Looking for something to do this weekend? There's plenty going on in Granby and East Granby and nearby. Just click on the links for more information.Got an upcoming event? Post it on The Granbys Patch Event Calendar.
A four-day agricultural fair in South Windsor offers a zoo, pig and duck racing, live bans, more than a dozen rides, hundreds of animals and plenty of food. Times vary throughout the weekend.
Double Dog Rescue Build A Bed Event
Double Dog Rescue is looking for volunteers to help make 200 dog beds that the local organization will send to shelters. "Help us provide shelter dogs with an alternative to sleeping on a concrete floor; freezing on the ice in the winter or sweating on the hot pavement in the summer." Event to be held at the Thomas Hooker Brewery on Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bloomfield.
Giant Used Book Sale
The Simsbury Public Library will hold its annual used book sale with thousands of books. The sale is famous for its size and efficiency, according to this Patch article. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the library.
Granby Grange #5 Chicken Barbecue and Agricultural Fair
The Granby Grange hosts this event with live entertainment, exhibits, judging and dinner at the Grange Hall, 212 North Granby Road (alias CT Rt. 189, North) on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7.
Open Farm Day
Visit more than a dozen farms in Granby on Sept. 7 to meet hundreds of animals, get behind the scenes tours and see how yogurt, wine, wool and cheese are made. Details are here.
Grandparents Day Crafting for Kids
Kids can make a special craft for grandparents at the East Granby Public Library Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the library during this event.
Meet Sen. John McKinney and Granby GOP Candidates
The Senate majority leader and Granby Republican candidates will be at this event Saturday, Sept. 7 at Meadowbrook of Granby, 350 Salmon Brook St. at 5 p.m.
Grandparents Day Walk with the Land Trust
The East Granby Land Trust hosts a special nature walk at East Granby Farms to celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at East Granby Farms, 79 N. Main St., East Granby.