Kent becomes Stars Hollow for weekend

Liz Jenkins, dressed as Rory, and Ashley Bagheri, dressed as Gypsy, were among the many visitors who wore show-themed costumes to the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival in Kent last weekend. Photo by Jenny Hansell

KENT — More than 1,500 Gilmore Girls superfans from as far away as Italy descended on Kent last weekend to knit, make dessert sushi, drink Founders Day punch, sample cake, listen to panel discussions and take selfies with the show’s cast and crew at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest, Oct. 20 to 22.  

To many of the attendees, Gilmore is more than just a television show.   Susan Dunham traveled to Kent from Maine and her daughter Hayley came from Florida to spend the weekend together.  

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