Naugatuck Railroad, At The Railroad Museum of New England-- Fall Foliage & Pumpkin Harvest Train - Thomaston

10/08/2016 to 10/23/2016

242 East Main Street,, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-7245.

Come join us for our October Fall Foliage Train Rides! Our Naugatuck Railroad operates every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday in October as well as Columbus Weekend Monday.  All trains depart from our historic Thomaston Station.Ticket prices in October: Adults $16; Seniors (62+) $14 and Children (3-12) $14. Children 2 and under are free. Buy your tickets online or call (860) 283-7245 anytime. Reservations are recommended. Groups of 20 or more automatically save $1 per ticket. Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch -October 2,4,8,9,10,11,15,16,18,21,22,23.  Departure times 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.

Ansonia Nature Center - HIKE AND DRAW WITH AMIE ZINER

10/08/2016

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT

10 am–2 pm Ranger Amie, ANRC's resident artist, will teach this FREE outdoor drawing class at the Nature Center. We will walk to a number of pretty spots along the trails, collecting small things to draw and stopping to do some landscapes, in pencil and watercolor. Bring your own sketchbook and pencils, portable watercolor and brush (optional), a portable stool if desired, and a water bottle. You must be able to walk on an easy trail for a mile or two. Please preregister. 203 736-1053

Plymouth Historical Society Stories from Stones

10/08/2016

10 Park St., Plymouth, CT Phone: 860-921-6118.

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Plymouth Burying Ground The Plymouth Historical Society will lead a walking tour of the Plymouth Burying Ground on October 8 at 10 am. The cemetery dates to 1747, with thirty-eight veterans of the Revolutionary War laid to rest here. Discover how the symbols and inscriptions on the gravestones provide clues to life in colonial Connecticut. The tour includes a house on the Underground Railroad and a visit to a secret passageway for slaves escaping to freedom. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, under 18 free. Meet in front of the Congregational Church at 10 Park Street, Plymouth. Space is limited. Reservations are required by emailing plymouth.historical@yahoo.com or calling 860-921-6118. Every year this tour sells out so reserve early! For more information, go to www.plymouthhistoricalsociety.org

6th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook

10/08/2016

Sandy Hook Village, Sandy Hook, CT

11 am - 4 pm. Explore the town and get your passport stamped for a chance to win a prize package worth over $3,000. Fun activities for kids, prizes, a bouncy house, live music, dance performances, open houses, games, free food and refreshments. Discounts and samples. At the intersection of Church Hill Rd., Glen Rd., Riverside and Washington Ave.

Warren Fall Festival

10/08/2016 to 10/09/2016

255 Brick School Road, Warren, CT Phone: 860-868-0589.

Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM | Rain or Shine. Tractor pulls, rummage sale, petting zoo, pumpkin carving contest, arts and crafts, blacksmith demonstrations,baked goods, soups, vendors, entertainment, fire truck rides and more. Adm.

SOUTHWIND FARMS ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL & OPEN FARM DAYS

10/08/2016 to 10/09/2016

223 Morris Town Line Rd., Watertown, CT Phone: 860-274-9001.

This is a very popular event with new alpaca products, yarns and events surrounding our wonderful alpacas. Hours 10am-4pm.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Art and Yoga

10/08/2016

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

2 pm to 3:30 pm, $15; $10 member, Series of four: $50; $30 member Buy the series and save $10! Get your zen on at The Aldrich! Set in the Museum's Sculpture Garden and galleries and led by certified instructor Lisa Giordano, this invigorating vinyasa class focuses on conscious breath, relaxation, and stress relief. All yoga experience levels are welcome to participate in this workshop. Reservations required. For more information, or to register, visit aldrichart.org.

Danbury Carnival of Shadows Connecticut

10/08/2016

43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT

 5 pm - 10 pm.  Carnival of Shadows brings guests through a twisted entertainment experience, where the macabre is the undertone of a vintage carnival setting. This imaginative event will tingle the spine, caress the creepy, and allure guests into an alternate reality of the unfamiliar and strange. The event will showcase a variety of peculiar and enticing spectacles, such as: • 90-Minute Bizarre Magic & Mega Illusion Show • Food Truck Festival • Voodoo Village Crafters Expo • Street Performers • Vintage Carnival Games • Dark Walkthrough Maze • and more! Featuring Master Magician and Illusionist Aedryan Methyus

White Silo Farm and Winery Cheese and Wine Festival

10/08/2016

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

Sample local cheeses and cheese from Spain /Portugal and Italy. Saturday October 8th 12 - 5 PM.

Roxbury Land Trust Columbus Day Weekend

10/08/2016 to 10/10/2016

Botsford Hill Road, Roxbury, CT Phone: 860-350-4148 .

Dawn to Dusk Hike the Orzech Family Preserve Explore the new Pond Loop Trail for sweeping views over the farm. Self-guiding. Access: Botsford Hill Road parking area to the blue gate at the old railroad bed and the Kress Family Trail which connects to the River Road, Golden Harvest and Erbacher Preserves. Trails: Approximately 1/4 mile, a new right hand trail sweeps up through the wooded hillside, crosses a stone wall bringing hikers into the Upper Orzech field with 2 ponds, a bench and sweeping views. Features: Working farm. Views. Historic railroad bed along Shepaug River.