Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

What would a local treat you to if you were in from out of town? Our insider has dozens of answers – all posted on our affiliated site: seemysticcountryct.com!

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  • 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 is the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 mushroom-flavored ice cream! […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 baseball […]

  • We’re lucky to have a lot of neighborhood farms here in Mystic Country, offering everything from fresh, local veggies, eggs, grass-fed meats, honey, maple syrup and more. We enjoy these foods every day, and in doing so we’re keeping ourselves healthy and supporting local farmers and agriculture. But we don’t always think about how important […]