Put down your third cup of coffee and stop talking for a second because I have some major news to share. Gilmore Girls is coming back this November, but because three months is too long to wait (especially if you’ve already been waiting twelve years), a small town in Connecticut is hosting a weekend long Gilmore Girls Fan Festival from October 21st to the 23rd just for GG freaks like myself.
Stars Hollow is the fictional town Gilmore Girls is set in, but true Gilmore Girls fans know that it was actually based on a real-life small town in Connecticut. Washington Depot is the place where creator Amy Sherman-Palladino first imagined what the world of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore would look like when she was writing the pilot, and this fall it is transforming into Stars Hollow for a whole weekend in October. The town will be putting on a myriad of Gilmore-esque events like tea at the local inn, a cake tasting at the market, a staged knit-a-thon, coffee at the hardware store, a Friday night dinner, and in case you were wondering, yes, there will be a town troubadour. I really hope they have all the right permits for all these functions or the Taylor Doosey of Washington Depot is going to be pissed.
The Gilmore Girls Fan Festival is put on by the good townsfolk of Washington Depot and isn’t organized or recognized by Warner Brothers, the studio that owns Gilmore Girls. Nonetheless, a few Gilmore Girls stars have already committed to attending the festival and presumably participating in the cast panel taking place on Saturday, October 22 at Town Hall. Jackson Douglas (Jackson), Rini Bell (Lulu), Aris Alvarado (Caesar), Biff Yeager (Tom), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Yanic Truesdale (Michel), Vanessa Marano (April), Ted Rooney (Morey) and possibly others will be at the Gilmore Girls Festival sipping coffee and hopefully spilling secrets about what happens in the revival episodes.
Much like Stars Hollow, the wonderful people of Washington Depot are putting on this festival for the good of the community… but also because they need money for something. Unlike Taylor Doosey, the money isn’t going towards some stupid old bridge or a tarp to put over the bridge. The town is actually raising money to buy the town a gazebo, because you can’t be the real life Stars Hollow without a gazebo!
Clear your schedule for the weekend of October 21st because this is something a real fan wouldn’t want to miss. Tickets can be purchased here and although the price is pretty steep, I think it’s worth it to possibly meet the real Emily Gilmore.
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