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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West River Family Dental

west river family dental logoFor families in Townshend and Brattleboro, Vermont, Dr. Jared Rediske and the team at West River Family Dental offer the resources needed to maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. Each of has as our mission to go above and beyond the basics of family and restorative dentistry to deliver your care in a nurturing and comfortable environment.  West River Family Dental provides technologically advanced care with state of the art dental equipment including soft-tissue lasers, intraoral cameras, and 3D dental imaging impressions for crowns. We see patients of every age, including children. We provide emergency dentistry services to make sure that your oral health needs are always covered. When you visit West River Family Dental in either Townshend or Brattleboro, VT, you’re ensured high quality and attentive dental care.



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Saturday - October 15, 2016

Quality Crafts, Antiques and Art Work

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

Sponsor  -  Townshend Business Association-

This is the 32nd 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
10:00   Scarecrow Decorating Contest starts
11:00   Tim Robinson Music on the Gazebo
12:00 Noon  

Free Pony Rides

Cindy Granger's Clog Dancers on the Gazebo

12:30   Pumpkin Decorating Contest (a pumpkin given to each youngster)
1:00   Tim Robinson Music on the Gazebo
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

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