Attend Benefit Events

Hill-Stead’s dedicated corps of volunteers, the Hill-Steaders, present two signature benefit events each year. Significant opportunities for sponsorships and in-kind donations are available; please contact the Director of Development at 860.677.4787 ext. 131 for more information.

May Market

Hill-Stead welcomes the arrival of spring with its signature two-day gardening and arts & crafts event on May 8 and 9 from 10am to 4pm. More than 70 exhibitors will be on hand to offer beautiful hand-made artisan crafts, a fine selection of unique flowers, perennials, food and entertainment, children’s activities, and noted speakers on lifestyle and gardening subjects. This festive offering is a community favorite. It is traditionally held on the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day and takes place rain or shine.

2015 Admission & Lecture Tickets

  • Tickets purchased in advance, $12 (includes admission both Friday and Saturday); admission plus a single lecture, $45; admission; admission plus both lectures, $75
  • Tickets purchased at the gate, $15 (includes admission both Friday and Saturday); admission plus a single lecture, $50; admission plus both lectures, $80

For more information or to purchase tickets please see May Market >

Benefit Dinner Auction

This elegant event, to be held on May 21, takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and offers a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine. The exceptional silent and live auctions feature fine wines, works of art, exclusive travel opportunities, jewelry, antiques, and entertainment packages. Hill-Stead’s largest fundraiser and signature event, the Dinner Auction has enjoyed a 22-year history of success.

2015 Benefit Dinner Auction Tickets

  • Monet’s Circle Ticket, $500 per person
  • Supporter Ticket, $225 per person

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please see Benefit Game Night Dinner Auction >

Many thanks to our 2015 Dinner Auction Sponsors (PDF) >

Photo by Deborah Key