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.

Public events are slow to return as groups are still being very cautious. The Town of Vernon now has a town wide Calendar of Events so also check that for activity. Go to Vernon Calendar.


6 (Wed.) – ‘Reminders of Home: Camp Newspapers from the Ellington Archives.’ Presentation at Ellington’s Hall Library by the Ellington Historical Society. 6:30 p.m.

7 (Thu.) – ‘The 17th Connecticut at Gettysburg’ with CAROLYN IVANOFF at the New England Civil War Museum. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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

16-17 (Sat.) – ‘Civil War Reenactment At Wickham Park’ with the New England Civil War Museum.

23 (Mon.) – Ellington Farm Day – Start your day off with a visit to the Ellington Farmers’ Market in Arbor Park (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), then stroll down to the Nellie McKnight Museum to learn the history of Ellington farming at the Ellington Historical Society’s Farm Exhibit and much more., 10-3 Learn more.

24 (Mon.) – NCLT Annual Meeting. Our guest speaker this year will be GINNY APPLE of Barkhamsted, a Volunteer Representative of the CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her presentation will be on “Bobcats and Fishers.” Learn more.

30 (Sat.) – Living History Day – Come celebrate the New England Civil War Museum’s (NECWM) ‘Living History Day’ featuring Civil War re-enactors setting up camp in the park and re-creating camp life. They will demonstrate and describe for visitors the life of soldiers, sailors and civilians during the Civil the New England Civil War Museum. Free. Learn more.


1 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls ‘Artists Day At The Farm,’ 1-3 p.m. featuring art, music and history. Learn more.

3 (Mon.) – “Witches in CT” – The Rockville Public Library presents the harrowing story of the hanging of witches in colonial New England which continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Learn more.

6-22 (Mon.) – Dionysus Theatre Seder

7-8 (Sat.-Sun.) – Revolutionary War Encampment as part of Bolton’s 300th Anniversary at Heritage Farm.

15 (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. Learn more.

15 (Sun.) – VHS At TCAC

16 (Mon.) – VGC bonzai

21 (Sat.) Tolland County Seniorhood Resource Fair at Vernon Center Middle School presented by the Tolland County Multidisciplinary Team. This Fair is to provide information that enhances “seniorhood” health and lifestyles. Public and private services will be featured through exhibits and presentations. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

22 (Sun.) – Strong Family Farm 8th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival, 10-4. Scarecrow contest, children’s activities. Learn more.

28 (Sat.) – Vernon Conservation Commission’s Vernon Riffle Bioassessment By Volunteers, 9-2.


2 (Thu.) – Rockville Public Library presents ‘Mark Twain Family.’ 6:30 p.m. Learn more.

2 (Thu.) – ‘The 1862 Siege of Yorktown, VA’ with DREW GRUBER at the New England Civil War Museum. 7:30 p.m. Free.

20 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s ‘Learn to make a Holiday Centerpiece.’


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

4 (Mon.) – Holiday party & ‘5th and 20th CVI at Gettysburg’ with CHRIS ARMY at the New England Civil War Museum. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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