Townshend, Vt.: A charming, quiet getaway

By Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Tucked away in southeastern Vermont’s Windham County, Townshend has quietly gone about its business since 1753, when it was chartered as one of the New Hampshire Land Grants. Named after British politician Charles Townshend, whose tax initiative prompted Boston’s biggest tea party, this quintessential New England town charms visitors with its natural beauty, including rolling hills, a state park with hiking trails, a gorgeous town green, and a lake. Original farmsteads dot the countryside, along with a historic covered bridge, antiques stores, and modern shops, including a fabulous smokehouse-country store. While most of tranquil Townshend inspires one to unplug, those who feel the need to shake things up a little will appreciate that bustling Brattleboro lies only 17 miles away and the nearby resorts of Stratton Mountain, Bromley Mountain, and Mount Snow offer all sorts of alpine adventure.

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TOWNSHEND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Saturday - October 15, 2016

Quality Crafts, Antiques and Art Work

Location  -  "On the Common"  Route 30,  Townshend, Vermont

Sponsor  -  Townshend Business Association- www.townshendvermont.org

This is the 32nd Annual Pumpkin Festival

WE OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE. 

Show hours - 9:00 to 4:00, and set up begins at 7:00am.  All vendors must move their vehicles to the school parking lot across the street.

9:00   Craft Sale and Art Works Sale Begin
10:00   The fun begins, Pumpkin Pies on sale
10:00   Scarecrow Decorating Contest starts
12:00 Noon   Free Pony Rides
12:30   Pumpkin Decorating Contest (a pumpkin given to each youngster)
1:30   Pie Judging Contest (Pies must be received by 1:30)
2:00   Halloween Preview Costume Parade
2:30   Jr. Pumpkin Pie Contest - Ages 14 & under
4:00   Final Wrap-up and Raffle Drawing

Vendors! - Please fill out an application and send with your check made payable to Townshend Business Association. 

Please return the form below with your check.

Vendor letter in PDF format here