Welcome to Craftsbury, Vermont
A picturesque country town located in the Northeast Kingdom, with rolling hills, white picket fences and family run farms. The town includes Craftsbury Common, Craftsbury Village, East Craftsbury, Collinsville and Mill Village, which have a combined year-round population of 1,136.
Craftsbury includes approximately 26,000 acres (36 square miles) and is in Orleans county. Craftsbury, known as Minden originally, was chartered in 1781. Col. Ebenezer Crafts was one of Craftsbury's first settlers. Craftsbury is known for being the filming location of "The Trouble with Harry" in 1955 by Alfred Hitchcock. It was also well known for being the site of the Craftsbury Fiddler's Contest for many years.
Today, our biggest town summer events are the Antiques and Uniques Festival in July and Old Home Day in August. Sunday concerts on the Common and the Farmers' Market are also popular events for visitors and townsfolk. In winter, it's Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, maple sugaring in the spring. In fall, our breathtaking foliage is a delight to the eye.
Stop in and enjoy quaint Craftsbury, Vermont.
Highlighted July Activities:
Friday, July 3: 2nd Annual Village Block Party
5:00 PM to dark, Free BBQ!! Live music from The Eames Bros.
Saturday, July 11: Craftsbury Antiques & Uniques
Join us in beautiful Craftsbury Common, Vermont on the 2nd Saturday in July from 10 am to 4 pm for a great day of shopping, socializing and picnic-ing! Vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry makers, quilters, potters, woodworkers, specialty foods, live music and barbeque tent... There is no better way to spend a Vermont summer Saturday!
- Saturday, July 11: Craftsbury Public Library Book Sale
10 AM- 4 PM. Over 12,000 books for sale. Mysteries, thrillers, how-to, childrens, movies, audio, history, art, gardening, Vermont, cookbooks, and so much more! Half price on Sunday.
- Sunday, July 12: Craftsbury Concert on the Common - Kenji Bunch and his bluegrass Allstars- starting at 6 PM.
- Wednesday, July 22: Battle to Save Vermont's Bats
Co-sponsored by the Hosmer Pond Watershed Initiative and the Craftsbury Public Library. A discussion on the biology of bats, White-nose Syndrome, and efforts to keep some species from extinction by Scott Darling, of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Starting 7 PM at Craftsbury Public Library.
Saturday, July 25: CCCC Annual Cookout and Auction
Dinner & Silent Auction start at noon, Live Auction begins at 12:45 PM. Menu includes: deep-fried turkey & all the fixin’s! Cookout tickets are now on sale at CCCC - $12 for adults; $5 for children and free for children under five.
Sunday, July 26: Craftsbury Concert on the Common - Starline Rhythm Boys- starting at 6 PM.