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.
BBQ, Outside Games, Beer what sounds like a better Saturday!! It's all for a good cause!! 3 Veteran Owned Businesses, Grunts Move Junk, 1st Republic Brewing and Mark BBQ, are teaming up to raise money and items for A Veterans Place. A Veterans Place's purpose is to help Vermont's veterans by providing desperately needed resources in an all-in-one locale so these veterans may regain their PRIDE, reach their full potential, and once again become contributing members of society. The times of this event have not been set yet so we will keep everyone updated on any changes to this event. The Veterans' Place has a wish list of items they need and we would love to start collecting those for them. Some of the items are: Underwear boxers and briefs (L-XXL) Mens cotton socks T-shirts (L-XXL) Hygiene products (shampoo, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, etc.) Twin XL blankets and fitted sheets Twin size mattress pads Pillows and pillowcases We can collect these items at our office in St. Albans as well as at the event on May 26th. If you can contribute any of these items, we would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!