If the idyllic small Connecticut town of Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls felt a little too good to be true, the main reason is because Stars Hollow was absolutely fictional. There is no small town with a population of eccentric town folk who gather in a barn-turned-dance studio every few weeks to conduct a hilariously unproductive town meeting and there is no diner where Kirk magically eats every day although you wonder how he can work at literally every store in town and still have time to loaf around like he does. But fans of the Gilmore Girls are not willing to accept that as an answer, oh no.
According to EW, The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest will be transforming the actual town that served as inspiration for Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, into a real-life Stars Hollow. How that’ll actually work is beyond me, but I’m sure that they’ll do their best to transform one idyllic little New England town into a fictional little idyllic New England town. The Fan Fest will also include themed-events, such as a knit-a-thon, Friday Night Dinners, and public screenings of the pilot and finale of the show, as well as ten fan-voted episodes between seasons 2 and 6, because really, who wants to watch season 7?
Fans will also be able to interact with Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), Jackson (Jackson Douglas), Michel (Yanic Truesdale), Lulu (Rini Bell), and a few other members of the cast who will be there for a panel. There will probably be a ton of coffee as well. Probably. This all happens October 21st – 23rd, about a month before the release of the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix.