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Essex Junction, Vermont

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 IBM's Burlington Design Center, IBM's semiconductor plant (the largest industrial facility in Vermont), and 200 mm wafer fabrication plant. IBM is the state's largest private employer, with approximately 6500 employees.

Essex Junction is also 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.

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Region 4: Lake Champlain Valley | South Burlington | Winooski | Colchester | Essex | Williston


Vermont Events in March

Vermont CARES: Live & Silent Auction 3/7/15 - 3/7/15
Vermont CARES is proud to host its annual auction at the Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, VT. Attendees at the 2015 auction will be guaranteed great company in solidarity and support of Vermont CARES, unsurpassed auction items (both live and silent) proffered by our lively auctioneer Jamie Polli of GameshowsVT, as well as ample and delicious food. Tickets are $40 in advance and $ 45 at the door. You can buy your tickets online by If you want to mail a check instead, please send it along with the names of the people for whom you're purchasing tickets so we can register them. Please mail to Vermont CARES, P. O. Box 5248, Burlington VT 05402. You can also buy tickets at the door. Some of this year's auction items include: Travel, dining, jewelry, housewares and more! All funds raised will go towards the expansion of our HIV prevention, education programs and to expand the services given to people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness 3/21/15 - 3/28/15
Pre-registration Required Please email: to get on pre-registration list. Matthew MacKinnon of, a doctor in training, guides this series on the art, science, and practice of mindfulness. The series will meet for two 3 hour sessions on March 21st and March 28th. Cost for the entire series is $50 per participant and must be rendered prior to first lecture. Website:

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