January

Stageloft Repertory Theater, in nearby Sturbridge area ever changing with performances daily.

Wintery Sleigh rides are weather permitting at the Pellitier farm in nearby Charlton, MA by calling (508) 248-6687 for conditions and weekend times.

Bring your snow shoes and explore the trails in our area by taking a "winter walk" hosted by Mills Guide Service (508) 764-8343. Prices range from $40 - 100) determined according duration & size of group 2 - 40!

New Year's Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village

 

February

Ice Skating and other activities at Old Sturbridge Village

Our beautiful town library has great events year round. Check it out on Jabobs Edward Library

Make sure to pack for an overnight at Vienna with a romantic Valentine's dinner package sure to win the heart of that special loved one.

Sleigh rides are weather permitting at the Pellitier farm in nearby Charlton, MA by calling (508) 248-6687 for conditions & weekend times.

Bring your snow shoes and explore the trails in our area by taking a "winter walk" hosted by Mills Guide Service

(508) 764-8761 Prices range from ($40 - 100) determined according to duration, group size & distance.

 

March

Maple Days is March 8 & 9th and March 15th * 16th. 

Find your favorite SugarShacks along the Maple trail!  Just down the road in Sturbridge are

K.E. Farms and Maple Ledge Farm & Sugar Shack 

You'll also find many other Shacks in the Last Green Valley located at thelastgreenvalley.org for more information.

Vienna's Annual St. Patrick's Day celebration is Lisa's chance to enjoy her heritage! Listen to authentic Celtic Music and entertain the idea that being Irish is more than corned beef and cabbage.

Bring your sneakers and explore the trails in our area by taking a "spring walk"and discover live Maple Tree tapping hosted by Mills Guide Service 508 764-8343. Prices range from $40 - 100 determined according to duration and number of guest in group.

 

April

Canoe Race on the Quinebaug River sponsored by the local Lions Club and the Hospital Auxiliary runs their annual fund raiser "The Duck Race" on the Quinebaug River after the Canoe Race. Thousands of yellow rubber ducks are dumped into the river and the first 5 ducks over the finish line provide some cash for the winners. There is lots of fun, food and music while all these activities take place at Westville Recreation Area in Southbridge.

Quinebaug Valley Arts Council offers on-going exhibits and is dedicated to perpetuating the arts and humanities of artist in the area - within walking distance of the Inn.

Earth Day Festival -- Worcester

A day of family-fun activities. Meet live bats with Robert Mies and the Organization for Bat Conservation, track trash with children’s author Loree Griffin Burns, and learn how small changes can make a huge difference on Earth from eco-friendly exhibitors. Location: EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way. Cost: Half-price museum admission of $5 for adults and $4 for kids age 3-18, seniors and students.

May

Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield check for this year's dates.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden -Tour the grounds and take time to dedicate to

Dear Mother for Mother's Day wknd (free admission for moms!)

Lilac Sunday's The Arnold Arboretum
Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out for a daylong celebration.

On Lilac Sunday, garden enthusiasts from all over New England gather at the Arboretum to picnic,

watch Morris dancing, and tour the lilac collection. Location:

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway.

Cost: Free, donations welcome. Information: 617-524-1718.

Admission discounts for Moms at Old Sturbridge Village on Mother's Day

Art & Craft Show and Church Rummage/Bake Sale Fundraiser. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located on Rt. 131

 

June

Southbridge Fest downtown festival featuring a town-wide celebration in the town of

Southbridge aimed to celebrate our towns diversity over the past 150 years..

Strawberry Festivals in and around the area of Ma or in

Connecticut at Buell's Orchards in Woodstock, CT

Patriot's Day Re-enactment on the Sturbridge Town Common

Garden Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village

Hyland Orchards has beer tasting and animal petting-zoo.

"Relay for Life" at Southbridge High School helps raise awareness in the cure for cancer.

Pachaug Forest has some interesting habitats: large pine barrens, a unique white cedar swamp and a rare rhododendron sanctuary.  These are the aptly named giant rhododendron, and the blooms are big.  They are native to Connecticut, but are found in but a handful of locations in southeastern Connecticut.  The 26-acre rhododendron sanctuary is a state designated Natural Area Preserve, blooming late in June to early July.  Pachaug hosts dog sled races in the winter. 

 

July

July 4th Fireworks at the Southbridge Airport put on by the Chamber of Commerce and other sponsor- Call for dates

Brimfield Antique Show celebrates the second show of the year July 9 -14th

Independence Day celebration at Old Sturbridge Village

Summer evening concerts on the Sturbridge, Southbridge, West Brookfield, and Brimfield Town Commons- admission is free

Country Folk Art Show-Held at the Sturbridge Host in Sturbridge, MA

Blueberry picking in and around the area such as nearby Charlton Orchards

Connecticut at Buell's Orchards in Woodstock, CT

Local farmer's markets are always fun and there's more to it than produce!

