09/13/2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canterbury Green
Canterbury Road (RT 169) at Library Road - Canterbury, CT 06331

Sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society

Free Parking & Admission, Rain or Shine

Mark your calendar for the Canterbury Historical Society’s annual Old Home Day on Canterbury green. Locally, this is the one sure-fire harbinger that fall is just around the corner.

JimE_OHDEnjoy historical reenactors, children’s activities, practitioners of many traditional trades and crafts, animals, live music, informational booths of civic and nonprofit groups, and exhibits in the restored 19th century one-room Green District schoolhouse.

Come hungry so you can take full advantage of the scrumptious food, from locally made artisanal cheeses to Finnish pulla, home baked pies, Canterbury maple syrup, and the requisite burgers and dogs.

Meet old friends and make new ones. Bring the whole family and soak up the quintessentially New England small-town ambiance of this old-timey fall celebration.

Exhibitors as of September 11, 2014

  • Grant Bombria, traditional broom maker
  • Keri Boucher, Iris Creek Farm, hand-spun yarn, dyed locks of wool, felted items, angora goats
  • Fred and Fred Brehant, traditional blacksmiths
  • Burgis Brook Alpacas, alpacas for sale, yarn, roving, fiber crafts, breeding, plus a garlic cart
  • Amy Burroughs, miniature horses and goats
  • Canterbury Cones, fresh ice cream, yogurt ice cream, nondairy sorbet
  • Canterbury Economic Development Commission
  • Canterbury Historical Society—your Old Home Day hosts—offering home-baked goods, and exhibits in the restored one-room Green district schoolhouse
  • Canterbury Lions, offering hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, and chips
  • Canterbury VFW
  • Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department
  • Glenn Alan Cheney, author, selling and signing his books
  • Ray Clausen, display of 19th and early 20th century lanterns
  • Community Emergency Response Team of Canterbury
  • David and Annette Costanzo, artists
  • Crafty Rabbit, Ric Nadeau, hand-operated jigsaw crafts
  • James Easton, woodcarver
  • Finnish American Heritage Society, offering pulla bread
  • First Congregational Church, offering homemade pies
  • Friends of the Canterbury Public Library
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Nipmuc Service Unit
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Troop 65133, leading free children’s activities
  • Hart’s Greenhouse and Florist, offering their own Canterbury-grown fresh produce and nursery stock
  • Bill Kivic, waffle and wafer making over open fire
  • Ladd’s Garden Center, full-service garden center specializing in water gardens and perennials
  • Maple Leaf Farm, local maple syrup and other goodies
  • Sharon Maynard, Mohegan basket maker, splint basketry
  • Meadowstone Farm, locally made artisanal goat and cow cheeses, handcrafted soaps and lotions
  • Doug O’Connor, fine handcrafted Windsor furniture
  • Alton Orlomoski, antiques display
  • Linda Orlomoski, New England photography
  • Steve Orlomoski, free vintage car rides
  • Reggie Phillips, vintage tractors
  • Plainfield Historical Society
  • Debby Plantamuro, wildlife artist
  • Linda and Ernest Provencher, handmade woodenware
  • Hailey Quercia, artist and keeper of heritage breed chickens
  • Roseland Cottage Education Department, Historic New England, historical reenactors
  • Eileen Savage, My Friends and Me, quilter and embroiderer
  • Tony Shaw, Custom Wood Creation, handcrafted wooden ink pens, keepsake boxes, and more
  • Sparrow Soaps, goats’ milk soaps and dwarf goats
  • The Painted Smile, face painting
  • Triple C Cakes, Cindy Miller, homemade cakes for all occasions
  • Jack Tucker, vintage engines
  • Bill Tyler, vintage tractors
  • Ann L. Vaillencourt, Kitt Brook Studio, watercolors and pastels of Canterbury and surrounding area
  • Melodye and Chili Bob Whatley, early American reenactors
  • Willimantic Chronicle, Tubie the Mascot
  • Willow Tree Therapies, chair massages
  • Yaworski’s Truck Museum, antique mail wagon

Live Music—performance schedule

  • 11:00 AM: Mystic Brass Quintet
  • Noon: Army Master Sergeant Frank May sings the national anthem
  • 12:05 PM: Still Pickin’
  • 1:05: Dave Orlomoski & Gordon Titcomb with Dave Aston
  • 2:05: Everett St. Louis & Friends

For photos of last year’s Old Home Day by our official photographer, the talented Linda Orlomoski, click here

Parking and admission are always free. Old Home Day will go on rain or shine.

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