Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lime Rock Park's Vintage and Historic Car Racing Weekend This Weekend

Since 1983, the East Coast's premier vintage racing and concours event has been the Historic Festival weekend at Lime Rock Park, held annually on Labor Day weekend. No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event all on the same property. Plus, there's the Thursday kick-off vintage and race car parade through the surrounding towns that ends with a "Welcome Party" on the streets of charming Falls Village. For 2013, Lime Rock Park is celebrating the "birthdays" of iconic cars and marques.

Historic Festival 31 celebrates the anniversaries of Aston Martin, now 100 years old; a reunion of the Cunningham marque at 60 years old; the Porsche 911, introduced some 50 years ago, along with the Lotus Elan's 50th.

Of course, the vintage racing on Saturday and Monday is as big and exciting as usual. There will be more than 300 cars and drivers, racing everything from cars built before WWI to the best competition machines from the 1920s to the 1970s. There's even a race group dedicated to authentic Trans-Am cars from 1966 to 1972, including the famous lime-green Dodge Challenger that was raced by Lime Rock's own Sam Posey.

In between the two race days is the prestigious Sunday in the Park Concours. For 2013, expect up to 250 cars comprising the Lime Rock Concours d'Elegance, lining the entire length of Sam Posey Straight, from the Downhill to Big Bend. The cars are judged by eminent experts, by class, on the basis of design, rarity, provenance and condition. The remaining mile of track is completely filled with some 750 additional collector cars, displayed by enthusiastic owners in groups according to marque and origin. This Gathering of the Marques is a fascinating, eclectic display, where you can get right up close to everything brought by the clubs, from the Citroen Deux Chevaux to the 300SL Gullwing.

So mark your calendar and plan a ride through the countryside to Lime Rock Park over Labor Day weekend. It's a weekend full of tradition, beauty and speed you don't want to miss!


Event Information
(schedule + groups)

Historic Festival 31 runs from
Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2, 2013

Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Vintage & Historic Race Car Parade and Falls Village "Welcome" Street Party (Free to the public)
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Practice and Qualifying
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Races, Parade Laps and Demonstrations
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques car show
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Races, Parade Laps and Demonstrations

Click on the pdf links below for Schedule, Race Groups, Concours Classes, Gathering of the Marques, Racing Entry List and Concours Accepted-Entries info...
Open PDF: Weekend Schedule
Open PDF: Race Groups: Descriptions
Open PDF: Concours Classes: Titles & Descriptions
Open PDF: Gathering of the Marques Groups
Open PDF: Racing Entry List: Cars & Drivers
Open PDF: Concours Accepted-Entries Car List
Open PDF: Concours & Marques Group-Location Map

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Goshen Fair

The 101st Goshen Fair will be held at the Fair Grounds Labor Day weekend.

Come and see the finest fair in all of Connecticut!  www.goshenfair.org

Tractor Pull

Dairy Show

Horse Draw

Woodcutting Demos

Lumberjack Contest

And More!


   
  Saturday, August 31, 2013
8:30 
Draft Horse Show
10:00 
Opening Ceremony
Poultry Judging
11:00 
Beef Juniors Obstacle Course
12:00 
Rabbit Judging
Truck Pull
12:00, 2:00 
Wamogo Timber Team Lumberjack Contest
1:00, 3:00 
Woodcutting Demonstration
2:00 
Dairy Cattle Showmanship
4:30 
Hay Bale Throw Contest
   
  Children’s Stage
 
Muttville Comix
 
Super Scientific Circus
   
  Gazebo/Concert Bandstand
1:00-5:00 
Northwestern Connecticut Band
6:00 
Not Quite Bluegrass
   
  Entertainment Center
11:00 
Southern Voice
3:00 
Frozen T-Shirt Contest
3:30 
Lynne's Country Line Dancing
4:00 
Nashville Drive
7:00 
Changes in Latitudes
9:00 
Fireworks
   
  Motorsports Arena
1:00 
Truck Pull
   
  Sunday, September 1, 2013
9:00 
Junior and Open Dairy Show -
  Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn
Horse Show
10:00 
Swine Judging
Sheep Judging
11:00 
Parade down Midway
11:30 
Polled Hereford, Angus, Crossbred and all other
  Beef Breeds Show and Jackpot Steer Show
12:00 
Woodcutting Contest
1:00 
Horse Draw Exhibit
3:00 
Pie Eating Contest
4:30 
Skillet Toss Contest
   
