Sunday, October 14, 2018
Public Access

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  10th Annual Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Festival
View scarecrow creations of all kinds displayed along Main Street created by individuals, businesses students and groups. Vote for your favorite scarecrow at select downtown businesses beginning Oct. 13 through Oct. 25 or on facebook.com/DowntownManchesterScarecrowFestival For more info: Downtown Manchester Special Services District 860 645-2101.

12:00pm [12:00pm] Manchester Historical Society Event
The Manchester Historical Society invites everyone to make a pine cone bird feeder, caterpillar, and pin cushion on Sunday, October 14 on the grounds of its Woodbridge farmstead from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Tour the eighteenth-century barn; collect walnuts from an ancient walnut tree; compete in a sack race; help create a Woodbridge quilt. Suggested donation $2 per person, or $4 per family of four or more. In addition to this craft event, the barn and grounds will continue to be open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through October 28. Location: 495 East Middle Turnpike, near its intersection with Woodbridge Street. Park behind the Senior Center, or along the street that runs between the Senior Center and the farmstead itself. Walk to backyard using grass driveway between house and Woodbridge Pizza. Info about local history at www.manchesterhistory.org

[1:00pm] Cheney Homestead Harvest Open House
The Manchester Historical Society presents a special harvest open house on Sunday, October 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Cheney Homestead, 106 Hartford Road, with hayrides, blacksmithing and horseshoeing (farrier) demonstrations, open-fire camp cooking, horseshoe-throwing competition and other period outdoor activities. Activities for young and old, reflecting a traditional New England harvest. Host and Homestead Committee Chairperson Peter Millet says,

[3:00pm] Food Fest Frenzy & Chef’s Challenge!
Food Fest Frenzy & Chef’s Challenge! Watch as local Chefs battle it out while you enjoy samples of competitor dishes. Sunday, October 14 3:00 - 5:00 pm Manchester High School Bring the entire family and let the kids get creative in the KIDZone. Be sure to stop by the Selfie Time photo booth, grab a Sno Cone and take in great live music by Donkey Hotey. Tickets available NOW at the Chamber office, 20 Hartford Road, and online! 860.646.2223 http://www.manchesterchamber.com/