditioning and direct dial telephones. Seven rooms have working fireplaces and the Carriage House rooms also have whirlpool baths and television, VCR or DVD. Sitting room with coffee & tea service, wine glasses & ice. Garlic Festival special - $20 off /night includes full breakfast and free Wi-Fi thanks to Innkeepers George and Joyce.

Starlight Inn - (802) 442-9200 - A distinctive motor inn set back from the highway on spacious grounds and one mile from downtown Bennington. Satellite TV, refrigerators, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast and coffee. Call for rates and/or more information.

Taraden Bed & Breakfast - (802)447-3434/ (802) 733-6570 - Three large suites and are newly renovated with modern baths, refrigerators, and televisions. Full breakfasts are served in the glass Breakfast Room. Visit their website for more information at www.taraden.com

Vermont Mountain Retreat - (860) 345-4330 - Two vacation homes each able to sleep up to 10. Both have fully equipped kitchens. Visit their website for more information at http://www.vermontmountainretreats.com/


For further information on where to stay, or if your inn or lodge offers special event rates please contact the Bennington Chamber of Commerce - Bennington.com or Vermont State Chamber of Commerce - VTchamber.com