Connecticut has a lot to offer in the way of fairs and festivals. And, newcomers, especially, should take advantage of these enjoyable events spread throughout the state.
Fall is a spectacular time to get out and get involved in the community because the air is fresh, the scenery is sensational, and lots of people are out and about. Even if you’re just moving in, take a break and visit a fair or festival to relax and appreciate the fall.
2018 Fairs and Festivals in CT
Whether you just moved across town or the nation, there is fun in store for you and your family this fall at a Connecticut fair or festival.
Fairs are a Connecticut tradition throughout the summer and fall months. There is still time to catch a few of these offerings. Here are a couple of standouts.
Connecticut Renaissance Faire
122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT. – Weekends from September 1 – October 14, 2018
Experience the beauty of a fall New England at the 20th Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire. This crowd-pleasing event features eight separate stages of continuous entertainment, arts, and crafts made by local artists, a jousting tournament, archery demonstrations, armored combat, live flight birds of prey, craft beer and feasting.
Annual Riverton Fair
16 Main Street, Riverton, CT. – October 12-14, 2018
You’ll find lots of fun activities to do at the Annual Riverton Fair in Litchfield. From vendors and midway rides to exhibits and even wood chopping events, this is an old-fashioned country fair set on the scenic Farmington River.
A tradition for 109 years, this annual fair is sure to please the whole family!
There is undoubtedly no shortage of festivals happening throughout Connecticut on any given weekend in the fall. Here is just a sampling of some of the fun events.
Simsbury Fly-in, Car Show & Food Truck Festival
Simsbury Airport, 94 Wolcott Rd., Simsbury, CT. – Sunday, September 23, 2018
This fantastic family event features displays of 750 individually-owned airplanes and cars, as well as 150 sponsors, advertisers, and exhibitors. Attractions also include locally-made items produced by local craftspersons, live music, free seminars, new car, and airplane dealers, helicopter and World War II airplane rides, Lifestar Medivac helicopter, formation flying and more. Stay for an hour or stay for the day.
Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival
Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Bethlehem, CT. – October 6-7, 2018
Visit the annual Garlic and Harvest Festival and try everything garlic, including ice cream! Bring your kids and your appetite.
Fresh garlic and farm produce, specialty garlic food vendors, garlic food court, garlic cooking demonstrations, garlic growing lectures, crafts, live entertainment, amusements, and plenty of samples make this festival a must for the garlic lover.
Apple Harvest Festival
Glastonbury, CT. – October 12-14, 2018
This festival runs over two weekends each fall and offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, crafts, contests, carnival rides, children’s activities, and more. Also highlighted each year is a parade, an arts & crafts show, as well as a spectacular evening fireworks display.
Get out there and explore!
Connecticut is the place to be this fall with plenty more to do than what is listed here. These are just the main events in each county for the fairs and a few enticing examples of what Connecticut has to offer at the festival level. Get out and have some fun and get acquainted with your area at these Connecticut fairs and festivals!