ARLINGTON - The community wide festival of Norman's Attic, which will be presented by St. James' Episcopal Church, will be held in Arlington on Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

More than 55 vendors from all over New England will be present, rain or shine, with a wide variety of unique items, gifts, crafts and collectibles. There will be woven items, pottery, art, jewelry, china, linens, antiques, dried flowers, home-made jams, knitwear, children's activities, and more.

The Crossover Cloggers are scheduled to perform at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Daniel Frank, Director of Music at St. James', will also provide onsite outdoor entertainment with a variety of musical selections at different times during the day.

There will also be several different food vendors at the event including the St. James' Grill and the home-made Wraps and Salad booth. Desserts will also be available and baked goods may be purchased to take home.

There will be printed self-guided tours of the historic St. James' cemetery and the church itself. Parishioners will be helping answer visitors' questions as well.

Established in 1764, this year St. James is celebrating its 250th anniversary as a community of faith and worship. It is the cradle parish of the Episcopal Church in Vermont. The first Diocesan Convention was held there in 1790. The present church building was consecrated in 1833, built after an earlier one was destroyed by fire.


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Listed as one of Yankee Magazine's top 20 Vermont events, this popular event has been held for 19 years in historic Arlington, the home of beloved American artist Norman Rockwell and his family from 1939 to 1953.

For more information, contact the St. James' Parish Office at 802 375-9952; send an e-mail to stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com, visit the website at www.stjamearlingtonvt .org or find them on Facebook.