Bennington Battle Day – Weekend of Events


11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hot Sausage, Burgers & Hot Dog Lunch
– Will be available to purchase at the Bennington Fire Station. Served by members of the Bennington Fire Department.
Chicken Barbecue – Advance ticket sales drive thru only. Advance ticket sales sold at the fire house or by members of the department. Tickets may also be purchased at Bennington Tire (Benmont Ave), Buck Stop (Main Street), Big Boys Toys (North Bennington Road), & Willy’s Variety (Gage Street).
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Battle Day Car Cruise at fire house
The 16th Annual Battle Day 5K Race
7:30 AM
Registration will be on the Monument grounds.
8:30 AM
The race begins and the children’s fun run follows the 5k race
10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Kids’ Day, back parking lot of fire house
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Re-enactors at the Bennington Monument.
6:00 PM
Softball Game between Bennington Fire Dept and Bennington Rural at Willow Park. Free Admission.
6:00 PM
Saturday evening will be a potluck dinner with the re-enactors at the Barn of the Old First Church. Bring a dish to share or $8.00 donation.
Sunday AUGUST 15th
1030 AM – Parade Lineup
12:30 PM sharp – Parade Starts
2:00 PM
The Bennington Historical Society will offer a walking tour of Old Bennington led by Jane Radocchia featuring its architecture, its history and its evolution from being the center of town to a residential/historic neighborhood.
Jane is a local architect, specializing in old houses, and in architectural historian.
Meet at the Bennington Monument. It will conclude at the Old First Church.
This program is offered free of charge to the community by the Bennington Historical Society.
2:30 PM
Phyllis Chapman will present the Unsinkable Molly Brown, seating at the Old First Church Barn. $10.00. Reservations are recommended.