Saturday - October 17, 2015

Quality Crafts, Antiques and Art Work

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

Sponsor  -  Townshend Business Association-


This is the 31st Annual Pumpkin Festival, and each year the attendance has grown.  The event is held toward the end of foliage season, when there are many tourists in this area.

Each space is approximately 12' x 12'.  We will try to keep similar products separate from each other.  Exhibitors must bring their own tables, tents, etc..  If you wish to demonstrate your craft, you are welcome to do so.  Each exhibitor is responsible for their own Vermont Sales Tax payment to the State of Vermont. Electricity is not available.


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. Leave the closer parking for customers.

The first 65 applications with payment received on or before October 3rd postmark are guaranteed a space at a non refundable cost of $40.  All applications postmarked after Oct. 3rd please send $50 which will be accepted if space is available. If you have any questions, please call Katja Matthews (802-874-4080).

Advertising - we will do multiple press releases in newspapers and shopper type media, plus some paid ads.  It is on our Brochure and Website as well. “The Common” being on Route 30, has the advantage of a great location with heavy traffic being located on the main route between Brattleboro and Manchester, VT.

Please fill out application and send with your check made payable to Townshend Business Association.  Please return the form below with your check. Check out our website for details and to pay online at


Download a copy in PDF format here.



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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