Welcome to a new way to explore Brattleboro and Downtown Brattleboro.
The office of tourism revenue is introducing new one day and annual passes in an effort to encourage people to come to Brattleboro.
The One Day Fun Pass, $46.00 (plus tax) admits one, age 10+, to Brattleboro and Downtown Brattleboro for a full day.
Visitors can add the optional “Woods and Water” Package (additional $20.00) to be able to walk on trails and enjoy the recreation of the West and Connecticut Rivers.
Additional shopping and dining packages are also available. Parking fees and local option taxes are not included in the price of admission.
The Golden Year Pass is an annual pass that allows for additional savings. Starting at $486 per year, to admit one to Brattleboro and Downtown Brattleboro for a full year (not including holidays; subject to blackout dates; other restrictions and fees may apply).
Golden Year Pass holders get all the benefits of the One Day Fun Pass, and are eligible for up to 10% savings for selected dining events and up to 10% off purchases of official Brattleboro and Downtown Brattleboro merchandise. Some restrictions apply.
Income projections suggest that on average, 1,200 tickets will be sold each day during colder months, and up to 5,200 on nice days. Supporters claim that this will result in just over $8 million in revenue each year, “free, with no possible consequences imaginable.”
To meet the anticipated volume, residents within Brattleboro will be required to purchase tickets. They may be available at a reduced rate, depending on the outcome of the upcoming selectboard meeting.
The Town will create six full-time ticket seller positions with complete benefit packages to handle the anticipated demand. Ticket booths will be installed by DPW at all major roads in to Brattleboro beginning in early April.
Those without vaild admission will be subject to fines, fees, and ejection for the day.