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Colchester is located in Chittenden County, on the shore of Lake Champlain along Highway 2A.

Chartered on June 7, 1763, Colchester became one of the "Onion River Towns" when it was settled by two of Vermont's most famous pioneers, Ira Allen and Remember Baker.

With a population of approximately 16,609, Colchester is home to many wholesale suppliers and manufacturers, such as Coco-Cola Bottling Co., Jordans Foods, Northeast Marine Co., Polhemus, Inc., Reliance Steel and numerous others. The town also is home to the Colchester Chronicle bi-monthly newspaper.

Colchester is part of the Burlington, Vermont metro area.

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05/18 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.
Hebron Fair Hebron NH July27 Over 100 craftsmen, pony rides, children's games, rummage, lunch with homemade baked bread, silent auction, on the picturesque Hebron Common.
Franklin County Fair Malone NY August3-11 This annual county fair, taking place in late summer, schedules events such as: Rooster Crowing Contest, Truck & Tractor Pull, Horse Show, Clothing Revue Grandstand, 4-H Goat Showmanship/4-H Goat Costume Driving Class.