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Special Events At Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark has announced its 2015 special events and entertainment schedule. Most entertainment events will take place at the park’s Carousel Theatre, unless otherwise noted. Parking is $7, July 4 is $8. September 5 & 6: Irish Dance Competition – 19th Annual Constitution State Feis (Irish Dance Competition) with hundreds of dancers from […] Read More »

The Brooklyn Fair

August 27th – 30th, 2015 Admission & Hours Hours Adult Senior Child (under 12) Thursday 4pm – 11pm $10 $10 Free Friday 8am – 11pm $10 $6 Free Saturday 8am – 11pm $10 $10 Free Sunday 8am – 6pm $10 $10 Free The Brooklyn Fair is held in the month of August. It is one of […] Read More »

Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival

The 2015 Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held on August 28, 29, and 30th We missed this one last year but looking forward to this one so come join the 31st Annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival! There’s balloon tethering and glows, music form 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm, and fireworks […] Read More »

Westfield Meriden Mall Food Truck Fest

Aug 28th – 30th Aug 28 4-10pm live music, car show movie,10+ food trucks Aug 29 & 30th 12-10pm DJ,Bounce house, face painting,20+ food truck, movie Free General admission- Last show of the Summer. Westfield Meriden 470 Lewis Ave, Meriden, Connecticut 06451 https://www.facebook.com/events/118895468450206/ Read More »

Terryville Lions Country Fair

The 2015 Terryville Lions Country Fair will be August 28th, 29th and 30th. Fri. 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m-11 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Founded in 1948, the Terryville Country Fair is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Terryville Lions Club. A true country fair from the food to the tractor pulls, […] Read More »

Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair

Grange Fair Scheduled for Sun. August 30, 2015 10:00-4:00 Each summer, Cannon Grange holds an authentic agricultural fair that brings the community together. The Association of Connecticut Fairs refers to the Cannon Grange Fair as “The Nicest Little Fair in CT”. The fair is complete with judged exhibits in Bakery, locally grown Vegetables & Fruit, […] Read More »

The Enfield Pirate & Food Truck Festival

The Enfield Pirate & Food Truck Festival The Enfield Town Green has been taken over by pirates who are helping to raise money for Kids First of Enfield! Join us for a swashbuckling day of family fun with live pirate entertainment on multiple stages, living history & cannon demonstrations, crafter marketplace, water wars, pirate costume […] Read More »

The Woodstock Fair

155th Woodstock Fair Always Labor Day Weekend September 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2015 Ox Pulling – Handwork – Sheep – Fruits – Karaoke – Vegetables – Food – Cattle Apple Pie – Poultry – Classic Tractor Pulls – Guinea Pigs Fine Arts & Crafts -F loral – Juniors – Rabbits – CT State Contests […] Read More »

Lutz Children's Museum Annual Farm Day

Saturday, September 5th at 9:00am – 5:00pm Put it on your calendar if it is not already there. Farm Day is an end-of-summer tradition that you will not want to miss! Farm Day is an annual festival including farm animals, live music, hay rides, bounce houses, face painting, games, a farmer’s market, and of course…lots […] Read More »

Goshen Fair

September 5 -7, 2015 8 AM – 9 PM Sat and Sun 8 AM – 6 PM Mon The 103rd Goshen Fair will feature Soul Sound Revue, King Kountry, A-Ray of Elvis, Apricot Brandy, Fireworks, and the Muttville Comix. New additions for 2015 are Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures and Magic of Christopher on the Children’s […] Read More »

St Peter’s Annual Apple Festival

September 12 & 13, 2015 – Monroe Green Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 (rain or shine) St Peter’s Annual Apple Festival is the perfect way to kick-off New England’s fabulous Fall season. It’s a community tradition you don’t want to miss. Every year on the first weekend after Labor Day, St Peter’s Church holds its annual Apple […] Read More »

Hebron Harvest Fair

Thursday September 10, 4:30pm – 10:30pm Friday September 11, Noon – Midnight Saturday September 12, 9am – Midnight Sunday September 13, 9am – 8:30pm Get Your Tickets for A Country Fair with a Rodeo Flair This year will be the best Hebron Harvest Fair yet! Four fun-filled days and nights with live music, professional rodeo, featured entertainment, activities and […] Read More »

The Wapping Fair

September 10-13, 2015 Join us for the 123rd Wapping Fair– September 10-13th in South Windsor, CT! We have a long weekend filled with music, rides, animals, food, agricultural exhibitions, and a whole lot of fun! Operating Hours Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm Friday 6 pm – 11 pm Saturday 10 am – 11 pm […] Read More »

North Haven Fair

  Our 73rd annual Fair! September 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 2015 Arranged as an educational feature to promote interest in agriculture, love of animals, the benefit of rural homes, and beauty of our New England hillsides. Hours: Thursday September 10th 5pm – 10pm Friday September 11th 3pm – 11pm Saturday September 12th 10am – 11pm Sunday September 13th […] Read More »

Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival

Friday, September 11th: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Saturday, September 12th: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday, September 13th: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm As summer comes to a close, kids have one last event to add to their list of must-do fun activities. The 38th annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival held this year […] Read More »

