Essex Junction, Vermont is a village located in the southwestern part of the town of Essex, in Chittenden County. It is just east of Burlington, minutes away from the University of Vermont and the Burlington International Airport.
Amtrak provides daily service to Essex Junction, operating its Vermonter line from St Albans, to Washington, DC. At one time, Essex Junction held the title of being the location of the busiest intersection in the state, with Routes 15, 2A and 117 forming what is known locally as "Five Corners" in the center of the Village, and railroad tracks that crossed all three routes within yards of the intersection. The "Busiest Intersection" in Vermont is now located at Williston Road and Dorset Street in South Burlington.
Essex Junction is home to the Champlain Valley Expo, a former dirt racetrack that has evolved into a large event field, with stadium seating for concerts, and multiple halls that can host a variety of indoor events. The 10-day Champlain Valley Fair, the state's largest fair, is the most notable event held at the Expo.
Notable residents of Essex Vermont include: Trey Anastasio, member of the band Phish; and Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child.
Businesses and community partners throughout Downtown Essex Junction host model train displays or train/holiday related activities. Maps are provided to visitors identifying Hop Stations - the participating locations. Wander around the Village enjoying all it has to offer and mark locations visited on your map.
Vermont Jewelry Creations is hosting the Essex Holiday Fair, located at the Essex Highschool in Essex Jct., VT, December 10th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This fundraising vending event to benefit Relay For Life Team Sunflowers. We will have crafters, treats, and direct sales vendors. It’s going to be a great place to get some Christmas Gifts for your loved ones or for yourself! We’re getting some of the most talented crafters and artist that Vermont has to offer. We’ve partnered up with some local business owners and vendors, that can offer you value! We will have breakfast and lunch choices for our shoppers while they connect with our local artists. We also will be offering gift wrapping for a small donation to the Sunflowers!