Annual Calendar of Events!
Sharon Audubon Winter Wildlife Weekend, Sharon, CT. Last weekend
of the month. For more information,
U.S. Eastern Ski Jumping Championships. Salisbury, CT. First or
second Saturday of the month. Check with the innkeeper for dates.
Olympic level competition on the 55-meter jump. The Satre Ski Hill
is the site of the oldest ski jumping program in the nation, built
in 1926. For more information, 860.435.2451.
Snow Ball. Salisbury, CT. First or second Saturday of the month.
Co-event with the Ski Jump Championships. For more information,
Northwest Antiques & Collectible Show. Winsted, CT. Third
Saturday of the month. Ask our innkeeper for more details.
Audubon Maple Fest. Sharon, CT. 40-minute tours through the
Center’s sugaring operation, including a working sugarhouse and
re-creation of Native American and early colonial sugaring methods.
Fresh maple syrup for sale while supplies last!
Elephant Trunk Flea Market. New Milford. Every Sunday. New
England’s largest flea market. Over 300 Dealers participate. For
Riverton Fishing Derby. Riverton, CT. Third Saturday of the
month. Traditionally the derby begins with the sounding of the
siren at the Riverton firehouse at 6:00 AM and ends at 10:00 AM.
Fish must be taken to the firehouse to be entered in the derby.
There is an adults' division and a children's division. In the past
a Hitchcock rocking chair has been the grand prize. Ask our
innkeeper for more details.
Memorial Day Parade. Norfolk, CT. Memorial Day. A town parade
including the local High School and Junior High School marching
bands starts at 9:00 AM. The route winds around the village green,
down the hill to Memorial Green. A guest speaker is invited to give
the address. The Volunteer Fire Fighters offer juice and doughnuts
after the parade for children.
Memorial Day Five Mile Road Race. Norfolk, CT. Memorial Day. A
five mile road race through beautiful countryside, ending at the
Grand Prix Car Races. Lime Rock, CT. Memorial Day Weekend. For
more information http://www.limerock.com.
Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale. Lakeville, CT. Second
Saturday. A benefit for Women's Support Services of Northwest
Connecticut. Early buying starts at 8:30 a.m. ($100). Regular
admission starts at 10:00 a.m. ($35). Space is limited. To guarantee
admission, purchase tickets in advance at 860-364-1080
Sharon Audubon Annual Birdathon, Sharon, CT. Second weekend of
the month. For more information,
Rattlesnake Canoe & Kayak Race. Falls Village, CT. First Sunday
of the month. The New England A/B Closed Boat Slalom Races will
have classes for K-1, K-1W, C-1, C-1W, C-2 and C-2Mixed. Classes
will be further broken down for Cadets, Juniors, Opne, and Masters,
if required. In general, slalom races will have a racers meeting at
10:30 am and begin a 11:00 am. Wildwater races will begin at 12:00
noon. For more information,
Plant Sale. Stockbridge, MA. First week.
For more information
Housatonic Downriver Race for Canoes & Kayaks. Falls Village, CT.
Third Saturday of the month. For more information,
Blessing of the Motorcycles. Litchfield, CT. Lourdes Shrine.
Third Sunday of the month. Annual blessing of motorcycles.
Location: grotto of our lady of Lourdes Shrine. For more
Strawberry Shortcake Festival. Norfolk, CT. Sunday of Father’s Day
Weekend. Enjoy the best strawberry dessert of the season on the
green in Norfolk. See our innkeeper for more details. information call 860.567.8298.
Litchfield Hills Road Race. Litchfield, CT. Second Sunday of the
month. Road Race, followed by ceremony, steak and pasta dinner with
live music entertainment. For more information, 860.567.8504
Annual Bronc Callahan Harwinton Hoedown. Harwinton, CT. Second
week of June. Draft Horse competition, antique tractor pull, antique
autos on display, all day children activities including Pet Parade,
Pie Eating contests, Face Painting, hay Rides, Pony Rides, Old
Fashioned games and many more activities. Adult activities include
Road Race, horseshoe throwing contest, hot air balloon rides, steak
dinner, line dancing. The days events end with a County & Western
band concert and huge Fireworks display. For more information,
Laurel Festival. Winsted, CT. Second weekend of the month. Winsted
annually celebrates it’s abundance of mountain laurel in the area
with a festival highlighted by a parade and the crowning of the
Laurel Queen. See our innkeeper for more information.
