Support Wallingford Businesses on Small Business Saturday 2016

by Harriman Real Estate on November 25, 2016

Support our local Wallingford businesses on Small Business Saturday!Support Wallingford Businesses on Small Business Saturday 2016

Thanksgiving has passed, the turkey and stuffing and pies are either all gone or in the fridge waiting for the next few meals, and everyone’s attention has turned to those two other days that signal the start of the frantic madness that is the Holiday Shopping Season: Black Friday (TODAY!) and Cyber Monday. But sandwiched between those two hectic days there’s another, less well-known day that deserves just as much attention as its big brothers. Perhaps more.

Tomorrow, November 26th, is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Last year, over 100 million people came together to show local businesses how important they are to their communities, and this year should be even bigger.

In Wallingford, you can patronize a plethora of participating businesses, including East Side Spirit Shoppe, Canelli Jewelers, The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, and Vinny’s Deli. For a map that shows all the participating shops, CLICK HERE. Also, be sure to “like” the Small Business Saturday Facebook page!

Small Business Saturday 2016

Harriman Real Estate LLC is proud to support Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here in Wallingford and throughout Connecticut on November 26th.

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 26th the biggest day of the year for small business. To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

Here are some interesting stats about Small Business Saturday.

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Holiday For Giving Drop Off Point at Harriman Real Estate

by Harriman Real Estate on November 10, 2016

Harriman Real Estate LLC is happy to announce that our office will once again be a designated drop off location for Holiday For Giving, a local program run by volunteers that collects donations of food, new toys, personal care items, baby items, and more which are then distributed to those local families in need during the holidays.

Holiday for Giving

Many Ways to Help

Holiday for GivingBetween now and the week of December 5th, you’re invited to come into our office at 116 Center Street and drop off your donation of any of the following:

  • Make a monetary donation
  • Donate a new toy for children 1-7 years old, boy or girl
  • Donate non-perishable food items
  • Donate personal hygiene items
  • Donate Gift Cards (increments of $20 or less per card) from: East Center Market, Holiday Cinema (Wallingford), Kohl’s, Marshall’s, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop or Wal-Mart

With the items you donate, Holiday for Giving is expected to be able to help over 400 Wallingford families with food for the holidays; over 350 children (ages 1-7) with 2 new toys and a book to read; over 175 children (ages 8-12) with movie passes; over 20 newborn babies with a handmade blanket, a box of baby items and a new toy; and a packet of personal hygiene items for each family.

Our Magic Hat for your monetary donations.We have a drop box for any toys, food, etc that you may wish to donate, and a “Magic Hat” at our reception desk to accommodate your monetary donations. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM, and Saturday from 10AM to 1PM. If you can’t make it during those times, feel free to call Wayne at 203-605-3873 to make other arrangements.

We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference in our community. For more information on Holiday for Giving, please contact Jennifer Adamo-Lavoie at 203-415-9163 or email holidayforgiving@yahoo.com. You are also invited to “like” their Facebook page at Holiday for Giving.

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Wallingford/Meriden 2016 Holiday and Craft Fairs

by Harriman Real Estate on November 9, 2016

Wallingford/Meriden 2016 Holiday and Craft Fairs

It’s time again for our annual holiday and craft fair post! Here is a list of all the events coming up in the Wallingford/Meriden area:

Wallingford/Meriden CT 2015 Holiday and Craft Fairs

Wallingford:

[NOTE: Events in RED text are ones that have taken place in past years but have not yet been verified for this year. Once they are verified I will change them to BLACK text,]

November 12th:

Our Lady of Fatima Church will hold a Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12th from 9am to 3pm in the parish hall located at 382 Hope Hill Road in the Yalesville section of Wallingford. For more info, contact Cheri at 203-265-5375.

Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic church Holiday Fair, 9am – 2pm at PNA Park, North Plains Industrial Highway. They will once again feature their Polish Kitchen, serving their famous Polish platter, kielbasa, pierogi, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut and rye bread, and other ala carte items.

Masonicare at Ashlar Village on Cheshire Road in Wallingford will be hosting a Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair, which will be open to the public, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hartog Activities Center Auditorium. For information contact Marisa Dominello at 203-679-6059 or Noreen Caffrey at 203-679-6402

November 13th:

Parker Farms School 6th Annual Holiday Fair, 10am – 2pm, at Parker Farms School, 30 Parker Farms Road. Free admission, all proceeds go to the Cook Hill/Parker Farms PTO.

November 18th:

Yalesville United Methodist Church. 4-7 pm Gift boutique, crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, cookie walk. Serving soups and sandwiches Fri and Sat.

November 19th:

Lyman Hall Holiday Craft Fair, 9am – 3pm at Lyman Hall High School at 70 Pond Hill Road. For more information, call Roseann Augur at 203-294-1062 or email her at roseann.augur@gmail.com.

Yalesville United Methodist Church. 9am-2pm. Gift boutique, crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, cookie walk. Serving soups and sandwiches Fri and Sat.

November 26th:

East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department’s 29th Annual Craft Fair, from 9am – 2pm at the fire house at 2 Kondracki Lane. Contact Tim Whalen at 203-265-4734 or email EWFDCCraftFair@gmail.com for more info.

Sheehan H.S. Music Parents Assoc is having a Holiday Vendor Fair on Sat Nov 26th from 9am-2pm at Sheehan High School, 142 Hope Hill Rd. For more info or to secure a vendor space, contact Sue Simpson at s-simpson@msn.com.

Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Avenue, will be hosting a Holiday Fair from 9am to 2pm. It’s a day full of shopping, food, fun, and more! Looking to do a LOT of affordable holiday shopping? Want to take the kids to meet Mr. & Ms. Claus or to make their own Ornament? Do you or someone you know love Trains? Then come meet Santa and Ms. Claus, come view our Extraordinary Train Room, but don’t forget to do some Christmas shopping while you’re here. Come browse and see what Masonicare’s Holiday Fair has to offer you this Season!! Also don’t miss your chance to WIN the 3ft tall Specialty Christmas Tree Drawing! For more info, contact Maria Santiago at 203-679-5980 or msantiago@masonicare.org, or Carla Young at 203-679-6253 or cyoung@masonicare.org.

November 27th:

The Hungarian Cultural Society of Connecticut will hold their first annual Christmas Bazaar at the Hungarian Club, 147 Ward Street, from 10am to 4pm, featuring arts and crafts, food, and handmade Christmas candy. Free admission.

December 2nd:

Gaylord Hospital , 50 Gaylord Farm Road, in the lobby from 9am – 4pm.

December 3rd:

Highland/Yalesville Elementary Schools PTO Craft Fair, 9am – 3pm at Highland School. For more info, call 203-294-3970, Carole Eager at 203-235-0195, or email Carole at careager@aol.com.

First Congregational Church Christmas Fair is Saturday, December 3rd from 9AM to 3PM. Lunch will be served at 11:30am and there will be hand-made crafts, pies and baked goods along with a cookie walk. Come and join us. We are located at 23 South Main Street. Call the Church office at 203-265-1692 for more information.

First Baptist Church, 114 No. Main St, will host its annual Women’s Guild Craft Fair from 9am to 2pm. Featuring a variety of vendors, a Christmas table, a gently used book table, and soup and sandwich luncheon. For more info, call Judy Veditch at 203-530-8112.

December 10th:

Rock Hill School, 910 Old Rock Hill Road, will hold its annual craft fair from 9am to 3pm on Saturday the 12th at the school. For more info call the school at 203-294-6260.

Wallingford/Meriden CT 2015 Holiday and Craft Fairs

Meriden:

[NOTE: Events in RED text are ones that have taken place in past years but have not yet been verified for this year. Once they are verified I will change them to BLACK text,]

November 12th:

St. John Lutheran Church / Preschool, 520 Paddock Ave., will host its annual Holiday Fair, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the fellowship hall of the church. For information, call or text 203-238-2331.

South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main St. presents Village Holiday Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Gift baskets, scarfs, crafts, fudge, Rada knives, baked goods,adult bibs. Café from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Serving delicious soups, chili sandwiches, hot dogs and hot apple crisp.

November 16th:

Roger Sherman Vendor Night on Wed Nov 16th from 5:30-7:30pm. Contact rogershermantpt@gmail.com for any questions!

November 18:

Casimir Polaaski School, 100 Clearview Avenue will hold their Holiday Bazaar at the school on Friday, November 18th from 5pm to 7pm. For more info contact Jeanne Anastasio by phone at 203-238-1273.

November 19th:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society is sponsoring its second Holiday Fair and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the church hall at 109 Goodwill Ave. Anyone interested in renting a table may call Theresa Macri 203-317-6216.

Wilcox Tech High School Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Wilcox Tech High School, 298 Oregon Road. Raffles, Santa, and student volunteers to help with set-up/clean up. For information, call 203-317-5977.

25th Annual Franciscan Christmas Fair, 9:30am – 2:30pm, Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Avenue. For more info, call 203-237-8084 or visit www.flcenter.org.

