Hugs to our Teddy Bear Neighbors


t Teedy Bear SignThe Vermont Artisan Village is a proud neighbor to the wonderful Vermont Teddy Bear Factory.  Part of our mission is to become a top destination for locals and beyond, which Vermont Teddy Bear is certainly known for.  Most recently, the Bear Factory and Store made the list of “25 Top Places to See, Stay and Eat in ‘Maker’ Vermont!”

Our friends at Vermont Teddy Bear have partnered with us to provide access for Vermont Artisan Village visitors to park cars and buses.  This additional ample space for parking will make it easier for our visitors during our construction and other busy times.  Vermont Teddy Bear is directly next door to our location, making it accessible to park and walk between the two sites.

Lynn Jeffrey, Senior Director of Operations at Vermont Teddy Bear explains, “We are pleased to support the Shelburne Vermont Artisan Village with parking space for their bus and overflow traffic.  We hope this initiative will help visitors to Shelburne be able to enjoy not just the Artisan Village and Vermont Teddy Bear, but also the Shelburne Vineyard, Foliono’s Pizza, Fiddlehead Brewery and the Shelburne Museum.”

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35th Anniversary Bear (all photos courtesy of Vermont Teddy Bear)

Vermont Teddy Bear has some fun events lined up for this summer. The next event is their 35th Anniversary Party taking place on Saturday, June 25th from 11am-3pm.  Activities include: free factory tours, live music, a bouncy house, entertainment from The Big Blue Trunk, and complimentary brownie sundaes!

They are currently planning the popular Annual Teddy Bear Picnic for July, with a date to be announced soon. In support of the local community, Vermont Teddy Bear will also participate in Shelburne Day on Saturday, August 20th from 9am-2pm on the Shelburne Village Green.

With the summer now in full swing, mark your calendars and take a day trip to visit us and the many vibrant local business that we are happy to call neighbors and friends!


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