Tag Archives: Vermont State Fair

News Briefs
August 2, 2017

New Ironwood competition arrives at Vermont State Fair

From toothpicks to timber, we use over 2,000 products made from wood every day. Visit the Forestry Building at the Vermont State Fair from Aug. 15 to 19 in Rutland to learn where many of these products come from, how they are manufactured, and gain a clearer…

Local News
August 18, 2016

Vermont State Fair

By Marguerite Loucks Dye and Marguerite Jill Dye In rereading my mother’s account of the Rutland Fair in The Mountain Times from September, 1994, I am amazed at the changes in our society that have altered state fairs across the nation. The Vermont State Fair,…

Remembering the fair
Looking Back
September 18, 2015

Remembering the fair

When I was a little girl back in the 1950s this was a very exciting time of year. It was fair time! The fairgrounds have been located at 175 South Main Street in Rutland since 1856. The Vermont State Fair acquired its name in 1972….

News Briefs
September 18, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

Vermont State Fair trimming debt?

There will probably be a sizable time lag before we know how successful the Vermont State Fair was this year. Rutland County Agricultural Society Vice President Don Chioffi told fair-goers they could expect $150,000 of entertainment for $12. Whether they…

News Briefs
August 7, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Rent-a-cop

Rutland Town’s Select Board is updating its contract to farm out the town’s police officers on a contracted basis. The officers may work an extra 20 hours a week outside their regular hours; the town receives $62.50 an hour to cover…

News Briefs
July 22, 2015

News Brief: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Changing roles, models

Change is inevitable in organizations. It has come to the Vermont State Fair at a time when fairs themselves are changing. The fair started out as an agricultural exhibition, an annual time for comparing crops and livestock, gathering to…

  • Spoken from the heart
  • Spoken from the heart
  • Spoken from the heart
  • Spoken from the heart
Featured
September 11, 2014

Spoken from the heart

Governor Shumlin, musicians and recovering addicts shared their stories from the heart at the Vermonters for Vermonters benefit concert

RUTLAND —  On Sunday, Sept. 7, community organizations, musicians, recovering addicts, Governor Shumlin and community members gathered at the Grand Stand of the Vermont…

  • The Vermont State Fair concludes
  • The Vermont State Fair concludes
  • The Vermont State Fair concludes
  • The Vermont State Fair concludes
Featured
September 11, 2014

The Vermont State Fair concludes

Two cows poke their heads out of a barn Sunday afternoon at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. The 10-day fair saw many ups and downs with opening day being the best since 2009, but with Fair attendance lacking overall as the books closed…