Connecticut

Event: 49th Annual Hebron Harvest Feair
Venue: Hebron Lion’s Fairgrounds – Hebron
Date: September 6-8
Description: Major agricultural fair with livestock shows, midway, exhibits, continuous stage entertainment, magic show, small animal barns, arts and crafts, food and product booths.
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Event: Norwalk Oyster Festival
Venue: Veteran’s Memorial Park – Norwalk
Date: September 6-8
Description: The festival offers a range of activities and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. A host of national, local and regional musical acts will perform continuously throughout the weekend on several stages throughout the festival area. Oyster Festival attendees will have plenty of entertainment and activities to choose from over the weekend including the Nerveless Nocks Thrill ShowPaul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, a Kids’ Cove with rides, games and other child-centered live entertainment, a Craft Beer tent with more than 40 beers and the expansive Arts & Crafts Pavilion with more than 100 artisans and crafters. Plus, an international food court, oyster slurping contest, and much more.  Sunday is Family Day with special family and children’s packages for entrance, rides and meals.

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Rhode Island

Event: Dragon Boat Celebration
Venue: Festival Pier – Pawtucket
Date: September 6-7
Description: Join us at Festival Pier in Pawtucket for a celebration of our six new dragon boat hand-built in Taiwan!!!
Plus… a dragon boat parade, music, and the awakening of the dragon ceremony!
And, make sure that you join us at our 20th Annual RI Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival on Saturday, September 7th

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Event: Newport Secret Garden Tour
Venue: Kingscote – Newport
Date: September 6-8
Description: This September, the annual Newport Secret Garden Tours opens its gates to a plethora of stunning gardens in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Join the Benefactors of the Arts on September 6-8 for this self-guided tour featuring at least 10 incredible gardens that are dotted On & Off Bellevue Avenue, the Drive and the Kay/Catherine neighborhoods. These private gardens are shared with the community to help raise funds for the Arts Education programs in the Island’s public schools. The tour runs daily, 10 am until 5 pm, and tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, allowing for inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or just a late start.

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Westchester

Event: Guided Mindfulness Hike at Sheldrake
Venue: Sheldrake Environmental Center – Larchmont
Date: September 7
Description: Coinciding with International Forest Bathing Day, join Sheldrake for scheduled time to unplug and connect with nature on our award-winning guided mindful outdoor experience. Led by our Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide Cindy Olsen, the experience will include some movements to warm up our bodies, mindful breathing, hiking with awareness, nature meditation, and an opportunity to share your experience and build community with a tea ceremony. The event embraces (almost) all weather, with adjustments made as needed. The hike is easy, suitable for most abilities. Register on the Sheldrake website to secure your spot.

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Event: Revolutionary War & Burning of Bedford Reenactment
Venue: Village Green – Bedford
Date: September 7
Description: Step back in time as the Revolutionary War comes to life in Bedford. Enjoy Patriot and British cavalry demonstrations; an encampment; musket drills and colonial games and dances; blacksmithing demonstrations; lessons with the School Marm; and a grand finale Burning of Bedford re-enactment on the Green. This fun family day is free for everyone!  Visit the Bedford Historical Society’s website for more info at www.bedfordhistoricalsociety.org or call 914-234-9751. There will be plenty of free parking and you can purchase food and ice cream from the food trucks on the Green.
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