Grace Cottage Fair Day & Art Show
The Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day is held annually on the first Saturday in August on the Townshend Common. This year’s Fair Day will be held August 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, kids games, a costume booth for kids, a dunking booth, the Baby Parade for those born at Grace Cottage, led by bagpipers and the Grace Cottage stork, a chicken barbecue dinner, music by the Bills Band and more.
This year, the fair is also bringing back a wonderful tradition – an Art Show in the Townshend Church. All fine art and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. Artists may also donate one piece to be sold in the auction tent. Participating artists and craftspeople may deliver their pieces to the church on Friday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about the art show, call Lois Phoenix at 802-365-7568, or Pokey Lyman at 802-365-7964.
The Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. All proceeds go directly to the hospital. There is no admission fee and parking is free. For information about the Fair, call 802-365-4455 or 802-365-9109.