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The History of the Willimantic Cupid

The History of the Willimantic Cupid

David Wollner (left) and Wayne Norman (right) at the Cupid Crowning Ceremony at Windham Town Hall. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country. Armed with his newly acquired bow and arrow, beer scepter, tie-dyed balloons, Cupid sash and over-sized medallion, Willimantic Brewing Company’s owner David Wollner became Willimantic’s...

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Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport – Be transported to Christmas Eve in 1876.

Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport – Be transported to Christmas Eve in 1876.

Photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport A New England holiday traditions kicks off Nov. 27 – Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. This walking play covers the Museum’s grounds (including the vessels), magically transporting patrons back to Christmas Eve 1876. Each year the Museum carefully selects an original script so that no two years are the same. The...

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This Weekend in Mystic Country: October 23-25, 2015

This Weekend in Mystic Country: October 23-25, 2015

From ghosts and goblins to Great Pumpkins, here’s what’s happening this weekend in eastern Connecticut. All Weekend /Multiple Days Nautical Nightmares returns to Mystic Seaport. Photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport. Nautical Nightmares October 23-24 & 30 / Mystic Seaport Nautical Nightmares returns to Mystic Seaport! Take a journey across the Museum grounds...

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This Weekend in Mystic Country: October 16-18, 2015

This Weekend in Mystic Country: October 16-18, 2015

From things that go bump in the night to the magic of faeries during the day, here’s what’s happening this weekend in eastern Connecticut. All Weekend Rapunzel’s Tower is one of more than 30 hand-crafted faerie kingdoms and scenes scattered across the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic...

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Submarine history comes alive at the Submarine Force Museum

Submarine history comes alive at the Submarine Force Museum

Visitors can still climb aboard the USS NAUTILUS, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country. Here in Mystic Country, we’re known for our shopping, our attractions, our dining, and our gorgeous coastline and countryside. What many people may not realize is the rich maritime history...

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Columbus Day Weekend in Mystic Country, CT: Oct. 9-12

Columbus Day Weekend in Mystic Country, CT: Oct. 9-12

Multiple ways to spend your holiday weekend enjoying fall in Mystic Country, Connecticut. Multiple Days They don’t call it The Last Green Valley for nothing. Photo courtesy of G. Leslie Sweetnam. Walktober Northeastern Connecticut / The Last Green Valley This year marks the 25th anniversary of Walktober, an event designed to explore the beauty and treasures...

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This Weekend in Mystic Country, Connecticut: September 25-27, 2015

This Weekend in Mystic Country, Connecticut: September 25-27, 2015

Agriculture, antiques, acoustic music and alpacas. That’s the eclectic but true mix of events happening this weekend in Mystic Country. Multiple Days Just say awwww. Six Paca Farm, Bozrah. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country. National Alpaca Farm Days September 26-27 They’re fuzzy, friendly, and sometimes they spit in your...

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This weekend in Mystic Country, Sept. 11-13, 2015: Mystic Eats, CT Maritime Festival, Carlo’s Bakery & More

This weekend in Mystic Country, Sept. 11-13, 2015: Mystic Eats, CT Maritime Festival, Carlo’s Bakery & More

Saying farewell to the end of summer with a full weekend of food, festivals and fun. All weekend Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival September 9-12 / New London The grand finale of the Connecticut Coast Guard Summer. A celebration of Connecticut’s maritime heritage, history and spirit of innovation, this year’s festival includes a Chowder contest, boat...

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Labor Day Weekend in Mystic Country, Sept 4-7, 2015: Fairs, Trains, Mazes & More

Labor Day Weekend in Mystic Country, Sept 4-7, 2015: Fairs, Trains, Mazes & More

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but we’re not letting go without a fight. Here’s a full weekend of events in eastern Connecticut where you can savor these last summer moments. A fair favorite at the Woodstock Fair. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country. Woodstock Fair September 4-7 / Woodstock Fairgrounds The...

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Mystic Country this weekend. Aug 14-16, 2015 – ComiCon, Lippizzan Stallions, Food Truck Festival & more

Mystic Country this weekend. Aug 14-16, 2015 – ComiCon, Lippizzan Stallions, Food Truck Festival & more

Hermann’s Royal Lippizzan Stallions perform at Roseland Cottage, Woodstock. Holy weekend, Batman, this Friday through Sunday in eastern Connecticut is filled with some talented horses, downtown sidewalk sales, a waterfront food truck festival and, of course, the ever popular Connecticut ComiCon. Set your phasers to “stunning weekend in Mystic Country”...

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