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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  • 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 […]

  • 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   […]