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The Charm & Character of Chester, Vermont

Chester Vermont has the time-honored appeal of a New England community, a population of just 3,044, and a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Chester is home to a historic "stone village" that is unique to the region, with a number of substantial pre-Civil war houses built from native stone from local quarries.

Although at first glance Chester Vermont seems to be charmingly reminiscent of a bygone era, it caters to a decidedly 21st century public! You can enjoy a number of things to do here, including dining at a variety of restaurants, browsing unique shops and galleries, and a range of wonderful lodging in Chester and the surrounding region. Chester VT is located just minutes from Okemo Mountain and Mount Snow, and just 45 minutes from Manchester.

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Region 9: Southern Windsor County | Ludlow | Cavendish | Baltimore | Weathersfield | Springfield | Rockingham | Grafton | Windham | Andover


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Vermont Events in October

Fall Foliage Train Rides 9/19/15 - 10/18/15
Leave the car and the crowded roads behind and see the beauty of the fall foliage in the Green Mountains by train! Roll past rivers, farms, and covered bridges. Three round trips each day from the depot in Chester. Fall Foliage train rides departing from Chester Depot at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 19th to October 18th. Two rounds trips between Chester and Ludlow, and one round trip between Chester and Rockingham each day.

Autumn Days 10/2/15 - 10/31/15
Come visit our 1840 home/gallery in the Victorian village of Chester, Vt. Our exhibit of oil paintings by Denis Chasse' and photography by Katheryn his wife will provide a perfect gift for your visit to Vermont in Authum.

Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival 10/6/15 - 10/12/15
Come to the Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival Columbus Day weekend on Rt 103 S in Chester, VT! Twenty Carvers will be participating in the daily events on Oct 6th-12th. There will be quick carve events on Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon. at 1:00 pm and fire sculpture at dusk on Saturday. There will be wood fired pizza by Goodman's and food by Deep River Snacks.

Fall Craft Festival on the Chester Green 10/19/15 - 10/20/15
Celebrate the 41st annual Fall Festival Craft Show on the Chester Green on September 19-20th from 10AM to 4PM. This weekend offers something for everyone in one of the “Most Beautiful Villages” in New England. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and speak with local New England artists as well as to purchase high quality handmade crafts: glass, quilts, fiber art, woodcarvings, turned wooden bowls, watercolor and landscape paintings, paper art, hand crafted soaps, jewelry, photography, pottery. Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn, participate in The Weston Playhouse performance on Saturday at 1PM, listen to music, stroll through the quaint stone village, and sample a wide variety of food. Sponsored by Chester Rotary Club. Follow signs for general parking off Cobleigh St behind Newsbank and handipcap drop off on School Street. More information:

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