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OCTOBER 2019

Thursdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

October 2 - 5, 9:30am-4:30pm

17th C. Dutch Breakfast Still Life Workshop

Class includes setting up composition, drawing and transferring, completing the grisailles and completing each part with color. Individual attention provided during each session. More info!

October 2, 9, & 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Painting Fall Leaves w Watercolor

Whether you are new to watercolor or a seasoned watercolorist you will love this time spent together with fellow artists creating beautiful fall leaves. More info!

October 3, 6:30pm

Gen. Washington to Return after 238 Years

John Koopman III will return as General George Washington at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. Preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6 p.m. in the Webb Barn. More info!

October 5th - November 3rd

Scarecrows Along Main Street 

Come enjoy a nice fall day in the heart of the historic district. See the beautiful foliatge, colonial homes, and the scarecrows that will be “on parade” along Main Street. More info!

October 5, 10:00am-4:00pm

The 38th Annual OW Arts and Crafts Fair

At Cove Park, over 60 select artists and artisans will be offering original works of art and handmade crafts for sale. Rain or shine. More info!

October 6, 2:00pm

Laughing-Gas World: Life of Horace Wells

Michael Downs, author of The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, will discuss the tragic life of 19th century Hartford dentist Horace Wells. More info!

October 10, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Pumpkin Painting

Wethersfield Farmers’ Market’s annual pumpkin painting event will be held from 3-5pm. Cost is $2.50 and open to all children. Pumpkins and paints are provided. Rain date will be October 17. More info!

October 10, 6:30pm

Battlefield Archaeology & The Pequot War

Explore the implications of the attack on Wethersfield and its connection to recent archeological work performed at the WDS Museum. Preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6 p.m. in the Webb Barn. More info!

October 10, 1:00pm & Oct. 12, 10:00am

Burying Ground Tours

Learn about the history of Wethersfield from the lives of the people who lived here. Reservations recommend-ed. More info!

October 12, 10:00am-3:00pm

4th Annual Harvest Festival 

Heirloom Market will be featuring dozens of local vendors and artisans, amazing food and drink, fun and games for the whole family, and much more!

October 18th, 19th, & 20th

Cove Side Carnival

High Energy thrill rides and rides just for Kids! Also food, fun, games, and entertainment. More info!

October 18 & 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

10th Annual Lantern Light Tours

Be guided through the town’s Ancient Burying Ground and other sites in a theatrical exploration of history. Advanced tickets are recommended. More info!

October 20, 11:00am

21st Annual Mikey's Place 5k

A fundraiser to benefit Mikey’s Place, Wethersfield Dollars for Scholars, and the research of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Shotgun start: 11am. Registration: 9:30-10:30am. More info!

October 20, 5:00pm

Rice & Bean + Chili Cook-Off

Join Trinity Episcopal Church for a fun evening and sample all the great recipes our talented cooks provide. Then vote for your favorites in the People’s Choice category. All proceeds go to St. Vincent’s Center for Disabled Children in Haiti. More info!

October 25, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hallowed History Lantern Tour

History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of our notable and not-so-notable residents. Reseveations recommended More info!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

9th Annual Community Photo Contest

11th Annual Keane Foundation Cove Side Carnival

19th Centuray Base Ball: Wethersfield Red Onion Schedule

24th Annual Scarecrows along Main Street

Annual Holidays on Main

Academy for the Arts Member Art Show

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Tours & Events

Connecticut Academy of Irish Music 2019 Fall Registration

'Connecticut's Jamestown'? An Incident in Wethersfield Nearly 400 Years Ago May Rewrite Early American History

Interested in volunteering for Wethersfield Historical Society?

New on YouTube: Summer in Wethersfield!

The Great Elm

"The Great Elm" now on Facebook!

WDS Open for the Season

Wethersfield 2019 Town Guide and Calendar

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

Wethersfield Heritage Walk

Wethersfield Tourism Commission, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109

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