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May Market 2023

May 5, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Friday, May 5 | 12 to 4 pm
Saturday, May 6
& Sunday, May 7 | 10 am to 4 pm


Join us for May Market, Hill-Stead’s springtime fundraising event!

May Market, Hill-Stead’s much-anticipated annual event supports the museum’s 152 acres of beautiful gardens, grounds, and trails. May Market is produced with enormous support by the Hill-Steaders, volunteer ambassadors of Hill-Stead, who have supported the museum with fundraising and outreach initiatives for over 30 years. This is one of their largest events.

This year, the festive happening will feature over 40 premium vendors and flowers and unique plants perfect for Mother’s Day.

Vendors will be located both indoors and outdoors. Shop and enjoy the beautiful grounds during this springtime celebration.

Interested in being a vendor?

Fill out an application here or download the application and return it by mail to Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032, attn: May Market, or email it to


Adults   |  $10 a day
Children 12 & under |  Free
Tickets are required for entrance. Tickets do not include admission to the house or exhibition gallery.


Hill-Stead’s own Hill-Steaders will offer perennial plants for sale from our Sunken Garden and some of the area’s finest nurseries. Donated plants will also be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Hill-Stead’s gardens and grounds. Plant sale will only be on Saturday and Sunday.

Children’s Activities

Create your very own spring craft and pick up some seedlings to take home and watch grow! Children’s activities will only be on Saturday and Sunday.

Estate Walks

Estate tours will be on Sunday only at 11 am and 2 pm. Check in for this activity will be at the Museum Shop.


Food trucks will be onsite Saturday and Sunday. Featuring Coffeeology, Chet’s Italian Ice, and Lucky Dog Food Truck.


  • Alison Designs LLC
  • Amanda Surveski Wildlife Art
  • Bead Dangle Design
  • Bird House Bungalows and More
  • Blue Door Vibes
  • Bright Raven Studio
  • Carrie Whelan Designs
  • Custom Designed Accessories
  • Dakota Stone
  • Debbye Rosen and Juliet Clarke Pottery
  • Esthetic Living
  • Farmington Farm Truck
  • Goodness Remedies
  • HammerHeadz LLC
  • Hannah Daye & Company
  • Heart to Heart Design
  • Hearts of Stone
  • Helping Hands for Tranquility
  • Idle Gauds Jewelry
  • K. Creed Candle Co
  • Kpdesigns and Arts LLC
  • Lightlaced
  • Madame Gateaux Custom Cake and Pastry Studio
  • Makepeace Designs
  • Meshugenah Hat Company
  • Newoodworkz
  • Oh Fudge and More LLC
  • Ovelle Coffee LLC
  • Planted Pigments
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • Savor LLC
  • Spoonmann & Sons
  • Stanley Whitman House
  • The BQE
  • The Healing Herb Garden
  • The Juniper Loft Soap Company
  • The Lady Ming Collection
  • The Trunk Show
  • UCONN Extension Master Gardeners
  • Woods and Water Pottery

Many thanks to our sponsor

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