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.


5 (Sun.) – Strong Farm 8th 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.

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

20 (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. Learn more.

25 (Sat.) – Arts Center East’s Cultural Concert Series: HuaTian Ave HuaTian Ave is a trio of musicians dedicated to creating a new wave of unispherical jazz. 5 p.m. Learn more.

26 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting at the Red Barn at 1 p.m. Program by Jon Roe on ‘The Notorious Count Munchow’ who built the iconic stable and barn and then vanished. Learn more.

29 (Wed.) – Jason Newton will discuss the Old Connecticut Path by Zoom at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Tolland Historical Society. Jason has presented at the Vernon Historical Society also. Learn more.


2 (Sat.) – Meetinghouse Hill walk-and-talk by Jon Roe & Nancy Strong for Strong Family Farm members only. Rain date Oct. 3.

2 (Sat.) – Rockville Through A New Lens: Downtown Rockville photography workshop with Peter Glass. Sponsored by Arts Center East, 10-1. Learn more.

3 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program at 2 p.m. ‘Remembering World War II,’ is the showing of a video production of the reading of letters from soldiers to the editor of the Rockville Journal. Learn more.

9 (Sat.) – Grand Reopening Celebration of the New England Civil War Museum with new exhibits and a living history encampment on the park. Learn more.

10 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls ‘Artists Day At The Farm,’ 1-3 p.m. featuring art, music and history. Originally scheduled for August but cancelled due to Hurricane Henri the event will be held outdoors. Learn more.

16 (Sat.) – Strong Family Farm 7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival, 10-4. Scarecrow contest, children’s activities. Learn more.

17 (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.

23 (Sat.) – Stickney Hill Preserve Hike in Rockville led by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust, 1 p.m. on Pleasant Street. Learn more.


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

11-21 (Thu-Sun.) – Arts Center East’s Holiday Artisan Craft Fair. Learn more.

27-28 (Sat. & Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society’s Holiday Craft Fair featuring the work of talented local crafters. Learn more.


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

Making Vernon Special