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 September Activities:
- Saturday, September 12: Black River Clean Up
Memphremagog Watershed Association and Craftsbury Conservation Commission are cosponsoring a river cleanup as part of Vermont’s River Cleanup Month. We’ll tackle an old dump site on the banks of the Black River just south of the Albany town line. Vermont’s Department of Fish and Wildlife owns a narrow strip of shoreline here. The site is steep and contains a legacy of trash, including sofas and appliances, from many years ago. River paddlers as well as wildlife will appreciate a restored natural river bank. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 am. Turn onto a dirt road about 0.5 mile south of the Albany/Craftsbury town line on Rt. 14 and drive up a short hill – park at the top. Bring gloves and wear old clothing and sturdy shoes. If you’d like to access the site via canoe, put in from the bridge on Tanner Rd., about 1 mile south of the Albany/Craftsbury town line and paddle north until you see a dump site on the steep left bank. We’ll work until Noon, and possibly continue into the afternoon if necessary. Bring a lunch if you can stay later.
- Wednesday, Sept. 16: Craftsbury Energy Committee Presentation
The Craftsbury Energy Committee has two presentations plus the first of two drawings for a FREE, Efficiency Vt.- Certified, Home Energy Audit, worth up to $500!!! All this is starting at 6:45 PM at the Craftsbury Library. The first presentation is by Eff. Vt on their 0% Interest qualifying "Heat Saver" Loan for Home Weatherization, and the financing of other conservation and Renewable Energy applications. The second presentation is by a state-certified Home Energy Auditor, Mark Snyder, on weatherizing homes. The drawing and info. meeting are free and open to the public. You can register for the free Home Energy Audits at the Sept. 16th meeting, at the Oct. 21st meeting, or at the Craftsbury Recycle Center on Sat. mornings, Sept. 12th and Oct. 17th, the Saturdays before the informational meetings.
Community Visit on September 22: