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Life in Simsbury

Just a short drive from downtown Hartford, Simsbury is a progressive community that combines the forward-thinking concepts of sustainable living with the simplicity of days gone by.

With a master plan built around true community living and a meaningful connection to nature, Simsbury is set among acres of green space and walking distance to nearby restaurants, shops, arts, and businesses.

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Upcoming Events

See what's going on in Simsbury. Explore music, arts, history and great food.

Flamig Farm Season Opens 4/1
Friday, April 1

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Flamig Farm

Flamig Farm Season Opens 4/1

Friday, April 1 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Flamig Farm | 7 Shingle Mill Road
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Flamig Farm’s Season Opening is April 1, 2016

From then on, they’ll be open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm,

Pony rides will be available weather permitting Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-3pm.

CT Farmers Market Trail
Wednesday, June 29

CT Farmers Market Trail

Wednesday, June 29 @ 8:00 am - Monday, October 31 @ 5:00 pm
View event website | Free

Enjoy all the Connecticut has to offer in local, regional and statewide farmers markets.

For full listing, click here

Events at Public Library – July, August
Friday, July 1

Events at Public Library – July, August

Friday, July 1 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday, August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Simsbury Public Library |  725 Hopmeadow Street
View event website | Free

Enjoy the Simsbury Public Library this summer – see events for July and August.

July:

Self-Defense with SunMi, Wednesdays July 6 – August 10 (6 classes), 1:00-2:00 pm, Program Room
Olympic Taekwondo Academy Head Master SunMi Jung will teach you self-defense techniques from Korea’s signature martial art, Taekwondo. For all ages. Registration required.

Metro Bis Series – Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat with Author Carla Bartolucci, Thursday, July 7, 2:00-3:30 pm, Program Room
Carla Bartolucci introduces you to the ancient grain Einkorn, while Metro Bis treats you to a sample from Carla’s cookbook.

The Art of DayCation, Thursday, July 7, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Nina Lesiga will help you find experiential, authentic and intriguing day trips.

Stars and Stripes Forever: Picnic & Movie, Friday, July 8, 12:30-3:00 pm, Program Room
Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner and Debra Paget star in this 1952 biography of John Philip Sousa. A picnic lunch will be served at 12:30. Registration required with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

Jack Brin Music Video Series (3 programs), Monday, July 11, 25 and August 8, 1:00-3:00 pm, Program Room
July 11: Americana in Painting and Music
July 25: Ravel and Relaxation
August 8: Paintings from the Wadsworth Atheneum (with music)

Creating the Habit of Wellness, Thursday, July 14, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Donna Martin will teach you to re-examine the products you use, rethink the concept of medicine, and rewire your habits for a new path to wholehearted living.

Less Stressed, Less Depressed, Less in Pain: the Power of Mindfulness, Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Stephen Cuddy will teach you the techniques of mindfulness. Register with Simsbury Senior Center, 860-658-3273.

Growing up in Connecticut (CT Historical Society on the Road program), Thursday, July 28, 1:30-3:00 pm, Program Room
Explore the issues that have faced CT children and adolescents since the 1930s that show how we all grew up. Register with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

August:

“Is This Thing on?” Navigating the Digital World – Talk & Lunch, Tuesday, August 2, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Program Room
Abby Stokes helps “digital immigrants” understand what’s out there and what might be beneficial to you. “Is this thing on?” (General Info) @ 11:30 am; Lunch @ 12:30 pm; “How to be Smart with your Smartphone & Tablet” @ 1:00 pm. Registration required with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

Flowers for Ornament and the Table: Cultivating and Consuming Edible Flowers, Monday, August 8, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Lawrence Davis-Hollander helps you discover the best edibles for beauty and nutrition.

