Autumn has arrived and with it, our list of what’s happening this fall in Connecticut towns. Get the full New England experience by visiting area harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes and mark your calendar for carnivals, arts events, and Halloween happenings.
Castle Hill Farm Corn Maze
25 Sugar Lane, Newtown, CT 06470
Open Weekends, Sat-Sun 10am – 5pm (last entry 5:00pm)
This year promises to be a banner season for fall foliage due to heavier than usual rains.
Check out Connecticut’s interactive fall foliage map to get the maximum leaf-peeping experience.
October 6th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Fairfield Hills, corner of Trades Lane and D.G. Beers Blvd., Newtown, CT
Enjoy a day of food, music, and family fun at the first annual Newtown Day, co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Newtown Parks and Recreation. Food trucks, crafts, vendors, brew garden and family activities are on offer.
Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, kids under 5 are free. Parking is available at FFH, Reed Intermediate School and Newtown High School with shuttle buses running all day.
Website: https://newtownday.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewtownDay/
October 13th 11:00am – 4:00pm (Rain date October 14th from 1- 4pm.)
New Pond Farm Annual Harvest Festival
101 Marchant Rd., West Redding, CT 06896
Watch historical demonstrations like hearth cooking and rope making, view the sheep, cows, and horses and take a wagon ride through the pastures. Decorate a pumpkin or create a grapevine wreath. Touch and learn about rainforest reptiles with the special guest and renowned herpetologist. Indulge in seasonal fare and drink fresh milk.
Admission: $5 per person (children under 3 are free) or $20 per family with small additional fees for craft materials.
October 19th – 21st
2018 Fall Carnival, Newtown Parks & Recreation
Fairfield Hills Campus, Keating Farms Avenue
Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food, games, rides, and family fun are in store at this local fall carnival. Check the website soon for more information on pricing and food truck vendors.
October 27th 1:00pm – 4pm
Halloween on the Green
Danbury City Center Green
Get in the Halloween spirit by dressing the kids in their costumes for a parade around the Danbury Green. More details to follow on the City Center website.
November 18th 4 pm
Lights, Camera, Symphony!
Riverview Cinema 8, 690 Main St. South, Southbury, CT
Catch this unique opportunity to watch a silent film, accompanied by the music of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra at the beautiful Riverview Cinema as part of the program Music in Great Spaces. See more information and purchase tickets on their website, below.
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