FRIDAY, September 27, 2019

9:00-11:00am
Registration & coffee, coffee, coffee (Community House)
**Heart healthy coffee provided by specialty roaster, Vera Roasting Company (batched from New Hampshire)**

After you’ve finished registration, hop on the Appalachian Trail, visit the local shops, browse the Library or just do a walkabout town. This is your time to get settled, smile at others and make some memories. Kent is a treasure trove of unique shops, eateries, natural beauty & antiques. 

11:00am+
Late Registration (Community House)

11:00am-Noon
Take a Stars Hollow inspired drawing class with nationally acclaimed, local artist, Deborah Chabrian (Community House) 

Noon-1:30pm
Bring your Gazebo to life & finish it with watercolor paint. Led by Deborah Chabrian (Community House)
 
Noon-1pm
Guided 2.1 Mile Hike along the quintessential Bull’s Bridge Loop (248 Bulls Bridge Road)

Noon-1:30pm
We’ll Save Tables & Provide Better Talking Points Than Paris’ 1st Two Speed Dating Partners (Look for GGFF signs to join us)

The Villager - Looking for the closest thing to Luke’s in town? This is the town diner.
109 Cheese Market - Grab the best grilled cheese in town, Lane isn’t plating it, but we heard it’s delicious!
J.P. Gifford - Craving a soup, salad, sandwich or something a little more Sookie-like? Grab a seat!
Frank Food Company - Emily Gilmore would approve of Frank’s for lunch. It’s the newest place in town to check out.
The Fife N’ Drum - Great food, lots of options, excellent atmosphere. It’d be a Townie favorite. 

12:30-2:00pm
Rini Bell Meet & Greet and soap sale (109 Cheese Market)
**Cheese samples provided by 109 Cheese & Chestnut Woodworking, music by local artist, Haley Trapella**

1:30-2:00pm
Traveling alone? Not for long! This is a special meet up for those who came alone! (Frank Food Company)

2:00-2:15pm
Welcome to Gilmore Girls Fan Fest (Community House)

2:30-4:00pm
Nick Holmes Meet & Greet (Fife ’N Drum) 

3-6pm
Kent Farmer’s Market (#14 on the map)

3:30-5:00pm
Aris Alvarado Meet & Greet (The Villager)

4:00-5:30pm
Valerie Campbell Meet & Greet and Book Signing (Library)

4:00-7:30pm
Live music from Hummingbird & Friends at the Kent Pizza Garden

4:30-6:00pm
Emily Kuroda Meet & Greet, Your 1st Stop on the Connecticut Antique Trail (Koblenz & Co.)

5:00-6:00pm
Liz Torres Meet & Greet Cocktail/Mocktail Hour (Community House Lawn)
**join us for a glass of Miss Patty’s Founder’s Day punch or some Plum Juice!**

6:00-7:30pm
Friday Night Dinner with Cast (Community House) **This event requires a separate ticket.** 

6:00-7:30pm If you can’t join us at the Community House, be a Townsperson!

Fife N’ Drum - This place would satisfy everyone from Taylor to Kirk
Kingsley Tavern - Upscale pub food Luke shouldn’t scoff at
Shanghai Chinese - The closest thing to Al’s Pancake House
Kent Pizza Garden - Where we think Lorelai would be on a Friday
Namoo Korean BBQ - Lane’s go-to, to-go food with twins (we suspect!)

7:45-8:15pm
It’s Liz Torres’ Birthday, Cake & Valerie’s CatEyeScream for Everyone! (Community House)
**Don’t forget to bring Liz a handwritten birthday card & letter to this event!**

8:15-9:00pm
Stan Zimmerman’s The Coffee Monologues featuring Aris Alvarado, George Bell, Nick Holmes & Stan Zimmerman (Community House)

9:00-9:30pm
Stan Zimmerman and George Bell Meet & Greet (Community House)

9:30-10:00pm
Cold s’mores (AKA Mallomars) & Gilmore Girls BINGO Led by George Bell (Community House)

10:00pm+
Late Night “Find Me a Boa & Drive Me to Reno” Crowd (Fife ’N Drum)


SATURDAY, September 28, 2019

9:00-9:30am
Book Swap! Bring a book you loved & leave with your next “must read”! (Community House)

9:45
Load buses for Litchfield County Tour
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10am-5pm (Bus Tour)
Tour of Litchfield County, Meet in the Community House Parking Lot at 9:45am to fill buses.
All buses will make stops at each of the 4 areas below, at different times throughout the day to avoid crowds. ALL BUS ROUTES include the following stops; you’ll stay on the same bus all day!

Washington
There will be two stops here, including the Mayflower Inn (where Amy very famously stayed) & Washington Depot. At the Mayflower you’ll be escorted to the garden area for coffee & cookies. The Depot will feature their weekend Farmer’s Market, a selfie stop at Washington Food Market with all your favorite Stars Hollow grocery finds (cornstarch, of course!) A pop up knitting area with Stars Hollow Yarns at Judy Black Park and a specialty coffee drink at Newbury Place. 

New Preston
In New Preston, all the shops will be open for business, 9 Main will have lots of coffee waiting & JSeitz will give 10% off to GGFF attendees.

Hopkins Vineyard
Hopkins is offering us our own little Secret Bar! We’ll get to see the vineyard, taste some wines and sit down for a bit of GG Trivia! Of course, there will be prizes! 

New Milford
The most idyllic gazebo perched in the center of New Milford will be surrounded by the Farmer’s Market, unique shops and their quaint downtown! Make sure to stop by Nutmeg Olive Oil for their tea party, Theo’s Diner for a bite to eat, or River and Rail Cafe for coffee! 

**You’ll be handed a flyer when you get off the bus with more details about each town and what they have in store***

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5:15-6:45pm
Join us on the Community House Lawn for a cocktail & then meander the town for a meal on your own!
**Bar proceeds over the weekend benefit the Kent Chamber who graciously help make this event possible**


6:45-7:30pm

Costume Contest (Community House)
—“Original Theme” Dress as something completely original, make us guess, this is the obscure category!
—“Best Couple” We said couple, but it could be a romantic couple, or a friend set!
—“Funniest Costume” Doesn’t need explaining
—“Best Thing” Not everything we love about GG is human, be a non-human thing.
—“Best impression” And, yes, you’re going to have to act this one out. 

7:30-9:00pm
Cast & Crew Panel with Aris, George, Rini, Valerie, Nick, Emily, Liz & Stan (Community House)

9pm-Whenever Liz is Done
Stories & Songs with Liz Torres (Community House/Fife ’N Drum)

SUNDAY, September 29, 2019

9:00-9:30am
GG Trivia (Community House)

9:45-10:15am
Morning coffee. We’re just providing space (& coffee) for you to gather your thoughts!  (Community House) 

9:45-10:45am
Yale in Real Life: Student Journalists in Conversation (Town Hall)

11:00am-12:30pm
Goodbye Brunch with Cast & Crew (Community House)
This event requires a separate ticket.

11:00am-12:30pm
Enjoy your last meal in Kent, if you’re not joining us for brunch, be a local!

12:45-1:15pm
Book Walk! Like a Cake Walk, but with Books Led by Emily Kuroda (Gazebo)

1:30-2:00pm
Bon Voyage! Giveaways & Goodbyes (Community House)