Weekend in Norfolk Bringing Artisans to Station Place August 5, 6 and 7

​The quiet hamlet of Norfolk is hosting a town-wide festival this weekend. As part of the festivities both sides of Station Place, just off the charming Village Green will be filled with artisans demonstrating their work during “Weekend in Norfolk”,on August 5, 6 and 7. On one of the corners with Route 44, the Norfolk Boatworks is setting up shop for all three days, prepared to take a wooden canoe through all its stages, from steaming and bending the framework to covering it with fabric to doing all the finishing touches to prepare it for launch. Other boats will be in various stages of building and restoration, too.

Schuyler Thomson (foreground) of Norfolk Boatworks will be open on Station Place, Norfolk, Conn., to show visitors how a wooden canoe is constructed. He will also be working on building and restoring other boats during Weekend in Norfolk, August 5, 6 and 7. Photo © Bruce Frisch.

Schuyler Thomson (foreground) of Norfolk Boatworks will be open on Station Place, Norfolk, Conn., to show visitors how a wooden canoe is constructed. He will also be working on building and restoring other boats during Weekend in Norfolk, August 5, 6 and 7. Photo © Bruce Frisch.

Across the street in front of the Artisans Guild, more artisans will be showing how they do things. Friday evening Carol Vinick will be demonstrating the art of fabric collage. On Saturday, Allan Czellecz is setting up his lathe to demonstrate wood turning and Sumi Nakazato is coming to explain the Art of the Bead. On top of all that, shop owners Vee Kausel and Kathy Williams will be demonstrating rug hooking and knitting throughout the entire weekend.

Stop in at Norfolk Boatworks and the Artisans Guild any time throughout Weekend in Norfolk—something will always be going on!

Weekend in Norfolk, August 5, 6 and 7, is a three-day, town-wide art, music and nature festival. Events run the gamut from art exhibits to nature walks, world-class music to a watermelon-eating contest, a quilt show and boat-building demonstrations to the opportunity to get married on the Village Green, and new events are being added all the time. Visit weekendinnorfolk.org for details.

For more area information www.litchfieldhills.com​

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