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Some of Most Beautiful Handcrafted Furniture in the World Comes Out of Vermont’s Green Mountains

( 4th Annual Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival Returns to Woodstock, Vt. Sept. 29-30

WOODSTOCK, VT, – Vermont’s deciduous and conifer-laced hills draw rapt attention annually when a cacophony of color re-occurs each fall.

But year-round, not just autumn, it can be said that the Green Mountain State is a lot about its wood.

This rings especially true the last weekend of September when the 4th Annual Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival returns to Woodstock, VT’s Union Arena Sept. 29 and 30. This stellar event will showcase the craftsmanship of over 40 wood artisans whose output ranges from gaming tables to turned bowls to furniture suites. Coincidentally the foliage season is usually at high alert this time of year.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7
(18 and older). There will be opportunities to make purchases, listen to live music, partake in a food court and children’s crafts. A Festival partner, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, will become a virtual woodlands theme park for the weekend with sawmill and wooden loom weaving demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides into the woods, and forestry and birding hikes over its 550 acres. Admission to the Park is free. A complimentary shuttle will take visitors from the arena, where there is ample parking, to the Park.

New this year will be a concurrent exhibition of entries into the Vermont Fine Furniture & Wood Products Design Competition displayed at the Bridgewater Mill in Bridgewater.

Guests new to the region can arrange for both private and public woodland tours of managed and other forests and visit the workshops of over 51 woodworking artisans depicted in the Vermont Woodshop & Forest Tours For more spontaneous opportunities check to select parks with nature trails and other visitor attractions. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the Green Mountain National Forest that spans almost 400,000 wooded acres.

Kathleen Wanner, a spokesperson for the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Assn.
that sponsors the annual Festival, says that the forest products industry represents a significant contribution to Vermont’s economy.

“Vermont’s fourth largest export is forest products,” she says, noting that forests cover an estimated 85 percent of the state’s rolling hills.

“We’re especially proud that many of our fine furniture makers have a strong environmental sensitivity, creating their wonderful furniture and other wood products from wood grown in sustainably managed forests,” says Wanner.

For well over 200 years, Vermonters have created furniture and other lifestyle necessities from wood, building upon the tradition of skills passed down from generation to generation. They have built an international reputation for unparalleled craftsmanship, attention to detail and exquisite design. Many artists in wood have also acquired a national and international audience for their fine workmanship and handcrafted products.

For more information please


Sara Widness
Widness Public Relations
The Fan House
PO Box 294
Barnard, VT 05031
802 234 6704

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