Highgate is a town in Franklin County, of the "Islands & Farms" region and is home to the largest egg farm in Vermont. The town is on the border of Quebec, Canada and is a border town of Philipsburg, Quebec.
The Grateful Dead played two shows in Highgate at the Franklin County Airport, one in July 1994 and one in June 1995. An estimated 60,000 people attended in 1994 and an estimated 100,000 in 1995, when Bob Dylan opened.
One notable person from the area was John Godfrey Saxe, a poet perhaps best known for his re-telling of the Indian parable "The Blindmen and the Elephant", which introduced the story to a Western audience.