82 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.
Join the Litchfield Historical Society for an historic fall festival on Saturday, September 28 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on the lawn of the Tapping Reeve House. Featuring storytelling, musical performances, games, crafts, and competitions, this celebration is sure to please visitors young and old. The festivities begin at noon with a musical performance by The Casey Girls, a Litchfield band comprised of five talented sisters who perform classic songs and original compositions on a variety of instruments. They have performed at venues such as Talcott Mountain, Port Chester Days, the Durham Fair, and the Mark Twain House. Bring your sweet tooth along with you for our second annual pie contest! Beginning at 12:30, our special guest judges will analyze each confection for their taste and creativity. This year, a special prize will be given to the best pie made by a kid baker! Slices of the pies will be sold to benefit the Historical Society. If you are interested in submitting a pie for this contest, please see the rules and submission form on our website: www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. The afternoon will be packed with activities, as well. At 1:00 pm, Connecticut storyteller Joyce Marie Rayno will regale our younger visitors with exciting Litchfield tales. At 2:30, The Rosenthals, a duo comprised of the legendary bluegrass musician Phil Rosenthal and his son Daniel, will perform their unique mixture of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and rock n' roll. Throughout the day, you can carve a pumpkin, design a scarecrow, and participate in an apple peeling contest or any number of historical fall festival games. For more information about this or other events, please visit the website.