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.
This family-fun Vermont tradition features midway rides and games for all ages, live music, livestock events, horse shows, a demolition derby, truck and tractor pulls, ATV drag racing, 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, poker tournaments, opening night fireworks, favorite fair food and more. Highlights include the Demolition Derby (6:30 pm), Jamie Lee Thurston (8:30 pm) on Thursday; Oxen Pulling (9:30 am), Antique Tractor Parade (1:30 pm) on Friday; Draft Horse Show (9:30 am), 14th Annual Gymkhana (6 pm), Truck & Tractor Pulls (6 pm) on Saturday; Open Horse Show (8 am), Draft Horse Pull (9:30 am), ATV Pulls (10 am), ATV Drag Races (12:15 pm) and Johnny Cash Tribute Show (2 pm) on Sunday. The $15 pay-one-price admission includes unlimited midway rides, live entertainment, track events and parking. The fairgrounds open at 10 am Thursday, 9 am Friday and 8 am Saturday - Sunday. Midway hours are noon-11 pm Thursday - Saturday and noon-6 pm Sunday.