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Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards

August 29 – November 1, 2015  10:00 am – 5:00 pm A Maze that’s Indispensable FUN! Remember the joy you had as a kid when you would draw back the head on your new PEZ Candy dispenser and one of those delicious candies would pop out! Now, you can relive that experience at Lyman Orchards! […] Read More »

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Every Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day Monday from October 3 to 25 – 10:30 am to 6 pm. Trumpets Sound. The Gates Open. The Past Comes to Life. There is magic and revelry all around as you step into the past at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Here you can leave your cares behind in a […] 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 »

47th Annual Apple Harvest Festival

October 2-4 & October 9-11, 2015 Theme: “Growing Community Pride” FREE ADMISSION, ENTERTAINMENT & PARKING Situated around the beautiful Southington Town Green, the Apple Harvest Festival is a family-oriented event which attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually. Over the course of two weekends each autumn, the festival offers a wide variety of live music & […] Read More »

Global Energy – The Musical

October 6 – October 16 Global Energy – The Musical at Stepping Stones Museum for Children (Performance dates and times vary; see schedule) Stepping Stones Museum for Children presents Global Energy – The Musical, an exciting, live performance which addresses complex scientific issues on energy and conservation for young audiences. In a whimsical way, this […] Read More »

17th Annual Fall & Hawk Watch

October 3 & 4, 2015 11 am – 5 pm ~ Rain or Shine Join us for an exciting, family-friendly festival celebrating the fall season and the amazing annual migration of raptors at Audubon Greenwich. Enjoy live birds of prey shows, rehabilitated raptor releases, games, arts & crafts, guided hikes & programs, face painting, delicious […] Read More »

P.L.A.C.E. Fall Festival

P.L.A.C.E. Fall Festival Saturday, October 3, Moves Indoors to the Hamden Middle School P.L.A.C.E.’s 9th Annual Fall Festival is to be held rain or shine indoors at the Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue. from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.This year’s Fall Festival activities include live performances, Caseus Cheese Truck, Gourmet PopCentric Popsicles, Jose Vasquez Catering with […] 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 »


Join Us for KIDZFEST  Touch a Truck & MORE!   Saturday, October 10, 2015 10a-3p $5 per person – Rain or Shine! Taylor Farm Park 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road Norwalk, CT 06851 This hands on, family event offers the unique opportunity for young and old alike to explore construction equipment of all sizes, emergency […] Read More »

5th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook

Saturday, October 10 at 11:00am – 4:00pm Cost of admission: FREE Come explore food, shopping, and attractions in Sandy Hook Village. Discounts, samples, music, and fun activities for the whole family. Pick up a passport at the firetruck, get it stamped everywhere you visit, visit every merchant and enter to win one of 3 great […] Read More »

Food Truck Fall Festival

October 10 – October 11 – 11:00am to 7:00pm Oct. 10 & 11. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Rides noon to 6 p.m. Save now with pre-sale tickets online: Food Truck Admission only $5; Rides & Food Truck Admission $10. To purchase online and get discount pre-sale, go to www.quassy.com, click […] Read More »

Paint the Pumpkin Pink

Saturday, October 17 10:00am – 4:00pm October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual initiative to increase awareness for the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the […] Read More »

Harvest Festival Weekend

October 17 & October 18 at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Celebrate the fall season, bring family and friends, and join us for our annual Harvest Festival Weekend. 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 […] 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 »

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS ! will make its Bridgeport’s debut at the Webster Bank Arena on October 22-25. Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show – – Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience […] Read More »

2015 Orange Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 31 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1pm – Car Entry and set-up 2pm – Trunk or Treating Begins 3pm – Prizes Awarded, pack up, go home Rain Date is Sunday, November 1, 2015. Bring your appetite!! Since the event is around lunch time, we’ll be having Zuppardi’s Pizza Truck as well as the Cannoli […] Read More »

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