Memorial Day is the official "Start of Summer." Except what I am seeing from the all of the calendar entries is that organizations are ramping up their activities now. Given the lovely weather we are expecting this weekend, it makes a lot of sense. There are many wonderful events and it may be hard to pick only one. Because the weather is supposed to cooperate for the first time in a while, I will concentrate on some outdoor fun for this weekend.
The Waterbury Brass Mill Center Mall is hosting Coleman Brother's Carnival. The carnival is located behind the mall in the parking lot connected with the footbridge. The carnival will be around until the 27th. There is time to enjoy it even after the weekend passes.
My husband took the kids to the Robin Hood Fest last weekend. With an 18 year-old, 13 year-old, 10 year-old, and 4-year-old in tow, they spent the whole afternoon. It's rare to find an event that such a large age-range of kids can enjoy. My littlest guy, whose favorite activity is play fighting, got to try it out at a whole new level by facing off against a knight. Huzzah! He won!
Experience the sights and sounds of New England farm life when Flanders Nature Center hosts their farm day. Live animals, a fiber art show, and tag sale are the corner stones of this nature-centered day. Don't forget to grab a tractor ride when you come.
Saturday is a day for fishermen. The Army Corps of Engineers at Hop Brook Lane in Middlebury is hosting a Family Fishing and Fun Day. The Middlebury Fishing Derby is at Meadowview Park Pond. Get your Middlebury five to 12 year-olds together at the pond at 7 a.m. for a chance to fish for prizes. Oxford residents can meet for their Rodeo at Kirk Pond.
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