Welcome to Poultney, Home of the Good Life
Located on the Vermont-New York border in the Lakes Region of Rutland County, Poultney is a lively and interesting community of about 3,600 people who live in the Village, Town, and Lake St. Catherine areas. It is the home of Green Mountain College, a four year co-ed Liberal Arts College focusing on environmental studies. While staying proud of and dedicated to preserving its historical charm and values, Poultney embraces the good parts of modern technology and life.
Maple Fest 2014
Come join us for our annual town-wide Maple Fest celebration. Around town sugar makers will be opening their sugar houses to tours and throughout town will be vendors selling maple-themed goods, food, activities, and more!
Schedule of Activities
@8:00a.m. is the Pancake Breakfast at the Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Poultney Downtown Restoration Committee and the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce. Donations from Green’s Sugar House
@ 9:00a.m. register for the Poultney Maplefest 5k Run kicking off at 10:00a.m. download an application form here!
@10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Craft Fair at St. Raphael’s Hall – Hot dogs and beverages will be offered.
@11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Horse and Wagon Rides starting at the parking lot between Priscilla’s Sweet Shoppe and the Bank
@11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Basket Raffle and Soup and Sandwiches at the Young at Hearts Senior Center on Furnace Street.
@10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Maple Fest Craft Fair at St. Raphael’s Hall on East Main Street.
@10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Fried Dough and other Maple Products presented by the local Boy Scouts in front of Stitchy Women.
@11:00a.m. Story Time at the Poultney Public Library
Spring is on it way! Soon the animals will come out of hibernation, the sap will begin to run and the spring peepers will sing. Come join Dawn and Rebecca for a special Maple Fest Story Time where they will be reading stories about the wonder of spring in Vermont. They’ll be singing songs, make a craft and have a special maple snack. This is a fun, free family program for children of all ages. Call 287-5556 for more info.
@12:00p.m., 1:00p.m., & 2:00p.m. Biomass Plant Tours will be organized by Green Mountain College.
@4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Community Maple Themed Dinner at the Foundation Church in East Poultney at no charge to the public. Donations are welcome and all donations will go to support the Poultney Food Shelf.
Maple Fest Offerings!
Downtown Bag Sales
Williams True Value Hardware – 25% off
Discount Food Store of Poultney – 25% off (exculding Deli)
Stitchy Women and Back Room Boutique – 20% off
The Shoppe at 105 Main Street – 15% off any item over $10.00
Enjoy some “maplely deliciousness” at all of our local restaurants including TAPS Tavern, Tot’s Diner, Perry’s Main Street Eatery, Nancy’s Place, and the Trolly Stop.
Priscilla’s Sweet shop will be offering a free maplecream with a purchase of $5.00 or more.
The Stone Valley Market will be offering samples of local cheeses, maple Greek yogurt, and maple granola.
Local Sugar House Tours from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd local sugar houses will be offering tours including Brayton & Foley Sugarhouse, Green’s Sugarhouse, Marshall Maples, Riverside Maples, and Woods Family Sugarhouse!
Pick up a “Sap Map” at any one of our Main Street Businesses, or download a copy here!
Sponsors of this event include Green Mountain College, Donna Johnson Physical Therapy of Fair Haven and Granville, Carpentry with Heart, Stitchy Women and Backroom Boutique, Lakes Region Free Press, WVNR/WNYV Lakes Region Radio, and the Bentley House Bed and Breakfast.