November 20th:

Village Barn 16 River Road, South Meriden from 1pm – 5pm.

November 26th:

Meriden Holy Angels Annual Christmas on the Hill Holiday Bazaar, 9am – 3pm, Church of the Holy Angels, 585 Main Street. For more details, call the Parish Office at 203-235-3822, email office@holyangelschurch.com, or visit www.holyangelschurch.org.

December 2nd:

Bradley Home & Pavilion, 320 Colony St., will host the Bradley Holiday Bazaar from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

Thomas Hooker Elementary School Holiday Fair. Friday Dec 2nd from 5-8pm. Contact Joelle Quilty joellequilty@att.net or 203.639.9063.

Nathan Hale School in Meriden is having their Holiday Bazaar Dec. 2nd 5pm – 8 pm. Crafts, cookie walk, Santa, and raffles! Contact Wanda Eddy at 203-314-1549 or email nhalepto@gmail.com

December 3rd:

Hanover School, 208 Main St., S. Meriden will be hosting “Christmas in the Village” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Looking for all types of vendors and crafters. If interested, contact, Sarah Dudley (203)606-4875 or email ptohanover@gmail.com

The Village at Kensington Place will be having their craft fair in the village on December 3rd from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. 511 Kensington Avenue, Meriden. Contact lerodriguez@benchmarkquality.com for more info.

The First United Methodist Church, 159 E. Main St, will host a Christmas Fair from 9am on Saturday, Dec. 3 until 4pm on Sunday, Dec. 4. Handmade items, crafts, quilts, pottery, ceramics, weaving, jellies, jams and syrups, and stained glass will be available. Free admission. Parking in rear off Pleasant Street.

Westfield Care and Rehab will hold its annual Christmas Fair. Anyone interested in renting a table can contact Christina Sterling at 203-238-1291.

December 14th:

Meriden Senior Center, 22 West Main Street, is hosting its annual Craft and Holiday Fair from 10am to 12:30pm. Featuring homemade items, a bake sale,and raffles. If you’re interested in having a table, see Kathy Matula in the front office of the Senior Center or email kmatula@meridenct.gov.

That’s all the scheduled events so far; we’ll update this list as more events become available. As stated above, the events in RED are ones that have taken place in past years but have NOT been verified for this year yet; when they are verified I will change them to BLACK text. If you know of any events not on this list, or see any incorrect info, please either post a comment below or contact me directly at wharriman@harrimanre.com. Thanks!

 

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Wallingford’s Trail of Terror Gets Reanimated!

by Harriman Real Estate on September 28, 2016

Wallingford’s Trail of Terror Gets Reanimated!

Trail of Terror, Wallingford CTAre you easily frightened? Does your heart race when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings? Do you watch scary movies with one eye closed through a tiny gap between your fingers? If so, then you may want to avoid one of the area’s most “spook”-tacular attractions this October. Or at least bring a bunch of friends.

Beginning October 1st, Wayne Barneschi once again brings his cool scare factory to life at 60 North Plains Highway and promises that there will be many new additions to the already legendary line-up of ghosts, ghouls, devils and demons he’s assembled over the years. This year, the new theme is “Gypsies and Witches”. The event’s popularity grows every year, and this year they were named to Buzzfeed’s list of 25 of the Most Popular Haunted Houses in America.

In addition to the October 1st opening date, the Trail will be open for all six weekends in October as per the following schedule:

October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29: Open 7 PM til 11 PM

October 9, 16, 23, & 30: Open 7 PM til 10 PM

Tickets are $15 for general admission and are available only at the Trail, or you can opt to purchase a Timed Ticket for $20 which allows you to purchase a specific time slot to avoid waiting in the notoriously long lines that form fast each night. Groups of 10 or more can purchase a Timed Ticket for $18. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or purchase a Timed Ticket online by clicking this link. Here are some other links to check out:

Trail FAQ

Directions to the Trail

Trail of Terror on Facebook

Follow the Trail on Twitter

Pennywise is waiting...for you!Keep in mind that the Trail can sell out fast, sometimes as early as 8 PM, so if you’re planning to buy your ticket there you should plan on arriving early to avoid missing out. Once again this year, all proceeds will benefit area charities, such as the Wallingford Emergency Shelter’s Family Center and the Martin B. Rubin Family Center, as well as other local charities, so you’re not only having a screaming good time, you’re helping worthy causes to boot. So, if you’ve never had the time (or the guts) to visit the Trail, make this the year you do it. Remember the ToT motto: “We scare, because we care!

