Photo by Eric Tetreault courtesy of The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
Photo by Eric Tetreault courtesy of The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Weekend Fun: Oysters, Fairs, and All Things Apple

Are you burned out on harvest fairs? Neither are we! If you want to head out for a day at the fair, we've got you covered, with rides, games, food, farm animals and more in North HavenBethlehemHebron, and Ledyard. This weekend is loaded with other fall festivals of the non-agrarian variety, too, including the annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival, highlighted this year by a free concert featuring former Bad Company frontman Brian Howe. Or, head to Lebanon as pirates invade the annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Little foodies will want to head to Morris to savor fine treats and baked goods (you can enjoy the wine and craft beers) of Litchfield County.

Of course, it's finally time for ripe, juicy apples. These Connecticut apple picking spots are our local favorites for families!

For the latest and best family-friendly goings on around the state, keep checking our frequently updated events calendar and follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram. Have a great weekend!


Lebanon County Fairgrounds
122 Mack St.
Lebanon, CT 06249

Veterans Park
Seaview Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06855

St. Peter's on-the-Green
175 Old Tannery Road
Monroe, CT 06468

Simsbury Performing Arts Center
22 Iron Horse Boulevard
Simsbury , CT 06070

North Haven Fairgrounds
Washington Ave. (Route 5)
North Haven , CT 06473

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT

The United Methodist Church of Waterbury
250 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT 06710

Edgerton Park
75 Cliff Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT

Rotary Park
196 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT 06260

Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Rd.
Washington, CT 06793

South Farms
21 Higbie Rd
Morris, CT

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830

The Storyteller's Cottage
750 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

Stepping Stones Children's Museum
303 West Avenue Mathews Park
Norwalk, CT 06850

Voluntown Elementary School
195 Main Street
Voluntown, CT 06384