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 August  Activities:

  • Monday, August 3-Friday, August 7:  Big Hosmer Soccer Camp
    9 AM-3 PM on Craftsbury Common for ages 7-12. $150 fee includes camp shirt and ball. Contact Mike Clark 563-2216 for a registration form. Bring bag lunch, shin guards & waterbottle. registration form

  • Saturday, August 8:  Craftsbury Old Home Day
    Will take place on Saturday August 8th starting at 9am with the pet show. PARADE at 10am -note new time! Following the parade there will be a variety of games for kids. Bouncy House. Train Rides. Buddy the Clown from 11am-1pm. Fire Department's Food tent with hamburgers, hot dogs, and more. Farmer's Market. Historical House will be open. Huge tag sale at the Church on the Common. Get Thee to the Funnery production of Hamlet at 2pm. Bike give aways for boys and girls, as well as a Kindle give away for teens. For more information Fay Wright at 586-6932.

  • Sunday, August 9:  Craftsbury Concert on the Common - Joe's Big Band
    Starting at 6 PM.   All concerts Rain or Shine (we'll play in the Gym if it Rains). All concerts by donation to help defray expenses.
  • Friday August 21:  Vermont Art House Summer Celebration
    A Silent Auction filled with Local Art & Vermont Products, Not your average Pie Auction with Justin Lander (of Vermont Vaudeville), Music by Rock'in Burlington Band: Abbie Morin & Co., Local Food & Libations, Activities for Kids, Surprise Guest Speakers....and even more...  

    Purchase Your Tickets Today at: Catamountix.  The 2015 Annual Summer Celebration will be held behind The Art House Gift Shop & Gallery at 67 North Craftsbury Rd.  For more information visit: www.VermontArtHouse.org

Visit our online calendar to view all of Craftsbury's activities.