One of the great things about living in a small New England town is having seasonal festivals like the Chain of Lights my town, Sutton, MA puts on every year. It’s not only a celebration of the season, it’s also a great time to get out and find out what’s going on at the many small businesses throughout town.
Many will remember that last year I live tweeted the event as a case study in micro-blogging photo journalism. I will again be live tweeting using a #SuttonChainofLights hash tag, and posting pix from the various venues I visit.
Some of the highlights of places I intend to visit:
- Vaillancourt Folk Art – the world renown chalkware artisans will be working all day and providing tours. A uniquely Manchaug experience I suggest everyone put at the top of their list.
- Sleighbell Farms Hay Ride – they’re right next door to my house, and it’s only open a couple days a year.
- National Gallery – an incredible gift shop. They usually offer free crafting for the kids and tremendous specials on their collectibles. (Disclosure: I did their website for them a year or two ago. )
- St. Anne’s Parish – a good old fashion church social with food and games. My family are all parish members, so this is a no brainer, but I will say the other church’s all hold similar events.
- Adelie Studios – While not an official Chain of Lights event, I’m looking forward to checking out Leah Guerin’s ceramic studio.
If your out and about, hit me up on Twitter at mncahill or just check out the hashtag #SuttonChainofLights. Photos from the event will be posted here tomorrow.