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’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 […]

  • Stonington Vineyards is planning a heck of a party next weekend. On Sept. 20-21, they’ll hold their Annual Harvest Festival, a weekend full of gourmet food, artisans, music and of course, wine. The festival runs from noon – 6 both days. Live music by Hoolios, Dan Stevens, Wicked Peach and other artists is on the docket […]

  • It’s all about the garlic this weekend…and the fresh produce, honey, jams, baked goods and other local products at the 7th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village. The festival, held on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 celebrates the fall harvest with delicious offerings for sale from dozens of local farmers, including, […]

  • The town of Mansfield is celebrating itself in style on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The annual festival, complete with a new name this year – the Celebrate Mansfield Festival – is a creative, family-friendly day showcasing the best of the town and its businesses. Held on the new town square, the festival will coordinate with […]

  • Tomato lovers, rejoice! If you’ve been feeling left out looking at the garlic festival, the mushroom festival, and all the other festivals honoring veggies coming up, you’re in luck. The annual Great Killingly Tomato Festival is happening Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Davis Park in Danielson. This is a day devoted […]

  • We’re gearing up in Mystic Country for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, happening Sept. 11-13, 2014 in New London. The harbor will be loaded with ships from schooners to fishing boats all weekend, and the streets will be filled with locals and visitors celebrating our maritime history.  Films, music, food – including a chowder challenge! […]

  • Connecticut Magazine’s annual Best of Connecticut compilation is out, and it’s fun to see Mystic Country in the mix! Here’s a roundup of our winners: Food & Drink Beer – Beer’d, Stonington  Clam Chowder – S&P Oyster Company, Mystic Lobster Roll – Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock, New London Raw Bar – Oyster Club, Mystic   […]

  • Get your tastebuds revved up for the first ever Mystic Eats – A Riverside Food Festival, Sept. 5-7, 2014. Downtown Mystic is truly a treat any time, but this weekend we’re going all out to show off our favorite foods and restaurants. The party’s happening all the way down Cottrell Street! Visitors can sample foods, wines […]

  • The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation once again celebrates its heritage with the community during Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance on tap this weekend, Aug. 23-24. If you’ve never been to one of these events, make the trip. It’s well worth it to get a glimpse into the authentic Native American culture. History, […]

  • 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 […]