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An Old Lyme tradition! Mark your calendar for the Saturday festival on July 28, 2018 and the kickoff concert the evening before on Friday, July 27. The Festival celebrates the arts and culture of Old Lyme. Contact information for vendors and others available below.

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In addition to family activities, art exhibitions and sales, music, and more, our visitors love to shop for unique and artisanal goods while at the Festival.

Our Festival celebrates the cultural heritage of Old Lyme and the region as a whole. We wish to share with our festival visitors a curated selection of vendors that reflect quality and craftsmanship. 

This year, there are two locations for vendor sales. Please email the contacts directly to learn more:

Lyme Art Association: artisanal and food vendors (no food trucks), contact Gary@LymeArtAssociation.org

Florence Griswold Museum: food and artisanal vendors, food trucks, contact Matt@FloGris.org

All vendors selling food must comply to Health Department regulations and have permits in place in time for the Festival. 



The Old Lyme Midsummer Festival has a rich music tradition. Our Friday night lawn concert on the banks of the Lieutenant River kicks off our festival, while a number of bands play throughout the day on Saturday while visitors shop, dine, and stroll the venues.

Musicians wishing to be considered should send information to MidsummerFestivalMusic@gmail.com. You will only be contacted by interested venues. Some venues book music year-round, and may consider you for future opportunities.



The Fence Show Artists is a collaboration of painters, photographers, and other artists who wish to sell their work at the "Fence Show" during the July 28th festival. Please contact Liz McGee at lizbethct77@gmail.com for more information.



Publicity and Sponsors


The Old Lyme Midsummer Festival is produced by partners of the Old Lyme Arts District. Please contact OldLymeArtsDistrict@gmail.com with media inquiries and sponsorships.