Wardsboro 70th Annual 4th of July Independence Day Celebration
The snow has melted and the warm summer days are ahead. Happily, the 70th annual Wardsboro 4th of July Street Fair and parade is just around the corner, this being our 70th year and the longest consecutive running 4th of July celebration in Vermont.
We are planning many surprises as well as the usual exciting events of years past. New this year will be a “Made in Wardsboro” room where you will find items by local artists and craftspeople displayed; it will be in the small meeting room on the 1st floor on the left as you enter Town Hall. Wander through the room and marvel at the hidden talents of Wardsboro residents.
At 9am the Street Fair Vendors will be showing off every type of handmade arts and craft as well as lemonade, baked bread and ice cream. You can count on our delicious offering of fresh Strawberry Shortcake in the vestry, homemade pies and scrumptious baked items inside Town Hall. Sneak over to the hamburg and hot dog booth outside to the right of Town Hall.
White Elephant tables can be found next to MacMichael Park. “One man’s trash is another man's treasure” is illustrated each year at this booth, which is not to be missed. At 10am the parade will be going down Main Street to dazzle you. All is on schedule with unique floats now in the “working” stage but soon to be ready for display and judging for awards.
Wouldn’t you like to join the parade? You can march in costume or not, drive your vintage car, create a float, ride a horse, show off your prize cow or emu, or your pet dog, cat, canary or donkey. To join the parade simply arrive by 9am at the bridge on South Wardsboro Road where there will be someone to greet you and guide you to your place in the parade.
No amount of “thanks” is enough for the volunteers who continue to offer their time for this event, yet still more is needed. Think about being involved in this great celebration. An hour or two would be great, on the evening before to assist setting up tables, chairs, trash bins etc., or on the day of during or after the event to do what ever is needed to “breaking down”. Contact Chairperson Katryna Fitzpatrick at (802)896-1047 to volunteer; she will find an area where you can help.
Mark your calendar for Thursday July 4th : Street Fair starts at 9am, Parade at 10am and the BBQ service at 11am. Rain or shine, we will celebrate the 4th of July in Wardsboro.