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.


1 (Thu.) – ‘Letterman and Modern Medicine’ with GREG SUSLA at the New England Civil War Museum. 7:30 p.m. Free. Learn more.

3 (Sun.) – National Trails Day – Friends of Valley Fall’s ‘Valley Falls Tree Walk’ with NICHOLAS CRANMER at the Pavilion at 10 a.m. Learn more.

3 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s June concert, ‘A Choral Tapestry’ will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.

10 (Sat.) – CT Open House Day – Grand Opening of the Valley Falls Farm Heritage Center. Learn more.

10 (Sat.) – CT Open House Day – Strong Family Farm will give hourly tours, open its farm store and hold a tag sale. Learn more.

11 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society’s ‘Rockville High School: 150 Years of Excellence’ with JEAN LUDDY. 2 p.m. Learn more.

18 (Sun.) – ‘Touch A Truck’ at Strong Family Farm. For Father’s Day see tractos, tow trucks, fire trucks and more. 10-2 Learn more.


11 (Tue) – July In The Sky. Rain Date is July 12.

22 (Sat.) – Stickney Hill Preserve Hike in Rockville led by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust, 12 p.m. on Pleasant Street.


4-6 (Fri-Sun) – Join Evergreen Family Theatre’s Shakespeare troupe, Fool in the Forest, for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Henry Park. With a twist of a pipe wrench, 5 plumbers perform the hilarious, magical, musical, interactive show. The production is an hour-long family friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Times vary. Learn more.

11-13 (Fri.-Sun.) – Tolland County 4-H Fair at TCAC.


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

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

24 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting at the Red Barn at 1 p.m. BEV YORK presents “Rachel Carson.” Learn more.


7-8 (Sat.-Sun.) – Revolutionary War Encampment as part of Bolton’s 300th Anniversary at Heritage Farm. Rescheduled from 2020.

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.

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.


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

Making Vernon Special