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Wardsboro Street Fair and 4th of July Parade

  Southern Vermont's  

 Oldest Independence Day Celebration 

65th Annual Celebration

Friday

JULY 4, 2014!

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

     

   

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 OUR STORY 
 The Street Fair & Parade evolved from a need to raise funds for the Methodist Church which is now the Yoked Parish. A few farsighted souls came up with the idea of a simple street fair with a novelty booth, handicraft booth, games for kids, homemade sandwiches, pie slices, and a little parade with a few floats and kids on bikes. Not only were funds left over for the Church, but the community began to be involved because it was so much fun.

 

HELPING OUT

Helping out at the 4th of July Street Fair & Parade has become a tradition in Wardsboro. It is part of the fun of offering entertainment and good food to several thousand visitors.

To volunteer before, during or after the event,

click on the email link above.

 

Please donate good, clean useable  items

for the WHITE ELEPHANT - for delivery or

pickup info, email us at the link above.

 

Please consider entering the PARADE!

For details on joining the line-up, email us.

Great fun for antique or vintage car buffs,

equestrians, musicians, Scouts, kid's' clubs

and groups,performers, anyone with a big 

PATRIOTIC spirit!

 

VENDOR spaces are limited for CRAFTERS,

ARTISTS, and others, so please contact us

as soon as possible.

 

To display a new or vintage quilt in the QUILT SHOW,

please email us at the link at the top of this page.

 

To donate GOOD USED BOOKS for the Library's

BOOK SALE, contact the Library at

802 896.6988. Please do not leave books outside

on the porch!!

 

To sponsor a telephone pole FLAG

honoring or in memory of a friend

or loved one,email us at the link at the top of this page. It is a nominal fee and the

names are published.

 

 WE HOPE TO SEE

YOU ON MAIN STREET!

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
PARADE ROUTE is along Main Street and back again in Wardsboro, Vermont. Street Fair is along Main Street, both sides. Library Book Sale is at the Library, 170 Main Street. Chicken BBQ is at Town Hall on Main Street. Pie Sale is at Town Hall. Strawberry Shortcake is sold at the Vestry. The Quilt Show is inside the Methodist Church.
 
 
Street Fair - in full swing by 9 AM
 
Parade - line up is usually underway by 10AM - don't forget - it makes 2 trips - both up and then down Main Street.
 
PARKING
Parking is in designated lots within a few hundred yards
of the Town Center.
 
 
 
The 'Official'  Souvenir Book  "60 Years of Struttin' Our Stuff" - A photo Diary of the Wardsboro 4th of July Parade and Street Fair.
On sale by email and on Parade Day. 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Wardsboro is a picturesque small town (population 850) on scenic Route 100 between Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain Ski Resorts.
It is 25 miles from Brattleboro. Below, how Main Street looks in the days before the parade.
 
 
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
 
* old-fashioned hamburger-french fry booth * homemade strawberry shortcake booth * quilt show * homemade pie sale and bake shop  *street musicians  *  white elephant  * more than 50 craft and gift vendors * used book sale * Grafton Band  *  Scout Troops * antique cars * decorated floats (ribbons awarded)  * kids’ games  
 
NEWS FROM
MAIN STREET 
 
 Plans for the Celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Wardsboro 4th of July Street Fair & Parade are well underway.  
 
We know there will be  celebrations that weekend throughout area towns and the state, but we’re not afraid of competition.  Our volunteers have spent decades perfecting what we do! It's Small Town America at its best. 
 
This year we will have about 50 top-quality vendors and crafters, as well as an expanded food booth, more children’s games, more street musicians, a clown, and the chicken barbeque.  We will again have book sale outside the library, a dazzling quilt show in the church, home made strawberry shortcake in the Vestry, home made pies and a coffee and bake shop in the town hall. 
 
Wardsboro Methodist Church,
Main Street
 
Site of the Annual Fourth of July
QUILT SHOW