Bristol Harvest Festival Draws Large Crowd
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 21st Annual Bristol Harvest Festival with partner Bristol Recreation Department on Saturday, September 28th at the Bristol Town Green in Bristol, VT.
The weather cooperated for this annual festival, in spite of reports of impending rain, and attracted a steady stream of people throughout the day. Over 70 vendors lined the sidewalks and lawn of the green, including several food trucks and other sellers of tasty treats.
Participants around the green included everything from baskets to jewelry, cedar kayaks to solar power, and plenty of ice cream and kettle corn. Kids were lined up at the Sun Common bounce house and Harvest Moon Valley Ranch pony rides, and parents could get a little stress relief at one of two massage booths.
On the gazebo there was a steady rotation of musicians throughout the day, including Mark Lavoie, Rick Ceballos & Lausanne Allen, the Harvest Festival Band, Ramble Tree, Keith Williams and Patrick Fitzsimmons. These talented musicians are a demonstration of the vast talent in the 5-Town area.
A crowd gathered at 1:30 for the now infamous pie-eating contest, a no-hands eating of a full pan of homemade blueberry pie by each contestant. The winner was Edward Hipson of Zeno Farms.
This event couldn’t take place without the Bristol Harvest Festival sponsors, which this year included Bristol Animal Hospital, Bristol Works, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom, Bee’s Wrap, Champlain Valley Plumbing & Heating and Casella Waste Services.
About Addison County Chamber of Commerce
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business, non-profits and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at www.addisoncounty.com.###