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Top Five Agricultural Events in Mystic Country

Top Five Agricultural Events in Mystic Country

As sad as it makes us to see our too-short summer coming to an end, the further we get into August the closer we get to the fabulous agricultural activities that tell us fall is on the horizon. We have everything in Mystic Country, from huge country fairs to square dances to events designed solely to celebrate our agricultural history.  Here are our top 5 picks...

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World famous Lipizzan stallions visit Roseland Cottage this weekend.

World famous Lipizzan stallions visit Roseland Cottage this weekend.

Mystic Country’s historic Roseland Cottage will once again host the Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan stallions Aug. 15-17 (2014). The Lipizzans are an annual event at Roseland, located in Woodstock, and a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The stallions are bred and trained by the Herrmann family, and the shows feature the stallions performing “Airs...

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The Way We Worked exhibit visits Coventry, now through Sept. 14.

The Way We Worked exhibit visits Coventry, now through Sept. 14.

  The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, where it will remain through Sept. 14. This exhibit documents the diversity of the American workforce through the years, detailing the different types of work and the ways that work has enhanced our country, from miners to truckers...

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The Battle of Stonington’s bicentennial anniversary, this weekend.

The Battle of Stonington’s bicentennial anniversary, this weekend.

Come to our seaside borough next weekend to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Stonington and be part of this never-forgotten event in our history. Beginning Friday August 8 and continuing through Sunday August 10, the celebration includes historical events, walking tours, harbor tours and exhibits, all designed to tell the story of the...

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Classic and antique cars are touring Mystic Country this summer.

Classic and antique cars are touring Mystic Country this summer.

We love classic cars. And in Mystic Country, we have plenty of opportunities to admire them. This summer, pack up your family of car fanatics and choose one of these antique or classic car shows: “Cruise Night” at Ocean Beach Park, New London Every Monday night, enjoy an antique car parade and music from the fifties and sixties. Main Street Car Cruise, Downtown...

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Celebrate Moby Dick with a reading at the Mystic Seaport, July 31-Aug. 1.

Celebrate Moby Dick with a reading at the Mystic Seaport, July 31-Aug. 1.

Literary buffs, head down to the Mystic Seaport this week for the 29th annual celebration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It’s become an esteemed tradition at the Seaport to pay homage to this legendary literature of the sea. Beginning at noon on July 31, “Mr. Melville” will make his appearance at the Greenmanville Church and read the first chapter of...

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Tour area lighthouses with the Custom House Maritime Museum.

Tour area lighthouses with the Custom House Maritime Museum.

We’re all fascinated with lighthouses in pictures and seascapes. But how many of us have actually gotten to see any up close and personal? Now’s your chance.  The Custom House Maritime Museum offers lighthouse tours all summer and into the fall. The tours are 55 minutes on a small boat with only six passengers and a narrator, so it’s a wonderful chance...

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Eastern Connecticut’s Favorite Festivals and Fairs.

Festivals abound during Mystic Country’s summer months. Here’s a comprehensive list of our late summer not-to-be-missed! Old Lyme Mid-Summer Festival, July 25-26 Celebrating the town’s artistic heritage. 4th Friday Square Fair, July 25 Visit Storrs Center and check out local artists’ work. Colchester Twenty-Second Annual Festival on the Green, July...

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Classic boats and classic cars take over Mystic Seaport this weekend.

Classic boats and classic cars take over Mystic Seaport this weekend.

This weekend is for boat lovers at Mystic Seaport’s Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. We look forward to this event all year long – it’s two days of classic boats, a parade on the water, and even some classic cars. The annual show, held on July 26-27 this year, features restored classics boats of all kinds, including cruisers, sailboats and...

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Get Inspired at the Florence Griswold Museum. On your terms.

Get Inspired at the Florence Griswold Museum. On your terms.

For artists, inspiration is as necessary as air to breathe. And sometimes, the best inspiration comes from simply being in a place where artists have walked since 1899. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is that place. Every day of the week, artists can be found on the grounds of the Home of American Impressionism, painting and making the art that fuels...

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