Oh, and Shotgun John says to make sure to bring a screamer with you…he LOVES screamers!

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30th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Event

by Harriman Real Estate on September 22, 2016

The 30th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival is scheduled for kick off the weekend of October 1st and 2nd, and the time is rapidly approaching! Prepare yourself for two fantastic days of activities, displays, food tasting, crafting, contests, and entertainment, all set in the beautiful uptown area of Wallingford Center.

30th annual Celebrate Wallingford event

This year the main venue for the event will once again be along North and South Main Streets and Simpson Court, with other activities taking place at the Railroad Station green at 11 Hall Avenue. The festivities begin on October 1st at 11 AM and continue until 6 PM, and continue on October 2nd at 12 noon and conclude at 5 PM. Here is a list of some of the planned activities for both days:

Saturday, October 1st:

Prior to the 11 AM opening, the YMCA and Health Department will host a 1.2 mile or 1.8 mile walk as part of the Healthy Wallingford 2020 initiative. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon good for a discount off any one food item from vendors at Celebrate Wallingford. If you’d like to participate, just meet in front of the Town Hall at 10AM!

  • Taste of Wallingford food court
  • Crafters exhibiting their creations along North & South Main Streets
  • Jeep Show by Hack Shack on Hall Avenue between 12PM and 5PM
  • Extended activities area for children 8 and under in the parking lot of 50 South Main Street, including Harris in Wonderland Creatures, Matt the Balloon Guy, Magic Mike Productions (puppets and magic) and face painter Ruth Gordon, plus crafts, games and activities, sponsored by Wallingford Community Women and WCI
  • Activities for kids over 8, including robotics demonstrations, Frisbee golf, crafts and other activities
  • Costumed characters will be available for pictures with the kids
  • Live Entertainment (on the Parade Grounds): Don Gioella, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM; Academy of Dance and Music, 12:00 – 12:30 PM; Yankee Chorus, 12:30 – 1:00 PM; Fairy Tale Friends, 1:15 – 1:45 PM29th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival; Kaiholunuie Polynesian Dance Company, 1:45 – 2:15PM; Shaded Soul Band, 2:30 – 4:00PM; Juice Box, 4:20 – 6:00PM
  • Home Depot Kids Workshop, 10:00 AM to 2 PM at the Railroad Station
  • 21st Annual Art Walk along Center & So Orchard Street Cemetery Wall , 10 AM – 5:00 PM sponsored by Easel Works.

Sunday, October 2nd:

  • Taste of Wallingford food court
  • Crafters exhibiting their creations along North & South Main Streets
  • Extended activities area for children 8 and under in the parking lot of 50 South Main Street, including Harris in Wonderland Creatures, Matt the Balloon Guy, Magic Mike Productions (puppets and magic) and face painter Ruth Gordon, plus crafts, games and activities, sponsored by Wallingford Community Women and WCI
  • Activities for kids over 8, including robotics demonstrations, Frisbee golf, crafts and other activities
  • Costumed characters will be available for pictures with the kids
  • Live Entertainment (on the Parade Grounds): Don Gioiella and Friends Band, 12:00PM – 1:15 PM; Fusion Fitness and dance, 1:15 – 1:30PM; Fairy Tale Friends, 1:30 – 2:00 PM; Mariachi Academy of CT, 2:15 – 2:45 PM; Choate Jazz Ensemble, 2:45 – 3:15 PM; Southern Voice Band, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Home Depot Kids Workshop, 10AM to 2PM at the Railroad Station
  • Classic Car Show by the Doo Wop Car Club on Hall Avenue from 10AM – 4PM, featuring food and a DJ

Our office at 116 Center Street will have an art open house for our current artist, Kelly Lorraine Caldwell, going on from 12 noon to 2 PM on Saturday, October 1st. Kelly is a mixed media artist who utilizes quilting and embroidery techniques in her work. The results are unique and beautiful, so be sure to stop by to see her!

