If you're a Gilmore Girls fan, you've probably dreamed of wandering the quaint streets of Stars Hollow and perhaps popping into Luke's for a morning coffee. This fall, that dream can come true when a town just outside of Toronto transforms into a Gilmore Girls wonderland. Of course, Stars Hollow is never complete without the loveable Luke Danes, and fans are freaking out as the Ontario Gilmore Festival welcomes Luke himself to the event!
Actor Scott Patterson, who plays the notoriously grouchy yet charming coffee shop owner Luke Danes, will be attending the Gilmore's Girl Fan Festival in Unionville, Ontario. You will have a chance to listen to the actor speak about the series, and even meet him in person! Patterson made a personal announcement to fans on Instagram last week.
The 3-day festival runs October 4-6 2019. During the festival, the town will be transformed into the fairy-tale Stars Hollow where Rory and Lorelai spent their days drinking coffee and getting into trouble.
This won't be the first time Scott Patterson has graced the streets of Unionville. Patterson will be reliving his debut as Luke, which was filmed right on Main Street nearly 20 years ago. Returning to the location of the very first Gilmore Girls pilot episode will certainly be very special for Patterson and fans.
Not only will you get to meet Patterson, but you'll also have a chance to purchase some real life 'Luke's' coffee! Patterson is selling his very own brand of coffee, 'Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee'. Don't worry, cell phones are allowed!
Other actors include Hep Alien's Brian (John Cabrera), Chilton classmate Madeline (Shelly Cole), the loveable Miss Patty (Liz Torres), and the town troubadour himself (Grant Lee Phillips). Don't forget to buy tickets in advance, as spaces are limited. You can purchase tickets here. Grab a pop-tart, hop into your jeep, and get over to an event that would make Lorelai (and even Taylor) proud.
Gilmore Girls Fan Festival
Address: 147 Main St Unionville, ON
Why you need to go: Spend a weekend in Lorelai's shoes as you wander the quaint streets of Stars Hollow and relive your favourite Gilmore Girls moments.