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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…

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.…

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

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…

Harvest Fair Fairfield

Harvest Fair Fairfield

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Come enjoy a family day on the farm at the Harvest Fair Fairfield on October 20th at The Pilot House Special Needs Center. Games, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, hay rides and more! Kids $15 includes all activities and PARENTS FREE! Food and beverages available for purchase.

Hebron’s Harvest Moon Festival

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hebron's Harvest Moon Festival along Main Street on October 20th is a day full of fun. Show off your carving skills with the Jack o' Lantern Stroll and contest! Grab your sneakers and costumes for the Barktober Dog Trot! Don't forget your lantern as you Trick or Treat along Rte. 66! Enjoy the best of local musicians, artisans, vendors, and food trucks! Stay tuned... this is one Fall event your family does not want to miss! Check out the schedule,…

A Hempsted Halloween New London

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get into the spirit of the season with A Hempsted Halloween on Saturday, October 20th from 4 to 7 pm! Experience the city's oldest house at twilight while meeting ghosts of past New Londoners with ghoulish stories to tell. Hear their tales and talk with them if you dare! Then visit our stone house to enjoy some cider and make s’mores over an open fire. You’ll encounter plenty of history, and maybe a few uninvited ghosts…The event is FREE and…

Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours (Norwalk)

October 20 @ 5:20 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 21, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 5:20pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 5:20pm

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will kick off its Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours on October 19-28, 2018 with Ghosts from the Civil War, at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT. Ghosts from the Civil War will be co-chaired and led by Midge Lopat and Rose Carroll and begin the account in August of 1862, when LeGrand Lockwood, the Mansion’s first owner, and Elias Howe of Bridgeport, CT funded the Connecticut 17 th Regiment, which saw action in Gettysburg and Chancellorsville,…

Farm Tasting at the Killam & Bassette Farmstead Glastonbury

Farm Tasting at the Killam & Bassette Farmstead Glastonbury

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Farm Tasting at the Killam & Bassette Farmstead Glastonbury will be held on October 21st. Join Frankie Justin while he entertains for the “Fresh From the Farm Tastings." This is one of our favorite places. We love being down on the farm! Join us from 1-4 for free samples of farm fresh food, wine tasting, local SoG Coffee, live music, hay rides,a jam tasting bar, face painting, kids activities and more.

Preston Farms Haunted Corn Maze

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

Join Preston Farms for A Wicked Good Time Haunted Maze! The Haunted Maze will be dark, and will have some spooky surprises along the way so it may not be suitable for very young children. Proceeds benefit the Lauren Candler Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to Ledyard High School Seniors involved in the Choral or Agri-Science Departments Tickets: $10 - bring a flashlight!

Hall-O-Weekend Fall Festival Downtown Milford

Hall-O-Weekend Fall Festival Downtown Milford

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

It's almost time for some spooky fun in Downtown Milford! On Saturday, October 27, the shop windows are getting a ghoulish makeover from Platt Tech and opening their doors to trick-or-treaters! Arts & crafts, Halloween activities, merchants, food vendors, and spooky (but not too scary) stories! Kids can show off their costumes in our contest for a chance to win a prize! Check out our tentative schedule below and stay tuned for updates! 9 - 10:45 am - Registration for…

The Connecticut Pet Expo

The Connecticut Pet Expo (Hartford)

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2018 at 10:00am

The Connecticut Pet Expo is coming to the XL Center October 27 and 28 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Connecticut Pet Expo is designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets. Featuring vendors, educational and entertaining performances, special attractions and rescue and adoption groups. A fun day for the whole family! The Pet Expo will transform the Expo Center into the areas largest collection of pets and pet products. There will be demonstrations in the dog ring,…

Spooktacular at The Discovery Museum Bridgeport

Spooktacular at The Discovery Museum Bridgeport

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, October 27, the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport will be hosting their 6th Annual Spooktacular Event from 10am-4pm. The day will be filled with spooky activities and fun for the entire family. Bring your scary scientists, temerarious techies, eerie engineers and mysterious mathematicians for some silly, spooky STEM fun!

Annual Harvest Festival at Old Town Mill New London

Annual Harvest Festival at Old Town Mill New London

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Annual Harvest Festival at Old Town Mill will be held on Saturday, October 27th in New London, Connecticut. Join us for a wonderful day of FREE Family Fun sponsored by Atlantic Broadband. There will be horse drawn wagon rides, activities for children, face painting, musical entertainment, kettle corn, apple cider, doughnuts, and much more. Enjoy the afternoon listening to the music. Start your holiday shopping at the craft vendors. The grist mill will be open for tours and the…

The Richman Spooktacular Chili Challenge (Simsbury)

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

One of the most popular and widely attended events in Simsbury is back and bigger than ever this October! The Richman Spooktacular Chili Challenge, presented by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce, will feature the region’s most well-respected and experienced chefs, as well as a collection of bands guaranteed to rock the day away at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Iron Horse Boulevard. On Saturday, October 27th, from 12 to 5 p.m, The Richman Spooktacular Chili Challenge will attract…

Haunted Trail at Hay Burr Inn

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come Walk the Haunted Trail at Hay Burr Inn and get a little spooked. The first part of the evening will be less scary for the little kids while the older kids and adults can enjoy more as it gets later. Feel Free to wear you costumes, Come meet the horses. Free but donations are appreciated. *No Smoking, No alcohol and no pets allowed.


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