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.
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    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.
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    Hay Day

    A Hill-Stead fall favorite for all ages. Hitch a ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon through the brilliant autumn colors of the Connecticut countryside, have your face painted, tap your toes to traditional tunes, enjoy hearty food and beverages, or just stroll through Hill-Stead’s meadows and trails. Rain or shine.
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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.
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Photo of Hill-Stead May Market by Deborah Key.