The Taste of Wallingford has long been a favorite of festival attendees, giving them an opportunity to sample the cuisine of some of their favorite local eateries. Here are the establishments participating and their menus for the event:

Amore Pizza
Pizza slices (pepperoni/cheese/mashed potato), Fried Dough

Ciao Bello

Hometown Pizza

29th Annual Celebrate Wallingford FestivalGaetano’s Tavern on Main

Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chili, Hot Dog w/Kraut or Chili, Stuffed Baked Potato, Pot Roast sandwich w/gravy

Kender’s Indian Palace

Assorted pokara, chicken tikki marsala, chana marsala, rice combo
HFT Grill

Chicken teriyaki bowl, spicy pork bowl, steak bowl

Los Mariachis

Tamales, Tacos, Burritos, Nachos Supreme

Pralines
Ice cream cups & cones, Sundaes, Waffle cones

Sweet Cioccolatta

Chocolate candies & confections

Wallingford Elks Club
Breakfast sandwich, Coffee, New England Clam Chowder w/Bread Bowl, Burgers, Chicken tenders w/fries

29th Annual Celebrate Wallingford FestivalWallingford Wishing Well

Beef tip grinders w/ peppers, onions & cheese

Wallingford Rotary Club
Soda, Water

Tata’s

Spanish rice, Roast pork, Beef & cheese Empanedas, potato balls, sweet plantains

Dad’s Restaurant
Corned beef w/ Dad’s homemade cole slaw, cheddar cheese on a hard roll, Lobster Bisque, hot lobster sliders

Mr. D’s

Apple crisp, Caramel apples, Apple cider, pumpkin bars, hot/cold pumpkin spice chai tea

The Eatery

East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department

Sausage and pepper grinder, spicy curly fries, meatball grinder

LHHS Food Truck

Southwestern turkey chili w/cheddar, sour cream & jalapeno cornbread

Apple pecan chicken salad on sunflower seed bread w/ red grapes & homemade chips

Smoked turkey with bacon, havarti & cheddar on Dijon spread crisp panini

Salted caramel apple cheesecake

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Passionfruit lemonade

Harriman Real Estate will have a booth at this year’s event,  so be sure to come by and say hi! We’ll have some of our agents on hand, plus give-aways and raffles items!

This promises to be a fantastic weekend at Celebrate Wallingford, so come down and see why Wallingford, CT is a great place to live!

29th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival

 

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Connecticut Fairs & Festivals September 2016

by Harriman Real Estate on September 16, 2016

Connecticut Fairs & Festivals September 2016

With Summer on the wane, it’s time now to shift focus to the many Connecticut fairs and festivals that are coming up this month. Whether you go for the food, the entertainment, the rides, the games, or a combination of everything, Connecticut has something for all of us fair-goers in September!

Four Town Fair – Somers – September 15 – 19
You’ll have one-of-a-kind fun at the four-day, Four Town Fair, one of Connecticut’s oldest fairs. See several great bands and the Fair Parade. Like contests? There’s the Doodlebug Drawing Contest, Largest Frog & Frog Jumping Contest, Heaviest Pumpkin Contest and Corn Eating Contest. And you won’t want to miss the Open Swine Show or the Women’s Skillet Throw. It’s fun for all!

Guilford Agricultural Fair – September 16 – 18
The Guilford Fair is part traditional fair, part circus, part Broadway theater. In addition to the midway rides, games and food, visitors can enjoy performances by the fair’s family circus – the live tiger and lion acts will wow spectators of all ages.

Orange Country Fair – September 17 – 18
From the classic car show and tractor pulls to arts and crafts and animal displays, there is truly something for everyone at the Orange Country Fair. Enjoy live entertainment and all types of mouthwatering fair food.

Durham Fair – September 22 – 25
Begun in 1916, the Durham Fair continues its tradition today as Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. With rides and games, tractor pulls, three livestock barns, crafts, exhibits featuring baking, canning, photography and horticulture, and a wide selection of fair food, there’s a huge harvest to take in. Live entertainment this year includes Foreigner, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and Old Dominion.

33rd Annual Harvest Moon Festival – September 16 & 17

The 33rd Annual Harvest Moon Festival will be held on the Naugatuck Town Green, Sept 16th 11am to 8pm and Sept 17th 9am to 8pm. There will be crafters, food, activities for kids, boy scout demonstrations, and entertainment on both days at the gazebo. Join us for a fun family time! For more information, please call (203) 490-6463 or Naugy.Harvest.Moon@gmail.com

Visit Connecticut’s largest, healthy living, fun-filled family festival for all ages, located at Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk, CT! Featured areas include Health & Wellness, Cool Kids’ Zone, Home Improvement, Pet Supplies &  , Cool cars,  variety of delicious food, great music, shopping, and over 200 exhibits!

Simsbury Grange Agricultural Fair – September 17

The 2016 Simsbury Grange Agricultural Fair is set for Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission and parking is free for all. The fair features hayrides, contests, food and craft vendors, music, local agricultural displays and more!

