Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. The population was 12,005 at the 2000 census. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River.
Shopping and Dining in Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores.
In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania.
Arts in Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani's book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.
On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery.
Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, the Brattleboro School of Dance, Luminz Studio dance and performing arts center, and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).
Quick Facts About Brattleboro
Latitude / Longitude: 42.86 N / 72.56 W
Zip Code(s): 05301, 05302, 05303, 05304
Population (2010): 7,414
Elevation: 240 feet | Land Area: 9.53 miles
Town Clerk: 802-251-8157
Major Hospitals: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Nearest Airports: Keene Dillant Hopkins Airport (20 miles E)
Amtrak Stations: Brattleboro Station
|Colleges/Universities: School for International Training (World Learning, Inc), Marlboro College Graduate School, a branch of the Community College of Vermont. Nearby: Marlboro College (12.6 miles W)||Top Employers: C & S Wholesale Grocers Inc, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee LLC, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital|
|Tourist Attractions: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Kidsplayce, Brattleboro Historical Society, Brattleboro Country Club, Fort Dummer State Park, Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, New England Youth Theater, Vermont Theater Company, New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), Latchis Hotel and Theatre, Molly Stark State Park.||Annual Events: The Winter Carnival in February, Harris Hill Ski Jump competition in February, Women's Film Festival in March, Easter Egg Hunt in April (for residents only), Maple Open House Weekend in March, River Gallery School benefit auction in March, Taste of the Town in May, Brattleboro Free Folk Festival in May, Strolling of the Heifers in June, Brattleboro Fest music festival in mid-June, Vermont Theater Company's Shakespeare-in-the-Park in June & July, Brattleboro Animation Festival on the first Friday in July, Brattleboro Literary Festival in September, World Solstice Celebration in December.|
|Birthplace of: Sam Amidon (born 1981), folk artist; Peter Shumlin (born 1956), 81st governor of Vermont; Brad Baker (born 1980), minor league baseball player; Chris Duffy (born 1980), major league baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates); James Galanes (born 1956), Olympic cross-country skier; Ernie Johnson (1924-2011), pitcher for the Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves & Baltimore Orioles; Bill Koch (born 1955), Olympic ski racer (silver & bronze medalist); Joe Shield (born 1962), quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.|
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Vermont Events in September
Farmers’ Market 7/7/15 - 10/27/15
Fresh local produce, flowers, Anon's Thai food, and more. A lovely little farmers' market conveniently located across from the Brattleboro Food Co-op.
Gallery Walk Sampling 9/4/15 - 9/4/15
Come stop by and enjoy free samples throughout the Brattleboro Food Co-op during Gallery Walk.
Circus at the Museum 9/4/15 - 9/4/15
Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk is always a fun affair at BMAC, but this month it’s even better, as students and faculty from the New England Center for Circus Arts will perform in the galleries and outside the museum. Performances will begin at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Side-By-Side Cheese Sampling 9/6/15 - 9/6/15
Try free samples and learn about different families of cheeses with the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cheese Department!
Mushroom Hunting Expedition: Hen of the Woods / Maitake 9/9/15 - 9/9/15
This foraging trip, led by Justin Garner of Sweet Flag Medicinals and Tad Montgomery, will start and end at the co-op, but will take place off-site. Precautions will be taught for harvesting wild mushrooms, as well as cooking instructions and some on the ecology, natural history, flavor and medicinal value of different species. Rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. For more information contact Tad Montgomery: (802) 251-0502.
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