  Children’s Stage
 
Muttville Comix
 
Super Scientific Circus
   
  Gazebo/Concert Band
11:00 
Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers
2:00-5:00 
Northwestern Connecticut Band
6:00 
Will Power
   
  Entertainment Center
11:00 
Branded
3:00 
Pie Eating Contest
4:00 
Apricot Brandy
   
  Motorsports Arena
11:00 
Antique Tractor Pull
7:30 
Vater's Monster Truck Show
   
  Labor Day, September 2, 2013
9:00 
Junior and Open Dairy Show - Guernsey, Holstain, Jersey
Dog Agility Demonstrations
9:30 
Judging of Oxen
Draught Oxen Exhibit
Dairy Goat Judging
10:00 
Sheep Judging
11:00 
Junior Beef Steers and Heifers Show and
  Jackpot Heifer Show
12:00 
Woodcutting Contest
2:00 
Adult Spelling Bee
   
  Children’s Stage
 
Muttville Comix
 
Super Scientific Circus
   
  Gazebo/Concert Bandstand
1:00-5:00 
Northwestern Connecticut Band
   
  Entertainment Center Center
11:00 
Jester Jim
1:00 
Hypno Lorenzo, Comedy Stage Hypnotist
3:00 
Group Therapy
   
  Motorsports Arena
10:00 
Garden Tractor Pull
   
  Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day
  Antique Barn
  Hand-crafting demonstrations - Quilting, Spinning,
  Weaving and Basketry
   
  Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This Weeks Green Tip

How to Deter Mosquitos Naturally

It's still summer and like many people, I love to be outside. What I don't like is that I have become a mosquito magnet......

The best way to naturally deter those mozzies, a box fan, or any type of a fan! Yup a fan.  A nice gentle box fan, table fan with a lovely small breeze will keep those biters away!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Weekends Events

 
Caregivers Support Group-10:00am-St. Michael's, Litchfield
Senior Art Series-1:00-3:00pm-Goshen Public Library
Summer XC Series-6:30pm-White Memorial CC
 
Bereavement Group-9:30-11:00am-Litchfield CC
CT Horse Show Finals-Fox Crossing, Morris
Star Party-8:00pm-White Memorial CC
 
Author Talk with Lucy Burdette-9:30am-Goshen Public Library
Church Tour-10:00am-2:00pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield
LH Farm-Fresh Market-10:00am-1:00pm-Litchfield Center School
Exploring Camp Townsend-11:00am-White Memorial CC
CT Horse Show Finals-Fox Crossing, Morris
 
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kayak Woodcreek Pond, Norfolk-10:00am-White Memorial CC
Morris Marketplace-11:00am-2:00pm-South Farms, Morris
CT Horse Show Finals-Fox Crossing, Morris

Smoke In The Hills-August 24th

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COCKTAILS, SILENT AUCTION
The Silo Gallery

FARM-TO-TABLE BARBEQUE DINNER, LIVE AUCTION
Museum Field
Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT
Rain or Shine

Tickets for this year’s event begin at $85 per person and have a fair market value of $45.

For more Information- please go to
 http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/index.php?/silo/programs_and_events#Smokin%27 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sharon Audubon Festival

AUGUST 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday
Sharon Audubon Festival
Location: Sharon Audubon Center
9:30-5:00 each day
Admission Fee
The Sharon Audubon Festival features two full days of nature walks and presentations, live animals, music, food and more.  There are programs for adults, children and families.  More info to come...save the date!


Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

This Weekends Events!

Goshen Players Auditions-7:00pm-Goshen Old Town Hall
Author Talk: Joe Hurley-7:00-8:00pm-Oliver Wolcott Library
 
Exploring Ongley Pond-2:00pm-White Memorial CC
 
Blueberry Festival-8:00am-12:00pm-Goshen Congregational Church
Veteran of the Month Ceremony-10:00am-All Wars Memorial, Bantam
Church Tour-10:00am-2:00pm-St. Michael's Church, Litchfield
LH Farm-Fresh Outdoor Market-10:00am-1:00pm-Litchfield Center School
Chicken Barbeque-5:00-7:00pm-St. Paul's Church, Bantam
Notes in the Woods-6:00-9:00pm-Warren Woods
 
Morris Marketplace-11:00am-2:00pm-South Farms, Morris
Artist Reception: Judith Bird-3:00-5:00pm-Artists' Path Gallery