Quassy-22nd Annual OKTOBERFEST

09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Admission to the OKTOBERFEST pavilion is free, with fees for food, beverages, rides and attractions in the park. Parking for the event is $6 per car. Traditional festival food in the pavilion will include knackwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, roasted pork and steamed vegetables. There will be a variety of other menu items available as well during the two-day festival. Complete dinners or individual entrees will be sold. Two Bands will perform: Joe Stanky & His Cadets on Saturday and John Stevens' Doubleshot on Sunday

44th Running of Bristol's Mum-A-Thon


Downtown Bristol, Bristol, CT

On Saturday. New Flat Fast 5K course. Downtown Bristol. Hosted by and proceeds benefiting Bristol's Sports Hall of Fame. For more information visit the website.

Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day to Be Held at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area


Session Woods, Burlington, CT Phone: 860.675.8130.

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), in conjunction with the Friends of Sessions Woods, will host a FREE day of outdoor activities Saturday, September 28th at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and Education Center in Burlington to celebrate Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Appreciation Day.  Activities will run from 10 AM until 4 PM.  The event recognizes the contributions that hunters and anglers have made to the conservation of Connecticut's natural resources.This free, day-long event will feature many outdoor-related activities and demonstrations appropriate for all ages, such as: Field dog demonstrationsRifle, BB gun, trap shooting, and archery ranges3-D archeryBait and fly casting instruction and skills challengeLive turtles and snakesCrafts for childrenSilent auction to benefit the non-profit Friends of Sessions Woods. This year, with the assistance of the Paul Petersen Memorial Fund, the event will also feature two live snake programs with Brian Kleinman from Riverside Reptiles.  The Congress of Rough Riders of Naugatuck, Connecticut, will provide scheduled demonstrations of Cowboy Action Shooting. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak firsthand with DEEP biologists about wildlife and fisheries topics, as well as with representatives from major outdoor retailers and a variety of conservation, hunting, and fishing organizations.  Children can participate in several fun activities and crafts, such as track making, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and fish prints. Handicapped parking will be available on-site at Sessions Woods.  Free shuttle bus parking will be available at Lewis S. Mills High School, 26 Lyons Road, off of Route 4 in Burlington.  The Friends of Sessions Woods will be selling food and drinks during the event, or you can bring your own picnic lunch. For more detailed information about Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day and Sessions Woods WMA, go to the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep/HuntFishDay or call 860-675-8130 (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM).  Sessions Woods is located on Route 69 (341 Milford Street) in Burlington.

New Morning Market Hosts Songwriters Series--Woodbury


129 Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-266-6688.

On Saturday, September 28, 2013 the New Morning Songwriters Series begins at 7:30PM. The first show will feature four great CT performers:  Becky Kessler, Kate Callahan, Eric Paradine and Bill Benson.  Doors open a 7PM, show starts at 7:30PM.  Donations graciously accepted on admission. 

Litchfield Historical Society - 2nd Annual Pie Eating Contest


Corner of East & South Street, Rte. 63 , Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

On Saturday, September 28 from noon to 4:00 pm, the Litchfield Historical Society will mount a Fall Festival at the Tapping Reeve House, complete with games, fall crafts, competitions, music, storytelling, and a delicious pie contest. Pie evaluations will begin at 12:30pm, presided over by a panel of illustrious guest judges. Confections will be evaluated on taste and originality and the winning bakers will be awarded wonderful prizes from Ladybug Cake and Candy Supply, and more! This year we will also be accepting pies from kids 16 and under for a special kid baker category. Slices of the pies will be sold to benefit the Historical Society’s educational programs. Entry forms should be submitted by Wednesday, September 20.  Pies must be made entirely from scratch, including the crust, and be submitted in a disposable container. For more details or to register for the event, stop by the Litchfield History Museum, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org, or see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/pdfs/pieform13.pdf Fall Fest is free and open to the public. The Historical Society thanks Litchfield Bancorp for its generous support of this event. For more information on this or other programs, hours of operation, or museum collections, please call the Litchfield Historical Society at (860) 567-4501 or visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.


Haight Vineyard - Wine,Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class


29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045 .

Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a wine, cheese and chocolate paring. $35 per person. It's educational and fun.

Litchfield Historical Society - Fall Festival to Celebrate the changing of the Seasons


82 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join the Litchfield Historical Society for an historic fall festival on Saturday, September 28 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on the lawn of the Tapping Reeve House. Featuring storytelling, musical performances, games, crafts, and competitions, this celebration is sure to please visitors young and old. The festivities begin at noon with a musical performance by The Casey Girls, a Litchfield band comprised of five talented sisters who perform classic songs and original compositions on a variety of instruments. They have performed at venues such as Talcott Mountain, Port Chester Days, the Durham Fair, and the Mark Twain House. Bring your sweet tooth along with you for our second annual pie contest! Beginning at 12:30, our special guest judges will analyze each confection for their taste and creativity. This year, a special prize will be given to the best pie made by a kid baker!  Slices of the pies will be sold to benefit the Historical Society. If you are interested in submitting a pie for this contest, please see the rules and submission form on our website: www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. The afternoon will be packed with activities, as well. At 1:00 pm, Connecticut storyteller Joyce Marie Rayno will regale our younger visitors with exciting Litchfield tales. At 2:30, The Rosenthals, a duo comprised of the legendary bluegrass musician Phil Rosenthal and his son Daniel, will perform their unique mixture of  folk, bluegrass, jazz, and rock n' roll. Throughout the day, you can carve a pumpkin, design a scarecrow, and participate in an apple peeling contest or any number of historical fall festival games.  For more information about this or other events, please visit the website.

4th Annual "A Harvest Gathering" Gala Event Dinner at Tarrywile Mansion--Danbury


70 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-744-3130.

Land Trust of Danbury's "A Harvest Gathering" Gala Event. Saturday, September 28th 2013 6:00 pm on the grounds of Tarrywile City Park. A beautiful setting under the stars - the sounds of a blue grass band - a dinner of foods grown in our local area - the fun of a silent and live auction - We hope to see you there The Land Trust of Danbury - P.O. Box 32, Danbury, CT 06813  info@landtrustdanbury.org

First Annual Jazz Run


CT Phone: 860-361-6285.

The Ltchfield Jazz Festival invites runners and families to the First Annual Jazz Run. The September 28th race starts at Camp Cochipianee on Beach Street at 10 AM. The event wraps up with a post-race picnic with music and refreshments. For more information contact Jackie Greenwood: Jackie@litchfieldjazzfest.com, 860-361-6285.

22 Annual Oktoberfest Slated For Sept. 29 & 30 At Quassy - Middlebury

09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: (203) 758-2913.

Oktoberfest will be held noon to 6 p.m. at the Fieldside Pavilion with German music, food and dancing both days. Admission to the park and Oktoberfest are free. Quassy's rides operate both days from noon to 6 p.m. There are fees for the rides, food, beverages, games and attractions.