Townshend, Vermont: 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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Saturday - October 13, 2018

Quality Crafts, Antiques and Art Work

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

Sponsor  -  Townshend Business Association-

This is the 34th Annual Pumpkin Festival


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

Scarecrow Decorating Contest starts


10:30   Cindy Granger's Clog Dancers on the Gazebo
12:00 Noon  

Free Pony Rides

Hungrytown plays thier brand of Folk for all!

12:30   Pumpkin Decorating Contest (a pumpkin given to each youngster)
1:00   Music on the Gazebo
2:00   Halloween Preview Costume Parade
2:30   Jr. Pumpkin Pie Contest - Ages 14 & under
4:00   Final Wrap-up and Raffle Drawing

Free Admission   -   Free Parking   -   Pumpkin Pies

Food Vendors    -    Locally Grown Apples and Cider   -   Free Pony Rides

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