The Last of the Connecticut Fall Harvest Festivals This Weekend 10/15-10/16 2011

Fall Festivals in Connecticut for the Family

The leaves are finally changing and beauty is all around us. This will be the last weekend full of Fall festivals before the Halloween craze officially takes over. Fall festivals consist of the stuff that makes great family memories. Hay Rides, apples and pumpkins, pie eating contests, car shows, you name it. Read below so that you can find a festival that suits your fancy this weekend!  

Fall for Ridgefield Weekend: A Town Wide Celebration!
Includes a Spooktacular Parade, Classic Car Cruise, Pumpkin Run, Lantern Tour and more! This 3-day event on October 14, 15 and 16 offers something for everyone and comes  complete with Pie-eating Contest, Hay Rides, Bike Ride and more!

37th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Riverfront Park, Glastonbury
The Glastonbury 'Applefest' is noted as the best and last of Connecticut's festival season! The well known festival features live music, 150+ craft booths, fabulous food, a pie eating contest, a pie bake-off, amusement rides, pony rides and family entertainment.
Harvest Festival Weekend

March Farm Harvest Festival
Join on Sunday, October 16th for the 10th annual Harvest Festival! Featuring country fair style food, arts & crafts vendors, face painting by Painted You and entertainment. This year's festival promises to be an event the whole family will enjoy! Have you ever walked through a corn maze .. at night .. followed? Explore the Haunted Corn Maze,
if you dare; October 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th from 7PM to 10PM.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Enjoy this fall family event with hayrides, apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, llama trekking, farm animal demonstrations and fun activities for everyone! Wear a costume and participate in our Harvest Festival parade led by a special guest. Other activities include an apple slingshot, corn husk dolls, live music, face painting, farm tool demonstrations, storytelling, children's crafts and much more. Additionally, come meet the newest members of Heckscher Farm - our two female guinea hogs - and help name them during Harvest Festival Weekend. Visitors can make suggestions for the piglets' names as part of our "Name Our Pigs" Challenge.

Fall Festival
New Canaan Nature Center
Pony rides, hay maze, games & crafts, live music, great food, artisan's market, a giant rock wall, apple sling shots, pumpkin decorating and more! Visit our "ECO-VILLAGE" to learn how to green your home, life and family! Pie Eating Contest!
Contestants race to see who can finish their pie first--no hands allowed! The contest will take place at 3:00 P.M. and there will be categories for kids ages 5-8 and 9-15 and for everyone 16 & over. Prizes will be awarded. Great food, beverages and baked goods will satisfy hungry appetites as children and families listen and dance to live music.

Fall Harvest Festival
Saugatuck Congregational Church Lawn
Fall Harvest Festival " has games, crafts, bounce house, pony rides, hay rides and more

Sullivan Farm Fall Festival 2011
New Milford
Come visit the farm and see dozens of antique tractors, pumpkin cannons, antique machines, a working sugar house with tours, blacksmith shop, hay rides and maze, farm animals, Tractor Mac™ and author Billy Steers, face painting, children’s games and crafts, seasonal food demonstrations by area chefs,  and many of the areas local farms and their products in the Housatonic Valley Harvest Expo Tent.  Rain Date 10/16.