Photo courtesy of Connecticut Trolley Museum
Photo courtesy of Connecticut Trolley Museum

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend: Apple Harvest Festivals, Pumpkins, and Animal Love

The calendar has turned over to October, meaning it's time to dig the sweaters, windbreakers, and yes, old costumes out of the closet! Start your weekend at the Connecticut Trolley Museum's Pumpkin Patch or the Wee Faerie Village in Old Lyme. There are apple festivals in both Southington and Litchfield. Have some creepy family fun in Westport or enjoy some waterfront festivities at Pumpkins on the Pier. For animals lovers, there is the annual Fall Festival to Benefit Animals in Stratford. 

Of course, the spooky and sweet holiday activities begin, too—see our Halloween Guide for more. To make sure that you don't miss any of the seasonal fun, subscribe to our free weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Have fun out there!


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

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088

Downtown Southington
75 Main Street Town Green
Southington, CT 06489

Poquonnock Plains Park
1 Central Ave
Groton, CT 06340

Harwinton Fairgrounds
80 Locust Road
Harwinton, CT

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

International School at Dundee
55 Florence Road
Riverside, CT 06878

Colt Park
106 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106

Steep Rock Preserve
2 Tunnel Road
Washington Depot, CT 06793

Walnut Beach Pavilion
113 E Broadway
Milford, CT

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824

Tapping Reeve Meadow
82 South Street
Litchfield, CT 06759

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880

Paradise Green Park
Stratford , CT 06614

Stew Leonard's
100 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

Earthplace
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880

Sherwood Island State Park
Sherwood Island Connector
Westport, CT 06880

Sport Hill Farm
596 Sport Hill Rd.
Easton, CT
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