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Williamstown, Vermont: Knight's Spider Web Farm (In Transition)

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Directions:
7 miles south of Barre, I-89 Exit 5 to Rte. 14 south, 124 Spider Web Farm Rd., Williamstown.
Hours:
Reported temporarily closed in 2023.
Status:
In Transition

Knight's Spider Web Farm.

Knight's Spider Web Farm

Spider webs harvested in a barn and used to make artsy souvenirs. Open air web barn viewable every day. Fire in Oct. 2016 destroyed the gift shop. Founder Will Knight passed away in June 2017. Reported temporarily closed in 2023.

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Williamstown, Vermont - Spiderwebman II, We Hope
Knight's Spider Web Farm: Will Knight, proprietor of Knights Spider Web Farm, says he hopes to revive his attraction in 2017, after a devastating fire burned down his workshop barn. [11/26/2016] Complete Story...

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Knight's Spider Web Farm

Closed this year (2023). A guy came out and apologized; he was super nice about it. Come back, spiders!

[Martha, 08/24/2023]

The farm has endured some rough recent times, but the spiders are still there. We hope the farm reopens in 2024.

Will Knight.

Knight's Spider Web Farm

Will "Spiderwebman" Knight was America's foremost master of human-spider cooperative art, following in the eight-legged footsteps of "cobweb artist" Anne Bradshaw Clopton. Beginning in the late 1970s Will harvested webs on his Spider Web Farm and, using spray paint and lacquer, turned them into permanent keepsakes. He was a crusty, charming host, welcoming all visitors, and was still going strong at age 90 when a fire burned down his combustible workshop. Unharmed, but possibly heartbroken, Will passed away eight months later, on June 12, 2017. His family has vowed to resurrect his farm -- the original web site -- in his memory.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/04/2017]

Real Spider Webs.

Knight's Spider Web Farm

Who would have thought the owner would be an old tatted up Navy guy. Lots of good stories.

[David Rosenstein, 07/27/2015]

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