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 October
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.
Bill Torrey: The Storytelling Logger 10/15/15 - 10/15/15
In connection with the exhibit Shedding Light on the Working Forest, logger and award-winning storyteller Bill Torrey tells dramatic tales of his logging days and his awakening to sustainable stewardship of one of Vermont’s greatest natural resources. Bill Torrey is a sixth generation Vermonter who has spent 40 years working and playing in the woods. He began logging at the age of 15. His life experiences run the spectrum of the logging trade from large volume, high impact logging, to light on the land, ecologically sustainable timber harvesting. His stewardship of the land is regarded as some of the best practiced in the state of Vermont. Since retiring from the logging industry in 2013, Bill has been writing of his experiences that led him from logging in the extreme to logging for the forest. He has told stories throughout Vermont, winning NPR Moth Story Slam competitions and performing on the floor of the State House.
Carl Allen Quintet: The Art of Elvin 10/17/15 - 10/17/15
Called "one of the most prominent drummers of the '90s," Carl Allen has laid down the groove for some of the leading titans of jazz. He was music director for Freddie Hubbard and drummer for the touring and recording groups of Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Dewey Redman and George Coleman (among many others).
Spirits of the Harvest 10/17/15 - 10/17/15
Celebrate the harvest by sampling specialty foods, makers of fine spirits and wines, and craft brewers in downtown Brattleboro. Live music will be provided by Dan Fyffe, self-taught acoustic solo artist playing a classic mix of sounds ranging from country music to folk music and pop. Hear covers from John Denver, Dan Fogelburg, Simon & Garfunkle, Jim Croce and more! Admission at the door will be $20.
Sofia Rei Quartet At the Vermont Jazz Center in collaboration with Next Stage. 10/30/15 - 10/30/15
Called "one of the best Argentine singers ever" and "a song researcher with a vibrant voice," Sofia Rei is emerging as a star while still holding firm to the scholarly mission of discovering and performing song forms and rhythms rarely heard outside their native cultures. Rei's quartet of like-minded individuals share her passion for exploring the deep troughs of Latin rhythms. Sofia Rei - vocals, charango?Eric Kurimski - guitar?Jorge Roeder - upright bass?Franco Pinna - drums, percussion
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