Bennington Battle Day Weekend of Events – August 11- August 13th, 2017

FRIDAY • AUGUST 11th

Hot Sausage, Burgers, and Hot Dog Lunch
11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Will be available to purchase at the Bennington Fire Station. Served by members of the Bennington Fire Department.
Chicken Barbecue Dinner
4:00 PM until gone – $10 per person. At the Bennington Fire Station.
Silent Auction
4:00 PM-8:00 pm – At the Bennington Fire Station.
Car Cruise
6:00 PM-8:00 PM – At the Bennington Fire Station. Parade down Main Street at 8:15 pm. Open to the public.
Las Vegas Night
6:00 PM-10:00 PM – At the Bennington Fire Station. DJ Ben Patten from Magic 590 AM. Open to the public.

SATURDAY • AUGUST 12th
Battle Day 5k Road Race
8:00 AM – Pre-registration. Bennington Monument, Old Bennington.
9:30 AM – Race starts and ends at The Bennington Monument, Old Bennington.
Kids’ Day
10:00 AM-12:00 NOON – At the Bennington Rec Center, 655 Gage Street. Sponsored by the Bennington Fire Department.
Living History Encampment
10:00 AM-5:00 PM – Ongoing event. With cannon muster and military drills. At the Bennington Battlefield.
USS Bennington Memorial Service
12:00 NOON – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Ship’s Bell, Town of Bennington Office, 205 South St. Public is welcome.
Firefighters’ Challenge
12:00 NOON-4:00 PM – A Firefighters’ Challenge at Willow Park. Call 802-442-1050 for more information, and leave contact information for Deputy Chief Jeff Barry.

SUNDAY • AUGUST 13th
Judges’ and Officers’ Breakfast
9:00 AM – At Jensen’s Restaurant, 332 North Street.
Parade Lineup
10:00 AM-12:30 PM – Parade Lineup.
Living History Encampment
10:00 AM-3:00 PM – With cannon musters and military drills. At the Bennington Battlefield.

Battle Day Parade Begins
12:30 PM – Main and Safford Street to Depot Street • North on Depot Street to River Street • River Street to Fire Station.
Reviewing stand at intersection of Routes 7 and 9. Marching route is one mile long.

Trophies and Raffle Drawing
4:00 PM – Trophies presented and raffle winners drawn.