54th Annual Warren Fall Festival

10/10/2015 to 10/11/2015

255 Brick School House Rd., off Rte. 45, Warren, CT 06754. Phone: 860-868-0589.

The festival will be held on Columbus Day weekend, from 10 AM to 5 PM daily, rain or shine.  GARDEN TRACTOR PULL (SATURDAY) ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL (SUNDAY)PUMPKIN CANNON | WAMOGO TIMBER TEAM BLACKSMITH DEMOS |  RUMMAGE SALE BALLOON SCULPTING | MAGIC SHOW WAMOGO AG ED  PROGRAMS | PETTING ZOO MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS | VENDORS COUNTRY CRAFTS | FIRE TRUCK RIDES LIVE MUSIC 500 FT ZIP LINE    WVFC’S FAMOUS OPEN-PIT ROAST BEEF HOMEMADE APPLE PIES | BAKED GOODS SOUPS CIDER CHEDDAR BY THE POUND.  Adults: $5./ 2 day pass $8. Under 12 Free. Always Sat./Sun. of Columbus Day Weekend.

5th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook

10/10/2015

102 Church Hil Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482.

The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, (S.H.O.P.), a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook. The event will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 25 merchants have contributed toward this year's prize packages. To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, valued over $3,500, visitors must have their passports stamped at all 25 participating locations. Locations are within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Glen Road-Riverside Road-Washington Avenue intersection. Three winners will be drawn at the bandstand, which will be on the sidewalk in front of 102 Church Hill Road, at 4:15 pm. The event will run rain or shine and the winners need not be present.  The village will come alive with exciting family-friendly activities and events at every corner! There will be fun activities for kids, a bouncy house, inflatable slide, arts & crafts, live music, dance performances, Open Houses, games, free food and refreshments, as well as discounts and samples!

Haight-Brown Vineyard Express

10/10/2015

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: (860) 283-7245 .

Ride the Naugy with Haight-Brown Vineyard--All Aboard @ 1:45 from Thomaston Train Station. Railway White and lite snacks served. Pick up a pumpkin along the way as part of the festivities. Drive up scenic Rt 254 to the Vineyard for a food and wine pairing. Oct 10th Live Music from Bob Semanchik. Meet our new winemaker, Charl Van Schwalk from Cape Town, South Africa
Ticket includes train, glasses of Railway White, a tasting of the entire portfolio including some of the 2015 selections, food, and live music ($80 per person).

Hickory Stick Bookshop Hosts Author Charles Raskob Robinson --Washington, CT

10/10/2015

2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-0525.

October 10,,  2015 at 2PM the Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a book signing by author Charles Raskob Robinson of Washington.  The Naval War of 1812-1815 is the book by Robinson's.  The book is available in color or black and white.  Robinson based the book off his recent art exhibition/video documentary of paintings that celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. 

Ives Concert Park - 1st Annual Connecticut Harvest Jam - Danbury

10/10/2015

43 Lake Ave Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

On Sat. 2 - 8 pm. Ives Concert Park will hold its first annual Harvest Jam this October! Attendees will indulge in great fall themed vendors, delicious local food and plenty of October brews, ciders and more! Also featuring live music from national recording artist Keith Anderson, rising star Josh Dorr and Jessica Lynn. Tickets: In advance: $15, Kids 12 and under: $5, At gate: $20/ Purchase tickets at:  http://kicks1055.com/events-danbury/harvest-jam/10-october-2015-ives-concert-park/

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Beekeeping with Erast Markiw

10/10/2015

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

BEEKEEPING WITH ERAST MARKIW – Sat. Oct. 10, 10 am. Erast Markiw, a local beekeeper for over 20 years, emphasizes that honeybees are important to us because they pollinate many of our local crops and native plants. He will show the essential parts of a hive, demonstrate how to shave sealed comb in preparation for honey extraction, and give us Information on how to get started with beekeeping. Come enjoy his presentation and have a chance to chew on freshly shaven beeswax with honey! Please register. FREE.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Autumn Tree ID Hike

10/10/2015

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

AUTUMN TREE ID HIKE – Sat. Oct. 10, 9:30–11:30 am. Enjoy the season's beautiful colors while learning helpful characteristics used to identify trees—leaves, buds, twigs, bark, nuts and overall shape. Naturalists Barbara and Peter Rzasa and Viola Waldo will lead hikers along the two-mile Donna Lindgren Tree ID Trail, where over 40 trees have been marked with descriptive signs. This is a family-oriented hike appropriate for school-aged children. FREE.

Plymouth Historical Society Hosts Lantern Tour of Plymouth Burying Ground

10/10/2015

10 Park Street, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-921-6118.

Lantern Tour of the Plymouth Burying Ground on October 10, 2015 at 7PM.  The tour begins in the Congregational Church where organist Marilyn Mattoon plays "spooky" music of the season on the powerful pipe organ. From there, we wend our way through the Plymouth Burying Ground and discover how the symbols and inscriptions on the gravestones provide clues to life in colonial Connecticut. The walk also includes historic buildings, such as the 1838 Greek Revival Congregational Church with its original wooden clockworks built by Eli Terry, a house that was on the Underground Railroad, and a home where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War. The cost is $10 for adults, under 18 free. Part of the proceeds benefit the church's organ restoration fund. All participants receive a full color guide to the village of Plymouth Center and complimentary refreshments at "Antiques at the Green". Meet at 7pm in front of the Congregational Church, 10 Park St., Plymouth. Call 860-921-6118.

11th Annual Garlic and Harvest Festival - Bethelhem

10/10/2015 to 10/11/2015

Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St. North, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7810 .

We would like invite you to join us for the Eleventh Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 10-11, 2015 10Am to 5PM. at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance, and learn how to grow garlic at our informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils will be available for purchase from our diverse garlic specialty food vendors – most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by our produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you're hungry, venture over to our food court. Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic marinated steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you'll find at our food court! Bring the kids for some fun with our rides and games! No dogs allowed.

Lock Museum of America - 42nd Annual Antique Lock Collectors Show

10/10/2015

181 Main Street, Terryville, CT Phone: 860-589-6359 .

The Annual Antique Lock Collectors Show takes place on Columbus Day Weekend in Terryville, Connecticut. More than 100 collectors gather to display, trade, and sell items from unique collections The 42nd Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9am - 2pm at the Lyceum of the Immaculate Conception Church 181 Main Street, Terryville, CT. Visit the website for more information.