Best Fall Festivals in Connecticut for Families

Connecticut's  fall festivals celebrate all things autumn, from farms and harvests to apples, pumpkins, and more! Photo courtesy of Big Dipper
Connecticut's fall festivals celebrate all things autumn, from farms and harvests to apples, pumpkins, and more! Photo courtesy of Big Dipper

Autumn is an amazing time to be in New England, and fall festivals in Connecticut celebrate the season. These Connecticut fairs and fall festivals are packed with kid-friendly activities and family fun. And these autumn festivals happen nearly every weekend. There are celebrations of the apple harvest, pumpkin season, music, and more. Even better, there's an autumn festival somewhere near you. Visit the past at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Indulge in seafood at the Norwalk Oyster Festival. Read on for our guide to the best fall festivals in Connecticut. Create a memorable autumn afternoon for the whole family! Most fall fairs offer free admission; many charge fees for specific rides or activities. Confirm details on event sites before heading out.

Remeber to explore our complete Fall Fun Guide. We have great autumn ideas from recipes to campgrounds and Halloween thrills. And keep an eye on our Event Calendar for the latest things to do in Connecticut throughout the fall.

Places featured in this article:


Harwinton Fairgrounds
Glow Wild Lantern Festival
Beardsley Zoo - 5:30 PM Pick
Lyman Orchards' Corn Maze
Lyman Orchards - various times Pick
Pumpkintown U.S.A.
Pumpkintown USA - various times Pick
Scott's Yankee Farmer Corn Maze
Scott's Yankee Farm - various times Pick
Beyond Van Gogh
Connecticut Convention Center - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides