Gilmore Girls Fan Fest to Turn New England Town into Stars Hollow

Over the years, Gilmore Girls not only became a cult children’s series of the 90s, but also a tradition. Each fall is basically a mandatory viewing. Snuggle up in a big, cuddly blanket with a hot coffee and watch a episode a season or two to really get into this autumn atmosphere. And if you’ve always dreamed of visiting Stars Hollow, Lorelai and Rory’s little village house, the Gilmore Girls The Fan Fest in fall 2020 is your chance.

We all imagined wandering the streets of this tiny hamlet avoiding Emily at all costs and having lunch at Luke’s.

The fictional New England town, with its eclectic figures and light-filled facades, represents the American Peak and stimulates the desire for a simpler lifestyle outside of town.

As the festival website states, “Stars Hollow means something to all of us.”

“We can’t quite express it and we can’t exactly take someone there. It’s not just a place because it doesn’t actually exist, but the feeling definitely exists.”

The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest, entirely dedicated to the show, transforms the town of Kent, Connecticut, into the perfect postcard backdrop for the series.

The festival will be back this fall for its fifth edition from October 16 to 18, 2020, and it’s only a five-hour drive from Montreal.

If you missed your chance last year, you can get ahead this year. Tickets for the event go on sale January 28.

The price to participate in this festival is US $ 265 and tickets include access to three days of activities.

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet the actors of the series that we have loved so much and to participate in dozens of other activities that will stir up your nostalgia.

For the most devoted fans, there will be quizzes on the smallest details of the series.

There is no day ticket, but you can choose to go for one or two days only.

Please note that when purchasing tickets you will need to provide a US address for delivery, but the organizers state that you can use any US address as nothing will actually be delivered to you. Tickets will be electronic.

So you can already plan your 8 seasons marathon of Gilmore Girls (including the limited Netflix revival) with your girlfriends because you don’t want to miss this opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Stars Hollow.

Gilmore Girls Fan party

Cost: $ 265

When: October 16 to 18, 2020

Address: Kent, Connecticut

Why should you go: This is your chance to bring out the Lorelai or Rory in you and end the infamous debate between #teamJess, #teamDean and #teamLogan. Don’t forget your coffee!


This article was originally published in French on Narcity Quebec.

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