East Poultney Day 2017

East Poultney Day on the greenEast Poultney Day, a celebration of Poultney’s rich history, is the premier event of the Poultney Historical Society. Always held on the second Saturday in August, this year’s fair will be on August 12, 2017  from 9 AM to 4 PM on the East Poultney Green.

This year, the Poultney Historical Society is excited to announce the new theme for the 82nd annual East Poultney Day celebration, Music of Poultney: A Salute to Ruth Czar,” an event that will bring the Town’s musical history to life and will honor the past President of the Poultney Historical Society.

The day will feature Vermont Humanities Council sponsored speaker Dr. William Tortolano, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Music at Saint Michael’s College, as keynote speaker and performer. His program,  “A Vermont Music Sampler”, will explore the significant and fascinating musical folklore of Vermont, and will include a slide presentation, music and commentary from Dr. Tortolano, as well as a demonstration on one of Poultney Historical Society’s melodeons! 

Here is the Schedule of Events for East Poultney Day 2017!

Main Events Tent:

10am: The Plumb Bobs featuring Jonathan Czar (music)

11am: William Tortolano: A Vermont Music Sampler

12:30pm: Celtic Folk Songs (Simon James & Friends)

1:30-2pm: Stone Valley Arts Jazz Ensemble (music)


2:15pm: Spruce Knob Uprising (music)



Demonstrations, Exhibits, and Activities:

10am: Pinch Pot Pottery —————————— Melodeon Factory Lawn

12pm & 2pm: Celtic Harp (Natalia Czar) ————– United Baptist Church

1pm: Make a Canjo and Diddley Bow ————— Melodeon Factory Lawn

2pm: Wool Spinning and Fiber Arts —————– Melodeon Factory Lawn


New Exhibit!

Music & Musicians of Poultney ————— East Poultney Schoolhouse

Canjo and Diddley Bo Interactive Display —————1791 Union Academy

1890-1910: Dewey Photographs at Lake St. Catherine — Melodeon Factory


After the Event:

4pm: Evening Prayer Service and Music ——— St. John Episcopal Church


Come celebrate with the Poultney Historical Society at EAST POULTNEY DAY !

For more information contact 802-287-5252 or inquire at [email protected].