WARDSBORO- Wardsboro’s 61st annual Fourth of July Street Fair and Parade will be held on Saturday, July 3. The parade is eclectic and goes up Main Street, turns around, and comes back; a team of Friesians of Majesty horses and carriage may be the highlight of the parade this year. Crafters’ booths line the street; the quilt show in the Methodist Church is nothing less than dazzling; the town hall holds the pie (homemade) sale, the bake shop, and the coffee and doughnut stand. Outside, the aroma of hamburgers and grinders drifts along the street. On the library lawn will be the book sale and in the library barn is the two-day art show. Visit the History House on Route 100, across from Main Street, for a glimpse of the past. In the middle of it all, beside the Methodist Church on Main Street, is the Vestry, where visitors and locals will find homemade strawberry shortcake. Children’s games, ice cream, and musicians keep everyone happily celebrating Independence Day.
A team of Friesians of Majesty horses, complete with carriage and costumed driver, will be in the parade. After the parade they will receive visitors in the MacMichael Park for close-up viewing, gentle petting, and posing for pictures.
The Civil War cannon from Vermont’s Living History Association will be on display throughout the day. James Dassatti will be on hand at noon to talk about the cannon and its historical background. Contact Nancy Perkins, (802) 896-6141, or firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the celebration.