The Dudley Farm is located on Durham Road in Guilford, CT at the junction of Route 77 and Route 80. The farm consists of the white farm house and various barns situated on over 10 acres of land. The farm was originally owned and operated by the Dudley family beginning in 1844. In 1991, the last remaining Dudley family member donated the house and property to the North Guilford Volunteer Fire Department. The department formed a non-profit farm museum commemorating the area's agriculture traditions by establishing the Dudley Foundation, and supports the museum through a variety of events held year round.
This year we were only able to stop for a short time while we were out doing some holiday shopping. Although we were unable to tour the farmhouse that was decorated for the holidays, we did venture into the Munger barn (dismantled from the Munger farm and reassembled in an old-fashioned barn raising on the Dudley property) and view some of crafts and other unique items available.
|In the Mungar Barn At the Dudley Farm in Guilford, CT|
The unexpected surprise? A great bluegrass band was playing up in the hayloft and it added such a festive element to the holiday fair.
|Bluegrass Band at the Dudley Farm in Guilford, CT|
Next year, this will be a definite stop for us and we'll be sure to spend some more time there!
Here's some of the crafts and other items that were available.
|Pine and Evergreen Decorations|
|Mice having a tree decorating party!|
|Hand Painted Ornaments by Tricia|
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Well...YES! The Cowboy bought me one!
It wouldn't be Christmas without him buying me a new ornament for our tree!
|More Hand Painted Items by Tricia|
|Santa Doing Some Early Shopping|
We ventured downstairs where even more vendors were set up!
|Downstairs at the Munger Barn at the Dudley Farm in Guilford CT|
|North Guilford Historical Society|
|Wood Working Items|
|Beautiful Christmas Blankets and Items|
On your way out...stop and design your own wreath!
|Design & Decorate Your Own Wreath|
We hope to see you there for the holiday fair next year...or maybe at some of the other great events the Dudley Foundation sponsors!
The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 • 203–457–0770
Do you have any holiday festivals that you attend every year? How about any holiday traditions?
I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!