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This site shows off our favorite things to do and see in the Mystic Country Connecticut region. Enjoy exploring. We know you will love it as much as we do! - Karin, Liz and crew at Mystic Country

This month was made for walking. Walktober in The Last Green Valley.

This month was made for walking. Walktober in The Last Green Valley.

Get your walking shoes out, it’s Walktober time! Throughout the month of October, you can choose from more than 107 guided hikes and walking tours – as well as a few kayak and bike trips – through The Last Green Valley. These tours are a fabulous way to see the hidden corners of our area, enjoy the outdoors, learn some history and culture and...

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Alice in Wonderland meets steampunk at this year’s Wee Faerie Village.

Alice in Wonderland meets steampunk at this year’s Wee Faerie Village.

You might feel like you fell down the rabbit hole, but you’re going to have a blast doing it. Beginning Oct. 3, the Wee Faerie Village is open for business at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. This year, the museum’s 11 acres will be transformed into a steampunk version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You’ll get to experience the Lewis...

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Say cheese! Connecticut Cheese Festival Sunday, Oct. 5

Say cheese! Connecticut Cheese Festival Sunday, Oct. 5

Mystic Cheese Melville by Liss Flint We’ve made no secret of the fact that the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market is one of the best weekend destinations around eastern Connecticut. And next weekend, it’s about to get even better. On Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 the Connecticut Cheese Festival is happening during the market – how cool is that? The location...

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Blue Slope Farm celebrates fall with the annual Fall Tyme Festival.

Blue Slope Farm celebrates fall with the annual Fall Tyme Festival.

Spend a day experiencing authentic farm life on one of our favorite farms. October 4-5, 2014 Blue Slope Farm and Country Museum is hosting its annual Fall Tyme Festival. Visitors will get to check out all kinds of farm paraphernalia, like antique cars, engines and tractors and hay balers; observe cow milking, spinning, weaving and blacksmithing; and see the working...

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Barbecue on the waterfront, this Sunday.

Barbecue on the waterfront, this Sunday.

If you’re a hard-core griller, take comfort in the fact that it’s not quite time to put the grills away. This Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 New London will host the annual Kansas City Barbecue Society’s state championship, the fourth year in a row our harbor city will do so. The party runs 11 am – 4 pm. Top grillers from all over the country will compete...

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Antiques on the Green. 48th Annual Antiques Show in Lebanon, Sept. 27.

Antiques on the Green. 48th Annual Antiques Show in Lebanon, Sept. 27.

On the last Saturday in September, the town of Lebanon holds its annual antiques show on the green. More than 100 vendors gather and set up their wares around the green – antiques of all sizes, shapes and types. It’s a jackpot for all antique lovers. And food vendors are there just in case you get hungry, with everything from chowder to burgers and sandwiches. Lebanon...

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Celebrate your favorite fungi this weekend at the 13th annual Wild Mushroom Festival.

Celebrate your favorite fungi this weekend at the 13th annual Wild Mushroom Festival.

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center this Sunday (Sept. 28, 2014) will celebrating “foraging and fungi” at the 13th annual Wild Mushroom Festival. This is so cool –  fungi gets its own festival? The weekend is full of mushroom-inspired dishes, mushroom seminars, guided walks exploring different types of mushrooms, specimen identification, and even...

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Hug an alpaca this weekend. National Alpaca Farm Days, Sept. 27-28.

Hug an alpaca this weekend. National Alpaca Farm Days, Sept. 27-28.

It’s that time of year again – hug an alpaca day! Well, sort of. This weekend, Sept. 27-28, 2014 is National Alpaca Farm Days, where alpaca farms all over the country open their gates free to all so everyone can learn about and enjoy these furry friends. Some are huggable, we’re sure of it.  In eastern Connecticut, we’re lucky to have a number...

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Artists in the Country showcases New England artists work for a cause.

Artists in the Country showcases New England artists work for a cause.

Quilibet Local artists come together again for the 14th Annual Artists in the Country Juried Art Show and Sale, Sept. 27-28, 2014 in Woodstock. Exhibitors from all over New England are displaying and selling their works including jewelry, photography, pottery, fabric, wood, paintings and more. The show and sale have been providing funds since 2001 for local...

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Top five reasons to visit the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Weekends this fall.

Top five reasons to visit the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Weekends this fall.

It’s officially fall. That means a lot of fun things, but right now it means five weekends of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire – a recreation of an old-world harvest festival. This is the 16th year of the festival, and it just keeps getting better. Never been? Here are our top five reasons to get there this year: 1. Fabulous theater. The Faire’s characters...

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