45th Annual Chester Fall Festival

Sept. 21-22, 2019, 10AM – 4PM

Rotary International

Once again kicking off the fall season on the third weekend of September, the 45th Annual Chester Fall Festival will bring arts and crafts vendors, artisan demonstrations, food vendors and music to the Green in the center of beautiful Chester, Vermont.

This annual event is sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club and is held annually as a hallmark of the beginning of fall here in our New England town. 

Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd, from 10 am to 4 pm in 2019.  Hundreds of people converge on the Green from all over New England for this annual community event. 2018’s event drew big crowds, and this year there will be many new vendors in addition to returning favorites.

This is a free outdoor event and you will find the Chester Green lined with vendors offering pottery, fine woodworking, fiber art, jewelry, photography, glass, and much more with something of interest for everyone. A children’s tent and hands-on projects at local not-for-profit tents offer activities for children, and there are opportunities to sample local foods and to enjoy music showcasing Vermont musicians. Be sure and take time to stroll through the village of Chester and enjoy its unique architecture and local studios, shops and restaurants.

Highlights

On Saturday, visit the Fullerton Inn Beer Garden at Chester’s Fullerton Inn for food, music and beer!

Round-trip scenic foliage train rides depart for either Rockingham or Ludlow both days from Chester at 10am, 12 noon, and 3:30 pm. See schedule below, and rails-vt.com for tickets and more information.

Enjoy live music on stage in front of the Fullerton Inn — featuring Beth Adams, DV8, Jennings & McComber, Crowd the Plow, Owen Neid, Root7, and John Specker.

Getting Here

Chester’s Green is located on Vt. Route 11, easily accessible from I-91 via either Exit 6 (Rte. 103) or Exit 7 (Rte. 11).

2019 Schedule

Printable schedule (PDF)

Saturday

Throughout the day 

Artisan Crafts and Food

Fullerton Inn Beer Garden

10am

Scenic train ride to Rockingham

11:00 – Noon

Music: Beth Adams, DV8

Noon

Scenic train ride to Ludlow

12:30 – 1:30pm

Music: Jennings & McComber

2:30 – 3:30pm

Music: Crowd the Plow

3:30pm

Scenic train ride to Rockingham
Sunday

10am

Scenic train ride to Rockingham

11:00 – Noon

Music: Owen Neid

Noon

Scenic train ride to Ludlow

12:30 – 1:30pm

Music: Root7

2:30 – 3:30pm

Music: John Specker

3:30pm

Scenic train ride to Rockingham