The Special Commission Relative to Designating 1000 Great Places in Massachusetts was created by an Act of the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick whose mission is to identify and recognize the 1000 most truly special places in the Commonwealth, in order to celebrate pride in our history and culture, increase knowledge of our natural surroundings, and encourage regional and international tourism.

On July 12th, 2010 the Commission announced Vaillancourt Folk as one of 136 top places in Central Massachusetts (one of 1,000 for the entire Commonwealth). The entire list is made available from the Telegram & Gazette and Boston Globe.