Collinsville loves to celebrate holidays and special events. Annual events Sam Collins Day, The Halloween Boo Bash, and Christmas in Collinsville. Check back for photos and information from these events as they become available.

Gallery of Trees

November 28th, 2009

Canton Historical Museum Building Fund. Donate a small artificial tree, panting of a tree, or use your imagination. Trees to be auctioned off. More details to follow.

Christmas in Collinsville

December 11th and 12th, 2009

Champagne walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, luminaries, Barbershop Quartet, Santa Claus and more. Wath for details.

Collinsville Big Boo 2009

Saturday Oct. 31st, 2009

Summer is beginning to cool and people are looking forward to all of the many wonderful Fall activities in the area. Which of course includes the much anticipated Big Boo and Halloween Parade. The Big Boo will take place on Halloween this year with kid activities starting at 6pm and the Halloween parade starting at 7pm. For a little write-up and some pictures on last year’s event you can checkout the article written about it in the Yankee Magazine. For some information and photos from previous years you can find out more here.

Pumpkin Carving

October 31st, 2009

River street merchants from 1pm to 3pm. Bring your own pumpkin or buy one. Sponsered by The Village Sweet Shoppe, Ralph Dowd Insurance, Collinsville Savings Society and Phoebe’z Easlel.

Haunted Bird House Contest

October 11, 2009

Gallery 101 Main, LLC presents Haunted Bird House Contest & Silent Auction to benefit the Canton Food Bank. Prizes provided by: The Manor House B&B – Norfolk, CT. More Fabulous Prizes to come! Multiple price categories for Adults and Children. Houses need to be dropped off at Gallery 101 Main, LLC, along with a minimum of 1 non-perishable food item, by October 11, 2009.

Prizes to be awarded on Friday, October 30th, at the Ghostly Gala & Silent Auction starting at 6:00pm at Gallery 101 Main, LLC. Bring a canned good foer entry and vote for your favorite house!

Houses need to be under one cuic foot in size and must not run on electricity. Battery operated okay, must provide own batteries. For official rules please visit here

Downright Music & Art Music Festival

September 2th 2009

Downright Music and Art will be putting on another Music Festival…

  • 3pm-Hannah’s Field
  • 4pm-Pete Pidgeon
  • 5pm-Berkshire Bluegrass
  • 6pm-String Theorie
  • 7pm-Steve Marchena
  • 8pm-Downright’s Band’s Jam’s
  • 9pm-De4AhWee

Canton Lions Club Sam Collins Day Pancake Breakfast

Saturday Sept 19th, 2009, 7-10AM

Come out to Canton Fire Dept’s Ellsworth Hall on Canton Spring Rd. For the “all you can eat” breakfast. Prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students/senior citizens. Children aged 5 and younger are admitted free.

All proceeds will go to our scholarship fund or other charitable and civic projects in the Town of Canton. Bring your family and friends to breakfast and help the Lions serve our town.

While you’re at the breakfast ask us about membership in the Lions Club. The club welcomes the men and women of Canton to join in service to our community.

For any of you who still need directions this morning:

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Canton Sams Collins Day

Our 15th Annual Sam Collins Day will be held Saturday September 19, 2009 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information about Sam Collins Day make checkout

For those of you who may not be familiar with Sam Collins day, it is a day of celebration with booths, games, tours, and contests. Last year the event was held partly in downtown Collinsville and partly at a park in Canton, with shuttles transporting people back and forth. It’s a great family and community activity and I highly recommend going if you’re in the area.


Music and Art Festival @ Downright Music & Art

Saturday, August 29th, 2:00/11:30 PM


August 14th – 16th, 2009

Sponsored by Canton Volunteer Fire Co., Inc., Canton Springs Rd.
Cost $18 for Dinners. Friday Night 6 – 9:30 p.m. – Classic Car Show, Live Band; Saturday Noon – 9:30 p.m. Live Band; Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.

Canton Historical Museum Open House

Canton Historical Museum Open House

Canton Historical Museum

Sat Jun 13th, 12 to 4pm

Open House June 13, 2009 from Noon – 4 PM in conjunction with statewide Open House Day. Admission is free on that day. Your donation to our Building Fund would be appreciated.



43rd Annual Jamboree

June 10-13, 2009

The 43rd Annual Jamboree is a fundraiser for the local fire department. Activities include a carnival most of the week and weekend with fireworks approximately 9pm on Friday night.

Canton Historical Museum Tag Sale

May 16th, 2009

Early bird shopping starts at 9AM with a $10 donation. Regular shopping begins at 10AM with a donation of $1. Items offered are a mixture of donated items from community members, as well as a few antiques from the museum itself. The event is an annual fundraiser. Proceeds go to the museum’s building fund, for maintenance and making the building handicap accessible.

The Canton Historical Museum is found at 11 Front Street, Collinsville, CT 060619.

Eastern Horizons

Exploring the Atlantic Coast by Kayak

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 7pm there will be a showing of Eastern Horizons, Exploring the Atlantic Coast by Kayak. Admission is Free but space is limited and you’ll need to reserve your spot by calling 860-693-6977. It will be held at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak.

The DVD documents kayaking along the East Coast from Florida to Newfoundland. For more information about this event you can checkout the website for Collinsville Canoe & Kayak.

Eastern Horizons Trailer from Bryan Smith on Vimeo.

Canton Historical Museum – Open House

April 4th, 2009 the Canton Historical Museum will be holding an open house from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Admission to the museum will be free during this event. Check back after the event for a full description and photos of the event.

You can find out more about the Canton Historical Museum at