August 7, 2021
10am to 2pm
On the Townshend Common
71 Years of Tradition
71 years ago, a tradition began that has been vital to Grace Cottage’s patient care ever since. The first Hospital Fair Day was held on Saturday, August 5, 1950, organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, with a healthy mix of fun, fellowship, and fundraising. Thanks to the love, loyalty, and dedication of so many volunteers and fairgoers over the years, this event continues. Grace Cottage relies on the proceeds from this annual event, which now average $50,000 each year.
Hospital Fair Day 2021
The 2021 Hospital Fair Day will be a hybrid event, with a small gathering on the Townshend Common on August 7 from 10am to 2pm, a White Elephant Porch Sale for the month of July, and an online auction.
Many wonderful and unique items have already been collected for the online auction, which will run August 1-8 at www.32auctions.com/GraceCottageFairDay.
The White Elephant Porch Sale will be offered at 108 Townshend Rd. (across the street from the hospital) during the month of July.
And best of all, there will be a small in-person Fair Day on the Townshend Common on August 7 from 10am to 2pm, with live music, lunch, and pies, cakes, and t-shirts, and hats for sale.
This year’s Fair Day proceeds will be used to make much-needed infrastructure improvements.
For more information, visit www.gracecottage.org or call 802-365-9109.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity last year, Grace Cottage was able to purchase six new technologically-advanced Stryker hospital beds with Hospital Fair Day 2020 proceeds. The new beds arrived in September. They are more comfortable for patients, equipped with new technology, and easier for nurses to move and adjust. On behalf of all of our patients and staff, we thank you!
Hospital Fair Day Traditions
Grace Cottage’s Hospital Fair Day 2021 keeps alive several important traditions.
In the photo albums below, you can reminisce about past Hospital Fair Days and see some of the babies born here across the years.
We still have Hospital Fair Day 2020 t-shirts and hats for sale and will soon be offering 2021 shirts and hats here, or call 802-365-9109.
Links below also take you to traditional Fair Day recipes and fun Fair-Day-themed coloring pages, a relaxing activity for both you or your child.
Thank you for continuing to support the Annual Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day!
Grace Cottage Babies
If you were born at Grace Cottage, send us a current picture and tell us your birth year, and we’ll add you to our virtual Birthday Baby Parade with our beloved Stork (don’t tell anyone, but it’s Dr. Timothy Shafer!)
Hospital Fair Day Recipes
- Curried Red Lentil Salad
- Gazpacho Recipe
- Vermont Salad Dressing
- Beer Bread
- Sue’s Lemonade
- Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
- Bok Choy Salad
- Diane’s Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Pesto Pasta Salad
Get your crayons out — it’s coloring time. Click on any of the special Hospital Fair Day coloring pages below, and print the page to color offline.
Costumes & Face Painting
We want to reminisce with you. We’re posting videos and photos of past Fairs. If you have photos or videos from past Hospital Fair Days that you’d like to share, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add them to the album.