WASHINGTON DEPOT, Conn. — Fans from all over came to celebrate “Gilmore Girls” this weekend.
Pictures from the fan festival were all over social media. Participants held knit-a-thons, raised money for animal shelters, heard behind the scenes stories from the show, and toured the town that inspired the fictional town portrayed in the show. The event continues on Sunday.
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The amazing @thejudgegunn helped raise over $700 dollars this morning for @animalwelfaresociety.inc! Grab your own #teamcatkirk or #teamkirk t-shirt at the @kindredhandicrafts booth here at the festival, all proceeds go to help shelter 🐱! #gilmoregirlsfanfest #gilmoregirls #kirk #catkirk
The seminal TV show that ran from 2000 to 2007 is being revived in a four-part Netflix series this November, which has renewed interest in fans old and new–you know, the ones who binge watched the seven season on Netflix in preparation for what’s to come.
In honor of the renewed interest, a festival was planned in the town on which the show is based on.
Washington Depot, Connecticut, is much like the fictional Stars Hollow, Connecticut, that Rory and Lorelai Gilmore and all their friends live in. It’s quaint, the quintessential New England small town, and it inspired “Gilmore” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino when she was writing the show.