25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston, CT Phone: 860 868-7954.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Celebration of artisanal handcrafted cheeses and wines, small farms and small batch producers of all natural specialty foods from small farms and artisan food producers in Connecticut and the Northeast US. Guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of cheeses, wines, all natural handcrafted breads, chocolates, jams, produce, flavored butters, sauces, honey, maple syrup and more. Meet cheese makers, wine makers, bakers, farmers and small batch artisan food producers while tasting their regionally distinctive food and beverage creations. There will be fun activities scheduled throughout the day including cooking demos by top Connecticut chefs, face painting, hay rides and live music. Great fun for the whole family! Event takes place under tent so bring the whole family-come rain or shine! Admission to the festival is $15 purchased on-line at www.artisanmade-ne.com and www.hopkinsvineyard.com (children 12 and under are free). There is limited space so please purchase admission early to ensure a spot.