 

 

August

Vienna celebrates our Annual "Augtoberfest" - The amazing "Stratton Mountain Boys" will stir the crowd with songs & music from Austria & Germany. Enjoy cool beer & wine as well a sit-down authentic German wedding dinner - complimentary hors d'oeuvres and the "Hofbrauhaus Schlacht platte" & Apple strudel. Dancing all day with plenty of time for Yodeling & the ever popular "Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit...!

Link to Augtoberfest Pictures by Photographer Melissa Larini

Tickets include food courses & one beer ticket & live entertainment.

Get your friends together and ook a table of 8 for the price of "7"

Outdoor flea market at Brookfield Orchards

Military Encampment at Old Sturbridge Village

Wilbraham Peach Festival - Wilbraham, MA

Our beautiful town library has great events year round. Check it out on Jabobs Edward Library

September

Hyland Orchard & Brewery Music in the Fields
Join the Hyland family and crew for family theme weekends.  Help celebrate the harvest season, Hyland style!  Located on Whites Hill in Sturbridge, Hyland Orchard & Brewery invites you to take a scenic look at modern family farming in New England.  Combining old farming methods with new, Hyland’s has become a new family tradition.  Live music, great beer and food.  Guided brewery tours, hosted by one of the “men of Hyland’s” and more.  Visit the animal attraction, pick your own apples, press your own cider and choose your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  Take a tractor pulled wagon ride through the orchards, too, September through mid October (weather pending).   Call toll free for further information (877) HYLANDS.  www.hylandbrew.com

Brimfield Antique Show always held the 1st full week of September in Brimfield, MA  just 9 miles away.

Woodstock Fair- LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Spencer Fair - LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Artists in the Country - The juried Artists in the Country, outdoor show and sale.This is a fine quality art show with many wonderful talented artists from the New England and New York areas. It's a groovey time in the fresh country air!

Apples, Apples everywhere!  Take a scenic drive to a local orchard such as Brookfield Orchards in Brookfield, MA

or Buell's Orchards in Woodstock, Ct. and enjoy some apple cider and a piece of fudge or two!

Breezelands Orchards - The Tuttle Family Farm - Apples, Peaches, & Pies
... Established in 1896 by the Tuttle family. breezelands Orchards is still owned and operated by the Tuttle family today. The orchard sits on over 100 acres with over 8000 fruit trees.

New & old apple varieties are harvested over a two & a ...www.breezelandsorchards.com

 

October

The Last Green Valley offers Walking Weekends during the month of October.  Be sure to check out this great site to see what you've been missing in your car!

Harvest Festival - Enjoy a great array of foods by local area restaurants on the  Sturbridge Common 3rd week in October.  Look at for more information.

Roseland Cottage Fine arts & Crafts Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm

Public Admission Price: $5, Children under 12 free

Haunted Hayrides at Hyland Orchard & Brewery
Join the Hyland family for Halloween family fun.  Take a wagon ride through our haunted orchard and meet all your goulash favorites.  After your ride, enjoy live music, food and great beer under our pavilion.  Friday – Sunday evenings mid October.  Call toll free (877) HYLANDS for further details.  www.hylandbrew.com

The Foliage is best when taking a trip down national scenic highwayRt. 169 to the Golden Lamb Buttery  in Brooklyn, CT for an unforgettable Lunch.

Columbus Day weekend with fairs, open houses, and festivals, apple picking and Pumpkin patches at local orchards or in

Connecticut at Buell's Orchards in Woodstock, CT

Southbridge on the Common - Townwide Yard sale Columbus Day Weekend

Vienna's Annual Halloween Costume Party - See calendar for date.

Breezelands Orchards - The Tuttle Family Farm - Apples, Peaches, & Pies
... Established in 1896 by the Tuttle family. breezelands Orchards is still owned and operated by the Tuttle family today. The orchard sits on over 100 acres with over 8000 fruit trees.

New & old apple varieties are harvested over a two & a ...www.breezelandsorchards.com

 

November

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu offered 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Textile Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village annual textile weekend focuses on clothing and fashion, inviting visitors to explore the sources of inspiration for early New England fashions and the techniques used in sewing, knitting, and embroidery to achieve the desired result. This special weekend combines demonstrations, hands-on activities, special guest speakers, and a close-up look at the museum's textile collections.

 

December

Visit our numberous Christmas Tree Farms and pick out your own Christmas tree and bring it back home with you to the city!

 

Vienna Open House - Free event for all.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and hot seasonal beverages while local entertainment gets you in the mood for the Christmas season.  Bring a friend who's never been or meet some new friends.  Held every 1st Sunday of December- Call for details

The magic is back! Start the holiday season at the kickoff event for the 9th Annual Festival of Giving Trees. The Choral Premier at Notre Dame Church in Southbridge is followed by tree viewing in the beautifully refurbished Notre Dame Hall. Walk through an enchanting forest of 90 sparkling, uniquely decorated holiday trees, and take chances to win one! Come and enjoy a magical and joyful evening.


•The 12th annual Living Nativity Pageant will be held at 7 tonight on the Sturbridge Common. The cast is made up of 60 volunteers and live animals. Music will be provided by the Tantasqua Regional High School Choraleers. Bring lawn chairs for seating. In case of a storm, the pageant will be canceled.

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