Year-round festivals of music, food, and more in Mystic CT

Downtown Mystic, CT Phone: 860-572-9578

August 12-13, 2017

One of the country’s finest and oldest art shows showcased along the streets of the historic downtown area. More than 250 fine artists will exhibit oils, watercolors, photography, pastels, sculpture & acrylics. There will be music performances, children's art activities and a great array of food and beverages. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

15 Fairgrounds Road Brooklyn, CT Phone: 860-779-0012

August 24-27, 2017

Oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Draft horses, livestock shows, home and garden exhibits, live entertainment, historical displays, special daily events, midway and great food. Please see website for more information. Music by Jake Worthington, Annie Brobst and Chelsea Carter and Parmalee. Admission: Adults $10, children under 12 free; on Friday Senior admission is $6. Parking is $5 in fair parking lots. Hours: Thursday, 4-11 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts & Lyme Art Association, 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT Phone: 860-434-5542

July 29, 2017

Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival is a town-wide celebration of the arts. The celebration takes place at the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. A favorite event of the day is Market En Plein Air at the museum. This outdoor market features Connecticut-grown flowers, fruits, vegetables, breads, fine cheeses, herbs and specialty foods in a setting modeled after outdoor markets in French villages. Also enjoy the artisan fair, outdoor concert, author talks and sidewalk sales. Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday,9 a.m.-3 p.m.

122 Mack Road Lebanon, CT Phone: 860-423-1733

August 11-13, 2017

Major agricultural fair with livestock, crafts, carnival rides, continuous entertainment, children’s games, food vendors, monster truck and helicopter rides. Time: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: General admission, $10; seniors, $9; children (under 12), free.