💚🍎It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the postponement of our Vermont Apple Festival and Craft Show. The safety and wellbeing of Springfieldians, our vendors, our volunteers, and our guests is our highest priority and therefore, unfortunately, given the circumstances of the pandemic, there is simply no way that we could gather thousands of people together at Riverside Middle School this October. The Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines are in place to protect everyone, and those restrictions prohibit and discourage large events at this time. Even as important as the event is to our community and our organization, it would be incredibly difficult for us to host the same Apple Fest we all know and love while simultaneously effectively enforcing sanitation, social distancing, masks, and the necessary safety measures with that many people on site. We were holding out hope that things might change, but at this point, we cannot in good conscience make it work for this year. We know that times are tough for many right now, and we are deeply sorry not to be able to offer this event in 2020. This decision was not taken lightly, but ultimately, we must act in the way that is safest and most responsible for everyone in this unusual situation. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 event and postpone all related activities to 2021.

Although it saddens us to skip a year, we are glad that folks are committed to doing what is right for everyone's safety. We're fortunate to be living in a state that has managed to keep the spread of the virus under control, and that is something to be grateful for. We must do our part to protect Vermonters and the great progress we've collectively made with keeping people safe.

We want to thank our staff, volunteers, vendors, guests, and all of you for your ongoing involvement, and while we will miss seeing your smiling faces at Riverside this fall, we look forward to reconvening with all of you in 2021!

Best Wishes, Stay Safe, and Happy Summer!! 🍎💚

Indoor crafters, outdoor booth spaces, food trucks and food vendors, and other outdoor activities, please contact the Chamber for more info and applications:  802-885-2779 or springfieldrcoc@vermontel.net

2019 Vermont Apple Festival & Craft Show Vendors

AJ's Catering - Fried Dough, cotton candy, drinks

Ann Herrick - fabric

Anna's Daughter Design - wool felted hats, knitwear

Audrey's Cards - greeting cards

Boccacio's - hair extensions for cancer awareness

Bracken Glen Cottage - earrings, bracelets, lavender sachets

C & L Crafts - hats, quilted items, paintings & trains

Congregational Church - pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw

Coyote Moon - sterling silvery jewelry

Created by Donna D - costume jewelry

Cub Scouts Pack #258 - bake sale

Designs by Nola - acrylic paintings

Dog Bites - healthy, wholesome dog treats

Donna McAllister - crochet, sewing

Ellen's Wire Etc. - wire wrapped jewelry

Enclave Productions, LLC - books & merchandise from Author Lisa Comstock

Flying Crow Coffee Co - artisanal coffee roasting/brewed coffee

Free Spirit Creations - pottery, stained glass, gourd birdhouses

Fun With Ponies

Goodman's American Pie - pizza

Green Mountain Fire & Hammer/Maple Tree Copper - wrought iron, copper & bead jewelry

High Plains Photography - photos, post cards, handmade items

Inspired By Gram - papercrafting

Jackson's Dream - hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries, corn dogs, chips, drinks

Jamaican Jewelz - Jamaican Cuisine

Jewelry by Pia - jewelry

Joyful Stitches - children & adult clothing, some embroidered items

Katherine Gionet-Kloszewski - primitive painting on wood and slate

Kathleen Gowdy - handmade pottery

Kreations by KC - photo alphabet, house tile frames, wood clocks

Larry's Jalapeno Sweet Pickles - sweet pickles

LJ & JB Woodcrafts - hand-painted wood crafts

Lovely Crochet - handcrafted crochet items

Lucy's - 18" doll clothes, fits American Girl dolls

Maggies - whimsical dolls

Mountainside Creations & Collectibles - fabric crafts, recycled denim, vanilla extract, journals, ornaments, runners, wall hangings

Mt Ascutney View Farm - wool yarn and some knitted items

MW Hunter Custom Woodworking - custom wood crafts for home and farm

NH Wood Creations - cutting boards, puzzles, bowls, wavy baskets, magnets, ornaments

Olnette Davis - towels with designs, ornaments, hood scarves

Oracleology - homemade skin care products

Patricia Loso - quilting & crochet

Perry Mountain Quilts - quilted products

PixiesStix Handcrafts - handmade hair accessories, whimsical genuine and faux leather jewelry

Purely Sweet Soaps - all natural skin products

RagBag Designs - rag rugs, totes, mats, coasters made from reclaimed fabrics

RawBin Graphics - etchings

River Spirit Designs - jewelry

River Valley Technical Center - Cider Pressing

Sew Savvy by Kristina - tablet/book sleeves, fabric bowls, tea wallets, etc...

SHS Alumni Association - mac & cheese, chili, corn chowder, drinks

Simply Pine Toys - handmade wooden toys

Smokey Designs - custom wood burning

The SPACE - Face Painting & games for kids to play, SPACE t-shirts & gear

Springfield Farmer's Market

Springfield Humane Society - Puppy Kissing Booth

The Starlight Oracle - jewelry and tarot readings

Stella & Sol Sustainables - unpaper towels, beeswax wraps, reusable facial pads, & more

Stone Revival Gallery & Gifts - vintage jewelry art, slate tile signs, acorn art, bath & body

SueDan Industries - refurbished/re-purposed furniture

SunCommon - Bouncy House

Tabitha's Creations - home decor, apparel, digital printing

Ted's Wicked BBQ Sauce

Trout River Brewing Co

Unique Turning VT - wooden bowls and small turnings

US Army Corp of Engineers - water safety for kids

Vermont DCF - kid's activities

Vermont Gourmet Candy Dish - jarred relishes, hot fudge, caramel and jellies

Vermont Vines on the River

Victoria's Artisan Gifts - chalkboard mats, 80s ribbons barrettes, photos & accessories

Wander on Words - hand-lettered cards, prints & apparel

Wicked Things & Karen's Kreations - acrylic paintings & pour paintings