Meditation-The WOW Factor: Younger, Thinner, Healthier and More…, Thursday, August 11, 6:30-8:00 pm, Program Room
Dr. Matthew Raider explores the nature of consciousness and shares what keeps you young even as your body ages. Register with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

The Posture/Pain Connection – Does Your Back Still Hurt? Tuesday, August 16, 6:30-7:30 pm, Program Room
Linda Huntting Congdon will introduce you to the Gokhale Method to help re-establish your body’s structural integrity and regain a pain-free life. Registration required with the Senior Center at 860-658-3273.

Read to Win!
Share what you are reading and be entered to win raffle prizes! Submit a review of each book you read or listen to at the Checkout Desk or submit your reviews online @ simsburylibrary.info. There will be prize drawings every other Friday with a Grand Prize of a 6-month family membership at the Farmington Valley YMCA drawn on August 20.

Simsbury Public Library in the Community
Library staff will be out and about in Simsbury this summer. Watch for us in locations around town!

Local Farmers Market Open
Friday, July 22

Local Farmers Market Open

Friday, July 22 @ 3:00 am - Friday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm
Farmington Public Library | 6 Monteith Drive
View event website | Free

The Farmington Library farmers market will be open every Friday from 3p to 6p now through September.

The market is located on the grass field next to the library.

Business Morning Networking – Aug 31
Wednesday, August 31

Flamig Farm

Business Morning Networking – Aug 31

Wednesday, August 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Flamig Farm | 7 Shingle Mill Road
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Do You Want to See Lisa Gray Kiss a Pig?

Then make a donation to the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund and attend “Good Morning, Simsbury” hosted by Flamig Farm on Wednesday, August 31, from 8:00 to 9:00 A. M.!

If at least $2,500 is raised for the scholarship fund by that date, Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Gray will KISS A PIG!

This year, the Simsbury Chamber was able to award $3,000 in scholarships to local graduating high school students.

Next year, we (especially Lisa) thinks we can do even better, so help us reach our goal by making a donation at upcoming events, or by calling the Simsbury Chamber at (860) 651-7307.

And don’t forget to REGISTER for morning networking at Flamig Farm!

Septemberfest 2016
Friday, September 9

Colorful fireworks of various colors over night sky

Septemberfest 2016

Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | 22 Iron Horse Blvd
View event website | Free

Simsbury Meadows Performing Art Center Presents Septemberfest 2016

Friday September 9 5p-10p
Saturday September 10 11a-10p
Sunday September 11 11a-5p

Admission is Free!
Free Parking
Friday Night Fireworks!

Septemberfest is a 3 day festival of family fun, food and great entertainment. Don’t miss Friday night Fireworks Display!

We have a packed, three-day agenda of children’s activities, live musical entertainment, great food selection, and a Business Expo of retailers, services and organizations from the greater Hartford area.

Leave the cooking to us! Visit our food court where we feature local area restaurants serving up signature dishes for your alfresco dining under the stars.

Join all your friends and neighbors at Simsbury Meadows’ Moonlight Pub, where we will feature a large selection of beer from regional craft brewers, imported favorites, and more. The Pub will also feature white and red wines. Soda, water, lemonade and ice tea are also available.

What you need to know for this Event

General Rules

No outside food & beverages (vendors are on-site), coolers, cameras, pets, drugs, weapons, beach umbrellas, banners, tents or other view-obstructing items, back packs or any items the Town of Simsbury deems offensive.

Children Rules

All ages welcome.

Miscellaneous

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center is an outdoor venue so be prepared for entertainment under the sun and stars. Many fine food and beverage vendors will be on site for your al fresco dining enjoyment.

Simsbury Woman’s Clubs 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 17

different colored patchwork stacked on a table

Simsbury Woman’s Clubs 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 18
Simsbury Center | Iron Horse Blvd
View event website | Free

The Simsbury Woman’s Club will host its 47th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and Sunday September 18, 2016. 

Over 100 artists and craftsmen will exhibit on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. Admission and parking are free.

Demonstrations, food and a bake sale are included. Proceeds enable the Club to grant scholarships and contribute to a number of area non-profit organizations.

The Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Connecticut. For more information please contact swc_artsandcrafts@yahoo.com.

