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 in early May. 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.

2016 Admission & Lecture Tickets

Please check back for information on this year’s May Market.

For information about last year’s May Market, 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.

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Hill-Stead’s 24th annual benefit event takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine for event patrons.

The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon will be the Guest of Honor and Honorary Chair at Hill-Stead’s Monet’s Circle patron’s reception. Following the reception, Lady Carnarvon will attend the museum’s dinner auction gala.

For more information, see 2016 Benefit Dinner Auction.