Find unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and artisans. More than 25 thoughtfully selected vendors present fine art, hand-made clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet food, pet items and more. Get into the holiday spirit with delicious spiced wine, cider and gourmet food truck fare. Children’s tours and crafts plus SANTA on Sunday! More details to come at hillstead.org. FREE admission to Boutique, regular admission rates apply to house tours around the historic property (FREE with Membership).
Purely Essential Upcoming Events
Find out about upcoming events that Purely Essential will be attending!
Purely Essential's first major show planned for the spring will be the Holistic Health Expo hosted by the Spiritualist Church of Peace and Light on Saturday, April 16 from 10-4. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Please note that this flyer is from last year. The location and time are correct, but the date is not. The correct date is April 16th.
Bring the kids to check out the firetrucks and get some shopping done for the holidays!
An educational family fall harvest festival featuring all things mechanical. Join us
as we step back in time and enjoy a variety of interesting demonstrations and
activities. Our antique sawmill, planer, shingle mill and cordwood saw area will be
active, as well as cable shovels, backhoes, dozers and more in our sandpit.
Browse through our large flea market and display area and visit our machine
shop and foundry.
1873 Antique Sawmill demonstrations (Sat & Sun 11AM & 2PM)
1860’s Horizontal shingle mill demonstrations
1903 27” Lane Planer demonstrations
Post and Beam construction demonstration
Country music by Jane Haynes and Friends
Free Wagon Rides & Tours of the Farm Museum
Antique Engine, Tractor, & Machinery Displays
Large Kids Sandbox & Pedal Tractor area
Antique Cars & Trucks
Breakfast, Lunch, and Ice Cream Vendors
Huge Swap Meet, Craft & Tag Sale
Antique Machine Shop and Foundry
Operating Antique Construction Equipment
See our new Woodworking building!
Located just 1.5 miles north of Colchester on Rt 85
WCTY Swap Shop Broadcasted LIVE 8-10am - 97.7 WCTY FM Radio
Remote Control Airplane Show
Model Train Exhibit
Free Facepainting (11am -2pm)
LEGO-Building Contest - (8-11am Creations Accepted)
Hands-On LEGO Exhibit
Performance by All the Right Moves Dance Studio from 12pm - 12:30pm
Arts & Craft - Flea Market - Business Vendors