Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Walker Road Vineyard - Come to the Barn and Taste Our Wine - Woodbury

12/16/2011 to 11/17/2013

11 Walker Road, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0768.

Sat. & Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Come to our Barn and Taste Our Wine.   Walker Road Vineyards is a small farm winery in Woodbury which has produced award winning wines, and has gained a following in the local market, including some local restaurants. Join us for a discussion in the barn/ tasting room at Walker Road Vineyards. Directions: From I-84 Exit 15 go North on Route 6 for 7 miles to the North End of Woodbury. Make a right on to Middle Road Turnpike. Continue one mile and turn left on Minortown Road for ¼ mile. Walker Road is on the right, and the Winery is the first house on the right.

Norfolk Artists & Friends Host Norfolk August Arts Weekend

08/07/2013 to 08/09/2015

Rte.44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

NORFOLK ARTISTS & FRIENDS is Sponsored by the NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Yale School of Music & Art
on the Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk. Norfolk August Arts Weekend Norfolk Artists & Friends will have its Seventh Annual August Arts Weekend on August 7 - 8 - 9. The public is invited to join us for the Friday night opening reception from 5 - 7:30 PM, on Saturday from 12 - 5PM and on Sunday from 11 - 4PM. The Exhibition is held on the beautiful Battell Stoeckel Estate in the Battell Stoeckel Gallery (the Art Barn) in Norfolk, CT. Follow the signs for location and parking. This year 20 artists will be represented in a variety of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, print mediums, and fine jewelry.

53rd Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair

08/30/2013 to 09/02/2013

37 Lonetown Rd, Redding, CT Phone: (203) 938-2545.

The Fair is held at the  The Redding Community Center.  Free (except on Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am; $15 admission for early buying) All Sale proceeds benefit Mark Twain Library. Description: Established in 1910 by Mark Twain's Daughter Clara Clemens, this is the oldest Book Fair in New England.  Hours & Pricing: Friday, August 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Prices as marked, Saturday, August 31, 9 am to 4 p.m. – Priced as marked, Sunday, September 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – HALF the price marked, Monday, September 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - $5 PER BAG DAY!

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

08/30/2013 to 09/02/2013

497 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT Phone: 860.435.500.

Twenty-thirteen is a year that marks Buick’s 100th and Aston Martin’s 80th anniversaries, as well as 50-year celebrations for the Porsche 911 and the Lotus Elan. And it was 50 years ago that Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd., was founded.These models and marques will be honored with special exhibit classes and on-track events during the five-day vintage car-and-racing extravaganza, now in its 31st year at Lime Rock Park (itself in its 57th year of operation). Historic Festival 31 Competition Race Groups 1. “Speed and Agility,” small-bore post-war sports and GT cars 2. “The Dawn of Real Performance,” racing and sports cars to 1949 3. “Racing Icons,” the Porsche 911 turns 50 4. “Who Needs Fenders,” built for victory, formula cars to 1965 5. “Built to Win,” sports racers 1950 – 1962 6. “No Holds Barred,” a formula libre category 7. “Wild, Wild Horses,” Big-bore post-war sports and GT cars 8. “Sophisticated and Specialized,” sports racers 1965 – 1976 9. “Fast and Furious,” original Trans-Am cars, 1966 – 1972. Only the Best for Bond,” post-war Aston Martins to 1969 “A Clever Cunningham,” accolades for a very rare breed of American racers “The Marvel of McLaren” “911 Sports and GT Heaven” “The Value of Valves on Top,” 100 years of Buick “Classic & Sports Car Magazine’s Editor’s Choice” “Elan Elation,” Lotus innovation rewarded No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event – all on the same property. Since 1983, the East Coast’s premier vintage racing event has been the Historic Festival and its companion “Sunday in the Park Concours” (Sept. 1) at Lime Rock Park. The racing on the track is non-stop from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, with 800+ cars on display for Sunday in the Park & Gathering of the Marques. More information at limerock.com.

Roxbury Race Hike River Road Preserve

08/31/2013 to 09/02/2013

River Road, Roxbury, CT Phone: (860) 350-4148.

Hike the River Road Preserve. Circle the pond to the trail entrance at woods' edge. Fly fishing in the Shepaug River. Picnic table at Volunteers Bridge. The bridge connects the River Road Preserve to the Erbacher, Golden Harvest and Orzech Family Preserves.

Lime Rock Park - Historic Festival 31 & Sunday in the Park Concours

08/31/2013 to 09/02/2013

Rte. 112, Lime Rock, CT Phone: 800-RACE-LRP.

NThe largest field of vintage racing cars on the East Coast – 300 plus! – and the famous "Sunday in the Park" Concours and car show make this Labor Day weekend tradition a "must see." Lotus will be a featured marque... and keep your eyes and ears open for who the Honored Guest will be! Fun- and food-filled Midway will have new attractions for 2013, too! Free parking, free paddock access, kids 12 and under free. Call 860.435.5000 or go to limerock.com

CityCenter Downtown - 2nd Annual Caribbean Cultural JerkFest 2013

09/01/2013

Danbury City Green, Ives Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Presented by Heart & Soul Entertainment. Treat yourself to an Island getaway in your own backyard at the 2nd annual Caribbean Cultural JerkFest on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at CityCenter, Danbury.  Come and experience the colorful sights, the rhythmic sounds and the flavorful tastes of the Caribbean.  Don't forget to bring the kids as there is fun for the whole family.  This free event begins at noon and we look forward to seeing you all there. Performing live on the CityCenter Stage will be Pappa Biggy, Skanktones, Sledge, MSN Band, Nadine Queen and many other  artists.  A special steel drum performance by the Hartford Steel Symphony, Reggae, Soca, Calypso and Chutney music by DJ Outlaw, DJ Indian, and DJ Legin. Entertainment Dance:  Shake your hips with the Caribbean Ibis Dancers.  Soca and Calypso style Zumba lessons are available. Kid Friendly:  Bouncy house, games, arts and crafts, face painting, and jewelry making. Directions:  From I-84 either westbound or eastbound.  Take exit 5.  Go down the hill and make a right onto Main Street.  Go four lights and make a left onto White Street.  Make the first light onto Ives Street. The Danbury CityCenter Green is located on the left.  I-84 is accessible from Rt. 7, Rt. 25, Rt. 8, Rt. 11. I-684 Rt. 52, Rt. 9 and the Taconic Parkway.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

09/01/2013

Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

West Indian JerkFest. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

Music Mountain 84th Anniversary Celebration Concert/Reception--Falls Village

09/01/2013

225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On SUNDAY, SEPT 1, 3 PM the 84th Anniversary Celebration Concert/Reception--Shanghai String Quartet--Haochen Zhang, Piano--ALL TICKETS: $75.  Check the website for further information.