10/13/2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canterbury Green, South Canterbury Road (Rte 169)
near Library Road - Canterbury, CT 06331

Swampy Acre Farm friends
.…Swampy Acre Farm friends….

Mark you calendar. As always, our goal for this annual fall celebration on Canterbury green is to bring together local practitioners of traditional crafts and trades, historical reenactors, farmers, and a variety of nonprofit groups and other exhibitors to celebrate our town.

The historic one-room Green Schoolhouse will feature exhibits on the town’s past, and area musicians will perform throughout the day.

Canterbury Old Home Day has proved to be a popular fall event and we look forward to seeing you there. Admission and parking are always free. Details will be available here as the event comes together. Check back.

If you are interested in possibly becoming an Old Home Day exhibitor, please click here for the OHD 2018 Exhibitor Application. Questions? Email to or contact Steve at 860-546-6669. We are especially seeking historical reenactors, farmers, exhibitors who will bring friendly animals, and plyers of traditional crafts and trades.

Special Honoree Raymond Coombs Sr.

Old Home Day 2108 is dedicated to the memory of Ray Coombs Sr,
Old Home Day 2108 is dedicated to the memory of Ray Coombs Sr.

This year’s Old Home Day fall celebration is gratefully dedicated to the memory of Raymond Coombs Sr., life-long Canterbury resident, knowledgeable outdoorsman, history enthusiast, and tireless volunteer in the community. He was also a snappy dresser, nearly always sporting American flag suspenders and a historical-style hat of some type. Among the Canterbury organizations that benefitted from his volunteer service over the years are the Prudence Crandall Museum, the Canterbury Lions Club, and fortunately for us—the Canterbury Historical Society. We miss him and are pleased to honor him and celebrate his life in this small way.

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