Stars Hollow means something to all of us.
We can't quite articulate it & we can't exactly take someone there. It isn't just one place because it doesn't actually exist, but the feeling definitely does. If you ask us, those recognizable Connecticut parallels are hidden all around Litchfield County. Small town Connecticut exudes the charmed nostalgia of Gilmore Girls and it fulfills the yearning we have to experience the most idealistic of days. Our story began there and that’s why we will always adore it.
Gilmore Girls Fan Fest is a gathering of friends (some you've already met but many you’ll soon get to know), many with shared dreams celebrating something that we all love, traveling from far corners of the world to connect with a show (a lifestyle, a religion you might say) that has uniquely impacted their own lives.
If you’ve been in the past, you know we wouldn't miss it for the world. We’ve been in rural Connecticut since 2016, so we’re getting adventurous and traveling to Unionville, Canada in 2019 to visit the town where the original pilot was filmed.
There's nothing like fall in New England. And, if Unionville was good enough for our favorite pilot, then it’s good enough for us. Having made the journey ourselves, we can tell you fall in the picturesque town of Unionville is just as beautiful as you’d imagine. The people in Canada are characteristically friendlier than you’d expect, nature shows off with new colors (even the squirrels have a beautifully intriguing black-colored fur) and coffee tastes better than usual on a chilly day when you’re exploring a new town.
For anyone who has ever wanted to stand in the very spot Lorelai so confidently strode across the street to the tune of “There She Goes”, we are pretty confident you'll love Unionville, Canada. So, get your passports ready and book your flights to Toronto, we’ll see you in Fall of 2019!
A festival started by fans, for fans. Trust us, we're just as excited as you.