Newfane Heritage Festival
The Newfane Heritage Festival will celebrate its 45th year of community, crafts, food and entertainment in historic Newfane Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, rain or shine. Hundreds of people from all over New England will gather on the Newfane Common for a quintessential Vermont experience during the beautiful fall foliage season. According to Chris Petrak, who heads up the exhibitor effort, the Festival website gets between 4,000 and 6,000 hits in the weeks leading up to it. People even plan their vacations around the Festival. Over 90 juried craftspeople will display their work in the tents set up in front of the Windham County Courthouse in the center of Newfane Village, a registered National Historic Landmark. Amidst the autumn leaves, people will display and sell quilts, ironwork, pottery, furniture, photographs, jewelry, clothing and specialty foods. The popular flea tent will feature attic treasures, toys, collectibles and used books. The super raffle will offer a chance to win quilts, books and crafts for the price of a $5 ticket. Entertainers will play music, sing and tell stories. There will be plenty of food, too. Non-profit organizations will sponsor children’s activities. The success of the Festival is all about volunteers; over 200 help every year. Proceeds go to the Newfane Congregational Church to benefit the needy, both locally and globally. For more information, go to newfaneheritagefestival.blogspot.com.