Brattleboro, Vermont

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Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River.

Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores.

In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania.

Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani's book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.

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Dutton Verry Farm and Farm Stands
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Quick Facts About Brattleboro

County: Windham
Lat / Long: 42.86 N / 72.56 W
Zip Code(s): 05301, 05302, 05303, 05304
Chartered: 1753
Population (2010): 7,414
Elevation: 240 feet
Land Area: 9.53 miles
Town Clerk: 802-251-8157
Major Hospitals: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Nearest Airports: Keene Dillant Hopkins Airport (20 miles E)
Amtrak Stations: Brattleboro Station
School for International Training (World Learning, Inc), Marlboro College Graduate School, a branch of the Community College of Vermont. Nearby: Marlboro College (12.6 miles W)
Annual Events: The Winter Carnival in February, Harris Hill Ski Jump competition in February, Women's Film Festival in March, Easter Egg Hunt in April (for residents only), Maple Open House Weekend in March, River Gallery School benefit auction in March, Taste of the Town in May, Brattleboro Free Folk Festival in May, Strolling of the Heifers in June, Brattleboro Fest music festival in mid-June, Vermont Theater Company's Shakespeare-in-the-Park in June & July, Brattleboro Animation Festival on the first Friday in July, Brattleboro Literary Festival in September, World Solstice Celebration in December.

Brattleboro Arts: On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery.

Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, the Brattleboro School of Dance, Luminz Studio dance and performing arts center, and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).

Birthplace of: Sam Amidon (born 1981), folk artist; Peter Shumlin (born 1956), 81st governor of Vermont; Brad Baker (born 1980), minor league baseball player; Chris Duffy (born 1980), major league baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates); James Galanes (born 1956), Olympic cross-country skier; Ernie Johnson (1924-2011), pitcher for the Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves & Baltimore Orioles; Bill Koch (born 1955), Olympic ski racer (silver & bronze medalist); Joe Shield (born 1962), quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 11: Southern Vermont | Dummerston (2.2 miles NW) | New Hampshire (0.5 mile E) | Vernon (2.5 miles SE) | Guilford (2.6 miles SW) | Marlboro (2.9 miles W)

Vermont Events in February

Circus Fitness Classes 1/4/23 - 3/19/23

Get fit and have fun with circus classes! Start a new fitness routine that you actually want to do in 2023. No experience needed! Circus classes can help you: - Improve your balance and dexterity with Juggling or Wire Walking - Build upper body and core strength in Aerial Classes - Develop spatial awareness and quick reflexes in Flying Trapeze and Trampoline - Gain cardio endurance in Tumbling and Acrobatics - Stimulate your mind and reshape your expectations by achieving things you never dreamed possible! Let us help you achieve your fitness goals. NECCA offers classes for all ages and levels. Sign up today!

Harris Hill Ski Jump 2/17/23 - 2/19/23

More than 40 of the world’s top up and coming ski jumpers from the US and Europe will compete at the Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro, Vermont. The event takes place on the only Olympic sized 90-meter ski jump in New England. Jumpers launch from the takeoff and soar more than 300 feet at speeds of nearly 60 mph. The event has a festive atmosphere for the whole family with food, music, souvenirs and a beer tent. 2023 marks the event’s 101st year. For the first time, the weekend will kick off on Friday night under newly installed lights. The inaugural celebration will feature exhibition jumping with two rounds of a fun target jump challenge. Saturday’s and Sunday’s events will be the official judged competition. Friday night $10/pp or by the carload for $30! Sat & Sun Price range: $15-20

Johnathan Blake's Trion 2/18/23 - 2/18/23

Johnathan Blake’s ‘Trion’ with Chris Potter & Linda May Han Oh. Drummer Johnathan Blake has recorded with many jazz luminaries, including: The Mingus Big Band, Dave Holland, Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tom Harrell, Jaleel Shaw, Maria Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Kris Davis, Roy Hargrove, Russell Malone, and others. The VJC community is especially fortunate to share Johnathan Blake’s Trion featuring Chris Potter (sax) and Linda May Han Oh (bass) – three of the top leaders in creative music. This is an important group of brilliant musicians who are agile communicators. This concert will provide an exceptional experience for deep listening! Sponsored by Diana Bingham. Masks required. Please contact in advance to facilitate handicapped access.

Youth Circus Camps 2/20/23 - 2/24/23

Your child will receive top-notch instruction in a noncompetitive environment in our youth circus camps. They’ll get a sense of pride and increased confidence as they learn communication skills, perseverance, and self-determination, as well as how to be a spectacular acrobat, aerialist, juggler, or clown. These 1/2 and full day camps are for students ages 3-17. They will work in groups by age and ability for the best learning experience. Sign up for one, two or more days – each day will include a new and fun experience! Masks are mandatory.

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