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5, 6, 7 Septemberfest, Simsbury's Town-Wide Celebration, Simsbury Meadows, Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-5pm, 651-4052

7 "Tavern Day," Burlington Historical Society's Elton Tavern, Burlington. For information, call 673-3815 or visit

7 First Sunday Gallery Talk: A Closer Look: In Depth with James McNeill Whistler, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1pm, museum admission, 677-4787

7 First Sunday Estate Walk with Betty Collins, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 2pm, museum admission, 677-4787

9 "BOOK/MARK: The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, reservations suggested, 280-3130

11 Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice 1880-1940, a book discussion at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations suggested, 522-9258 x 317

13, 14 Arts & Crafts Festival, Simsbury Women's Club, to be held in downtown Simsbury, 10am to 5pm

14 First Annual Latimer Lane PTO "Run Back To School," Latimer Lane 5K and Fun Run. Registration for all age groups, individual and family rates. Early-bird deadline: September 5th. E-mail questions to

15 Joseph B. Nilsen Memorial Golf Tournament, Granby Chamber of Commerce, held at Simsbury Farms, Simsbury, 10am-6pm, visit

17 Base Ball in Twain's Time: A Panel Discussion by Five Leading Experts from the Society of American Baseball Research, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations suggested, 280-3130

20 CLUE Tours of the Mark Twain House, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7-10pm, fees, registration required, 280-3130

20 9th Annual Ski Sundown Brewfest, Supporting the Ct Brewers Guild, Ski Sundown, New Hartford, 4-8pm, $30 advanced /$35 door, 379-SNOW

20 Sam Collins Day, Canton's town-wide celebration, 10am-4pm, Downtown Collinsville and Fire Company Field – shuttles available

20 "WOOFSTOCK: A Day of Peace, Love & Pooches," Miller Foods/Oma’s Pride, Avon, 673-3259

20 MEOW-ZA! Cat Writers Come Clean, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations suggested, 280-3130

20, 21 Avon Arts Association's 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Show, Avon Village Marketplace, Avon,

22 "Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show," New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, 10am–5pm, admission, 623-3305

22 4th Annual Joseph Family Market's (ShopRite) Partners In Caring Golf Tournament, 11am on, registration and sponsorships, 518-429-4392, Canton Store: 693-3666

27 Avon Day Celebration, Town of Avon, held at the fields between Thompson Brook and Pine Grove Schools, 676-8878

27 Farmington River Watershed's Annual River Clean-up, 10am-2pm, 658-4442,

27 Amistad Walking Tour, Farmington Historical Society, Farmington, 678-1645

28 The Last Day of the Season to visit the Old Stone Schoolhouse in Farmington, 678-1645

28 Unionville Festival, Unionville Center, 673-2231

28 "Petticoats to Pants: American Women's Fashions, 1865-1940" Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 3pm, $10 non-members, 677-4787

29 "The Great Brochure Swap," Central Regional Tourism District at the Crown Plaza, Wallingford, 9:30-10:30am, 787-9640


Bridge Street Live, Collinsville: 693-9763
Entertainment at 8pm unless otherwise noted

  • 5 Joanne Shaw Taylor
  • 6 Comedy Night: The Laff Guru (aka Spanky)
  • 12 The Ryan Martin Foundation Benefit Concert with Memphis Soul Spectacular & Blind Smudge
  • 13 Young Dubliners
  • 14 Arkansas Rockabilly Legend Sleepy La Beef — 7pm
  • 18 Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
  • 19 Comedy Night – PJ Walsh & Mark Riccadonne
  • 26 John Hammond
  • 27 James Montgomery Blues Band




Connecticut's Farmington Valley
Farmington Valley Visitors Association
P.O. Box 1491 | 33 East Main St. Avon, CT 06001
Tel: (860)676-8878 Toll-free: 1-800-4-WELCOME

Farmington Valley Visitors Association