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May Market 2021

April 30 - May 2

Timed tickets required for entrance

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Join us for May Market, Hill-Stead’s springtime fundraising event benefiting the gardens, grounds and trails

The safe, socially distanced event is organized and produced with enormous support by the Hill-Steaders, volunteer ambassadors of Hill-Stead, who have supported the Museum for over 25 years.

This year, the festive happening features over 30 premium exhibitors, flowers and unique plants perfect for Mother’s Day, children’s activities, and refreshments. Your admission includes access to visit Hill-Stead’s historic home and world-class collections. The event will offer something for everyone, from children’s scavenger hunts, a Museum Open House for art enthusiasts.

Due to Covid restrictions and ongoing construction, activities will take place outdoors, primarily on the West Lawn as well as different areas of Hill-Stead’s gorgeous grounds. May Market will feature booths with individual tents and one-way aisles for attendees to shop comfortably and ensure proper social distance. We are excited to create a successful event for both sales and safety.


For a list of some of our premium exhibitors, see May Market exhibitors


The Farmington Farm Truck, Lynn M. Anstett Garden Art & Flowers, and Hill-Stead’s own Hill-Steaders will offer plants for sale


Food will be available for purchase: Z Catering Food Truck will offer lunch, drinks, and snacks; and Madame Gateaux will have a selection of cookies and scones

Museum Open House

Hill-Stead’s 1910 historic house will be open for self-guided tours each day


Adults   |  $10;
Children 12 & under |  Free
Timed ticket are required for entrance. 

May Market will be held for three days to serve more attendees with timed tickets to control crowds.
Ticket will be available for the following times:

Friday, April 30    12 to 4pm
Saturday, May 1  10am to 1pm or 1 to 4pm
Sunday May 2       10am to 1pm or 1 to 4pm

May Market

The much-anticipated annual event supports the museum’s 152 acres of beautiful gardens, grounds, and trails. “It’s so exciting to see Hill-Stead come alive with all the activity,” says Laurie Sinder, Hill-Steaders current president. She adds that the lively group is always welcoming new members!

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