Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Connecticut Festivals

As far as states go, Connecticut is pretty small.  But when you look at the list of fall festivals in Connecticut in September and October, you would think that Connecticut is a much larger state.  If you find yourself in New England in the fall, Connecticut wouldn’t be a bad place to celebrate the harvest or Oktoberfest.

September 2014:
Goshen Fair – Goshen, CT – August 30 – September 1, 2014
Seymour Pumpkin Festival – Seymour, CT – September 21, 2014
St. Peter’s Apple Festival – Monroe, CT – September 6-7, 2014
Norwalk Oyster Festival – Norwalk, CT – September 5-7, 2014
Brass City Brew Fest – Waterbury, CT – September 6, 2014
Bristol Chrysanthemum Festival – Bristol, CT – September 27-28 & October 4, 2014
Hebron Harvest Fair – Hebron, CT – September 4-7, 2014
CT Film Festival – Bethel, CT - September 26, 2014
The Harbor Brew Fest – Bridgeport, CT – September 20, 2014
Greenwich Food & Wine Festival – Greenwich, CT – September 26-27, 2014

October 2014:

Southington Apple Harvest Festival – Southington, CT – October 3-5 & October 10-12, 2014
Garlic and Harvest Festival – Bethlehem, CT – October 11-12, 2014
Apple Harvest Festival – Glastonbury, CT – October 17-19, 2014

Smoke in The Valley IV – Seymour, CT – October 4, 2014
A Craft Beer-Chili-Music Fest featuring over 80 craft breweries, home brew contest, chili competition with $5k in cash prizes, and 2 stages of live music featuring Badfish, and Turkuaz.

Fall festivals that we still need to confirm dates:

Quest For The Giant Pumpkin Weight-Off – Ridgefield, CT – September 29, 2013
East Haven Fall Festival – East Haven, CT – September 6-8, 2013
New Pond Farm Harvest Festival – West Redding, CT – October 19, 2013
Baeur Park Harvest Festival – Madison, CT – October 19, 2013
Groton Fall Festival – Groton, CT – October 12, 2013
Connecticut Hopkins Annual Harvest Celebration – New Preston, CT – October 21-22, 2013
Chowder Days Festival – Mystic, CT – October 12-14, 2013
The Bijou Theatre Film Festival and Oktoberfest – Bridgeport, CT – October 3-6, 2013
Olde Mistick Village Garlic Festival – link goes to 2012 event
Stamford Museum Harvest Festival – Stamford, CT
Pumpkin Festival – Prospect, CT – Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012
Fall for Ridgefield – Ridgefield, CT
Tunxis Pumpkin Festival – Farmington, CT

Find other fun things to do in Connecticut in October:

Oktoberfest in Connecticut
Connecticut Corn Mazes
Connecticut Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Connecticut
Pumpkin Patches in Connecticut

2 COMMENTS

  1. Please advise if any farms or pumpkin patches will come to an off-site location for a school event.
    We are hosting our Homecoming festivities on Oct. 19, 2013 in Hamden, CT.

    Thank you. Robyn

  2. Ridgefield’s 1st Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off (Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT) is on Sunday, Sept 29, 2013 from 10am – 3pm. Large Pumpkin growers from the region will come together for a cash prize competition for the heaviest pumpkin, squash and longest gourd. Vendor booths will be themed to support the economy associated with this “harvest season”. Enjoy musical entertainment and a giant pumpkin professional carving demonstration at this great fall event! Free to the public.

    http://www.destinationridgefield.com/september-29-quest-for-the-giant-pumpkin/

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