Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival celebrates the town’s artistic heritage with two days of festivities on Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm! Join us Friday night for art open houses, live music and dancing, or take part in Saturday’s activities, which include:
- Art Exhibitions & Sales
- Fresh Market
- Musical Performances
- Artisan Fairs
- Book Signings & Sales
- Domestic Farm Animals
- Hands-On Kids’ Activities
Old Lyme PGN Library Midsummer Festival Events: 10am – 2pm: Half Price Book Sale
Children’s and Adult books in hard and soft cover at half price! (Collectibles excluded.) Something for everyone! Follow the signs to the BookCellar for the best selections.
10am – 3pm: Doggie Puppets
Drop by the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library to make a paper bag puppet! All ages welcome and all material will be provided.
10am – 3pm: Rainbow Bubble Snakes (Located in the Hands-on, Minds-On Education Area)
Using simple science and a little air, create colorful “snakes” out of bubbles, dish soap, water, and plastic water bottles.
11:30am – 2pm: Cupcakes and Flying Hearts
Stop by the Library Lawn and indulge in some delectable mini-cupcakes baked by Pat Maillett and Teri Thompson, the owners, creators and sisters behind Cupcakes and Flying Hearts. Check out the Book Cellar Book Sale while you munch!
1pm – 2pm: Book Signing by Bill Berloni
The first to train actors to work with animals on stage, Tony Award winner, trainer, actor and author, Bill Berloni, will sign Broadway Tails and share heartfelt stories of rescue dogs that became showbiz superstars! Bill was a 20-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of Annie. As the saying goes, the rest is history! Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years. Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided rescued animals for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials.
For more information on Midsummer Festival go to: www.oldlymemidsummerfestival.com