What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FALL FESTIVALS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT

     Home  >  Articles  > Regional Highlights
by Karen Demeter

Related: fall festival, harvest festival, september, fairfield, county, ct, conn, events, activities, kids, children, family, weekend, earthplace, museum, history, cider, new canaan, barn dance, country fair, katonah, ny, sukkot, celebration, oktoberfest,


Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Take advantage of an abundance of fall festivals around the county. They're a great way to transition from the long, hot summer days to the cool, crisp days of autumn.

The Harvest Festival at the Darien Historical Society

Keep the crows out of the corn!  For Earthplace's Scarecrow Making Day, bring old clothes, a hat, and a plastic gallon milk jug. The center provides the rest of the materials, as well as cider and snacks. September 11. 2:30-4:30pm. $10. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport. 203-227-7253. www.earthplace.org.

 

The Fall Festival at the Fairfield Museum and History Center recreates an old-fashioned marketplace in what is now Fairfield's town green. Visit beekeepers, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith, and vegetable stands. Watch two vintage baseball exhibition games. September 12. 11am. FREE. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield. 203-259-1598. www.fairfieldhs.org.

 

Sample the foods of fall at the New Canaan Nature Center's Cider Saturday & Harvest Celebration, where you can make cider, pick and bake apples over the fire, churn butter, and roast corn. September 18. 12pm. $8; free for children under 3. The New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. 203-966-9577. www.newcanaannature.org.

 

The John Jay Homestead in Katonah, NY, offers two days of events, starting with a Barn Dance featuring live music, swimming pig races, and a barbeque dinner. September 18, 5-9pm. $50-$200; $20-$30 for children. Return the following day for their 18th Annual Homestead Country Fair featuring Revolutionary War re-enactments, sheep and duck herding, pony rides, a magician, Roger the Jester, Benjamin Franklin, and more. September 19, 11am-4pm. $20 per carload. John Jay Homestead, 400 Route 22, Katonah, New York. 914-232-8119. www.johnjayhomestead.org.

 

The Stamford JCC's Family Sukkot Celebration and Fall Festival has games, hayrides, crafts, and dinner in the Sukkah. September 21, 5-6:30pm. Call for pricing. Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. 203-487-0973. www.stamfordjcc.org.

 

Turn back the clock and head to the Darien Historical Society's Harvest Festival for demonstrations of colonial metal working and wool spinning, children's crafts, the Darien Cooperative Garden display, and a scarecrow-making workshop. September 25. 12-4pm. FREE. Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway, Darien. 203-655-9233. www.historical.darien.org.

 

Quassy Amusement Park chooses September for its 19th Annual Oktoberfest. Enjoy all things German, including music, food, and dancing. September 25-26. 12-6pm. Park admission: $22; $18 for those under 45 inches. Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury. 203-758-2913. www.quassy.com.

 

 

Find even more family-friendly activities in Fairfield County, CT, in our Online Calendar.

Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Regional Highlights Articles

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, Nassau County
Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan
Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens
Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn
Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Regional Highlights Sponsors

Whimsies Dollhouse Shop
39 Lewis St.
Greenwich, CT
203-629-8024
This year, give her the gift that gives for genera...

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich
299 Greenwich Ave., 2nd Fl.
Greenwich, CT
203-629-1340
Founded in 1918 as a non-profit organization, the ...

Edgerton Center For the Performing Arts (The)
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, 203-371-7909
...

Selma Maisel Nursery School of Temple Sholom (The)
300 E. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT
203-622-8121
About The Selma Maisel Nursery School at Temple Sh...

Stamford Symphony
Stamford, CT
203-325-1407
...
See Our Regional Highlights Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE