Canterbury Old Home Day Returns on September 30th!

Canterbury’s favorite fall festival – Old Home Day – will be returning to the Canterbury Green after several years hiatus and we’ve got a long list of vendors and exhibitors who will be joining us on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 3 pm. With over 50 participants, there’s bound to be something for everyone so we hope you’ll join us for this free event!

In addition to all of the folks listed below, there will be a first-ever Scarecrow Contest, all-day entertainment on the Tony Denning Memorial Stage and a scavenger hunt for the kids! The historic one-room Green Schoolhouse will be open for tours and will also feature an exhibit of “Made in Canterbury” items including a world-renowned Hawes Fly Rod. There will be old cars on display as well as the chance to ride in an old car chauffeured by Bob Noiseux of Canterbury.

As a reminder, there’s no parking on-site except for those with a handicap placard; however, complimentary shuttle bus rides will be available all day from the Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School at 45 Westminster Road to 6 South Canterbury Road where the Green is located.

For more information, be sure to check out our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyHistoricalSociety.CT/

Non-Profit Organizations:
Canterbury Historical Society
Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department
Daughters of the American Revolution
Nutmeg Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation
Friends of the Canterbury Library
The Last Green Valley
Hay Burr Inn Equine Rescue
Finnish American Society
UConn Extension Master Gardener Program
Northeast Early Childhood Council
Plainfield Historical Society
Canterbury VFW Post 10068
Veterans Coffeehouses of both Danielson and Griswold

Demonstrators and Exhibitors:
William Kivic – antique waffle irons
Peters’ Corp of the Queen’s Loyal Rangers – Revolutionary War reenactors
Alton Orlomoski – a variety of of antiques
James Easton – Colonial woodcarver
Hickory Forge Blacksmith – blacksmith and bladesmithing
Sawmill Pottery – demonstration of pottery making
Little River Bread Company – wood-fired bread baking demonstration
Bill & Deb Eccleston – unusual 18th & 19th century tools

Food:
Canterbury Lions Food Truck offering burgers and hot dogs
The first-ever Canterbury Café (located in Hart Hall at the church) will have coffee all day, donuts in the morning, hot soups, mini-chicken pot pies and a variety of pie slices with ice cream
First Congregational Church Annual Pie Sale

Animals/Farms:
Celtic Hill Alpacas
B-Z-B Farm
Ole Yankee Farm
Swampy Acres
Tiny Treasure Farm
Eagle Heights Farm
Bright Acres
Farm Maple Sugar Shack
Serendipity Flower Farm

Vendors:
Lisa’s Chocolates (handmade candies & gifts)
Double Trouble Acres (bath products, shampoos and soaps)
Rustica (handmade unique furniture)
Crafty Lady (organic cat mats and toys; neck wraps & bags)
Tina’s Steampunk Creations (unique sculptures)
Grandma’s Closet (crocheted animal hats, baby dresses and blankets)
Debra Charron (handmade primitive dolls, wooden scarecrows, pumpkins and wreaths)
Sandra Symington (handmade quilts and bags)
Thyme for Tea (a variety of locally-grown teas and gifts)
Bev’s Woodworks (reclaimed wood artwork)
Vera Gray (hand-knitted and crocheted items and jewelry)
Melody Hope Honey (local honey and crafts from honey combs)
Claire Bear Creations (wreaths and centerpieces)
Shelly Kozun (birdhouses and beaded jewelry)
Sharon O’Hanlon Farmhouse Designs (old-fashioned framed silhouettes and more)
Mill River Primitives (reproduction early wooden signs and antiques)
Alicia Overstreet (magnets, candles, wire pumpkins, primitives)
Toby Jax Designs (beaded jewelry)
Jeremy Pomfret (handmade wooden items)
Lazy J Ranch Design (hand-knitted items)
Chrystal’s Creations (brownies, cookies and banana, apple and pumpkin breads)
Madeline Brown (paintings, artwork)
At Your Service (facepainting for all ages)

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