Chester Vermont has the time-honored appeal of a New England community, a population of just over 3,000, and a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Chester is home to a historic "stone village" that is unique to the region, with a number of substantial pre-Civil war houses built of native stone from local quarries.
Although at first glance Chester Vermont seems to be charmingly reminiscent of a bygone era, it caters to a decidedly 21st century public! You can enjoy a number of things to do here, including dining at a variety of restaurants, browsing unique shops and galleries, and a range of wonderful lodging in Chester and the surrounding region. Chester VT is located just minutes from Okemo Mountain and Mount Snow, and just 45 minutes from Manchester.
Kicking off the fall season on September 21 -22, 2019 from 10AM-4PM, is the 45th annual Chester VT Fall Craft Festival. Hundreds of people converge on the Green in Chester, VT. One of the “Most Beautiful Villages in New England” offers an opportunity for visitors to explore unique handmade crafts offered by over 60 artists lining the Green. Handmade crafts include wood products, glass, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fiber arts, paper arts, pottery, quilts, soaps and more! Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn, stroll through the quaint stone village, and sample a wide variety of interesting food. Midday music is provided by Vermont musicians. Sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club, the Festival is a hallmark of the beginning of fall in this quintessential New England village.