Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival
in New London, Connecticut
Festival events include a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration, a Celebrate America main stage concert, a Swingin’ on the Pier dance party, a Meet the Crew party, a parade of ships, The Morgan Cup Yacht Race, a Maritime Career Opportunity Expo, a burning of Benedict Arnold by costumed re-enactors, a children’s fishing tournament, and the Chowder Challenge.
Exquisite miniature paintings
at Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Artists Wes and Rachelle Siegrist have created a world of these amazingly detailed paintings – so small you need a magnifying glass to see them — for the exhibit Exquisite Miniatures. See 50 infinitely detailed works from the renowned miniaturists at Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, CT.
Enjoy arts & crafts festivals in
Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut
United Maine Craftsmen’s Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts 2018 is Saturday at Smiling Hill Farm, Westbrook, Maine. Savor works by 100 of Maine’s talented artisans. On the Green Fine Art & Craft Show is Saturday on Hubbard Green in Glastonbury, CT. The diverse selection of hand-made craft includes works in clay, metal, glass, fiber, wood, and jewelry. Swampscott Arts and Craft Festival is all weekend at Linscott Park in Swampscott, MA, in a scenic park facing the oceanfront. [pictured: Robert Fishman Pottery]
Muster in the Mountains
Colonial Encampment in NH
This gathering portrays one of New Hampshire’s most dramatic and colorful time periods (1750 to 1850). The sights, sounds and smells of time travel, including open cook fires and musket and cannon fire, will come to life via 100 historical re-enactors. Groups representing Northeastern Indians, frontiersmen, militiamen, British soldiers, French Marines and mountain men will set up period tents and displays.
Greek Festivals: Generous
food, drink and dance
Enjoy live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, jewelry, and fabulous Greek food: roast lamb, gyros, grape leaves, and pastries. Wonderful hospitality and love of good living. The Greeks know how to feed a crowd at Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival in Maine and the Cranston Greek Festival in Rhode Island
Guided evening lantern tours at
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
Explore Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in Woodstock, NH, at night by the light of lanterns and headlamps. Experience the same thrill as the people who discovered the gorge in 1852. These evening tours begin at dusk and are followed by s’mores around the campfire. Tours end October 13!