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September 13th, 2013

Weekend Events: Ribs and Revolutionary War

by Christopher O'Brien

Saturday Sept. 14th

Sixteen teams will show off their cooking talents Saturday afternoon in Peterson Park in the annual Wolcott Rib-Off. Teams will compete in three categories that test their smokers with ribs, chicken, and an always interesting ‘open’ category. In past years, the open category has provided fish, unique side dishes and desserts. Some are grilled and some are not. Anyone is welcome to try free samples. A 50/50 raffle and donations to the Wolcott Food Bank will help those in need throughout town. Any questions contact Keli, Ben or Leigh Russel at 879-5092.

Sunday Sept. 15th

The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

Redcoats are planning to capture Woodbury’s First Selectman on Sunday afternoon during a Colonial Fair and Muster Day from noon- 5 pm. The free event will take place at The Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd. in Woodbury. Two revolutionary war skirmishes will take place at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, basket making and children’s activities and vendors will be showcased. Storytellers, games and food will be available.

 

How to Start a Colonial Revolution

A four-part series of talks about the foundation of the 13 Colonies, the French and Indian War and a battle that took place in Connecticut will commence Sunday at 2 pm at the Harwinton Library by UConn History professor Dr. Karl Valois. The event is sponsored by the Harwinton Historical Society.

 

What else?

Blessed Sacrament Church on Robbinwood Rd. in Waterbury is hosting their annual carnival.

Several places are hosting apple or strawberry festivals…. but you know what? We’d appreciate know what’s coming up so we can share it with the entire Wolcott community! Send us a note about your event!

Contact us at wolcottwhisper@gmail.com .