Williston (pop. 7,650) is located in Chittenden County on US Highway 2, just north of Interstate 89.
It was one of 10 towns granted on the same day to many of the same people, June 7, 1763. Williston was named for Samuel Willis, a well-to-do Long Island Quaker, the first named grantee. The township was the pick of the litter, blessed by numerous acres of accessible, arable land along the Winooski River. Thomas Chittenden, Vermont's first governor and a close friend of Ethan Allen, was Williston's first settler.
Today, the town boasts numerous manufacturers, merchants and wholesalers. Williston is one of only two municipalities in Vermont with a local sales tax. Mountain biking, skating and cross-country skiing are popular in the area.
Williston 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.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
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.