A Taste of Litchfield Hills. Litchfield, CT. Over 20 restaurants
offering samplings of some of their best entrees are featured during
this two day event that also includes a wine and beer garden, live
music, winery tours, and wine tasting. See our innkeeper for more
Northwest Connecticut Balloon Festival & Crafts Fair. Goshen, CT.
Last week. 25 hot-air balloons, balloon rides, hot-air balloon glow,
craft show with juried crafters, fireworks, live entertainment, and
10,000-candle lighting ceremony. For more information, 860.489.3378.
Litchfield County Antiques Show. Kent, CT. Third weekend. To
Benefit Greenwoods Counseling Services. For more information email
National & Regional Car Racing & Fireworks. Limerock, CT.
Celebrate the fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display
over the race track. For race schedules and more information,
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Concert Series on the Yale Summer
School Campus begins in July. Bring a picnic from the inn and enjoy
a quiet supper on the grounds before the concert. For scheduling
and tickets, www.yale.edu/norfolk
Litchfield Open House Tour. Litchfield, CT. For more information
Canaan Railroad Days. Canaan, CT. First week of July.
Townwide Flea Market & Craft Fair. See our innkeeper for more
Fete des Fleurs. Stockbridge, MA.. Second week of July. For more
Berkshire Art Festivals. Great Barrington, MA. First weekend.
Juried Events, demonstrations, gourmet food, music. 413.298.0175,
800.834.9437. For more information,
CT Agricultural Fair. Goshen, CT. County wide
agricultural event. Please see our innkeeper for dates and
Annual Booksale & Auction. Norfolk, CT. Lively night Auction and
cocktail party. Booksale by day. Town Green. Ask our innkeeper
for more information.
Christ Congregational Church Fair. Norfolk, CT. Crafts Sale, Bake
Sale, Tag Sale. Fun and games for children. Ask our innkeeper for
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Concert Series on the Yale Summer
School Campus continues. For scheduling and tickets,
Sharon on the Green Arts & Crafts Fair. Sharon, CT.
First Saturday. Juried show with 140 regional artists and
crafters. 10-5. For more information, 860. 824.1457
Litchfield Jazz Festival. Goshen, CT. Second week of August.
Features many performers, including Tito Puente, plus craft, art,
and car exhibits, food, and microbrews.
For more information, 860.567.4162
Litchfield County 4-H Fair. Goshen, CT. Second Saturday & Sunday.
Horse & Livestock Shows, Tractor Driving Contest, Back Seat Driver
Contest, Auction ,Sheep Walk, Dog Show, Pet Parade, Draft Horse
Classes, Premier Showmanship Contest, Farm Chore Contest, Homeshow
Building, Antique Tractor Show. Please see our innkeeper for more
Flower Show. Stockbridge, MA. First weekend. For more
Arts & Crafts Show. Stockbridge, MA. Third week. For more
Winchester Grange Fair & Flea Market. Winchester, CT. 2nd
Saturday. Exhibits, children’s games, book sale, flea market on the
Green, buffet supper. For more information, 860.379.2527.
Victory Grange Agricultural Fair. Colebrook, CT. First week of
August. Flea Market on Old Riverton Rd. For more information,
Sheffield Antiques Show. Sheffield, MA. Second weekend.
Northeastern Dealers featured, lunch served. 413.229.8173.
Berkshire Crafts Fair. Great Barrington, MA. Second week. Annual
Crafts Show with 93 exhibitors, jury awards, contemporary and
traditional crafts. For more information,
www.berkshirecraftsfair.org or 413.528.3346 ext. 28.
Dodge Vintage Festival. Lime Rock, CT. Labor Day Weekend.. For
more information, www.limerock.com
Goshen Agricultural Fair. Goshen, CT. Labor Day Weekend.. For
more information www.goshenfair.com
Giant Flea Market. New Hartford, CT. Third Saturday. What started
back in 1992 as a small fundraiser has now grown to be one of the
largest one-day flea markets in northwestern Connecticut, with 175
dealer spaces. Vendors from throughout New England will be offering
antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, arts and crafts, as well as
tag sale items. General admission is $1, or $5 for early buying; for
more information, 860.482.1030.