Annual Ledyard Fair

September 11,12, & 13, 2015. Take part in your Ledyard Fair! Be a participant and/or spectator. The Fair hosts many nonprofits, local businesses and performers, food, music and agriculture combined with family friendly activities. These events along with local artisans and many competitive events for both participants and fair-goers is the single-best expression of our […] Read More »

Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest

Thursday, September 17th at 6:00pm – 9:00pm Every third Thursday from May to September, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Six stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of […] Read More »

Worldwide Day of Play

Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE and Open to the Public – No Museum Admission Required! It’s Nickelodeon’s annual Worldwide Day of Play and Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an official registered Nickelodeon site. Turn off your TV, video games, and computers and join us for a day packed with physical […] Read More »

Orange Country Fair

Orange Country Fair September 19 & 20, 2015   Features craft exhibits, antique cars, tractor pulls, children’s games, country music, contests, flower and vegetable exhibits, carriage rally, and much more.   Hours & Ticket Prices Friday, September 18, 2015 6:00 PM – Truck Pull until Finish Free Entry on Friday Only Free Parking Pets Not […] Read More »

8th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village

Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20, 2015 On Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th, Olde Mistick Village will host its 8th Annual Garlic Festival. Hours for this event will be 11am to 7pm on Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. To celebrate the abundant fall harvest, farmers will present an amazing variety […] Read More »

The Newtown Arts Festival

Newtown Arts Festival September 19 – September 20, 2015 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Rain or Shine Admission $5 – Children 12 and Under are Free Sorry – No Pets The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission established the Newtown Arts Festival to promote and support the local arts and community through arts-inspired entertainment, education, exhibits, and sales. […] Read More »

Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village

 8th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20, 2015 On Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th, Olde Mistick Village will host its 8th Annual Garlic Festival. Hours for this event will be 11am to 7pm on Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. To celebrate the abundant […] Read More »

Envisionfest Hartford

Saturday, September 19 at 10:00am – 6:00pm Explore the city of Hartford; visit your favorite places, and discover some new ones for FREE during EnvisionFest Hartford, a day-long festival of art, theater, music, walking, biking, tours, innovation and more. All festival activities and admission to all participating institutions, including the Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut’s Old […] Read More »

Four Town Fair

SEPTEMBER 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Celebrating their 19th anniversary this year. Laser light show, riverside reptiles, hot dog pig racing, live stage entertainment, pie eating & corn contest. Animal pulls, doodle bug pulls, agricultural exhibits. Parade on Saturday morning. EVENT SCHEDULE 2015 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17 Time Event Location 4:00 pm Fair Officially Opens! 6:00 pm 19th […] Read More »

Annual Seymour Pumpkin Festival

Sunday September 20th  10:00am – 5:00pm The Seymour, CT Pumpkin Festival is a juried craft show with an average of 15,000 people in attendance each year. Each craft booth is given special consideration for placement, depending on their product. Our craft booths include handmade jewelry, silk and dried flower arrangements, soft sculpture, quilts, paintings, blown […] Read More »

CAMA's 2015 Annual Fall Festival

2015 Marks CAMA’s 31th Anniversary of our famous Kent Fall Festival Here are the preliminary particulars. DATES: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 25, 26, 27, 2015 (Three days) HOURS: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day for spectators. ADDRESS:  CAMA museum grounds, 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd. (Rt. 7), Kent, CT (click for map) This event is held […] Read More »

Mum Festival and Parade

54th Annual Mum Festival Planning is now Underway! Mum Weekend Scheduled for September 26th and 27th, 2015 9:00am – 6:00pm Featuring food, music, kids entertainment, hot air balloon rides, and local artist vendors, the Saturday, September 26 outdoor Festival on the Memorial Boulevard is free to the public. Sunday, September 27, the Parade starts at 1:30 PM […] Read More »

Durham Fair

September 24 – 27, 2015 In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. Come visit the Durham Fair and you’ll see what a real fair is all about. Live entertainment, rides […] Read More »

Pipes in the Valley Festival

ScreenHunter_248 Aug. 30 15.18FESTIVAL COST : FREE ! 11am – 10:30pm Saturday September 26th Mortensen’s Riverfront Plaza located at 300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT The 14th Annual “Pipes in the Valley” Celtic Music Festival transports you to another world on Saturday, September 26th, 11am-10:30pm at Mortensen’s Riverfront Plaza located at 300 Columbus Blvd in downtown Hartford.  THE SCIENCE […] Read More »

Museum Day Live!

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES TENTH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY LIVE! A Celebration of Culture, Science, History and Education Free Admission with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 26, 2015  Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 26 the 11th annual Museum Day Live! For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the […] Read More »

Banksville Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 3 at 12:00pm – 5:00pm Hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkins, trucks, bouncy houses and much much more! • Touch a Truck – Fire Trucks, Construction Vehicles, Garbage Truck, Ambulance, Tow Truck, etc. • Hayride, Hay Maze & Farm Stand • Pony Rides and Petting Zoo • Pumpkin painting & Face painting • […] Read More »

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival

October 10th & 11th 2015 – 10AM to 5PM We would like invite you to join us for the Eleventh Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 10-11, 2015 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band […] Read More »

Marvel Universe LIVE!

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! IS COMING TO HARTFORD, OCTOBER 22-25! Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with an epic show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and sinister […] Read More »

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