Seasonal Celebrations at Hill-Stead

Visit Hill-Stead for special events, markets and festivals throughout the year.

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    Photo by Deborah Key

    May Market

    This annual spring fair features unique items from more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, a sought-after selection of perennials, food and entertainment, children’s activities, and noted speakers on lifestyle and gardening subjects.

    View 2020 event information 


  • Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

    Don’t miss this nationally-acclaimed, annual festival held in the museum’s Sunken Garden, featuring five award-winning poets, Connecticut-based poets, the winners of the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and the Fresh Voices Student Poetry Competition, along with live musical performances.

    View upcoming festival dates 

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    Photo by Deborah Key.

    Holidays at Hill-Stead

    Enjoy the Holidays at Hill-Stead!  Tour the house with its grand rooms festively decorated for the holidays and shop for unique holiday gifts at the Hill-Stead Holiday Boutique.

    View Holiday event information

Photo of Hill-Stead May Market by Deborah Key.