Fall Festivals and Fairs in CT (Fairfield County)
This time of year we have the envy of all our friends, family and acquaintances living in California, Florida, Texas and Hawaii. Granted, they get these crisp temps in Northern California, but they don't have sugar maples crowning their day-to-day lives with explosions of color. No. October is when all those folks wish they were HERE, clutching that steaming cider and cracking up as the kids trip through the pumpkin patches. Aside from all the fantastic farms and corn mazes you can visit, there are several fall festivals popping up all month long, all over Fairfield County.
Most of these have free admission, but charge small fees for their different events or offerings. Pull on your corduroys, and get out there and soak up that waning sunshine!
Christ Church Tashua's 37th Annual Apple Festival
October 5th, 10am - 5pm and October 6th, 11am - 4pm
Homemade apple pies, caramel apples, quiches, fall produce and crafts for sale. A Kids Zone, face painting, games, music and crafts for fun! Animals for adoption. Cool raffle prizes (iPad, washer and dryer...)!. Proceeds will be given to local charity organizations, and used for the parish hall's interior completion. Admission free.
5170 Madison Avenue, Trumbull, CT
Hill Farm Fall Festival
October 5th, 10am - 4pm (Rain date: October 12th)
Vendors, baked goods and pony rides, oh my!! Plus candy apples, creative arts for kids and hair extensions. Proceeds benefit the Seafarers Ministry.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
160 Hill Farm Rd., Fairfield, CT
Fall Festival to Benefit Animals
October 12th, 10am - 6pm (Rain date: October 13th)
Local celebrities! Local pets! A dog parade! ($10 entry fee) Plus dog demos, food, vendors, crafters, contests, music, games, a microchip clinic and a silent auction. This one's unique if nothing else! Sponsored by the Stratford Animal Rescue Society (STARS).
Huntington Rd. & Main St., Stratford, CT
Plasko's Farm 15th Annual Scarecrow Festival
TBD, 11am - 5pm
Create a unique scarecrow for your front porch, visit vendors, get your face painted, say hello to the farm animals, go on a hayride or dare to enter the corn maze. Be darn sure to pick up some cider donuts -- these are the best!
670 Daniels Farm Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611
Old Greenwich School's Pumpkin Patch
October 19th, 11am - 4pm
Pumpkins, hay bale maze, haunted house, food, games, bounce houses. Admission free. All funds raised support Curriculum Enrichment programs at the school.
285 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT
Tokeneke Elementary School's Pumpkin Carnival
October 5th, 10am - 4pm (Rain date: October 6th)
This one takes the cake (walk), with amusement rides, a play area for preschoolers, a haunted house, food from local vendors, and raffle prizes you really, really want. All proceeds benefit the school's enrichment programs. Free admission.
7 Old Farm Rd., Darien, CT
Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Harvest Festival Weekend
October 19th & 20th, 11am - 3pm
This one costs a little more than most upfront but here's what you'll get: hayrides, a scarecrow contest, an apple slingshot, apple cider demonstrations, pumpkin carving, crafts, farm animals, facepainting and storytelling. Those in costume are encouraged to join in a parade led by a special, secret guest. Members: $5/person Non-Members: $10/person. 3 and under or Family Plus Members: FREE
39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903
Auerfarm Fall Festival
October 5th, 10am - 4pm
Bring the family out to the farm on a nice fall day, enjoy entertainment, games, hayrides, food and local 4-H groups displaying their work. Take a walk through our corn maze and enjoy our 120 acres.
158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield CT
Jones Family Farm's UNICEF Family Festival
October 26th & 27th
In addition to the usual fall extravaganza they've got going, there will be shows, pumpkin decorating, games, wagon rides, and face painting. Costumes encouraged! A portion of the weekend's proceeds will go to UNICEF. Jones has donated $120K to the cause since 1985.
120 Beardsley Road, Shelton, CT 06484
Farmer Jones Crop Line (203-929-8425)
Boo Bash in Bridgeport
October 26th, 2-5pm
Costumes are encouraged for the games, crafts and treats set up inside Bridgeport's beautiful and historic Arcade Mall. The free event is intended for families with children 12 and under.
1001 Main St., Bridgeport, CT
Originally published 9/30/12.
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