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Main Street Essex First Thursday Scarecrow FestiFall
October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 4th is the debut of the Essex Board of Trade’s annual scarecrow presentation along the Main Streets of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton! Gather family and friends to pick out your favorite and, then, submit your choice to a participating retailer for a chance to win the Scarecrow Contest!
Winners will be announced at the Essex Halloween Parade and on the Essex Board of Trade Facebook page.
Plus, October 4 is the The Griswold Inn’s Big Reveal Open House from 5-6:30 pm on the new patio behind the Hayden House just across the lane from the Main Inn. Enjoy live music, complimentary refreshment and a walk-through of the newly renovated house.
*Shine only event, rain cancels
The alfresco spirit will also be alive in Main Street Park with Essex Park & Recreation’s FREE yoga at 5:15pm, and on the music-filled patio and Prime Steak Night and BYOB at Olive Oyl’s Cuisine. 5:30-8 pm
Business Specials all night:
- One North Main: 20% off ALL Bags
- J. Alden: 20% off all Peter Millar merchandise
- Newbury Place: 20% off Tabletop
- Haystacks: 20% off any 1 item of YOUR choice
- Cortland Park: BOGO 1/2 off all “Cortland Park” and “Royal Cort” merchandise
- Toys Ahoy: 20% off Books
- Goods & Curiosities ~ The Griswold Inn Store: Hello Fall! Enjoy 20% off select products that “celebrate” the season! Maple syrup, candles, socks…complimentary refreshment
- Emmy’s on Main: 20% off entire store! Of course, serving wine & cheese
- Centerbrook Drug Store: 20% off everything in the gift section
CT River Museum: Join us for a book signing and talk with nature photographer Stanley M. Kolber. His latest book, Of the Birds, According to Their Kinds will be available for purchase. Talk starts at 5:30pm.
The Griswold Inn: Big Reveal Open House from 5-6:30 pm on the new patio behind the Hayden House just across the lane from the Main Inn. Enjoy live music, complimentary refreshment and a walk-through of the newly renovated house. “Shine” only.
Yoga in the Park: FREE introductory class with certified yoga instructor Angela Stevens, in Main Street Park, 5:15 to 6:15pm. Sponsored by Essex Park & Recreation. * Bring Yoga Mat*
Olive Oyl’s Cuisine: Treat yourself to Prime Steak Night at 5:30-8 pm, and BYOB! To heighten the alfresco experience, garage doors will be open and music flowing onto Olive Oyl’s patio!
Ivoryton Playhouse: TIX@SIX special promo — adult tickets at HALF PRICE after 6pm, and before show time at 7:30pm! Only available at the Playhouse Box Office Window, limit 4 Tix per person, and subject to availability.
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