This Year’s Best Fall Events Near Cheshire

Adults can have fun this fall too!

It’s hard to not fall in love with the fall season here in Connecticut, but one thing we’ve noticed is how kid-centric so many of the fall events are in our area. Don’t get us wrong…the Furniture Barn staff absolutely adores kids! But there’s also more to this incredible time of year than just trick-or-treating and family-friendly festivities.

Fortunately, there are lots of mature fall-themed events coming up in the Cheshire area where you can relax and enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of the season. Maybe you don’t have kids, they’re all grown up, or you just need a well-deserved break from your little ones. Regardless, these are the adult activities we’re looking forward to the most this fall, and we hope to see you at some of these amazing events!

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3 “Cool” Places to Find Outdoor Summer Fun

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By this point of the summer, many families in the Hartford area have hunkered down in their air-conditioned homes to await cooler days. But by locking yourselves indoors, you’re missing out on so much summer fun!

You don’t need A/C to stay cool, and in fact, there are lots of exciting ways to spend time in nature without getting overheated. The staff here at Furniture Barn loves getting outside and active, so we’re highlighting three of our favorite ways to cool off outside in the Hartford area. Perfect for families of all sizes, ages, and interests, here are the best local options for making the most of this hot and steamy season!

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3 Must Visit Farms and Local Growers in Hartford County

Gotta's Farm, Grescyzk Farms and Beckett Farms in Hartford Connecticut

Grocery shopping is one of the most common routines that we do every week or so. It’s easy to revisit the nearest chain supermarket week after week to walk through the familiar aisles to feed our families. But one of the best things about living in Connecticut is the abundance of local farms that grow and sell fresh produce throughout the year.

In this article, your local Furniture Barn team will discuss the wonderful benefits of shopping at farmers markets and highlight three farms that travel to farmers markets in Hartford County.

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5 Historical Homes to Visit Near Hartford, Connecticut

If you’re interested in American history or architecture, Connecticut is one of the very best places to be in the entire country

If you’re interested in American history or architecture, Connecticut is one of the very best places to be in the entire country. Our home state’s architectural design is steeped in history from the nation’s earliest days dating back to the colonial period and on through the Revolutionary War. There are many historic homes and sites that relive the stories of legendary figures and teach us more about the places we know and love.

For this article, the Furniture Barn staff has compiled a list of favorite historical homes in the area that are worth learning about and visiting. Some of them are well-known to locals, while others are hidden gems in the Hartford region of Connecticut. We’ll touch on the historical relevance and different architectural styles of each home and whether any of these classic styles are still used in modern furnishings we offer today. We’ll also include some logistical details about how to visit these iconic sites in our local community.

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Five Fun Ways to Entertain Kids During the Last Weeks of Winter in Connecticut

Make “spring fever” feel a lot more manageable at home!

Now that Daylight Savings Time is in full swing and spring is just around the corner, we’re all looking forward to spending more time outdoors to enjoy some nice weather. But with snow still in the forecast and temperatures dipping well below freezing, it doesn’t exactly feel like springtime yet in Connecticut.

“Spring fever” affects even the most resilient Northeasterners, but kids are often the ones struggling the most to stay indoors around this time of year. Luckily for parents, there are some incredible indoor options nearby for kids that are perfect for getting through this last stretch of winter weather.

Here are our top five picks for keeping children entertained over the next few weeks in the Cheshire and Hartford areas. These are favorite local spots of the Furniture Barn staff to keep you sane, your kids occupied, and everyone a little happier until spring weather finally arrives.

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5 Chic & Unique Restaurants for Foodies in Connecticut

It’s an incredible time to be a foodie right now in Connecticut

Our Spring 2017 In-Store Raffle For A Viron Rondo Gift Card

It’s an incredible time to be a foodie right now in Connecticut. Some of the most varied, high-quality, and tasty dishes are being served up around the state, and the local food scene has become more exciting than ever before. Knowing that, Furniture Barn is excited to announce an upcoming in-store raffle for a $100 gift certificate to Viron Rondo Osteria; one of Connecticut’s trendiest restaurants.

As of now, the date is TBD but all you have to do to qualify for the raffle is stop by Furniture Barn, leave your name and email address and we will reach out to you on the day of the drawing. During your visit use the opportunity to browse our exclusive selection of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories and so much more.

In preparation for the in-store raffle, we at Furniture Barn wanted to highlight our chic raffle sponsor as well as 4 other of our favorite restaurants in the Cheshire, Hartford area right now. They’re unique, trendy and each have their own delicious dishes to tempt your taste buds.

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Local Breweries and Wineries Near Cheshire, Connecticut

Like in many parts of the country, the craft beverage industry in Connecticut is growing and thriving right now. Local wineries and breweries have attracted a huge following and offer tastings, festivals, and trails all throughout the year. For example, the Connecticut Beer Trail makes stops in Greater Hartford/River Valley, Litchfield Hills, Fairfield County, Greater New Haven, and Mystic County. And the Connecticut Wine Trail celebrates one of the fastest growing vineyard regions in the U.S. with daily tastings, live music, and a fun passport program with prizes.

In this article, we at Furniture Barn would like to highlight three wineries and three microbreweries in the Cheshire area that are doing impressive and innovative things in our community. Each one has something a little different to offer and helps contribute to the things that make this part of Connecticut so amazing! Read more