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.


7 (Fri.) – “God Of Carnage” is a dark comedy presented by the Dionysus Theater Company at Arts Center East. Performances Sep. 7 through Sep. 16. Times vary. Learn more.

8 (Sat.) – Civil War Day Camp at the Strong Family Farm. For children ages 8 to 13. 9:30 to 2:30. $20. POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING.

10 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9 a.m.

15 (Sat.) – Vernon Community Day at Route 30 Public Works. VVC will have a tent. 9-12. Learn more.

17 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club September Program: “Gifts From The Garden,” an auction of flavored salts or vinegars, fresh and dried herbs, flowers, vegetables and baked goods. 7-9 p.m.

23 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program at 2 p.m. “The Tolland County Children’s Home” presented by Cheryl and Christopher Klemmer who have been researching all the county homes for children in Connecticut.

29 (Sat.) – Talcottville, Talcott Ravine and Vernon Rail Trail history, geology and archeology walk, 1 p.m. Learn more.

30 (Sun.) – (NEW DATE) Vernon Conservation Commission’s Vernon Riffle Bioassessment By Volunteers, 9-2.

30 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting and Program, 1 p.m. Amy Blaymore Patterson, Director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC), will talk about the importance of preserved land in Connecticut. Learn more.

30 (Sun.) – Northern CT Land Trust Annual Meeting and Program. The speaker is Mary-Beth Kaeser from Horizon Wings of Ashford, a non-profit Wildlife Rehab Center specializing in birds of prey. She will bring a hawk, falcon and eagle. The meeting will be held at the Somers Congregational Church on Route 190 in Somers. Program only begins at 7 p.m. Learn more.


14 (Sun.) – Northern CT Land Trust fall foliage hike at Valley Falls Park and along Railroad Brook gorge on the Trusts’ Andrew Webster Knapp property, 9 a.m.

15 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club October Program: “Ticks: It’s More than Just Lyme Disease” presented by Fr. Kirby Stafford. 7-9 p.m.

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

20 (Sat.) – Vernon Seniorhood Fair, VCMS, 10-2. Products and services for adults and seniors. For info call 860-871-7468, ext 2 or vmtseniorfair@gmailcom.


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

19 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club November Program: “Create A Holiday Centerpiece” led by VGC members. 7-9 p.m.


8 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s Christmas Concert will be held at St. Bernard Church, 7:30 p.m.



8 (Fri.) – “Tribes” is the first play of the year by the Dionysus Theater Company at Arts Center East beginning on this date and continuing over the next weeks. Details to follow.


3 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program with a musical history band at 2 p.m. Details to follow.

18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club March Program: “Cruising Down the River,” a visual trip down the Tankerhoosen. Presenter JON ROE. 7-9 p.m.


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

14 (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.

8 (Sat.) – Civil War Day Camp at the Strong Family Farm. For children ages 8 to 13. 9:30 to 2:30. $20.

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