Celebrate Father's Day in the Hartford Area

It's Father's Day weekend, which means it's time to celebrate all the dads that make life special, whether they're fathers, step-dads, grandpas, uncles, or friends. Rather than give them another tie or coffee mug, consider planning a memorable outing with the entire family. There are many great events going on throughout the Hartford area (and more throughout Connecticut), where fathers and children can spend quality time together, strengthening the bond they already share. Unless otherwise noted, all events are taking place Sunday, June 19, 2016.

Pumpkin Patches in the Hartford Area

The farm fields are lined with bright orange pumpkins just waiting to be picked and carved into Jack-o-Lanterns. Pumpkin picking is one of the most popular fall activities and there is no shortage of pumpkin patches in the greater Hartford area. With Halloween approaching, don't delay: head out on a crisp autumn day and find just the right pumpkin to decorate with your child. Don't forget to roast and enjoy the seeds! For even more fall fun, check out our CT Fall Fun and Halloween Guide.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities in Hartford County, Connecticut

This time of year can be the perfect opportunity to teach your children about the true meaning of giving. Volunteering teaches children that others may not be as fortunate to have a warm home, food, clothes and good health. Show them what it means to give back by volunteering your time and helping others who may be in need. Following is a list of places in Hartford County where you and your family can volunteer and help to spread some holiday cheer. We've also written about opportunities in Litchfield County as well.

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