Monday, August 22, 2011

Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market And Festival This Sunday

From the Wadsworth Mansion
August 28, 2011 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
As sultry summer slides towards autumn, come celebrate the bounty of Connecticut. The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth Street, is hosting its ninth annual Open Air Market and Festival on Sunday. The Free Festival will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. rain or shine. The historic Mansion will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where a variety of vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products.

Stroll from tent to tent to admire and purchase fresh produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans, such as potters, painters, and jewelers have been invited to sell their work.

Lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music performed on the patio.

Enjoy a whole day, let the children enjoy the music and kids activities, experience the tradition of shopping at an open-air market, and discover the history and tradition of our magnificent Mansion.

Over eighty Connecticut vendors will be participating this year including: Cold Goats Farm, The Farmers Cow, Cato Corner Cheese, Joy Newton Designs, Hometown Bakery, Wendy Black Nasta Jewelry, and Rustica Ornamentals.

Children’s and musical entertainment will be featured throughout the day, sponsored by Middletown Commission on the Arts.
  • 9:30 to 11:30 The Middletown Symphonic Band
  • 11:45 to 1:45 The Sam Vinci Band with Joey Pass
  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Full Gael.
There will be horse drawn carriage rides by Allegra Farms from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Along the vista there will be face painting from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Docents of the Friends of Long Hill Estate will lead tours throughout the day.

Convenient shuttle parking is available from Snow School, with additional parking at Mercy High School. A complete listing of performers and vendors is HERE

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