The tulips are bursting in jewel tones and the birds are singing their little ditties, so any excuse to get the family out of the house is good, good, good! We've rounded up some lovely (and mostly FREE) festivals in Fairfield County, everything from sheep shearing and hayrides, to crafts and trucks! Want even more seasonal fun? Check out our list of things to do in Litchfield County this spring.
Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend - Stamford
May 14-15, 2016
What says spring better than baby animals working out how to bleat, quack and moo? Bring your little ones out to meet the Stamford Museum and Nature Center's little ones. You can watch them shear the sheep and make yarn, hop on a hayride (costs extra), listen to storytellers, or browse the Center's galleries. Face painting and crafts, too.
Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
Commissioning Day- Norwalk
May 21, 2016
Tour ferries and introduce your children to the age-old maritime rite of commissioning. Food, live music and giveaways, too.
Norwalk Seaport Association Ferry Dock
North Water Street, corner of North Water and Washington Streets, Norwalk CT 06855
Barn, Blacksmith, & BBQ - Wilton
May 21, 2016
Barn, Blacksmith & BBQ – a fun hands-on history event – will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Wilton Historical Society at 224 Danbury Road/Rt. 7, Wilton, in and around the 18th and 19th century houses and barns. New this year – BBQ on-site for lunch!
Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897
Outdoor Crafts Festival- Greenwich
May 21-22, 2016
Family craft activities, food and live music are the backdrop to this 30th annual event drawing artists from all over the country. They'll be at the Bruce Museum all weekend to discuss and sell their works.
Bruce Museum 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830
Junior League of Greenwich, Touch-A-Truck- Greenwich
June 5, 2016
A family field day featuring dozens of exciting trucks to climb aboard, touch and learn about including a fire truck, operate a construction vehicle and reach for the sky in a cherry picker! Plus an array of family fun activities, music and much more!
Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Rd. Greenwich CT
2nd Annual LIV Free Fundraiser - Shelton
June 5, 2016
Mini golf! Bowling! Food trucks! Face painting! You name it, its here - and its all for a good cause. In partnership with Al's Angels, this fundraiser's goal is to raise $25,000 which will provide 100 families battling pediatric cancer and its treatments, tickets to attend an event of their choice.
784 River Road Shelton, CT 06484
Originally published May 2012.
Cap'n Kidd Treasure Hunt Pirates Day - Milford
June 12, 2016
Join the merchants of downtown Milford for a day of special treasures and pirates activities during Cap'n Kidd Treasure Hunt/Pirates Day on Sunday, June 12th, from noon to 5 p.m.....Look for the pirate flags flying at participating Pirate Stops downtown. Enter the contest to win a trip aboard the Pirate Ship 'Oz.'
Lisman Landing Marina 37 Helwig Street Milford , CT 06460