Plan a weekend in the historic villages of Salisbury and Lakeville, CT and enjoy a wide variety of special events and activities. It’s a real “home-town” celebration in the beautiful Litchfield Hills on Columbus Day Weekend – October 6, 7 and 8.
Stroll along the scenic Main Street to find attic treasures, home-made baked goods, and previously-loved books and jewelry in local churches. Be sure not to miss the beautiful Quilt Show. Sample freshly-baked bread and enjoy delicious apple crisp and purchase Greek pastries and local honey. To add to the fun, there are many outdoor booths, special sales in the shops and art exhibitions in galleries that line the street. SThere is an environmental exhibit at the Historical Society and the Salisbury Library is holding a special book sale. Colorful scarecrows line the street, so don’t miss your chance to cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow.
Kids will have a blast at this fair! They’ll love the pumpkin decorating, face painting, crafts, and games. Both young and old will enjoy the magic shows and old-fashioned hayrides. Listen to live music by the Salisbury Band and the Joint Chiefs. Stop by LaBonne’s for delicious samples from many food vendors. Decorate small pumpkins on the White Hart lawn and then enjoy the “Birds of Prey” program, featuring live hawks and owls by Audubon Sharon. Later in the evening, enjoy lobsters or a delicious roast beef dinner, followed by live music at the Coffee House.
On Saturday, October 7, start the day by participating in a 5K run along the rail trail. Then indulge in a hearty breakfast of freshly-made blueberry pancakes. Look for local artisans selling hand-made jewelry, pottery, textiles, leather goods, and more. There will be several programs taking place throughout the day including a child identification program, composting program and a free workshop on how to make autumn garlands and wreaths. There will also be robots built by the high school Robotics Team. If you have worked up an appetite, no worries, this fair is serving up something to please every palate from hot dogs, chili and cornbread, to baked potatoes with toppings, and mac ‘n cheese—along with delicious apples, popcorn, and fresh cider.
On Sunday, October 8 the day starts off with the annual pancake breakfast! End the weekend at the Brew-Ski Fest located on 80 Mountain Road that is hosted by Salisbury Winter Sports Association. There will be thirty craft breweries participating plus two hard cider breweries and plenty of brats, tickets are $35 on the day of the event. For an up-to-date schedule of times and locations, go to www.salisburyfallfestival.org. For online tickets for the brew-ski visit http://www.brewskifest.com.