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.


2 (Sat.) – Arctic Splash Fundraiser at Valley Falls. 1 p.m. Learn more.

9 (Sat.) – Stickney Hill Preserve Hike in Rockville led by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust, 12 noon on Pleasant Street. Learn more.

9 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale holds “A Christmas Rose,” its Winter Concert at St. Bernard Church, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.


14 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program “What To Do With Those Old Mill Buildings?” with Renee Tribert and Wes Hanley from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. 2 p.m. Snow date January 21.

15 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “The Flora & Fauna of Botswana” – Sandy will share with us slides of her recent safari to Botswana. Stories of her adventures in this wonderful country. 7-9 p.m.


19 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Container Gardening & Panel Discussion” 7-9 p.m.


4 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program “How Technology Won the Civil War” with Vernon resident Professor Thomas Army. 2 p.m. Snow date March 11.

12 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9-11 a.m.

19 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “The Tankerhoosen: Vernon’s Green Valley” – Jon Roe, will give a slide presentation of the local gems and hidden gardens in our area. 7-9 p.m.

31 (Sat.) – Strong Family Farm Spring Cleaning Work Day, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – This is a Volunteer Work Day so the whole family can get a taste of farm life. Many different tasks from raking to painting to sweeping to carpentry work and so much more.


7 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale presents “The Emerald Isle” concert at the First Congregational Church of Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

7-8 (Sat.-Sun.) – Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest.

8 (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.

16 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Herbal Self Defense” – Terri Cusson, president of the Connecticut Herb Association will familiarize us with several recipes for uses of herbs. 7-9 p.m.

27-29 (Fri.-Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Book Sale – Our annual Book Sale featuring a wide selection of used hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, VCR tapes and books on tape.


5-6 (Sat.-Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Book Sale – Our annual Book Sale continues featuring a wide selection of used hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, VCR tapes and books on tape.

12 (Sat.) – Vernon Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale at Sacred Heart Church, 8-10:30 a.m. Pouring rain date, May 19.

14 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9-11 a.m.

20 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program “Tobacco Farming in the Connecticut Valley” with Brianna Dunlap, former director of the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum in Windsor. Many Vernon residents worked in local tobacco fields when they were teenagers and there were tobacco farms here in Vernon. 2 p.m.

21 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Pocket Gardens” – Barbara Austin, will construct a stone “Pocket Garden” with different types of plants as she gives us ideas about how to make beautiful gardens. 7-9 p.m.

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


2 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale presents “A Choral Tapestry” concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

2-3 (Sat.) – Connecticut Trails Weekend – Hikes throughout the state.

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

Making Vernon Special