9th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village – September 17 & 18

The 9th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village returns to Mystic with over 50 farmers, vendors, bakers and restaurants, local produce, preserves, baked goods, prepared food, crafts and concoctions. There will also be musical entertainment and activities for the kids, including a “birds of prey” program, a martial arts demo and a reptile show. Hours for the festival: Saturday, Sept. 17, 11am-7pm; Sunday, Sept. 18, 11am-6pm.

Blue Slope Country Museum Presents Draft Horses from A-Z – September 17

Blue Slope Country Museum in Franklin, CT is have a draft horse day, Draft Horse A-Z Saturday, September 17th from noon till 3 p.m. Come experience farm life and watch these amazing horses plow, drive, and be ridden. Get a chance to go on a horse drawn wagon ride and even groom a horse. Lots of fun things to see and do for the whole family. Admission is $7/person kids 4 and under are free. Blue Slope Farm is located at 138 Blue Slope Hill, Franklin, CT.

Seymour Pumpkin Festival 2016 Details – September 18

The 51st Annual Seymour Pumpkin Festival is on Sunday, September, 18th from 10:00am-5:00pm at French Memorial Park in Seymour, Connecticut.

35th Annual Harvest Festival– September 24

The 35th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by Guilford Civic Women, will take place on September 24, 2016, from 10am-4pm, on the Guilford Green. The festival will feature a silent auction, activities for kids, craft vendors, local organizations, entertainment, a beautiful babies and pets competition, and lots of delicious food, including the Guilford Civic Women’s famous apple crisp. The event is free to attend.

5th Annual AppleFest, – September 24

The 5th Annual AppleFest is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The fest takes place at First Congregational Church, 219 North Granby Road, Granby, Conn. An “Early Bird” tag sale starts at 9:00 a.m., and will feature crafters, vendors, fresh & hot cheese bread, bake sale, lunch – soups, baked potatoes, a tea cup auction and apples.

Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off– September 25

The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Ballard Park is planned for September 25, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Ballard Park. Growers from around the region will compete for cash prizes. There will be music, kid’s activities, meet the growers and learn about growing. There will also be a pumpkin carving demonstration, food trucks, ice cream and donuts as well as exhibitors, shopping, farm stands and more. Don’t miss the one-time only showing of the documentary film “Rise of the Giants” leading up to the weigh-off on September 11 at 3 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library.

Fall Scarecrow Festival, – September 24 & 25

Oronoque Farms is hosting the Fall Scarecrow Festival on September 24 and 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 188 Leavenworth Road, on Route 100, in Shelton, CT.

Annual Autumn Garlic Festival – September 24

The Milford Recreation Department’s Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program is holding its annual Autumn Garlic Festival Fund Raiser at the Gazebo on the Milford Green in downtown Milford on Saturday, September 24th , from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The rain date is Sunday, September 25th.

Brooksvale Fall Festival – September 24

The 17th Annual Brooksvale Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 24 (rain date Sept. 25), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brooksvale Park in Hamden located at 524 Brooksvale Avenue, 1 mile off Whitney Avenue. The festival will feature pony rides, a horse-drawn hayride, a haunted hay ride, a pumpkin patch, and nature crafts. There will be numerous demonstrations, including Birds of Prey and a K-9 police dog, and an introduction to the beekeeping at the park.

We’ll update this post periodically if we find more Connecticut fairs and festivals, or to correct inaccurate information. Hope to see you at some of these great local celebrations, and stay tuned for our next post detailing more amazing fairs coming up in October!

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Harriman Real Estate Once Again Named Best Real Estate Agency

by Harriman Real Estate on September 15, 2016

Harriman Real Estate Best Agency

Our local newspaper, the Meriden Record-Journal, just concluded their 14th annual Reader’s Choice Awards contest and we at Harriman Real Estate are proud to announce that our brokerage has once again been chosen as Best Real Estate Agency by the readership! In addition, two of our agents received awards as well: our broker/owner Pat Harriman was awarded second place and Christine Zygmont-Ross was awarded third place in the Best Real Estate Agent category! CLICK HERE for the rest of the contest results.

Harriman Real Estate Best Agency

We are honored and humbled to receive this award for the second year in a row, and it just strengthens our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible service and assistance to you, our clients. You are the reason we do what we do, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for placing your trust in us.

If you need help in selling your home or finding the right home for your family, give us a call at 203-672-4499. Together, we can make it happen!

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2016 Wallingford Gardeners Market

by Harriman Real Estate on July 5, 2016

Wallingford Gardeners Market

The Wallingford Gardeners Market is set to kick off its 17th year of operation this Saturday, the 9th, at 9:00am sharp! Come down to the Railroad Station Green and visit the many local vendors who will be displaying and selling their produce, flowers, products and services. Support our local economy and purchase direct from the producer!

