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We LOVE Fall in the Farmington Valley

Call it what you want – fall, autumn or the calm before the snow – we LOVE fall here at the Joy & Wit studio. Nothing gets our creative juices flowing like those first glimpses of red, orange and yellow on the trees. It’s like nature herself is leading by example – giving a little lift to her “decor.”

We’re of course excited to announce our fall seasonal line up of classes (check them out here), but we’re also excited to see our community come alive with activities and events. It’s like one last chance to come together before we lock ourselves up for the winter! Here are just some of the events that we love – what are some of your favorites?


Brignole Vineyards Fall Festival Market

Wednesday Oct 3 – Friday Oct 5 from 4-8pm

Local merchants come together to show their crafts, gifts, and treats at Granby’s own Brignole Vineyard. We hope to see you there to support our local artists and artisans.

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Pumpkin Path Trolley at the Connecticut Trolley Museum

Starting Friday, Oct 5

The CT Trolley Museum rocks an awesome trolley ride to a pumpkin patch. A great way to get outdoors before it gets chilly and pick the perfect pumpkins with the kids!

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Granby Open Studio Tours

October 13-14 10am -4pm

Support our local artists as they open their studios to us with demos wool spinning, saw carving, glassblowing, calligraphy, jewelry making and more! Visit their website to get printable maps of all the open studios.

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Granby Family Pumpkin Run 5k

Sunday, October 14, 9am-10am

Get ahead of that Halloween candy and join the Family Pumpkin Run in Salmon Brook Park and enjoy that beautiful foliage!

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Sip & Shop in Collinsville

October 19 @ 4pm; November 16 @4pm

There are few things as beautiful in the fall as the reflection of those beautiful trees in the water – and even better when you can visit an old mill and axe factory:). Check out local artists and shops and get a jump on your holiday shopping!

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Fall Carnival in Newtown

October 19-21 6pm

A New England fall carnival – what could be better? Rides, treats and more!

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30th Annual Tower Toot Festival

October 20-21 @10am

You see it in the distance all the time, but have you ever hiked up to Heublein Tower? Take advantage of the glorious fall foliage, food, and folk music!

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Granby Jog-a-Thon/Fall Fest

Saturday, October 20 from 9am – 3pm

Joy & Wit is pleased to be a sponsor of this fun annual tradition! Hosted at Kelly Lane Primary School in Granby, come out to visit us and other vendors for a mini farmer’s market, obstacle course, Gage Pit, face painting, and delicious food truck fare! All proceeds go to help support and enrich educational, cultural arts, and family programming for Granby students in grades Pre-K through 5th. Hope to see you there!

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Trunk-or-Treat in Salmon Brook Park

Saturday, October 27, 2017 from 2-4pm

Joy & Wit will be giving out kiddie crafting kits (because who needs more candy!!) at this annual tradition – we hope to see you there!

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Children’s Halloween Cookie Decorating Class

Sunday October 28 @1:30-3pm

The Granby Recreation & Leaisure Department is sponsoring a great class for children to get hands on this Halloween!

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What do you love to do in the area to take advantage of this weather? Let us know in the comments below!

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