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Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel Day Trips

August 24 - October 20

The CT Audubon Society offers many EcoTravel Day Trips to get you outside and enjoying the great outdoors. Day trip are scheduled through October. Jamaica Bay: Saturday, August 25, 7 am to 5 pm Jamaica Bay, located on western Long Island within Brooklyn and Queens, is one of the most important urban wildlife refuges, hosting a variety habitats, including salt marsh, several fresh and brackish pools, and an open expanse of bay and islands making this destination a fabulous location for…

The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam)

September 21 - November 25

The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed Opera House will run from September 21 through November 25, 2018 in East Haddam, Connecticut. In this hilarious valentine to show tunes and show people, a forgotten Jazz Age musical comes to life in the living room of a diehard theatre fan. As he eagerly spins his favorite cast album, a fizzy vintage show suddenly appears, exploding with song, dance and pure entertainment. Our quirky narrator fills the plot holes, with laugh-out-loud results. Packed…

Curtain Call Stamford Fall 2018 Theatre Arts Classes

September 29 - December 3

Let your child act out!!  For nearly thirty years, Curtain Call, Inc. (Stamford’s longest-running and only non-profit, theatre producing company) has provided year-round, theatre arts classes for young and old. Fall classes begin September 22, 2018 in acting for the stage, TV and film acting, musical theatre, improv and comedy, Broadway tap AND MORE (for ages five and up). We also provide classes for your after school program, youth or community group and business. These classes help provide not only…

Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum

September 29 - October 28

Visit the Florence Griswold Museum this fall for their annual outdoor Wee Faerie Village! Visitors of all ages will marvel at the detail and craftsmanship as they explore over thirty hand-crafted, faerie-sized homes nestled throughout the Museum’s 13-acre historic site. The houses might be informed by the letter, an A-frame in the Alps, a Beachside Bungalow, or a Casa on the Corner or embellished with the letter (s-shaped shingles or pathways of pea-gravel). Homesteads also feature things that begin with…

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

October 4 - November 11

The Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank is celebrating 30 years of Halloween magic October 4 – November 4. Called EXTRAORDINARY by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairytales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who changed our world. Revel in the sights and sounds of the season, and celebrate this otherworldly experience!

Connecticut Trolley Museum Rails to the Darkside

October 5 - October 27

As the fall chill fills the air, on the darkest of nights, mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard on the tracks at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Come for a scare if you dare...the next trolley ride is an express to the Darkside! During this haunted experience, ride vintage trolleys into the dark woods for a fear that you will never forget. Listen to the tale of yesteryear, as you learn of a hastily moved cemetery whose bodies were…

A Haunting at Mill Hill Norwalk

October 12 - October 20

As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard! Hear chilling tales based on real events from Norwalk’s hidden past at the Norwalk Historical Society's 8th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill” on Friday, October 12, 2018 and Friday, October 19, 2018 with tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Saturday, October 13, 2018 and Saturday, October 20, 2018 with tours at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately one hour.…

Nautical Nightmares Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum October 12-28

Nautical Nightmares Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum October 12-28

October 12 - October 28

Mystic Seaport Museum announces the return of its Halloween theatrical production, Nautical Nightmares, beginning October 12 and running through October 28. Nautical Nightmares is inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. The performance is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends and unsolved mysteries of days gone by. This year’s show, “Nautical Nightmares: Madness on the Mystic River,” is inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft, who, according to Stephen King, was "the 20th century's greatest practitioner of…

Danbury Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

Danbury Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

October 13 - October 28

Ride a 1950's train through the Danbury Railway Museum rail yard to the Pumpkin Patch, where children under 12 pick out a pumpkin. Free cider & cookies; temporary tattoos, model trains, and go inside real trains. Trains run 10:30 - 2:30 Saturday, 12:30 - 2:30 Sunday. $12 ages 2 and over. No tickets required.

Pumpkin Patch Trolley and Fall Festival at The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Pumpkin Patch Trolley and Fall Festival at The Shore Line Trolley Museum

October 13 - October 28

Bring the kids to the Pumpkin Patch – the Trolley Museum’s non-spooky fall event for young children and families! Enjoy glorious fall foliage as you ride a vintage trolley car to the Patch. Dates: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018 Cost is $10.00 per person. Trolleys depart every 20-30 minutes to the Pumpkin Patch between 11AM and 3:45PM and no reservations are needed. Each child selects their own little pumpkin to decorate and take home (while supplies last). Kids…

Scarecrows on Parade at Beardsley Zoo

Beardsley Zoo’s Scarecrows on Parade (Bridgeport)

