By Karen Demeter

2013 Fall Fairs and Festivals in Connecticut

August 26, 2013   |  News & Tips  

You'll find plenty of fall fairs and harvest festivals for families in Connecticut, from Oktoberfest celebrations to apple cider festivals. Our list includes fests in Fairfield, Greenwich, Hartford, Middlebury, New Canaan, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT.

 

hawk festivalWhen you think of fairs and festivals, summer usually comes to mind. Luckily for Connecticut residents, fall offers more festivities, offering a soft landing to offset back-to-school-blues and the effects that cooler temperatures and shorter days may bring on.

 

Greenfield Hill Grange Fair

Grange Hall, Fairfield
Sept. 14

Head to Fairfield for the Greenfield Hill Grange Fair to see exhibits of flowers, fruits and vegetables, home canning and baking, crafts, and needlework. Enjoy talks on gardening and raising chickens and treat yourself to a sweet at the bake sale. FREE!

 

Envisionfest Hartford

Downtown Hartford
Sept. 21

At Envisionfest Hartford, young and old can celebrate the state capital’s transformation through daylong activities that include music, tours, free admission to museums and landmark buildings, and a Hodge Podge Street Fair at Bushnell Park. FREE!

 

Peave, Love & Music Together

1561 Asylum Ave., West Hartford
Sept. 21

Head to Elizabeth Park in West Hartford for Peace, Love & Music Together, a family festival celebrating world peace with live music, crafts, and appearances by an array of community performers from around the state. The event commences U.N.-style with a ringing of bells performance by The Conduit Center of East Hartford, signaling a moment to reflect on a wish for world peace. FREE!

 

Cider Saturday

New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan
Sept. 21

Nothing says fall more than a crisp, juicy apple. At Cider Saturday, there will be cider press demonstrations, squirrel Olympics, apple sling shots, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and harvest crafts for kids. You’ll even bake your own apple and be able to cook up corn bread on a stick over the fire.

 

22nd Annual Oktoberfest

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury
Sept. 28-29

It may not be Munich or October, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the 22nd annual Oktoberfest at Quassy Amusement Park featuring live music, German dancers, and great food.

 

Annual Hawk Festival & Green Bazaar

Audubon Greenwich
Sept. 28-29

Enjoy live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, and eco-friendly vendors at the Annual Hawk Festival & Green Bazaar.

 

Harvest Festival Weekend

Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford
Oct. 19-20

Celebrate the fall season and enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, and fun activities for the whole family. Wear a costume and participate in the daily costume parade. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, face-painting, storytelling, children's crafts and more. Hayride tickets will be available for purchase, and galleries will be open. There will be an assortment of local food trucks with food for sale.

 

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