Johnson (pop. 3,000) is located in Lamoille County, at the foot of Sterling Mountain, 31 miles northeast of Burlington along Highway 15, at the confluence of the Gihon and Lamoille rivers.
The Historical Records Survey states: "The town is believed to have taken its name from William Samuel Johnson, who had represented Connecticut in London and who later became the first president of Columbia College." Johnson is the home of Civil War artist Julian Scott.
Imbued with a typical Vermont small town flavor, Johnson also is the home of Johnson State College. The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson is associated with the university and together they draw artists to Johnson to live, work and display their renderings. Travelers passing through to recreate in the Green Mountains boost the town's economy and the longtime Johnson Woolen Mills are the largest employer. The town also has a rich tradition of farming and horses.
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05/15 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.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
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.