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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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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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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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Life during the Civil War. Get a taste Sept. 20-21 at Roseland Cottage.

Life during the Civil War. Get a taste Sept. 20-21 at Roseland Cottage.

Historic Roseland Cottage in Woodstock brings history to life during the Civil War Living History Weekend, Sept. 20-21. Geared to help people understand what life was like during the Civil War, activities include period activities for children, artillery and engineering demos, weapons and military uniform displays, camp life presentations and even a Civil War-era...

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