Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

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  • It’s fall in Putnam, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite events – the Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride. On Saturday, Oct. 25, downtown Putnam turns into a fall fairytale, complete with the “Official Great Pumpkin,” arts and crafts for kids, food, live music, special pumpkin recipes (our favorite part […]

  • 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. Trust us – it’s true. Or, check […]

  • 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 […]

  • This Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 head to downtown New London to give your tastebuds a treat at the Fall Food Stroll. From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., the streets of downtown will be transformed into a wonderland of food, drinks and shopping galore. The stroll is a chance to sample new restaurants, explore new dishes and […]

  • Celebrate Columbus Day weekend at Lapsley Orchard’s Fall Harvest Festival, now through Monday. Lapsley Orchard is located in scenic Pomfret Center, part of our Quiet Corner, a beautiful place to see the fall foliage and celebrate the season. The festival has tons of fun things to do including apple picking, pumpkin picking, cider making demos, live music […]

  •   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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • You might feel like you fell down the rabbit hole, but you’re going to have a blast doing it. Beginning Oct. 3, the Wee Faerie Village is open for business at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. This year, the museum’s 11 acres will be transformed into a steampunk version of Alice’s Adventures in […]

  • 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 […]