Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

June 17 - August 9

Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event that takes place on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington, CT

Picnics are welcome and food and wine can also be purchased from festival vendors. Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and choose a spot among the flower beds, surrounded by eight-foot stone walls and the sounds of nature.

Inspired by the surroundings, many attendees take the opportunity to write their own poetry and prose, lingering after dusk to finish their poems and conversations.

Hill-Stead is proud to make the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival accessible to all.

2020 Schedule:
June 17: Joy Harjo
June 28: Forrest Gander & Marcelo Castillo
July 8: Aracelis Girmay & Sir Andrew Motion
July 22: Ellen Bass & Nick Flynn
August 9: Young Poets Day with Mahogany L. Browne




Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
United States




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