Randolph Vermont, the largest town in Orange County, is located near the center of the state, on the border of the "Central Vermont" and the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" regions of the state. Originally named "Middlesex," the town was renamed in honor of Edmund Randolph, the first U.S. Attorney General, to encourage recognition of the state by the United States.
Randolph is recognized as the home of Justin Morgan, owner and breeder of a small bay stallion named "Figure," the foundation sire of the Morgan Horse breed which, in 1961, became the official state animal of Vermont.
Conveniently located off I-89 at exit 12, today Randolph is a lively center of trade and agriculture, offering beautiful natural surroundings to residents and visitors alike. While in Randolph, visit the Chandler Center for the Arts where you can enjoy their rich programs of visiting artists and local entertainment. Randolph is also home to the Gifford Medical Center, and Vermont Technical College.
Don't miss the legendary Judy Collins in this rare northern Vermont appearance at the intimate and acoustically inspiring Chandler Music Hall. Judy has inspired audiences with sublime vocals vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. In the ‘60s, she evoked both idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of Send in the Clowns won "Song of the Year” at the 1975 GRAMMY® Awards. In late 2015 Judy released her first studio album in four years, Strangers Again. She invited a cast of icons and young talents to sing with her on this fresh collection, from Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and Jeff Bridges to Glen Hansard, Ari Hest and Bhi Bhiman. Judy delicately soars over a revitalized Send in the Clowns and breathes new life into Hallelujah. She puts her indelible touch on songs by Leonard Bernstein, Randy Newman, James Taylor and more.