Make something slimy! Photo courtesy of Maddie Rae's Slime Bash
Make something slimy! Photo courtesy of Maddie Rae's Slime Bash

Columbus Day Weekend Things To Do in Connecticut: Parades, Pink Pumpkins, and Slime

Whether your town celebrates Columbus Day or not, Connecticut is brimming with all manner of fall fun this weekend, including country fairs, school carnivals, and Halloween adventures (for little and big kids). October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Lyman Orchards is sponsoring a Paint the Pumpkin Pink event on Saturday that will raise funds for the Middlesex Comprehensive Breast Center. While you're there, do some apple picking and check out the corn maze. For more non-Halloween fun, celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at the Mystic Aquarium or the Peabody Museum.

Finally, if your weekend isn't complete without taking a culinary adventure, check out the Taste of Fairfield in Fairfield or sample some chowder in Mystic and Guilford. If you are lucky enough to have a three-day weekend, check out the Columbus Day Parades in Bridgeport and Bristol, or enjoy any of these 25 Things To Do With Kids on Columbus Day. 

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Brooklyn Fairgrounds
15 Fairgrounds Road Hosted by Brooklyn Parks & Recreation
Brooklyn , CT 06234

Riverton Fair
16 Main Street
Riverton, CT 06065

Hillside Cemetery (Historic section)
Walnut Street and Wallingford Road By Grange Hall
Cheshire, CT 06410

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Railroad Museum of New England
242 East Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

Staehly Farm Winery
278 Town Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

Pumpkintown USA
93 East High Street Located at Paul's and Sandy's Garden Center
East Hampton, CT 06424

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088

B.F. Clydes Cider Mill
129 N Stonington Rd
Old Mystic, CT

Lake Compounce
186 Enterprise Drive
Bristol, CT 06010

Nature's Art Village
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike
Oakdale, CT 06370

Stew Leonard's
100 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

Mohegan Sun Expo Center
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382

Bethlehem Fairgrounds
304 Route 61 Main St. North
Bethlehem, CT

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

Yale Peabody Museum
170–210 Whitney Avenue Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT

Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

Adventure Mystic
15 Holmes Street
Mystic, CT

Brooklyn Fairgrounds
15 Fairgrounds Road Hosted by Brooklyn Parks & Recreation
Brooklyn , CT 06234

Guilford Town Green
Guilford, CT 06473

Wolfpit Elementary School
1 Starlight Drive
Norwalk, CT 06851

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT

Eisenhower Park
780 North Street
Milford, CT 06460

Stone Acres Farm
393 North Main Street
Stonington, CT 06378

Voluntown Elementary School
195 Main Street
Voluntown, CT 06384

Delamar Southport
275 Old Post Road
Southport, CT 06890

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, , CT 06903