Thursday, October 8, 2009

What's Going On This Weekend?

Don't forget our previous post about another touch-a-truck event in New Haven this Saturday!

October 9-11 - Cromwell
Art is ... 2009, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 100 Berlin Rd. National cloth doll exhibition, a mixed media market for rubber stamping, scrapbooking, art dolls, collage, felting, quilting need and more. Fri. 9-11 PM, Sat. noon-7 PM Sun. 10 AM-2 PM. Admission: $2 donation. 646-251-4849

October 9 - 11 - Portland
Portland Fair, Portland Fairgrounds. Animal Exhibits, Breads and Pastry, Crafts and Collections, Needlework, Photography, Vegetables and Fruit, Canned Goods, Flowers, Youth Divisions. 860-342-3550

October 10 - Middlebury
Irish Festival at Quassy Amusement Park, Rte. 64. Great food, entertainment and drink. Free admission, parking $5. Noon-6 PM. 203-758-2913

October 10 – Milford
Milford Coop Preschool Children's Fair, Milford Town Green. Annual children's fall fair - featuring kid's crafts- karate demonstration- live entertainment- book fair- and much more. Kids Crafts, Scholastic Book Fair, Jammy the Gentle Clown, Martial Arts Demonstration, Food & Entertainment. 10 AM-4 PM. Oct 11-raindate. Free. 203-874-5869

October 10 – Old Saybrook
Fall Outdoor Fair. North Cove Outfitters, 75 Main Street. Join us for a fun filled day with plenty to do for the entire family. Sales Throughout the store, Optics Tent, Fly Casting Pool, Activities Tent... 11:00 Wind over Wings- Live Birds, 12 Noon Fish Rubbing by Jack Brown, 2 PM Wind Over Wings- Live Birds. For Kids... Fish Rubbings Demo. There's Fun For Everyone! 10 AM – 4 PM. 860-388-6585

October 10-11 – Old Saybrook
11th Anniversary Apple Festival - Craft Fair Old Saybrook Middle School, Sheffield Street. Brought to you by The Old Saybrook Woman's Club. Featuring Connecticut Grown Apples, Home Baked Apple Goods, Hot Dogs, Sauerkraut, Chili, Apple Cider, Coffee, Cold Drinks, Apple Basket Raffle, Jams, Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags , Clothing , Dolls, Children's Author, Books, Good News Clown with Balloons, Candles / Body & Home Care, Herbal Products, Dried Flowers , Hand-Blown Glass , Seasonal Decorations, Mixed Media, Greeting Cards, Mums, Photography and more! All profits support the Woman's Club Scholarship and Autism Projects. 9 AM-4 PM. 860-388-0121

October 10-11 - Clinton and the Shoreline
Autumn Art Trail & Arts Festival at Clinton Landing, 54 East Main St. Outdoor arts festival includes painters and crafters exhibiting and selling their work. Music and food vendors. After the festival, use your $10 weekend pass, heading out on the Autumn Art Trail with colorful program and map in hand. Explore private studios of well-known and emerging artists in Clinton, Durham, Ivoryton, Killingworth and Madison. Representational and modern painters, sculptors, crafters. 11 AM-5 PM. Admission: Festival free, Trail $10. 860-663-5593

October 10-11 - Old Lyme
Foals & Foliage Open Barn Weekend at McCulloch Farm, 100 Whippoorwill Rd. The state's oldest private Morgan breeding farm welcomes guests to pet foals and see the stallions and mares, demonstrations, hiking, refreshments. 10 AM-4:30 PM. Free. 860-434-7355

October 10-12 - Oakdale
Monty Mania Fall Festival. The Dinosaur Place, 1650 Hartford New London Tpke (Rte. 85). Celebrate with Monty, the mascot T-Rex for his 9th birthday celebration. Festival is filled with free events. 11 AM-5 PM. Free. 860-443-4367

October 10-November 1 – Old Lyme
Lyme Art Colony's “Wee Faerie Village" at the Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St. Two dozen artists and designers construct a creative Faerie Village in the nooks and crannies of the 11-acre estate of the museum. Tue.-Sat. 10 AM-5 PM, Sun. 1-5 PM. Adults $9, seniors $8, students $7, children (12 and under) free. 860-434-5542

October 10, 17, 24, 31-Wethersfield
Tales of Witchcraft & Tombstones. Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street. Tours begin in the Buttolph-Williams House, which was home to the characters that were portrayed in the book "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," which Elizabeth George Spear wrote while living in Wethersfield. Guides explore the lives of the women and men who were convicted of witchcraft and what life was like for them and their neighbors. Following the house tour, visitors enter the Ancient Burying Ground where the headstones tell many tales and learn about some of the interesting residents of the cemetery. Adults $8, seniors $7, children (5-18) $4. $20 per family (two adults and children). Tours are limited to 16 people. 10 AM & 3 PM. 860-529-0612

October 11-12 - Brooklyn
Where the Buffalo Roam. Creamery Brook Bison, 19 Purvis Rd. Take a walk to see the bison and their handling facilities. At the end of the walk, warm up with a sample of bison chili. Wear sturdy shoes that can get dirty. Free. 10 AM. 860-779-0837

October 11 - Essex
Dogs on the Dock Parade & Competition. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Canine parade on the waterfront with prizes awarded for best costume, best owner look-alike, best dock jumping and more.
Parade begins at 1 PM. Free to spectators. 860-767-8269

October 11 - Hamden
East End Hike. Sleeping Giant State Park off Rte. 10. Wear comfortable shoes, bring snacks and water, as desired. 1:30 PM. Free. 203-272-7841

October 11 - Norwalk
Sol y Canto El Doble De Amigos: Twice as Many Friends. Stepping Stones Museum for Children Mathews Park, 303 West Ave. Family concert with interactive and highlight rhythms like calypso, reggae, plena, son and more. 5 PM. $15, children (under one) free. 203-899-0606

October 11 - Orange
Model Train Show. High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd. Operating train layouts, vendors, railroad memorabilia, door prizes, dining car. Adults $5, students (12-18) $1, under 12 free. 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. 203-932-0185

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