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November 1st, 2014

Vermont’s Biggest Labor Day Celebration Gets Bigger

More booths, more games, more vendors, more rides, say the Board of Northfield Observances, the all-volunteer group behind Northfield’s annual Labor Day weekend.

The weekend begins Saturday, August 30, with the Northfield Savings Bank fun runs for adults and children, and then swings into high gear. Entertainment lasts throughout the weekend from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Monday afternoon following Vermont’s premier Labor Day parade.

Among this year’s additions: a mechanical bull ride, a showcase from the United Way’s Kaleidoscope of Talent, and a Friday night dance for teens. And that barely scratches the surface.

New board members have brought a vitality and exuberance to the Labor Day committee, and this year’s summer send-off celebration promises more reasons to visit Northfield for the three-day party.

As always, entertainment is free, provided in no small part by the sales of buttons designed by local school children. There’s no admission charge. As one board member put it, “there’s no gate charge… we don’t even have a gate!” But for the sake of the thousands of fair-goers, please leave your pets at home while you enjoy all that this annual must-be-here celebration has to offer.

A special note to those who park around the Northfield Common: To allow vendors to set up, the Northfield Common will be closed to traffic Friday, August 29 at 6 p.m. Please make sure your vehicle is moved by then.

Mark it on your calendar and look forward to a full three-day weekend of fun, including the big Parade at 10:30 Labor Day Monday.

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