COLEBROOK and CANAAN, Vt. — In late August, the North Country will play host to the 28th annual Moose Festival. This North Country tradition is expected to draw thousands of people from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Canada.

The event opens on Friday, Aug. 23, with activities on Main Street in downtown Colebrook from 3-8 p.m. Then the festival moves to the Recreation Park in Canaan, Vt., on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Moose Festival is an open, non-juried event that welcomes artisans, crafters, non-profits and food vendors of all types. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 2. Space is limited on Friday, so reserve early. To reserve a space, go to and download the vendor application form or call (603) 237-8939.

The Moose Festival is a fundraiser for the North Country Chamber of Commerce, which strives to serve its members by way of business advocacy, promotion of regional attractions and involvement in initiatives to foster economic growth. To learn more about the chamber, go to

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