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Opening weekend

Enjoy the parades, midway, food and music by Hanson, Reel Big Fish, Malado!, The Marshall Tucker Band and more all weekend long. The fairs opens Friday at 8 a.m. and runs through Sept. 30. Tickets are $15, $10 for youth.



A weekend of fun

Founders Day is back with the annual parade and 5K, a Taste of Lee, as well as a duck derby, community block party dance and more, Friday through Sunday. Downtown Lee.



Stock up for fall

The annual McCullough Library book sale has baked goods, used books, DVDs and more under the tent Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2 Main St., North Bennington.



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Annual favorite returns

The 25th anniversary Quiltfest presents 140 new quilts, demonstrations, raffle of "Dashing Through the Garden," challenge quilts, a special exhibit of quilts from the first 24 years, vendors and more, Saturday 9 to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 to 4 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road, Bennington, Vt.



Last look and artist talk

Artist Bill Botzow, whose exhibition "CAMBIUM (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow" closes Sunday, discusses his outdoor sculptural installations, traveling drawing projects and his work with curator Jamie Franklin Saturday at 2 p.m. While there, take a peak at "Where Did You Come From Anyway?" opening Saturday, 75 Main St., Bennington.



Fun all day long!

The 23rd anniversary of Festival Latino begins with dancing in the Lee Founders Day Parade, 10 a.m., followed by a gathering at First Congregational Church Park with ethnic Latino American food, music by D.J. Gusano Rojo and more, noon to 5 p.m. At 9 p.m., the festival heads to Eastover's Tally-Ho Hall for a Gala Dance Party. Main Street, Lee.



Don't miss this festival

Berkshire Ferments hosts their fourth annual Fermentation Festival, featuring local vendors, a culture swap, live music and presentations, 10 a.m. to 4 pl.m. at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds, 684 South Main St., Great Barrington. BERKSHIREFERMENTS.COM


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