/ SUMMER 2013
10-11. MYSTIC OUTDOOR ART FESTIVAL
11. BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE GARDE ARTS CENTER
11. 8TH ANNUAL MAIN STREET CAR CRUISE
15. THIRD THURSDAY STREET FEST,
16-17. “HOUR FATHER,”
17-18. ANTIQUE MARINE ENGINE EXPOSITION
22-25. BROOKLYN FAIR.
in Historic Downtown Mystic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Celebrating more than 50 years, the festival is the oldest of its kind in the northeast. More than 300 artists and craftsmen display and sell their wares along the streets of Historic Downtown Mystic. Enjoy the Children’s Art Park where children can participate in artthemed activities. www.mysticchamber.org.
in memory of Frank Londregan featuring the Dick Campo Orchestra. 7:30 p.m., 325 State St., New London. $10; children under 10, free. Gardearts.org; (860) 444-7373. Ext. 1.
in Downtown Putnam, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thousands of classic car owners and fans come together for a day of classic cars, hot rods, trucks, and the infamous burn-out pit. www.winyradio.com.
6-9 p.m., Willimantic. Thousands of people stroll along Main Street amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Six stages simultaneously host a variety of music and entertainment while more than 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. There are also street performers and free children’s activities. www.willimanticstreetfest.com.
a David Greer reading. $10. www.emersontheatercollaborative.org; (860)705-9711.
at Mystic Seaport, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience the transition from sail to engine power as maritime collectors from around the country show off full size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines. Inboards, outboards and steam engines will be on display in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. This is the largest gathering of antique marine engines in the country. 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. www.mysticseaport.org; (860) 572-0711.
Oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Draft horses, livestock shows, home and garden exhibits, live entertainment, historical displays, special daily events, midway and great food. $10; children under 12, free. Friday senior admission, $6. Parking, $5. 4-11 p.m., Thursday; 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Sunday. Brooklyn Fairgrounds, 15 Fairgrounds Road, Brooklyn. www.brooklynfair.org. Two Parenting Tents with rocking chairs provide a quiet place for nursing and diaper changing. ATMs; Accessible parking for those with disabilities is located in Miller’s Lot on Fairgrounds Road and in the East Lot on Route 169. Bring a picnic lunch, but alcohol is not permitted. Backpacks and coolers are allowed. Seating is first come, first serve for entertainment at the Main Stage and Center Stage. Entertainment is included in the price of admission.
24. CONTRA DANCE,
8-11 p.m., German Club, Route 27, Mystic. Live music, singles and families welcome. Beginner workshop, 7:45 p.m. $9, $5 students; (860) 961-9321.
29. FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL,
7-8:30 p.m., Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London. “Long Island Rising,” led by Richard Radune.
30-SEPT. 2. WOODSTOCK FAIR
31. “RAILROAD DAY,”
1-2. MEET THE ARTISTS AND ARTISANS
at Woodstock Fairgrounds. Featuring clean, safe amusement rides and attractions as well as a full lineup of games, the midway has something to offer fairgoers of all ages. More than 100 food vendors, shopping, entertainment and exhibits. $12; seniors, 65+, $8; children 10 and under, free. Parking, $5. 281 Route 169, Woodstock. www.woodstockfair.com.
10 a.m.-4p.m., at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum. Music throughout the day, with food and beverages available for purchase. Tours of the museum grounds and equipment, along with train rides available for purchase. Adults $5; children 8-12 years, $1; children under 8, free. 55 Bridge St., Willimantic. www.cteastrrmuseum.org; (860) 456-9999.
at Olde Mistick Village, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Artists and artisans display their work in the Apple Orchard. 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic. www.oldemistickvillage.com.