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Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

The holiday season is here, and Mystic Country is gearing up for for this year’s bountry of holiday tidings and Santa sightings, from tree lightings to parades to chats with Santa. If you’re planning your parade routes and tree lightings, we have parades from one corner of Mystic Country to the other. The festivities begin on Thanksgiving weekend...

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Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

One of our favorite holiday traditions kicks off Nov. 29 – Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. This is the 35th installment of the event, which features an original script written by playwright Jacques Lamarre inspired by the classic Twelve Days of Christmas. And we guarantee it will bring some laughs! The tours are 70 minutes, and guests follow the...

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Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Groton Public Library, from November 8 through December 21, 2014. 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 to factory and...

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the beautiful Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been rolling out some wonderful events. Next up are a number of interesting films and lectures as well as some unique must-dos. The Pequot Cafe will be offering traditional Thanksgiving fare at the Pequot Cafeteria Wednesday, Nov. 26 -29 from 11...

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Halloween Happenings in Mystic Country. Always a frightfully good time!

Halloween Happenings in Mystic Country. Always a frightfully good time!

Courtesy of Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country Time to get your scare on! It’s Halloween season in Mystic Country! We have everything from haunted houses to pick-your-own pumpkins – something for everyone. If you’re really into frights, check out the Dark Manor Haunted House in Norwich – voted the scariest haunted house in the state....

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Arts, crafts, history and a perfect fall weekend. Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Arts, crafts, history and a perfect fall weekend. Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

More than 175 New England artisans will display their wares this weekend at the Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Woodstock. From 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, stop by for the juried art show and shopping galore, with jewelry, pottery, paintings, clothing, toys, glass and much more for sale. There’s live music, a food court and tours...

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Happy 300 years, Ashford! We’re celebrating on October 11.

Happy 300 years, Ashford! We’re celebrating on October 11.

  Our Quiet Corner town of Ashford is having a big birthday this year – 300 years – and we’re celebrating with style! Festivities will commence on Saturday, Oct. 11 with a full-blown parade of fun – music, classic cars, awesome floats. The parade starts at 10 a.m., but get there early for a Boy Scout breakfast at St. Phillip’s Church....

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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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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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