New England's Oldest Food & Wine Fest - Harwinton - Fine Fare, Friends & Fun in The Litchfild Hills -

08/25/2012 to 08/26/2012

150 Locust Rd. Harwinton Fairground, Harwinton, CT Phone: 702-837-1170.

Hours for A Taste of the Litchfield Hills will be 12 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Ticket prices are Adult (age 12-64): $10 On-Site or $8 Advance Purchase; Senior (age 65+): $8 On-Site or $6 Advance Purchase; and Child (Under 12): Free. Admission does not include food and beverage, which are purchased separately. From comfort food to gourmet dishes and live entertainment to an outdoor shopping bazaar, the 27th annual edition of A Taste of The Litchfield Hills will offer a menu of fine fare and fun at a new location. New England's oldest food and wine festival will be held Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 25-26, 2011 at its new location Harwinton Fairgrounds. The 2012 Menu is available vist the website.

Tag Sale - New England Carousel Museum - Bristol

08/25/2012 to 08/26/2012

95 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Tag Sale on August 25th starting at 10:00 a.m.! It's that time of the year again; Tag Sale time! We are kicking off our Tag Sale here at the Museum on Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to donate items to be sold, please drop it off during these next two weeks. All proceeds of the Tag Sale will benefit the Museum in our continuous effort to preserve and educate!

"MEET THE GRAPES" at Sunsetmeadow Vineyards

08/25/2012 to 08/26/2012

599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT Phone: 860-201-4654.

One of the most fun events of the season! Tickets $15 per person, and include: An informative discussion, hayride and vineyard tour with George our Vineyard Mgr. Then come back to the tasting room and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Tours begin at 2 pm each day. Reservations are Required Limited Space (Additional tour hours may be added if necessary) Call winery for reservations or more information.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate


29 Chestnut Hill Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4045.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate featuring cheeses from France. This is an educational pairing that teaches participants on how to pair wine with cheese and chocolate. Participants will try each of the Haight-Brown wines paired with a French cheese or chocolate. $35 per person. To reserve your spot for one of these events, call us at (860) 567-4045 or email us at Haight-Brown Vineyard takes reservations for all scheduled events. A credit card is required to hold the reservation. Cancelations are allowed without charge up to the Monday prior to the event.

7th Annual Oxford Peach Festival


421 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT 06478. Phone: (203) 888-0230.

The Oxford Historical Society will present its annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 25 in St. Peter’s Church at 421 Oxford Road.  This year’s theme is the history of the Town of Stevenson, the old Zoar Bridge and the Stevenson Dam.The event will begin with an illustrated talk by John Babina on the construction of the Dam at 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  From 4-7 p.m., vintage photos and newspaper articles detailing the dam’s building will be on display in St. Peter’s Church Hall. This is the first time many of the photographs have been seen by the public.  Also featured will be pictures and memorabilia from the Hale-Coleman Orchards of Seymour and Oxford. Homemade peach shortcake with “all the trimmings” will be on sale from 4-7 p.m. Admission to the event is $1.00.  Proceeds will go to the continued restoration and operation of the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum at 60 Towner Lane in Oxford.


Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts Taste The Best of France--Litchfield

08/25/2012 to 08/26/2012

20 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

On Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1PM and 3PM a wine-tasting at Haight-Brown Vineyard. Come expeirence France one sip at a time.  The vineyard will be pairing French cheeses and chocolates with a variety of Haight-Brown wines.  Guests will have the chance to taste the wines and will be given a lesson on which textures and flavors pair best with certain foods.  $35 per person.  Reservations.

Richard III at McLaughlin Vineyards


14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT Phone: 203.426.1533.

4:00 pm. 4th season of Shakesperience Productions here at McLaughlin Vineyards In Richard III, witness the two most famous warring families in history battle for the crown.  Travel with the larger-than-life Richard III, Shakespeare's villain king, as he plots his way to the crown against the backdrop of the Tower of London.  Director, Emily Mattina creatively wraps a larger than life deck of playing cards into the costume and set designs. (rain date Aug. 26) Tickets Adults $15, Kids Under Twelve $10 Family of 4 $40.

Beer Tasting Merwinsville Hotel


1 Browns Forge Road , Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860.350.4443 .

On August 25th, the Merwinsville Hotel and The Bridge will be hosting a very special Beer Tasting fundraising event. There will be 10 distributors with a full spectrum of beers. From lager to cork and cage bottle condition. There will be ales, IPA, brown ales & hefeweizen. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the door for $25 or prepay with Paypal  for a $5 discount.  Current Hotel Members - $20.

Danbury Summer Concert Series--Michel Rae Driscoll/Deja Blu


Bandshell/Danbury Green, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-792-1711.

Festivities on the Danbury Green begin at 7:00 p.m. with headliners taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. For additional information, visit

Music Mountain Saturday Twilight Concerts--Falls Village


Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 6:30PM--The Whiskey Boys with Dancing--The Whiskey Boys with Dancing,Fiddle, a Guitar and two voices. With David Delaney, Fiddle and Mark Kilianski, Guitar and guests Lukas Pool, Guitar and Michael Warren, Bass
The Whiskey Boys play original and traditional Old Time, Bluegrass and Country music re-harmonized with Jazz, Rock, and wit.
"Often rowdy, sometimes tender, The Whiskey Boys are always a crowd pleaser."