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Ocean Vuong & Young Poets Day at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, 28-year-old Ocean Vuong is the recipient of several awards including the 2016 Whiting Award. Hill-Stead’s own Fresh Voices Poetry Competition winners will also perform their work in the Garden.

Hill-Stead Museum's renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event located on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington. Come early to tour the museum's world-class Impressionist art collection, walk the trails, or attend the prelude conversations with headlining poets. Picnics are welcome and food and wine can be purchased from festival vendors. Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and relax among the flower beds in the historic Sunken Garden, surrounded by eight foot stone walls and the sounds of nature

$12 advance online purchase, $15 at the gate, ages 18 and under free.

Parking is always free.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating in and around the garden.

Join Hill-Stead’s Live Poets Society, to receive premier reserved seating. For more information, see Live Poets Society Benefits 2017.

Al fresco dining is allowed on the grounds.

Festival attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic suppers.

Food, wine and other beverages may also be purchased on site from gourmet food vendors.