October 14 - October 31

Local classrooms are invited to build a scarecrow to showcase on Beardsley Zoo grounds in the month of October. Come see our Scarecrow “Exhibit” on the Greenhouse Lawn, and vote for your favorites at Boo at the Zoo on October 28. To sign up to build or sponsor a scarecrow

Norwalk Now Presents CRUSH A Celebration of Beer, Wine, & Spirits

October 16 - October 20

Norwalk Now Presents CRUSH A Celebration of Beer, Wine, & Spirits, October 16th-20th in Norwalk, Connecticut. *Sunday Bonus – DETOX Run/Walk/Bike/Yoga Norwalk Now, the collaborative marketing organization that brings businesses together with the common goal of promoting themselves, each other, and ultimately, the city of Norwalk as a premier destination for dining, shopping, and leisure activities, prepares for their next event, CRUSH.  This 5-day schedule of thirst-quenching events is a celebration of beer, wine, and spirits (BWS) presented by Norwalk…

Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours

Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours

October 19 - October 20

The Wethersfield Historical Society will be hosting its award-winning Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours on October 19th and 20th. The hour long tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and will leave every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. This year’s Lantern Light Tour theme centers on the businessmen and women of Wethersfield from the 17th through 20th century. Join us to explore their meticulously researched lives and stories as you meet these figures in Wethersfield’s Ancient Burying Ground, the First Church of Christ…

Railroad Museum of New England Pumpkin Patch Trains

October 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Take a trip and enjoy the wonderful views and colors of autumn throughout the upper Naugatuck Valley on a Railroad Museum of New England Pumpkin Patch Train! These special trains will bring you down to Waterville, where the beautiful Naugatuck River closely follows the tracks, crossing under in several places allowing for great views of the river and surrounding scenery. Returning back up through Thomason, visitors will be able to get a view like no other from the face of the…

Spooktacular Science Weekend at the Connecticut Science Center

Spooktacular Science Weekend at the Connecticut Science Center

October 20 - October 21

The Spooktacular Science Weekend is coming to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Connecticut, October 20th and 21st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and spooky crafts. This year, the Science Center is going wild with a special appearance from PBS Kids superstar Nature Cat. Meet Connecticut…

Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo

Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo

October 20 - October 21

The Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo will be held at Chelsea Piers October 20th and 21st. This is a free event and open to the public. Saturday, October 20: 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, October 21: 11 am to 4 pm Visit over 100 Exhibitors featuring the latest products and services for health, wellness and sports. Buy great products and services! Bring non-perishable food items and buy $5 Raffle Tickets to support The Food Bank of Lower…

Annual Tower Toot Festival at Talcott Mountain State Park

Annual Tower Toot Festival at Talcott Mountain State Park

October 20 - October 21

The Annual Tower Toot Festival at Talcott Mountain State Park at Heublein Tower will take place on October 20th and 21st in Simsbury. Hike up to the Talcott Mountain State Park to enjoy the spectacular autumn foliage in the Farmington Valley and Connecticut River Valley. Food and drink for sale all day! Questions? Email info@friendsofheubleintower.org

Soaring Eagle Zip Ride at Roger Williams Park Zoo

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until November 5, 2018

Ride the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and feel like you are flying through the air and over the Zoo on the new exciting attraction at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Accelerating up to 115 feet, riders will see out over Providence and to Narragansett Bay in comfortable side-by-side seats. The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride offers breathtaking views 115 feet above the Zoo allowing riders to see out over Providence and into Narragansett Bay in comfortable side-by-side seats. The ride is sensational.…

Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm Museum Guilford

Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm Museum Guilford

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Dudley Farm will host their Harvest Day on October 20th. The day will be filled with activities for the entire family including an area dedicated to children's activities with the ever popular corn sand box, pumpkin painting, the bean bag toss, and hoop the pumpkin, along with face painting. This free event includes demonstrations of early 19th Century skills, crafts & games for children, food, music and a special October Market. The Rain Date is October 27. The Farmers’…

The Great Pumpkin Festival Putnam

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Great Pumpkin Festival in Putnam, Connecticut is a family-friendly outdoor festival featuring the official Great Pumpkin, arts and crafts, train excursions, live music, activities for the kids, special pumpkin menus and more. A stroll through downtown Putnam can be quite the adventure - this community celebration of fall is no exception. With an array of family-friendly activities, this year’s events will feature The Official Great Pumpkin, 10th Annual Scarecrow Contest, Train Excursion, craft and art vendors, fantastic live music,…


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