Thursday, May 17, 2018

May update of WIN events for August 3,4,& 5

The town of Norfolk Connecticut is hard at work this spring organizing events for the 2018 WIN that is taking place this year on August 3,4, and 5!  For the third year in a row this family fun event promises fun for those that attend... at a price tag that is irresistible, this event is free!

Battell Chapel's amazing stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Maitland Armstrong. This photo shows the Tiffany set.

Below is an evolving list of just some of the venues involved and the activities that are being planned!  Our blog will keep you posted as events and activities are added to the list.  For additional information, check out our website @

Ambulance squad        Chainsaw wood carving over the course of three days

Artisans Guild                        Demos all three days

Aton Forest                Astronomy night at Dennis Hill, with refreshments
                                    Kite flying morning on Dennis Hill
                                    Nature walk in City Meadow Park, with Conservation Commission

Country Club              Open house and information about golf course, Friday 10 till 2

Doug McDevitt          Fishing-related event on green

Fire Department         Water soccer, and will sell fried dough

Infinity Hall                Outdoor concerts Saturday and Sunday afternoons
                                    Ticketed concerts

Land Trust                  Hike the peaks, Saturday and Sunday; may also do a short trail run

Little League               Season has ended but may do an exhibition game

Meadowbrook                        Ice cream social, Saturday afternoon

Mountain View Inn    Open house, Sunday afternoon

Music Festival                        Free concerts, on Saturday and two Sunday
                                    Ticketed concerts, Friday and Saturday
                                    Tours of Whitehouse, Sunday
                                    Ice cream, Sunday
                                    Kids’ games, Sunday (maybe with Battell Arts and Community Assn.)

Norfolk Artists &F     10th Annual exhibition, all three days

Rails to Trails             Will do something that weekend

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fun for All at Weekend in Norfolk, August 3, 4 and 5, 2018

No holds barred! Fun for all is the watchword in Norfolk, Conn., this coming August 3, 4 and 5 during the town’s third annual three-day, town-wide festival, A Weekend in Norfolk. Everyone’s invited to come with family and friends to enjoy the more than 80 events—mostly free—that Norfolk’s organizations, businesses, and individuals will all be putting on to welcome visitors to their town.

On Friday, visitors can get a glimpse of the country club’s renowned 9-hole golf course, two churches will be offering afternoon tours of their magnificent stained glass windows and the town’s first selectman will be performing weddings and vow renewals on the village green (by appointment). Then there are artisan demos, a guided nature walk, and chainsaw wood carving, the opening reception for the Norfolk Artists & Friends 10th annual exhibition, plus concerts at Infinity Hall and the Yale Music Shed.

The pace picks up on Saturday, with continuing art events and more concerts, including a free concert at the Music Shed and live outdoor performances sponsored by Infinity Music Hall. The Norfolk farmers market is celebrating with a variety of special events including chef demonstrations, a pie sale to benefit the Congregational church and several events, especially for kids. 

Other highlights for kids include games on the green, a painting workshop, a children’s concert and water polo with fire hoses. The evening will be crowned with Astronomy Night atop Dennis Hill and concerts at Infinity Hall and the Music Shed.

Sunday is no time to go home—there are house tours, garden tours, more stained glass window tours, more concerts, the curling club open house, three farm tours, an art workshop for adults, more demos and art shows, fly tying and casting on the green, outdoor music, the food court, a trail run, a Little League exhibition game and more. 

We didn’t mention everything—the photography exhibition at the historical society museum, the Hike-the-Peaks challenge, all the artisan demos, the Magnificent Microscope sessions and more—or that many events are multi-day affairs. 

Visit the Weekend in Norfolk Website, for details by special interest or by day and time, and be sure to come the first weekend in August 2018 (August 3, 4 and 5). 

You’ll have all the fun you imagined and more!