Avon Military Reservation, 232 W. Avon Rd., Avon Connecticut 06001
Connecticut's First Company Governor's Horse Guards performs weekly mounted drills on its grounds in Avon throughout the year. In formations taken from early U.S. Cavalry manuals.
This event, first chartered in 1788, was made up of many veterans of the War of Independence. They banded together to make the Governor's Independent Volunteer Troop of Horse Guards and served as escorts to many important visitors to Connecticut's capital.
The Horse Guard has served as escorts to Governors, Presidents, military heroes and other dignitaries including George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Commodore Thomas McDonough, and Lafayette.
Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Noank) Atlantic Charters
(Mystic) Benmar Custom Charters
(Windsor Locks) Bradley Teletheater
(Waterford) Brothers Too Charter Fishing
(Clinton) Clinton Park & Recreation
(New London) Connecticut College Arboretum
09/22 Coming to The Avon area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.