Pownal (pop. 3,560) is located in Bennington County
, on Route 346 in the extreme southwest corner of Vermont.
Thomas Pownall was an Englishman and the Royal Governor of Massachusetts. Pownal was named for him, but Pownal's Charter of January 8, 1760 dropped the last letter from his name. Two U.S. Presidents, Chester A. Arthur and James A. Garfield, were teachers at Oak Grove Seminary in Pownal during the 1850s.
Pownal was the site of Vermont's only racetrack. Today, visitors can go horseback riding in Pownal at the Valley View Horses and Tack Shop. Another point of interest is a geological feature, the Dome.
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09/20 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
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.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.