TOWNSHEND, VERMONT AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
SPECIAL EVENTS

Riverbend Farm Looking North“No man is an island,” said poet, John Donne in the 1600’s. The same may be said for small communities. We all rely on each other and we all help each other when the need arises. There are many special events that happen in Townshend and our neighboring communities. These range from fund raising events for local fire departments to simple community events like the Townshend Pumpkin Festival. On the various town commons, in the streets, at scattered locations, the communities are host to a wide variety of happenings that really serve us all, as well as our visitors. Yes, we do “cross borders” quite often and that is because we are all neighbors. That is what makes life special in these parts.
Our surrounding communities are Newfane, Jamaica, Brookline, Athens, Grafton, Windham, and Wardsboro.
Anyone in those communities who has a non-commercial, annual, special event, please make contact via email. Will be happy to post those as well.

 2024

 

 

JULY
NEWFANE
11AM UNTIL SOLD OUT
RAIN OR SHINE
 

NEWBROOK FIRE AND RESCUE OPEN HOUSE
Open house and barbecue chicken or ribs. Dinners include corn on the cob, potato salad, and a drink. Chicken or ribs dinner, $14.
Location: Newbrook Fire Station, Route 30, Map.

JULY 4
WARDSBORO
ALL DAY STARTS AT 9AM
RAIN OR SHINE
 

WARDSBORO 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND STREET FAIR
A wide variety of events starting with a parade. Street vendors, a variety of foods, and a quilt show are just the beginning. Parking donation $2.
For more info: Facebook
Location: Route 100, Map.

 

JULY 20 & 21
NEWFANE AND MARLBORO
11 TO 4 BOTH DAYS
RAIN OR SHINE

ROCK RIVER ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR
A free, self guided tour of a variety of artist and artisan studios nestled in the countryside along the Rock River.
For more info: Web Page and Facebook
Location: Starts at Olallie Gallery at Olallie Daylily Garden, South Newfane, VT, Map

 

AUGUST 3
TOWNSHEND
9 TO 5
RAIN OR SHINE
 

GRACE COTTAGE HOSPITAL FAIR DAY
Free event featuring many things to do and an auction as well.
For more info: Web Page
Location: Townshend Common, Route 30, Map.

OCTOBER 12 & 13
NEWFANE
10 TO 4 BOTH DAYS
RAIN OR SHINE
 

NEWFANE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Free event with art, crafts, and specialty products from local and regional exhibitors.
For more info: Web Page and Facebook
Location: Newfane Common, Route 30, Map.
 

OCTOBER 12 & 13
GRAFTON
SAT 9-3, SUN 9-1
RAIN OR SHINE
 

GRAFTON FIREFIGHTERS ANNUAL TAG SALE
Free event with all kinds of interesting and worthwhile items for sale. Accepting sell-able items up to three weeks before the weekend. Most items left on Sunday will be at half price. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods, drinks and other food items will be available as well.

Contact info on Facebook page
Location: Grafton Firehouse, 711 East VT Route 121, Map.


 

OCTOBER 19
TOWNSHEND
10 TO 4
RAIN OR SHINE
 

TOWNSHEND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Free event, crafts, antiques, and artwork.
For more info: Web Page and Facebook
Location: Townshend Common, Route 30, Map.

OCTOBER 26
WARDSBORO
10 TO 2
RAIN OR SHINE
 

GILFEATHER TURNIP FESTIVAL AND CONTEST
Join the whole town for Gilfeather® turnip soup and turnip recipe “tastings” at the Turnip Cafe, outdoor soup kiosk, farmer’s market, craft vendors, 1000 + lbs of turnip, turnip seeds, turnip cookbooks, festival tee shirts, turnip-theme gifts, live music & entertainment.
For more info: Web Page
Location: Main Street, Map

 

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