Newtown Arts Festival

09/16/2016 to 10/01/2016

Newtown, CT

A wide variety of events and entertainment. Friday, September 16 - Rooster Bash & BBQ . Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18 - Newtown Arts Festival including entertainment, food, juried artist and artisan exhibit and sale, lantern making 12 - 4, live performance of Comedy Intended at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 21- Improv Night. Friday, September 23 - Random Acts of Chamber Music featuring The New England New Music Ensemble (N.E.N.M.E.). Saturday, September 24 - 2nd Annual Lantern Parade -7:00 PM Evening Parade on the Fruit Trail. Sunday, September 25 - Newtown Dance Collaborative. Thursday, September 29 - Rear Window. Friday, September 30 - Opening Night of "The Mousetrap" and  Friday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 - Music in the Streets. Check website for times and locations as well as for up to date information at this town wide event.

Washington Art Association 9th Annual Atelier Show

09/24/2016 to 10/08/2016

4 bryan memorial plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860.868.2878 .

Please join us at this popular event--an affordable way to add to your art collection! Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24th from 4 - 6pm. Fees: All are welcome; free and open to the public Gallery Hours: M - Sa.: 10am - 5pm; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

50th annual Witch's Dungeon Events

09/25/2016 to 10/31/2016

Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street , Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: (860) 583-8306 .

Open on Sept 30 - October 2 for a full season of five weekends - Oct. 7 thru 9 - Oct. 14 thru 16 - Oct. 21 thru 23- Oct. 29 thru 31. Fri. Sat. & Sun. evenings only 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Not recommended for children under 7 years old -
While waiting for each wax museum tour, you can view actual film props, actor's life casts and movie posters, or step into our film room, to view classic silent horror movies, shown on film, not video. Featuring far more life size figures & original movie props than we have ever had on display before! Figures based on the classic films of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and more. Continuing our status as the longest running Halloween attraction in the entire country, since 1966 -
our 48th season - a Bristol tradition! Donation of $6.00 - all ages benefits The Bristol Historical Society & The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum - both are non-profit organizations. - Full details and directions on our website Special Guests and Events include: October 1 - Saturday -7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Victoria Price, Vincent Price's daughter - Puppeteer & director, Bill Diamond will be a guest.  October 10 - Monday, Columbus Day - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Full dungeon tour and Halloween cartoons on film,  October 14 - Saturday - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Scot Haney, WFSB TV personality - host of "Better Connecticut"  October 21 - Friday - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Daniel Roebuck - actor in films - "Final Destination" & "River's Edge" October 22 - Saturday - Special 50th Anniversary U.S. Postal Cancellation October 31 - Monday - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Sara Karloff, Boris Karloff's daughter - Puppeteer & Director, Bill Diamond will be a guest.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Children Free Week

09/28/2016 to 10/04/2016

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard

09/30/2016 to 10/30/2016

186 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Your worst nightmares come to life as you walk through a variety of different haunted houses ranging from a slaughterhouse to a torture chamber dungeon, and NEW for 2016 a zombie hospital! Think it's less scary outside? Think again. Brace yourself as you tread through a cemetery with bodies that never stayed buried, and a claustrophobia inducing cornfield. If you hear the sound of a chainsaw, it's too late to run. Rides open during the Haunted Graveyard include Boulder Dash, Zoomerang, Ghost Hunt, Twister, American Flyers, Bumper Cars, Wipe Out, Thunder N' Lightning, Rev-O-Lution, Wave Swinger, Carousel, Down Time, Giant Wheel, Pirate Ship, Sky Coaster** and Zoomers Gas N' Go. Crocodile Cove Water Park and Kiddieland rides are not open during The Haunted Graveyard. **Additional Charge for Sky Coaster. Opens at Dusk.

160th Annual Harwinton Fair

09/30/2016 to 10/02/2016

150 Locust Rd., Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-9066.

Major Country Fair. Open Both Days - Draft Horse Exhibit and Demonstrations Antique Tractor Show Working Demonstrations At "EARLY AMERICAN" Building Special Features: 8:00am - 8:00pm.  Fair is open Weather permitting. All buildings & exhibits are on display until 8pm including Adult & Youth Exhibit buildings, All Day Pisgah Mountain Primitives Demonstrations of pioneer cooking, life, & blacksmithing, All Day Civil War Displays Presenting Civil War era by the Old 19th CT, a Civil War group,, All Day Country Store * An old fashioned Country Store, with items for sale, * Demonstrations of blacksmithing, * Crafts of Early Americana, * A working shingle mill.  All Day Vendors Great foods, merchandise, products & services, All Day Tufano Amusements Rides & amusements - fun for the whole family, All Day Antique Tractor Show Come see a wonderful display of antique tractors, All Day Draft Horse Displays Draft Horse Displays in Horse Building. On 10/2: Antique Tractor Pull, 9 a.m., English Horse Shows, Ox Pulling Contests, 10 a.m. On 10/3: Garden Tractor Pull 10 a.m., Western Horse Show 9 a.m.,  Horse Pulling Contest 10 a.m. New: Drone Demonstrations Sat. & Sun.


Karen Rossi Studios Workshops -Learn about Bill Watterson


27 E. Main St., Torrington, CT Phone: 860-305-6579.

Learn about Bill Watterson, the famous cartoonist who wrote Calvin and Hobbes. Study the many emotions portrayed in his comic strips and create your own cat with personality by constructing one out of air dry clay. Please sign up to reserve your space
Email us at or call 860-305-6579. Kids (ages 7 and up) 10am. $10 Adults (tweens and up) 12pm. $15
(adult projects have the same descirption as the kid projects, but are more complicated and use higher end materials) Parent/Child (ages 3 and up) 2pm. $10 per project

White Memorial Foundation's ROAD TRIP! Connecticut’s Notable Trees with Gerri Griswold


80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Granby Oak and the Pinchot Sycamore! Along the way we'll stop at McDonough Reservoir to do a little birding and wrap up our day at People's State Forest which was gifted to the State of Connecticut by Alain and May White. Pack a picnic. Rain or shine. 8:00 A.M., Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. We'll carpool to our destinations. Please pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or register online ! FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

American Clock and Watch Museum Clock-tober Used Book Sale!

10/01/2016 to 10/31/2016

100 Maple St., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-5836070.

The American Clock & Watch Museum is offering 20% off all its used books during the month of Clock-tober!
Hundreds of titles to choose from:History, Biography, Reproduction catalogs, Clock and Watch-themed fiction books, Horological Magazines & more! Book Sale Hours: October 1-31, 2016 during normal museum hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.

Ansonia Nature Center Bittersweet Wreaths


10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

2 pm. Bring clippers and gardening gloves for this FREE workshop led by Ranger Dawn. When you collect these beautiful orange-berried vines, you're actually helping the park by removing this invasive plant species. Please preregister.