Columbus Weekend Art and Crafts Show at Merrwinsville Hotel and Museum--Gaylordsville

10/11/2013 to 10/14/2013

1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT 06755. Phone: 860-350-4443.

Merwinsville Hotel and Museum features Columbus Weekend Art and Crafts Show  with a Preview on Friday, October 11, from 6:30-9:30PM.  Hours Saturday thru Monday are 10AM to 5PM.  This is the Merwinsville Hotel and Museum annual major fundraising event of the year.  Featuring over a hundred artists and craftspeople from the area. Friday Preview reception includes lucious hor  d'oeurves and beverages. $25 donation to benefit the Hotel.  Hotel members-$20.  Meet with the artists and preview their work before the event is open to the public for the weekend.  Admission.  Children under 12 free.

A Fall Gathering of Artists

10/11/2013 to 10/13/2013

319 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-574-3954 or 203-266-0110.

This 3-day art exhibit returns for its 13th year, with 35 award-winning Connecticut artists & artisans showing their latest creations, including original paintings, prints, photography, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, & glasswork. October 11-13; Fri. & Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 5pm. Artists’ Reception October 12 from 11am - 6pm, with art demonstrations and refreshments at the Litchfield Firehouse, 258 West St, Litchfield, CT. Ample parking. Admission free. Contact Mally DeSomma (203) 574-3954.

The Silo - We're Cooking With Chopped Champion Chef James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst


44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Pork - Cuts and Cooking on Sat., Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. Chef James will break down half a hog in real time. Then you'll prepare dishes a variety of dishes - sausages, roasts and grillades.

Plymouth Land Trust Hosts Lantern Tour of Plymouth Burying Ground


572 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

Lantern Tour of the Plymouth Burying Ground-- Oct. 12 (rain date is Oct. 13)--Time: 7pm--Cost: $5 adults, kids under 16 free.
Lantern tour of the 1747 Plymouth Burying Ground, featuring gravestones of 38 soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Learn about the symbolism of the engravings and how the inscriptions tell us what life was like in colonial Connecticut. The tour begins with "spooky music" played on the organ of the adjacent Congregational Church. Includes a tour of historic Plymouth Green with a scavenger hunt for kids. Bring flashlights or camping lanterns. Hours: 7pm-8pm.. Location: The Plymouth Green.

Pumpkin Patch Train Rides at Danbury Railway Museum

10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013

120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06010. Phone: 203-778-8337.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train--It's the Fall harvest season so what better way to celebrate and welcome in the cooler weather than with a short ride on a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum's Pumpkin Patch.  This popular annual family event will take
place on three weekends, October 12-13,  Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sundays from noon to 4:00 PM at the museum, with trains departing hourly beginning ½-hour after opening each day.  Admission is $10.00 for ages 2 and over; children under 24 months are free. Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train through the historic railyard in a 1920's
passenger coach, pulled by a vintage ALCo RS-1 diesel-electric locomotive* — or in a restored 1953 Rail Diesel Car (RDC)* — to the special pumpkin patch where each child will receive a free pumpkin.  Of course, the exhibits, artifacts, and multiple operating model train layouts inside the restored 100-year old Danbury station will be open for your education and entertainment.  The kids can also enjoy the free activities such as the "coloring station," temporary tattoos, cider & cookies, the operating "garden" railroad outside in the yard, and more.  There is a fully-stocked gift shop on the premises.  No reservations are required; the event will be held rain or shine.  Children are encouraged to come in costume.

The Silo Cooking School Cuts and Cooking


44 Upland Rd, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

5:30 - 9:30. It's all about the pig. Chef James Briscione's four-hour butchering demo and full-participation cooking class will teach you how to use every part of the pig. Chef James will break down half a hog in real time. Then you will help prepare dishes from each part of the animal. Recipes to be prepared include: Slow-roasted pork shoulder with vinegar slaw Italian & chorizo sausages Grits & Grillades

White Silo Winery - Voices of Poetry / For a Cure


32 Rte 37 East, Sherman, CT Phone: 860-355-0271 .

On Saturday October 12th 5 - 7 PM. Featuring poetry by -Sandra Bishop Ebner, Karen Silk, Athena Demetra Fliakos,Susan Tuz and Alice-Anne Harwood Music by -Margaux Hayes, acclaimed vocalistAdmission is $15 PP, $25 per couple. 100% of ticket sales donated to American Cancer Society.  

Riverton American Legion Post 159 2nd Annual Craft Fair

10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013

Riverton Firehouse, 3 Riverton Rd., Riverton, CT Phone: 8670-307-3687 .

Artisan and vendor fair indoor/outdoor event during the Riverton Fall Fair, will be held  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both days. For more information call 860-307-3687 or email:

3rd Annual Pomperaug River Festival at Plagtt Farm Preserve - Southbury


Flood Bridge Rd., Southbury, CT Phone: 203-263-0076.

On Saturday, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Come celebrate our beautiful river fed by over 200 miles of streams and tributaries. Festival activities will include dedication of the Pomperaug River Greenway, a live trout demonstration, relay races, a mini-boat float, arts and crafts, games, exhibits, food, and much more. This event is presented with generous support from the Connecticut community Foundation. Rain Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Kent Art Association Annual Paint-Out/Auction


Route 7, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3989.

The Kent Art Association invites you to join the annual paint-out/auction Saturday, October 12 for a day devoted to painting outside in the cool fresh Fall air.  Forms may be downloaded on our Web site: <>  or may be picked up at Kent Art Association during gallery hours.  This is an important fund-raiser event to help Kent Art Association keep
the gallery open and we encourage members and non-members to participate.  Bring a second painting of your choice for the auction. You do not have to wait until Saturday to do your painting if there is a problem fitting this into your schedule.  If you are uncomfortable painting outside, it is possible for you to submit artwork that you have in your studio.  People coming to the auction are looking for all kinds of art.  Bring two pieces of artwork and encourage your friends to participate in the auction. Volunteers are needed to help with this event.  Some of the jobs are receiving during sign-in  and later when paintings are completed, morning refreshments, putting up screens, hanging completed art work , runners during the auction, record information on bidders and pass out paddles, bid recorders, organize and sort art after bid, check out purchased art, and host the pre-auction
reception.  To volunteer please e-mail or leave a voice mail message at 860-355-0334.  Leave your name, number, and how you can help. Thank you for your help with this event.  Let your buyers know that you will be taking part in this Kent Art Association fund-raiser.  Let's make this event a success! Register and enjoy refreshments at 9 am.  Bring back completed work to be hung for preview at 3 pm.  Auction begins at 4:00.  The Gallery is open from Thursday thru Sunday
1pm to 5 pm. Kent Art Association is located on Route 7, just south of the monument.