They are the harbinger of autumn – those fall fairs and festivals that dot our Connecticut landscape and make the change of season tolerable. I enjoy them as much as anyone. However, if you’re like me, there is a saturation point.
If you’ve watched enough tractor, truck and horse pulls; if you’ve sufficiently sabotaged your diet with cotton candy and fried dough; if you’ve had your share of getting up close and personal with farm animals and admired enough prize-winning jams, needlework and homegrown veggies – I have a great alternative for you…
You can check our website for details: www.mysticseaport.org, but let me briefly describe what special events are in store for you at the Museum as September segues into October.
New word. It’s the term given to the growing movement of eating exclusively from local ingredients. Seamen’s Inne Executive Chef, Tim Quinn invites food lovers to experience a sumptuous 4-course meal on 10/16 and 11/20. (The 3-dinner series debuted on September 19th. )The gourmet meals are prepared entirely with ingredients grown within a reasonable radius of Mystic Seaport. Reserve your place at the table for 10/16 and 11/20.
Bustling waterfronts, scenic beaches and marshlands and contemporary marine art will prompt oohs and ahhs from all who appreciate fine art. The comprehensive exhibit opens September 27th for a 3-week stay in the Museum’s Maritime Gallery.
No cash for clunkers at Mystic Seaport, but on September 27th a parade of pre-1930’s cars, trucks and motorcycles are definitely worth a look-see – or maybe even a ride. The grand parade of the vehicles around Museum grounds happens at 3 p.m.
Almost Oktoberfest time! But then, beer lovers don’t need a special time to enjoy a cold one. On October 3rd, from 5-7 p.m. at the Museum’s shipyard, adults can sample different brews from several breweries after learning some little-known facts about beer’s influence on American history from Gregg Smith, author of Beer in America: The Early Years –1587-1840.
Beginning October 16th, Mystic Seaport gets down right spooky! On tap – Nautical Nightmares. Tickets are on sale now and go quickly. More info at www.mysticseaport.org/nauticalnightmares.
Blog written by Trudi Busey