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Shelburne Falls Celebrates 250th Anniversary



Anticipating another Awesome Anniversary in Shelburne


June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th in the village of Shelburne Falls will consist of events and activities to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town of Shelburne. Join the town in celebrating through tours, a parade, vendors, and fireworks. Most of the events will occur on Saturday. Whether you are from the area or are looking to visit for the first time, this will be a great weekend to experience the wonders of Shelburne. The town does this every fifty years, so many residents may remember the 200th celebration. Most festivities will look familiar, however there are sure to be some new experiences that we do not see in this little town every day.


Friday, June 22nd

The anniversary will begin with the Opening Ceremony at the Baptist Corner Lot on Main Street. Following that, there will be a reception with dinner and dancing at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center. Keep in mind, you do have to pay for this event.


Saturday, June 23rd

This is the big day! Self-guided tours of farms that are one hundred years old are happening all day. There will also be crafts, old skills, and a quilt show at the First Congregational Church for most of the day. The Militia camp will be set-up at the Shelburne Historical Society. In addition, do not miss the anniversary parade, which starts at Cricket Field and ends at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School. For those of you who love the Fourth of July parade, this will be an exciting bonus! Indulge in food and craft vendors, along with children’s games, square dancing and live bands that will be at the Elementary School. Finally, end the night with fireworks!


Sunday, June 24th

This day will be used as a rain date for any Saturday events that did not occur. The Militia re-enactment will be happening, along with an open house at the Historical Society.


Find the full schedule of events here.


With a packed schedule, this anniversary is expected to be an exciting one! However, do not forget to plan ahead! The town is predicted to be busy, and it is a small area with limited parking, so give yourself plenty of time to attend the activities of your choice.


This blog is written by Leigh Shippee, a summer intern at Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont Realtors. Check out her other work, “Fun for Families on the Mohawk Trail in the Summer” and “Three Cheers for Sunderland’s 300 Years!” As a lifelong Buckland resident, Leigh knows Shelburne well and is excited to attend this year’s celebration.

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