Riverton CT Merchants Association

Where water meets the woods…

About Riverton

Nestled along the Farmington River, the town of Barkhamsted, and the village of Riverton within has something to offer everyone. History, nature and outdoor activities abound. Riverton appears today just as it must have 100 years ago with its colonial houses, general store, churches, inns, and trees lining the streets. The landmark factory, Hitchcock Chair Company Store, began manufacturing chairs here in 1826. By 1928, the elaborately stenciled chairs and cabinets made in Hitchcocksville, now called Riverton, became famous throughout America. Stroll through our little village by the river with its collection of shops, restaurants, and places to stay…

Events & News

Learn about upcoming events and news in Riverton!

2021 Riverton Fishing Derby

Past Event – 71st Annual Riverton Fishing Derby!

This year’s 71st Annual Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, April 10th on the West branch of the Farmington River — beginning with the traditional pancake breakfast at 4 AM at the Riverton Fire Department and then punctuated by the Riverton Fishing Derby at 6:00 AM. Some outstanding prizes were awarded to youth and adult participants when the derby ended at 10:00 AM. This year’s derby was dedicated to the loving memory of Roberta Petit. A touching memorial took place before prize announcements. […]

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Riverton Fisherman's Flea Market

Past Event – 2021 Fisherman’s Flea Market – March 27th

The first Fisherman’s Flea Market was held Saturday, March 27th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm featuring great deals on new and used fishing tackle, rods, reels, lures, bait, and more! Keep on the lookout for the next flea market later in the year! […]

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Riverton General Store

Riverton General Store

Shopping & Dining

“Where the past and the present meet”  Offering Green Mountain Coffee, Breakfast sandwiches – Bagels – Pastries –  Serving Boar’s Head Cold Cuts made to order sandwiches & meat platters. Homemade Soups, Salads & Chili


Old Riverton Inn & Royal Coachman Tavern

Accommodations & Dining

Under new ownership. NEW Royal Coachman Tavern at the Old Riverton Inn will be open for takeout only starting May 22, 2020! More details to follow!

All Riverton Merchants


To get in touch with us please fill out the form to send us an email regarding any questions or feedback about Riverton and the Merchants. Or call the Riverton General Store (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm EST) at (860) 379-0811. We will be sure to respond to any email requests within 24 hours. Thank you!