47th Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 17

Art palette with oil paints and brushes. theme with paint brushes and palette different colored patchwork stacked on a table

47th Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 17 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Iron Horse Boulevard | 
View event website | Free

The Simsbury Woman’s Club will host its 47th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and Sunday September 18, 2016.

Over 100 artists and craftsmen will exhibit on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine.

Admission and parking are free.

Demonstrations, food and a bake sale are included.

Proceeds enable the Club to grant scholarships and contribute to a number of area non-profit organizations.

The Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Connecticut.

Interested in exhibiting? Please click here for a copy of the application.

For more information please contact us at swc_artsandcrafts@yahoo.com

31st Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show
Sunday, September 18

31st Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show

Sunday, September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Simsbury Airport | Wolcott Road
View event website | Free

The largest event of its kind in the northeastern USA..the 31st annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show at Simsbury Airport!

15,000 spectators in a wonderful, family-friendly atmosphere.

We are like a special kind of country fair, with emphasis on displays of over 750 beautiful airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage.

We also offer lots of fun for the entire family: kids’ activities, two live bands, free seminars, flying demonstrations, many booths featuring everything from toys to t-shirts for sale, Ben and Jerry’s and other wonderful things to eat, a pancake breakfast, and a great lunch menu at reasonable prices.

INFORMATION FOR SPECTATORS
Driving Directions:
The airport is located at 94 Wolcott Rd in Simsbury, CT 06070.

Spectator Parking: There is plenty of parking available on and near the airport. We provide Handicapped parking close to the airport entry. Parking is $10 per vehicle to benefit the Boy Scouts.

Admission to the Event: There is no admission fee, but we would be grateful for your donation as you enter the venue. Your donation keeps our airport alive.

More than 150 businesses participate. Complete information and prices for marketing opportunities are available by contacting Bill Thomas at wdthomas421@gmail.com

Giant Used Book Sale
Saturday, September 24

Giant Used Book Sale

Saturday, September 24 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Simsbury High School | 34 Farms Village Road
View event website | Free

$$ Great Bargains $$
Find books, DVD’s CD’s Games, Puzzles, Computer Software and more!

Saturday, September 24 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, September 25 – 10am to 4pm

Questions? 860-651-4192 or 860-658-7781

Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge
Saturday, October 29

bowl of chili shot with selective focus

Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge

Saturday, October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | 22 Iron Horse Blvd
View event website | $10

Save the date for the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge Sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

  • Bring the kids in costume for trick-or-treating with our business vendors!
  • Costume contest!
  • Hot apple cider!
  • Hard cider and beer tasting!
  • Shopping!
  • Live music!
  • Beer and wine!
  • Face painting!

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities are Available! Call (860) 651-7307 for more information!

Tickets $10 ages 11 and up

Hartford’s Taste of the Nation
Thursday, November 3

Hartford’s Taste of the Nation

Thursday, November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Riverview | 10 Winslow Place
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Hartford’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry

Hartford’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the city’s hottest and most trend-forward food and beverage event, bringing together award-winning chefs and mixologists from the region.

After a successful 2015 event, this year’s event will again feature cocktail and dessert receptions and a multi-course seated dinner prepared table side by New England’s best chefs.

In addition to delicious food, fine wines, local craft beers and premium spirits, guests also enjoy a silent auction and the opportunity to network with the region’s professional elite.

Space is limited; advance-ticket purchases are required.

Simsbury Celebrates
Saturday, November 26

Colorful fireworks of various colors over night sky

Simsbury Celebrates

Saturday, November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | 22 Iron Horse Blvd
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16th Annual Event featuring fireworks, fire truck parade and performances by local groups.

If you would like to make a financial donation, either call 860-658-3886, or send a check, made out to Simsbury Celebrates to: Simsbury Celebrates, P.O. Box 495, Simsbury, CT 06070.

To keep up with the latest happenings, to volunteer, or for any other information, go to http://www.simsburycelebrates.com/.

Millwrights Restaurant
Warner Nursery & Garden Center

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”

— Thoreau