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Cabot Prepares for Fourth of July Celebration

CABOT – The annual Fourth of July celebration begins at 8 a.m., on Tuesday, July 4, and features the Fourth of July parade stepping off at 11 a.m., following the traditional route down Main Street through the village. Parade viewers may sit anywhere along the parade route that is not restricted and are

encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The parade, organized by the Cabot Fire Department, will include giant puppets, horses, tractors, fire trucks and emergency rigs, musical performers and more. The parade line-up is from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Cabot Volunteer Fire Department, 2947 Main Street. The 2023 parade’s theme is “Get Outside!” The parade entries will be judged and cash prizes of $100 are awarded for cheesiest, most historic-patriotic and best “Get Outside” theme. There is no need to preregister to participate in the parade, but all participants are required to fill out the parade participation form, available at cabotvermont.org or on site on July 4.

In addition to the parade Cabot is hosting the annual rummage sale starting at 8 a.m. at the Cabot School gym; book sale at 9 a.m. in front of the Willey Building, sponsored by Friends of Cabot Library; food vendors and village businesses open at 9 a.m.

At the Cabot Recreation Field at 2.m., there will be the Cabot Harvest Hub Farmer’s Market featuring Blackberry Mountain Cards (handmade greeting cards), Goldenrose Gardens (teas, tinctures and beauty products), Just Food Hub (chocolate, coffee & tea from Equal Exchange), The Poets Garden (garden fruits and products), Broadfork Farm (fresh breads, meats and jams), NEK Catering (homemade ready-to-eat meals), and Flying Colors; field games (giant Jenga, cornhole, hula-hoops and more) an inflatable; food trucks; and live music by the Old Rocket String Band.

Parking will be available at the recreation field pavilion, Neighbors in Action, Cabot School, Willey Memorial Building and the town common.

Updated information will be posted on cabotvermont.org and on the Facebook event page at “Cabot, VT July 4th Celebration.”

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