Where: The Railroad Station Green at Johanna Manfreda Fishbein Park

When: Every Saturday starting July 9th running for 11 weeks through September 17th (There is NO MARKET on July 16th due to planned construction in that area, but an extra date has been added to compensate, on September 17th!)

Time: 9:00am – 12:00 Noon

Cost: FREE! (Except for what you buy!)

Contact Info: lizlandow@wallingfordcenterin.com or call Liz Landow at 203-284-1807

Web Site: http://www.wallingfordgardenmarket.com/

Wallingford Gardeners Market Set For Sixteenth YearHere’s a list of projected vendors:

Vendors of Produce, Plants, & Food Items

Cat’s Sunshine Cafe – fruit and veggie smoothies
Cottage Garden Creations – annuals and perennials
Elmer’s Acres – Wade Elmer – Flower arrangements and honey
Farmer Joe’s – Fresh produce, plants, honey, maple syrup
JC Farms – Veggies, fruit, flowers, plants
Jerri Cacace – Plants and jewelry
MaryAnn Simmons – Home canning, scones, mini pies
Meadow Walk Farm – Fresh produce and cut flower bouquets
Muddy Roots Farm – pre-ordered poultry, jams, eggs, choice vegetables
Wild Rooster Farm – Greens, seasonal produce, maple syrup, potted flowers
San Remo Bakery – fresh baked artisanal breads

Vendors of unique handmade crafts and garden items

Alinos All Natural Skin Care, Pet Care – Arnica Oil blend, foot balm, pet balm,floral hats
Cathy’s Ceramics – planters, wind chimes, fairy garden pieces, crochet and  knitted purses, scarves, and necklaces
Diane Bradley – handpainted/handsewn household items, garden signs
Jewelry Creations by j’carla – Janice CoFrancesco – Sea glass & beaded jewelry
LC on the rocks – Lori Cadett – handmade crafts & gifts, crocheted items
Loretta Mack – paintings
Lovely Lathers – Sue Haag – soaps, balms and hand-crocheted items
Lynne’s Candles – Lynne Bahr – candles, wood plaques & custom order plates, mugs, glasses and wood
Nancy Scilipote – pottery
Carmelina Villani
Works of Heart – Beth Hulsizer – photographic art
George Wooster – engraved garden stones
Yard Art by Alice – Alice Geary – Recycled glassware, decorated bird houses

Not-For-Profit Organizations

Coalition for a Better Wallingford
St. Paul’s Church

Mark the dates on your calendar and be sure to get there early before all the good stuff is gone! See you there!

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Local Area Fireworks Displays 2016

by Harriman Real Estate on June 30, 2016

Happy 4th of July

The Independence Day holiday is upon us, so we are pleased to provide this list of upcoming public fireworks displays around the state. All dates and time are as accurate as possible; for further information or confirmation of dates and times, please contact the appropriate city or town government:

July 1 (Friday)

Oxford: Quaker Farms School — Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

New London: Ocean Beach Park

Middletown: City Hall/Harbor Park– Fireworks at dark (UPDATE: postponed until July 2nd)

Hamden: Hamden Town Center Park — Fireworks at 9 p.m. (UPDATE: postponed until July 2nd)

Stafford Springs: Stafford Motor Speedway — Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

West Haven: Bradley Point Park — Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Derby: Viewed from center of town — Fireworks at dusk (UPDATE: postponed until July 3rd)

Danbury: Danbury Fair fireworks at dusk (UPDATE: postponed until July 2nd)

Killingly: Owen Bell Park– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Milford: Helwig Street, Milford Lisman’s Landing– Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. (UPDATE: postponed until July 8th)

Naugatuck: Old Firehouse Road — Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. (UPDATE: postponed until July 2nd)

Shelton: Riverwalk– Fireworks at dusk (UPDATE: postponed until July 3rd)

Simsbury: Simsbury Meadows– Fireworks at dusk

Stratford: Short Beach Park– Fireworks at dusk (UPDATE: postponed until July 5th)

Meriden: Hubbard Park at 9:15 p.m. (UPDATE: postponed until July 8th)

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!July 2 (Saturday)

Wallingford: Sheehan High School at 9:20 p.m., R Band concert starts at 8 p.m.

Orange: Orange Fairgrounds — Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Greenwich: Greenwich Point and Binney Park — Fireworks at dusk

Bristol: Lake Compounce — Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Darien: Darien High School– Fireworks at 7 p.m.

