Columbus Day Weekend Things To Do in Connecticut: Pumpkin Trains, Haunted Walk, Scarecrows

This holiday weekend offers three chances for kids to get outside in the crisp fall air. Photo courtesy of Ally Noel
This holiday weekend offers three chances for kids to get outside in the crisp fall air. Photo courtesy of Ally Noel


Looking for the best things to do in Connecticut this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Whether your town celebrates Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day, Connecticut is brimming with all manner of fall fun and Halloween events this weekend, including "the last" county fair, a walk through the scarecrows, and a chance to dial up the scary with bigger kids at an outdoor walk-thru in downtown Norwalk. Looking to dial down instead? There's sure to be a family hike everyone can agree on with our list of the best 25 Connecticut State Parks and Forests to Visit with Kids or a favorite reptile to visit at the state's living reptile museum.   

Don’t miss our full list of fall festivals and fairs in Connecticut, find the best Halloween events, or visit a drive-thru with pumpkins, lights, and spooky activities

To see what else is happening around the state, browse the Mommy Poppins Events Calendar. For the latest and best family-friendly activities, subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Have a wonderful fall weekend with your family!

More Things to do in Connecticut this Week with Kids 

We update our events calendar frequently, so check back whenever you need to find things to do in Connecticut with kids. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Please keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask when appropriate and maintaining social distance. 

Robin Hood's Faire 2022
Harwinton Fairgrounds - 10:30 AM Pick
Toddler Tales at Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones - 9:30 AM
Monday Morning Hikes at Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center - 9:00 AM
Spring Outdoors in the Last Green Valley
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor - various times
Bicycles on Main
Downtown Old Wethersfield - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides