Coventry is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,086 at the 2010 census.
Town was named for the birthplace of one of the founders, Major Elias Buel, who was born in Coventry, Connecticut.
A record exists from 1860, showing that the "Artillery Company" of the 3rd Regiment mustered for annual drill on June 5. An inventory shows they possessed one six pound brass cannon.
In 1861, the 3rd Vermont Infantry, Company B, was recruited in part from Coventry.
In the September 9, 1977, episode of Hee Haw, Coventry was saluted for its population of 300.
In 2004, what was billed as the final concert of the band Phish was held in Coventry on August 14–15. The concert was the single largest gathering of people in the town's history. Some fans had to be turned back due to heavy rains. Even so, with 65,000 attendees Coventry's augmented population was the largest in the state at that time, outranking Burlington, Vermont, which had around 39,000 people in the 2000 census.
The Phish concert was a two-day event (August 14–15, 2004), held at the Newport State Airport. People began arriving early Friday morning and shortly after the roads became congested. On Friday morning, it had rained.