Holcomb Farm Events
Holcomb Farm is a hub of activity in West Granby. Visit on a summer weekend and you’ll likely see a wedding taking place in our North Barn Pavilion, CSA shareholders cutting flowers in the field, hikers on our trails, families picking up their weekly groceries in our Farm Store, and a holistic living workshop taking place in our greenhouse.
For information about renting our banquet hall or other facilities for your own special event or meeting, click here.
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The BIG PAINT – NOW OCTOBER 1
October 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
- Artists arrive at 8 AM
- Visitors invited from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
- Park in either of the Main Campus parking lots
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1.
On Sunday, October 1, the Friends of Holcomb Farm, the Granby Land Trust, and the Granby Artists Association invite you to join us for The BIG PAINT, an event featuring artists working en plein air (in the open air). This year’s event will showcase the beauty of Holcomb Farm in West Granby. 277 acres of this historic farm are now permanently preserved, thanks to a conservation easement held by the Granby Land Trust (acquired in 2022).
ARTISTS: Please arrive at 8 AM to find your subject matter. This 313-acre farm offers a variety of paint-worthy settings, including open fields with mowed paths, agricultural fields, old barns, a farm pond, an arboretum (the Holcomb Tree Trail), beautiful woodlands, the West Branch of the Salmon Brook, and more.
VISITORS: You are invited to explore the property and chat with the artists as they work from 9-11 am.
This event is a celebration of the permanent preservation of 277 acres of this property and of the 30th Anniversary of the Friends of Holcomb Farm, the nonprofit organization that manages the Town-owned farm. It also is a lead-up to the Granby Land Trust Art Show – Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty – which will run October 26 through November 26 at Lost Acres Vineyard. We anticipate that many of the works created at the BIG PAINT will be entered in the show.
This beautiful property is the perfect place to spend a Sunday in September in New England. We hope you’ll join us.
Any questions, please contact the Granby Land Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org.