Fairfield: Penfield and Jennings Beach– Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Manchester: Manchester Community College– Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

New Milford: Fort Hill Road and town green– Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Putnam: Rotary Park– Fireworks at dusk

Salisbury: Lime Rock Park Racetrack– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Washington: Shepaug School– Fireworks at 8:45 p.m.

New Britain Bees vs Southern Maryland Blue Crabs–game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

July 3 (Sunday)

Madison: West Wharf Beach — Fireworks at dusk

Norwalk: Calf Pasture Beach– Fireworks at dusk

Waterbury: Holyland– Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

2014 Fireworks Displays in CT July 4 (Monday)

Cheshire: Kurtz Farm– Fireworks at dusk

Rowayton: Bayley Beach — Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Haddam: Eagle Landing State Park– Cruise departs at 7:30 p.m. and will back at 10:30 p.m.

Middlebury: Quassy Amusement Park– Fireworks at dusk

New Britain: Stanley Quarter Park– Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

New Canaan: Waveny Park — Fireworks at dusk

New Haven – Wilbur Cross High School – 9 p.m.

Weston: Weston Middle School– Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.

2014 Fireworks Displays in CTJuly 6 (Wednesday)

Vernon: Henry Park– event starts at 4 p.m.

July 8 (Friday)

Windsor Locks – Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:30 p.m.

Unionville – Fireworks at the 123rd Anniversary Firemen’s Carnival and Jamboree at 9:30pm

New Britain Bees vs Bridgeport Bluefish– game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

July 9 (Saturday)

Beacon Falls: Pent Road Recreation Field– Fireworks at dusk

Groton: Fort Griswold State Park– Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.

Guilford: Guilford town green– Fireworks at 7 p.m.

New London: 24 Eugene O’Neil Dr.– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Torrington: Torrington Middle School– Fireworks at dusk, Parking is $10

July 10 (Sunday)

Enfield: Town Green — Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

July 16 (Saturday)

East Lyme: Main Street in Niantic Village– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Newington: Mill Pond Park– Fireworks at dusk

Niantic: Pennsylvania Avenue/Main Street

Canaan: Lawrence Field– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

July 22 (Friday)

New London: Ocean Beach Park– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

2014 Fireworks Displays in CT July 23 (Saturday)

Bridgeport: Ballpark at Harbor Yard after Bluefish game

July 30 (Saturday)

Portland: Portland Exchange Club fairgrounds– Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

August 5 (Friday)

New Britain Bees vs Lancaster Barnstormers– game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

August 6 (Saturday)

North Branford: Auger Field– Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

August 12 (Friday)

New Britain Bees vs Sugar Land Skeeters– game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

New London: Ocean Beach Park– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

August 13 (Saturday)

New Britain Bees vs Sugar Land Skeeters– game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

August 20 (Saturday)

Clinton: Can be viewed from 54 East Main St., Clinton town hall, Abraham Pierson School, Waterside Lane, Clinton town beach– Fireworks at dusk

September 2 (Friday)

New Britain Bees vs Long Island Ducks–game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

September 17 (Saturday)

New Britain Bees vs Somerset Patriots– game at 6:35 p.m., fireworks after

As always, Harriman Real Estate LLC wishes our friends, family, customers and clients a safe and happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

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Art Open House for Wallingford Camera Club

by Harriman Real Estate on June 1, 2016

Art Open House for Wallingford Camera Club

As you know, it is our pleasure to feature the work of local artists on our “Wallingford Inspires…” art wall throughout the year, sometimes solo artists, sometimes a group of artists. This time around we have had the pleasure of featuring the work of a very talented group of photographers, the Wallingford Camera Club.

Founded in 1976, the Wallingford Camera Club has long offered a friendly, pressure-free environment for anyone interested in photography to learn and share photography information. The club has members of every skill level, from professional photographers to vacation-snapshot photographers. We have included some examples of their work in this post, and we’re sure you’ll agree that it is of the very highest caliber.

As we do with all our artists, we are holding an art open house for the Wallingford Camera Club so everyone can come in and see their amazing photography. Read on for details…

When: Monday, June 6th 2016

Hours: 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Where: Harriman Real Estate LLC office, 116 Center Street, Wallingford

Who’s Invited: Everyone!

Who to contact: Pat Harriman, 203-605-3873

We hope you will join us at Harriman Real Estate, LLC to enjoy the amazing photography of the Wallingford Camera Club. Club members will be there to greet guests, and light refreshments will be provided. Below are some great examples of their work.

Art Open House for Wallingford Camera Club

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