Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tenth Open Air Market and Festival at the Wadsworth Mansion

Middletown, CT Sunday August 26, 2012 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

As the sultry summer slides towards fall it is once again time to celebrate
the bounties of Connecticut. The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate,
421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown is hosting their tenth annual Open Air
Market and Festival on Sunday August 26, 2012. The Festival will be open
to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. rain or shine. The event is free.
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. One can stroll from tent to tent purchasing fresh
produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans, such as
potters, painters, and jewelers have been invited to sell their work. Visitors
will be encouraged to lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music
performed on the patio. Families can bring their children and spend the day.
It will be a day to discover the Wadsworth Mansion, enjoy music and art,
and experience the tradition of shopping at an open-air market.

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

Children’s and musical entertainment will be featured throughout the day.
The Middletown Commission on the Arts will be sponsoring the musical
entertainment. The Middletown Symphonic Band will play from 10 a.m. to
11:45 a.m. and Joey Milardo and the Musical Cavaliers will entertain from
12:00-1:45 p.m. Tune Chic will perform from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. 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.
Docent-led historical tours will be given by the Friends of Long Hill Estate
throughout the day.

Convenient shuttle parking will be available from Snow School. Additional
parking is available at Mercy High School. For a complete listing of
performers and vendors visit

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