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Heads up, y’all: The Bachelor has brought its antics to the Green Mountain State.

The long-running hit reality series was in Manchester, Vt., this week filming opening scenes for its latest spinoff, Bachelor: Winter Games, according to The Bennington Banner.

The show is described as a “winter sports-themed reality competition” series, and it’s scheduled to premiere in February on ABC.

Contestants were in Manchester to partake in an opening-ceremony parade, and residents were quite happy to participate in the accompanying shoot. The games themselves will be filmed in a currently undisclosed location in Vermont, according to the Banner.

Residents and town officials alike seemed pleased with the exposure the shoot afforded the town. From the Banner story:

“It’s pretty exciting when something this big comes to a little town like this,” said Chip Edson, owner of the local Flying Cow Signs. “Any exposure is good for a town of this size, and I think it will be awesome seeing it on television.”

Indeed, although Manchester is so darn cute it probably didn’t need more publicity, tbh. It’s already a perfect winter destination.

Infamous Bachelor blogger Reality Steve had pics, of course:

(Sorry about the spoiler tweet; just trying to give you a visual of the contestants marching down Manchester’s Main Street.)

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