The 4th of July festivities have been cancelled, due to the crazy storm that hit the area.

It is with a heavy heart that we must report – all remaining 4th of July activities, from parade to fireworks, have been cancelled.

We spent the weekend making phone calls and polling our volunteer base, and our resources are still exhausted. The people we need to run the 4th of July and ensure that it’s safe and successful for everyone are the very same people who have been working so hard these past few days to restore our community.

So while we are so sad to be missing out on all of the fun this year, we are still so incredibly grateful for all of the folks who have come together to help, and we thank you for your understanding and your kind words while we continue to put our community back together.

The Martin Devlin Memorial 5K Fun Run was also cancelled – if you would like to collect your check (or your tshirts!) Kerry and Renee will be at GMC on the 4th at 6:45am. If you can’t make it (or if those darned roads aren’t clear!) they can be reached at

Thanks for your understanding, and stay safe out there!


The Poultney 4th of July Committee is excited to invite you to come celebrate with us this Independence Day! As always, we’re hoping to get the community engaged in these great activities.


This year’s theme is:

Made in Vermont!

Sign up for the Parade online:

Parade Registration Form

Join the Martin Devlin Memorial 5k Fun Run:

Download the 5k Fun Run Form

Volunteer your Time or Support our Event:

Volunteer/Donations Form

2014 Events Schedule

On Friday the 4th of July

Martin Devlin 5K Memorial Fun Run, 8am at GMC (6:45 Registration)
All you can eat Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30am at the Methodist Church

Parade starts at 10:00am from the East Poultney Green

(If you’re marching, driving, or flying in the parade, line-up is between 8:00-9:30
if you are submitting a float to be considered by the judges, it should be assembled by 9:00am!)

The parade route is East Poultney to Main Street to the Poultney Elementary School!

Followed by Field Events at the elementary school:

12:30pm Magician Blaine Goad
1:15pm Catamount Pipe Band
1:45pm Magician Tom Joyce
2:30pm Softball & Field Games
6:00pm “Bully! For the Big Pigs” by the No Strings Marionette Co.
7:00pm Poultney Bluegrass Society
8:00pm Dance Party w/ DJ John Saltis


At the Poultney Elementary School!

Check out our Facebook page for photos from years past!