Pageant Park is located on beautiful Crystal Lake on the outskirts of Barton Village providing a quieter and more secluded option to Crystal Lake State Park. The park was named after a pageant put on in 1921 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Barton Town. Three hundred townspeople participated in this professionally choreographed pageant and 4,500 paying spectators came to watch the event.
On November 13, 1911 Charles P. Cutler deeded the park over to Barton Village. Pageant Park is now a public beach and campground which remains open to the
public during the summer months. In honor of the original agreement, season passes are still given annually, free of charge, to Village residents. Visitors residing
outside the Village may purchase a season pass at the Village office or pay by the day at the park.
The park offers 15 RV campsites, in addition to tent sites, which can be rented seasonally or by the night. In the fall of 2017 the park was upgraded to have full utility hookups at all RV sites. Campsites each have a fire ring and grills are available at the beach area.
Activities at the park include swimming, horseshoes, badminton and volley ball. Non-motorized boats can also be launched from the park.
Pageant Park Pavilion is available to rent for outdoor events hosted at the park. This open air structure can accommodate up to 50 people and includes picnic tables for your convenience. The Pavilion is available for rental only during the parks open season. Contact the Village Office for additional information or to reserve this space during the off season. Otherwise, the Pageant Park Caretaker can be contacted during open months.
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Office Hours & Location
Village of Barton, Inc.
17 Village Square,
Barton, VT 05822