Saturday, August 5th, 2017.
9:00am – 6:00pm, Townshend Common
Rain or Shine.
Voted a Top 10 Summer event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and called “New England at its finest” by the Boston Globe, the annual fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, kids games, a costume booth for kids, a dunking booth, and more. (See Schedule of Events, below.)
For those born at Grace Cottage, join in the Baby Parade led by bagpipers and the Grace Cottage stork. (Not born at GCH? “Valley Kids” born in the West River Valley from 2002 to today are invited to join the parade, too!). The Baby Parade awards prizes for oldest, youngest, and to the person who came from farthest away.
The Fair also includes an Arts & Crafts Show, which will be held in the Townshend Church. All fine arts and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale, with a portion of the Arts & Crafts Show proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital.
Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment.
Come & enjoy the fair!
Free! No admission and parking is free!
Schedule of Events:
9:00: Auction preview
9:30: Auction begins, Bagpipers march and play
10:00: Baby Parade
11:00, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30: Nimble Arts performance start times
1:00-3:00: Pony rides
4:00: Chicken dinner
3:30-5:00: Little Eddie & the Giants
5:00: Raffle prizes drawing
*Please, no dogs on the Common. They scare the stork!
For photos of the 2016 Fair, visit our facebook photo album here.
To donate items to the auction or bargain booths, contact Laura Smith at 365-9992.