Vernon Events

This is a listing of upcoming events in the area sponsored by our Vernon Volunteer Organizations as well as other Vernon events of general interest.

Details of many of the events can be found on our Making Vernon Special MeetUp Page. The ‘Learn more’ link will take you to the event listing.


12 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society’s “Mother Jones and the Labor Movement”. 2 p.m. Snow date January 19. Learn more.

20 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s “The Flora & Fauna of the Azores”. 7-9 p.m. Learn more.

21 (Tue.) – Rockville Public Library’s evening of storytelling focuses on Diversity with short stories of childhood from many cultures. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn more.


17 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s “Container Gardening: Unusual Pots, Vertical Spaces and Shade Design Panel Discussion”. 7-9 p.m. Learn more.


1 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society’s “Our 300th Anniversary – The First 90 Years” with Jon Roe. 2 p.m. Snow date March 8. Learn more.

16 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s “Waking up the Garden”. 7-9 p.m. Learn more.


4 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s, ‘Spring Concert’ will be held at the First Congregational Church of Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

5 (Sun.) – Strong Farm 5k Chicken Run, 7:30 a.m. – More than a road race this is the first outdoor family event of the season. Events for kids and adults. Learn more.

20 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s “Rachel Carson Speak”. Guest Speaker: Bev York, local historian. 7-9 p.m. Learn more.


2 (Sat.) – Civil War Day Camp at the Strong Family Farm. For children ages 8 to 13. 9:30 to 2:30. $10.

9 (Sat.) – Vernon Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale at Vernon Center Middle School, 7-10:30 a.m.

18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s “Farming Methods in Modern Times” with Seth Bahler of Oakridge Dairy in Ellington. 7-9 p.m. Learn more.

26 (Sun.) – Talcottville Memorial Day Parade to Mt. Hope Cemetery’s Civil War Monument, 8:30 a.m. assemble, 9 a.m.


6 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s, ‘A Choral Tapestry’ will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.

13 (Sat.) – CT Open House Day In Vernon. Open House and special events at Strong Family Farm, the New England Civil War Museum, Valley Falls Farm and the Vernon Historical Society. This is your chance to visit the places you’ve always meant to visit. For the whole family.


17 (Sat.) – Strong Family Farm Annual Harvest Festival, 10-2. Scarecrow contest, children’s activities.

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