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 home, garden, and gourmet benefit event in early May. This festive celebration is a community favorite, with artisan exhibitors offering beautiful hand-made crafts, specialty plant vendors with a fine selection of unique flowers and perennials, food, entertainment, children’s activities, and a noted speaker on lifestyle and gardening subjects. It is traditionally held on the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day and takes place rain or shine.

2016 May Market

To purchase tickets or learn more about this year’s May Market, please see May Market.

This year’s speaker is noted designer and author Alexa Hampton.  To purchase tickets, see Alexa Hampton at May Market.

Benefit Dinner Auction

This elegant event, held in May each year, 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 more than 20-year history of success.

untitled2016 Benefit Dinner Auction

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 details, please see 2016 Benefit Dinner Auction.