Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival
September 21, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The day starts early with a pancake breakfast being held, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the St. Johnsbury House, located on Main Street. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the region’s popular Caledonia County Farmers Market will be held at its usual Pearl Street location and will feature treasures from the garden, baked items and handmade goods.
Train rides are offered throughout the day - at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - departing from St. Johnsbury's historic train station. Contact 802-748-8406 to reserve tickets.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an arts and crafts fair will be held on the grounds of the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, featuring 40 artisans and food vendors from around the region. An impressive cookie walk, put on by the Grace United Methodist Church, will be held in conjunction with the arts and crafts fair.
Up on Main Street, a bake and tag sale will run throughout the day at the St. Johnsbury House, with a pie sale expected to start at 10 a.m. at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.
Also at 10 a.m., marchers kick off on Main Street for the parade, wending their way down Eastern Avenue and through the retail district on Railroad Street. Local groups and organizations are encouraged to walk in the parade and can call the Northeast Kingdom Chamber at 802-748-3678 to reserve a spot.
The autumn festival hopes to once again feature the St. Johnsbury Street Arts Festival, with local artists displaying their artwork up and down Railroad Street.
A special fiber arts presentation is expected to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wool-Away store at 446 Railroad St. Demonstrations on needle felting, wet felting, weaving, crocheting and knitting have been held in the past at the downtown store.
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium’s events start at 9 a.m. and continue well into the day. Events are still being scheduled for the museum, so check back here go to the www.fairbanksmuseum.org site for updates.
Catamount Arts will also feature a number of great activities during the day, and we hope to report back soon on these events as well.