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.
All proceeds benefit The pulmonary fibrosis program at the VT Lung Center With the help of local musical legends Jamie Lee Thurston, and Quadra, we are hosting this fundraiser to increase awareness of pulmonary fibrosis. It is important that people know about this disease so that they can get the help they need earlier and when the prognosis might still be modifiable. We also want to erase the stigma behind severe lung disease and people using supplemental oxygen. We are raising money to help support the Vermont Lung Center in their mission of improving care to the community and enhancing education surrounding Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny from 10:00am - 1:00pm Kids indoor Easter Hunt begins at 10:00 am SHARP. First 20 kids through the door will receive an Easter swag bag. We're hiding hundreds of eggs containing prizes and (peanut free) candy! Adult indoor Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11:00 am SHARP. We're hiding 200 eggs containing either candy or a coupon to receive 10%-15% off your purchase.* *Off all Licensed Harley-Davidson products. Special orders are included. Motorcycle sales, sale items and labor are excluded. Today is the last day to HOP on a Harley-Davidson to take a test ride and be entered to win a HUGE Easter Basket containing gifts from local businesses. We'll be serving burgers, chips and soda from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The winner of the Easter Basket will be announced at 1:00 pm.
The VT SF&F Expo will host authors, artists, gamers, cosplayers, fan organizations, comic enthusiasts, vehicle displays, prop makers, fight demos, vendors and much more.