Craftsbury (pop. 1,136) is located in Orleans County
, in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Nearby are Craftsbury Common to the north and East Craftsbury to the east.
Chartered on August 23, 1781, Craftsbury comprises 39.56 square miles and is named after Ebenezer Crafts, who was granted the land. In the late 1700s, Craftsbury became a trading post for the North Country.
Today, the community is a picture book northern New England village that attracts tourists with its lovely and tranquil setting. Mountain biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and rowing are popular in the area.
Accommodations in Craftsbury include Brass Knocker Inn, Craftsbury Bed & Breakfast On Wylie Hill, Craftsbury Outdoor Center and The Inn On The Common. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.
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09/15 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.”
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.
Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival Cornish ME July25-28 Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival is an annual summer event. It features the New England Flat Picking and Banjo Championships.
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.