Northwest Connecticut Dog Show. Goshen CT. Fourth Sunday. See our
innkeeper for more information.
Great Josh Billings RunAground. Great Barrington, MA. Third
weekend. Triathlon – 27 mile bike, 5 mile canoe or kayak, 6 mile
run. For more information, 413.637.6913,
Fall Foliage. Peak leaf peeking season begins in October. For more
information on the fall season, visit
Harvest Festival. Stockbridge, MA. First weekend. For more
Annual Trunk Sale. Lakeville, CT. Third weekend. Fund Raiser for
Indian Mountain School. Get a jump on holiday shopping. Lunch
available. For more information, please see our innkeeper.
Scottish Festival. Goshen, CT. Clan Dinner, Clan Information
Exchange, Highland Dance Competition, Piping Competition, Live
Entertainment, Clan Tents 42nd Highland Regiment of Foote. Bonnie
Knees Contest, Children's Games, Sheepherding demonstration and
Scottish Breed Dog Show. Weavers, Connecticut Society of
Genealogists, Scottish Imports and Scottish Food. For more
Harwinton Fair. Harwinton, CT. First Saturday and Sunday.
Features fun for the entire family including children's activities,
entertainment, music, rides, commercial vendors selling their wares,
a wide variety of food and attractions.
Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Designated Parking, Entertainment
Children's, Entertainment Free, Food, Gate Admission, Handicapped
Access, Midway Rides, Music, Public Transportation. For more
information, see our innkeeper.
Riverton Fair. Riverton, CT. Second Friday. Midway Rides, Live
Entertainment, Garden Tractor Pull, Ox Pulling Contest, Working
Oxen, Pony Pulling, Wood Chopping Contest, Exhibits, Livestock,
Children’s contests. For more information,
Salisbury Fair & Fall Festival. Salisbury, CT.
Second weekend. Town-wide extravaganza features hayrides,
clowns, antiques, church meals, silent auctions, and craft exhibits.
For more information, 860.435.4956
Christmas Tree Lighting. Norfolk, CT. Last
weekend. Town Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the town
green. Festivities at the Norfolk Library and Carol Sing
follow. Please ask our innkeeper for dates.
Christmas in Riverton. Riverton, CT. First weekend. Holiday
enthusiasts in search of an alternative to glitzy, commercial
holiday productions are in for a rare treat with a weekend of
historic New England traditions in the quaint country village of
Riverton. The annual "Christmas in Riverton" celebration allows
families a chance to step back in time and enjoy old-fashioned
holiday traditions. For more information,
Litchfield Holiday House Tour. Litchfield, CT. Second Saturday.
Historic house tours, antiques show & sales, arts & crafts show &
sales, music, dance, Victorian Tea, New England Cafe For more
information call 860.567.4162.
Torrington Christmas Village. Torrington, CT. Second Sunday.
Christmas Village is located at the upper end of Church Street in
Torrington. Open early December through Christmas Eve, 1:00 to 8:30
p.m. every day, except Christmas Eve, when the hours are earlier.
Admission is free. For information call the Torrington Recreation
Department at 860.489.2274.
Berkshire Botanical Holiday Marketplace. Stockbridge, MA. Preview
Party Friday Evening, Marketplace the next day. Exhibition and sale
of handcrafted wreaths and holiday decorations, seasonal plants,
herb products, crafts and gift items. Part of town-wide Stockbridge
Main Street at Christmas celebration. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more
information, please see our innkeeper.
Community Christmas At Hancock Shaker Village. Pittsfield, MA.
Share in the holiday spirit with sleigh rides, animals in the Round
Stone Barn, craft activities, and entertainment for families. Free
cider and cookies are served in the festively decorated 1830 Brick
Dwelling. Honoring the Shaker legacy of caring for the less
fortunate, admission is waived for those donating non-perishable
food items to the Salvation Army. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For dates and