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OCTOBER 2021

Heritage Walk

Fall is here and there should be nothing stopping you from seeing Historic Wethersfield's beautiful historic district, having wonderful food, and shopping at friendly local businesses all in one great community. More info!

September 1st - October 3rd

Wethersfield Remembers 9/11 Exhibit

The Wethersfield Historical Society and the Richard M. Keane Foundation are pleased to present, “Twenty Years Later: Remembering 9/11 and Its Impact on the Wethersfield Community.” More info!

September 28th - October 1st

Buttolph-Williams House Tours

Have you ever wanted to see the house that was the setting for the novel "Witch of Blackbird Pond"? The Buttolph-Willaims House will be open from 10-2, with knowledgeable interpreters to show you around and answer questions about the house as well as the book. The cost is $10 per person and you can pay with your phone right at the house. More info!

October 2nd - October 31st

Scarecrows Along Main

Come to the historic district of Wethersfield this October and see something spectacular! Scarecrows will be popping up along side shops, restaurants, museums, colonial homes and more this fall season. More info!

October 1 - 3, 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Flower Piece

This 3 day workshop will focus on materials review, lectures, demonstrations, flower construction methods, daily group critique of student work. Student work will be completed on their own after class. More info!

October 2, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair

This year at the Cove Park there will be more than 80 select artisans and handmade crafts. Look for pottery, woodwork, prints, jewelry, textiles, and fabric art, painting, photography, wine and beer tasting, and so much more. Free parking is available along State Street, and adjacent to the DMV. Valet bike parking by Bike Walk Wethersfield. Only cash will be accepted at the gates. More info!

October 2, 10:00am

The Plot Thickens

At Cedar Hill Cemetery hear stories that sound like film scripts. Leaving you to wonder who should star in the movie, a Communist spy, a runaway Prince, an infamous gambler, and more. Advanced reservations are required. More info!

October 7, 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

Webb Barn Traditional Music Concert

Join WDS with Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Cellist Natalie Haas at the Webb Barn on Thursday, October 7. You won't want to miss this amazingly talented duo's performance. More info!

October 9, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Fall Harvest Festival

On Saturday, join Heirloom Market for their Annual Fall Harvest Festival. Look for local vendors and crafts, great food, music and fun. More info!

October 14, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Webb Barn Traditional Music Concert

Join WDS and highly accomplished guitarist John Doyle, an Irish musician proformancing in the Webb Barn. More info!

October 15th, 16th, & 17th

The 12th Annual Cove Side Carnival

High Energy thrill rides and rides just for Kids! Also food, fun, games, and entertainment. At Cove Park, Wethersfield (next to DMV). FREE PARKING FREE ADMISSION. More info!

October 15 & 16, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours

Visitors are guided through the historic Hurlbut-Dunham House, First Church of Christ, and the town’s Ancient Burying Ground in a theatrical exploration of Wethersfield history, as told by several of its deceased residents. More info!

October 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Mickey's Place Annual 5k Walk/Run/Roll

Join friends and family in Old Wethersfield for a flat USATF 5K course fundraiser to benefit Mikey’s Place, Dollars for Scholars, and the Research of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. More info!

October 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fall Floral Arrangement Workshop

Create a fresh fall floral arrangement for your table inside a real pumpkin. Bring your own pumpkin (hollowed out). All other materials included. More info!

October 21, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Hot Club w/ Matt & Atla DeChamplin

Hear the elegant and classic style of the swing era and the roaring 20's braught to a modern audience in the Keeney Ballroom. Suggested donation $25. BYOB, social distancing, and limited seating. More info!

Oct. 21, 1:00pm & Oct. 23, 10:00am

Ancient Burying Ground Tours

Join WHS Research Librarian Martha Smart for an informative and engaging 90-minute tour that includes stops at the graves of Wethersfield notables and many others. More info!

October 21 - 25, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Paint Flowers w/ Luminescent Color

Students will gain confidence and excitement as they learn to paint gorgeous fresh flowers with luminescent color. More info!

October 27, 10:30am 

Bulb Forcing Workshop

Join WDS for a bulb forcing workshop in the Webb Barn. Learn the best method of forcing bulbs and take home at least 7 pots of various bulbs. More info!

October 29, 5:30pm

BBQ and Beer

Wethersfield Chamber will be hosting BBQ and Beer on Oct. 29th! $40.00 tickets. Live entertainment. At the Webb-Deane-Stevens Barn, 211 Main Street. More info!

October 29, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hallowed History Lantern Tours

History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Character actors will share tantalizing true stories from some of the cemetery’s notable and not-so-notable residents. More info!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

12th Annual Keane Foundation Cove Side Carnival

20 Years Later: Wethersfield Remembers 9/11

39th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair

2021 Historic Wethersfield Community Photo Contest

2021 Town Guide and Calendar

Annual Scarecrows Along Main

Best 5 Places to See Historic Homes in New England

Bike or Walk Wethersfield

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation 2021 Virtual Programs & Walking Tours

Fall Registration Open at the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music

Heritage Walk

Heritage Way Bike Route Designated a CT Greenway

History is Happing Now: Call for Submissions

 Latest YouTube Post, "Wethersfield Farmers' Market"

The Great Elm

Wethersfield to expand their Heritage Walk with Connecticut Humanities Grant

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

Where to Eat, Help Support Wethersfield Restaurants

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

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