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 Souls on Fire. 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.
This agricultural family fair features animal exhibits and competitions, a magic show, and fun for kids like frog jumping, reptile ponds, giant bubbles, balloon animals, and a bird presentation! Featuring plenty of interaction with and observation of animals, as well as a full midway with amusement rides. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors on Saturday and Sunday, $8; children under age 12, free. 3 day pass- $25. Free parking.
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.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
There’s something for everyone at the Lebanon Country Fair: Monster trucks, Kids’ games, truck pulls, pageants, lawnmower racing, tournaments and lots of performers throughout the weekend. Only guide dogs and service dogs are allowed on the fairgrounds.
Time: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10-$11; children under age 12 and military, free; seniors over age 60, $9. Free parking.
Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts & Lyme Art Association, 96 Lyme StreetOld Lyme, CTPhone: 860-434-5542
July 26-27, 2019
Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival is a town-wide celebration of the arts. The festival kicks off Friday, July 26, on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum with music by Nekita Waller. Saturday brings the Market En Plein Air, featuring flowers, fruits, vegetables, breads, fine cheeses, herbs and specialty foods in a setting modeled after outdoor markets in French villages. Original art is sold and visitors enjoy open galleries, author talks and sidewalk sales. Also on Saturday is the dog show and parade.
Time: Friday, 5- 9 p.m.; Saturday,9 a.m.-3 p.m.