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:
Oct. 2016: closed by fire; June 2017: owner died; family still hopes to reopen. (Call to verify)
Phone:
802-433-5568
Status:
In Transition

Knight's Spider Web Farm.

Knight's Spider Web Farm
Will Knight harvests spider webs in his barn and uses them to make artsy souvenirs. Fire in Oct. 2016 destroyed the gift shop and web barn. Will passed away on June 12, 2017. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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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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]

Spider Web Farm.

Knight's Spider Web Farm

So happy we stopped!

[Furly, 07/27/2015]

"The Original Web Site," the sign claims. Will Knight is still busy using his "special process" to capture spider webs and preserve them on the plaques he sells.

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