East Poultney Day

August 11, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

On The Green / United Baptist Church
1500 E Main Street
Poultney, VT 05764

Stop by East Poultney Day and visit the Lake St. Catherine Association booth and speak to LSCA trustees.

About East Poultney Day from the Poultney Historical Society

"East Poultney Day, a celebration of Poultney’s rich history, is the premier event of the Poultney Historical Society. Always held on the second Saturday in August, this year’s event will be on August 11, 2018  from 9 AM to 3 PM on the East Poultney Green.

The day will feature Vermont Humanities Council sponsored lecturer Deborah Lee Luskin as East Poultney Day’s 2018 keynote speaker! Luskin’s presentation Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont will take place at 11am the day of the event! For more details about her presentation, click here.

The original event in 1935 was a commemoration of the role of Poultney citizens in the Battle of Bennington and the extraordinary bravery of the “Valiant Thirteen”, Poultney women who, during the Revolutionary War, fled their homes in Poultney before Burgoyne’s advance after the Battle of Hubbardton to seek the relative safety of the Bennington area.

The event has evolved into a full day of activities on-the-green in East Poultney for the entire family to enjoy. Throughout the day, 50 juried vendors sell crafts and folk arts, antiques and collectibles, maple syrup, jams, herbal soaps, vintage linen, handmade pottery and jewelry.

Throughout the day, there are demonstrations of beekeeping, rug hooking, spinning and weaving."