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.


6 (Tue.) – National Night Out, 5-8 p.m. in Rockville. St. Bernard Church parking lot in Downtown Rockville. Rain date August 7.

9-11 (Fri.-Sun.) – Tolland County 4-H Fair at TCAC. Learn more.

18 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls ‘Artists Day At The Farm,’ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring art, music and history. Learn more.


13 (Fri.) – ‘The Making of the Movie Gettysburg’ with PATRICK FALCI at the New England Civil War Museum. 7 p.m.

14 (Sat.) – Vernon Greenways Volunteers Beetlemania, 9 a.m. A tour of Vernon’s Rail Trail looking for a possible infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetle.

16 (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.

22 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program at 2 p.m. “The Longview Express – A History Mystery” presented by Greff Gunn who has been researching an Ellington Avenue trolley in Rockville. Learn more.

22 (Sun.) – Northern CT Land Trust Annual Meeting and Program.

28 (Sat.) – Vernon Community Day at Route 30 Public Works. Details to follow.

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

29 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting and Program, 1 p.m. Details to follow.

29 (Sun.) – Arts Center East presents ‘Poetry Rocks! featuring Jim Finnegan and others. 3 p.m.


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

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

20 (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.

21 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club October Program: “Get the Biggest Bang From Your Floral Dollar”, Bob Musca, Broad Brook Gardens. 7-9 p.m.


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

Making Vernon Special