Get Ready for the I Love Winter Festival!

snowmanCelebrate everything there is to love about winter in the center of the Kingdom at the second annual Barton Area I LOVE WINTER FESTIVAL this Saturday, February 22.  This year’s events start with an Ice Fishing Derby from midnight on Thursday, February 20 until noon on Saturday February 22 on Lakes Willoughby, Parker, Crystal, and Shadow. Two Adult & Two 15 and Under Winners will win $250 worth of cash and prizes at the Festival Afterparty at Parker Pie on Saturday night!

Most festival events will take place on Saturday, February 22 at sites around the Barton Area.  New this year is the Chamber Chili Challenge!  Judge the culinary skills of local Chamber Members at the Community National Bank and C&C Parking Lot in downtown Barton from noon to 2pm.  Cost is $5.00 per spoon for All You Can Eat.  Saturday’s events also include Heritage Craft and Blacksmithing Demonstrations, Winter Kid Crafts and Refreshments at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington from 10am-2pm; Sleigh Rides and a warm-up fire at the Perry Family Farm in Brownington from 10am-2pm; Outdoor Recreation and Refreshments at the Glover School from 2-5pm; and Fishing Derby Awards and Live Music with LR Rocks at the Parker Pie Co. in West Glover from 6:30-11pm.  Click HERE for more information and a map of the festival route.

The I LOVE WINTER FESTIVAL is made possible with support from: Community National Bank, TD Bank, North Country Federal Credit Union, E.M. Brown & Sons, Inc., Parker Pie Company,  Glover Recreation, Perry Family Farm, Old Stone House Museum, Vermont Wildlife Wood Carving, Currier’s Quality Market, Lakeside Haven B&B, the Willoughby Lake Store, Cold Spring Kitchen, Lake Parker Country Store, Parson’s Corner Restaurant, Belview Campground, and Red Sky Trading Co.

Ice Fishing Derby Registration

FishingHoleThis year’s I Love Winter Festival Ice Fishing Derby will start at midnight on Thursday, February 20.  Fishermen should check in by noon on Saturday, February 22 at one of three locations:

E.M. Brown & Sons: 169 Main St., Barton VT

Currier’s Quality Market: 1 Main St., Glover VT

Willoughby Lake Store: 2003 Rte 5A, Westmore VT

Prizes awarded for two largest adult fish (by weight) and two largest 15 and under fish (by weight) of any of any eligible species. * All entries MUST have valid Vermont fishing license. All VT F&W rules and regulations must be adhered to or immediate disqualification of entry.  Ties will be determined by length.  Live fish will not be accepted.

Eligible Lakes/ Ponds:  Crystal Lake, Lake Willoughby, Shadow Lake, Lake Parker

Eligible Species & Min. Length:  Lake Trout 24″, Salmon 20″,  Rainbow & Brown Trout 20″,  Northern Pike 28″,  Yellow Perch (no min.)

Adult Winner:
$100 cash
$100 gift certificate to Vermont Wildlife Wood Carving of Irasburg, VT
$50 in local gift certificates

Adult Runner-Up:
$50 Cash
$50 in local gift certificates

15 & Under Winner:
$25 gift certificate to Parker Pie Co.

15 & Under Runner-Up:
$15 gift certificate to Lake Parker Country Store

Prizes will be awarded Saturday, February 22 at 6:30pm at the Parker Pie Co., 161 County Rd. in West Glover, VT. If winners cannot be present for the Awards Ceremony, prizes will be mailed.

Red Cross Blood Drive in Barton on January 22

There will be a blood drive at the Barton United Church next to the Barton Graded School on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or Walk-ins are welcome.

The Red Cross is still looking for few volunteers to run registration and help serve snacks in the canteen area. If you are interested contact or call (802) 658-6400 extension 3237.

Moonlight Madness is Coming to Barton!

santa auto vintage image graphicsfairy008The 15th Annual Moonlight Madness Holiday Shopping Fair will be held at the Barton Graded School on Saturday, December 7 from 10-4pm.  Santa and his helpers will be there for photographs with children and the young at heart from 1-3pm!  Local vendors will offer a wide variety of craft and food items, and lunch will be available for purchase.  The day will culminate in a raffle of locally made gifts.   The Barton Graded School is handicap accessible.  Come on down to Barton, meet your friends, enjoy wonderful music, and cross some items off your holiday shopping list!

-sponsored by the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce

for more info and for vendor registration visit: or call 802-525-0084.

Moonlight Madness Holiday Shopping Fair is looking for Vendors!

MoonMadnessBannerForPrintingMOONLIGHT MADNESS

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Barton Graded School
10 am to 4 pm

Information and Registration

It’s that magical time again! Time to register for the annual Moonlight Madness craft fair. Due to vendor feedback from last year, only items handmade or baked by the vendor will be allowed (no “white elephant” items or imported items). Get your registration in early. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

46 8×8 foot spaces will be available. Chairs will be provided. Please provide your own table. If you are selling food items, you might be down in the cafeteria Soup and sandwiches will be sold by one of the local schools.

Raffle Table:
Each vendor is asked to donate an item to the raffle table. If you need a receipt for your donated item, it will be provided. Set up time starts at 11am.

REGISTRATION FEE:    $10.00 per space

You can download the registration form below [download PDF] and mail your fee payable to:

Barton Area Chamber of Commerce
Mary Ann Royer
P.O. Box 851
Barton, VT 05822

Annual Meeting of the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce

AnnualMeeting2013We hope you will be able to join us at our Annual Meeting, held this year on Wednesday, October 23 from 5-8pm at Gil’s Pub & Grill at the Willoughvale Inn and Cabins in Westmore. Dinner is $20 per person.

We are excited to welcome guest speaker Gloria Bruce, Director of the Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 18 by calling 802-239-4147. We look forward to an energizing annual meeting and a successful year!

Harvest Home Days: September 27-29

A series of events hosted by our Chamber Members to celebrate the Bounty and Beauty of Autumn in the Center of the Kingdom!  Check out the Harvest Party at 4 Acre Farm in Barton VT on Friday 9/27, Animal-Power Field Days at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton VT from Friday 9/27 – Sunday 9/29, Parker Pie Co.’s Oktoberfest on Saturday 9/28, Apple & Cheese Tasting at the Old Stone House Museum on Sunday 9/29 and Bread and Puppet’s annual Leaf Peeping Show on Sunday 9/29!