First settled in the 1700s, Bedford is best known for its rich history. Our downtown features unique boutiques, artisan shops, antiques, specialty restaurants, wineries, art galleries, nationally-recognized museums, historical landmarks, hiking and biking parks and trails. We have a brewery/pub and will soon be adding a distillery, as well. One of the most appreciated elements of downtown Bedford is visiting over the holidays. Our picturesque town lit by Christmas lights adds to its ambiance and charm, and has even been compared to a Norman Rockwell painting. Unfortunately our current lights are more than 20 years old and are in desperate need of being updated. If we are granted the $25,000, the money would be used to redecorate the streets throughout our downtown, for both the community and visitors alike to enjoy for years to come!