Thursday, October 1, 2009

What's Going On This Weekend?

Ongoing – November 1 - Middlefield
Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards, Jct. Rtes. 147 & 157. Explore four acres of towering cornstalks and two miles of winding pathways. Wed.-Fri. 3-5:30 PM; Sat., Sun. and holidays 10 AM-5:30 PM. Adults $9, children (4-12) $5, under 4 free. 866-349-6015

September 30-October 31 - Guilford
Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St. Discover why Christmas was once outlawed in Connecticut, the myths behind the first Thanksgiving, and how All Hallow's Eve became a night of costume and candy. Adults $4, seniors $3, children (6-17) $2.50. under 6 free. Wed., Sat and Sun. 10 AM-4:30 PM. 203-453-2457

October 2-31 - Bristol
The Haunted Graveyard. Lake Compounce Theme Park, 822 Lake Ave. A mammoth walk-through attraction featuring six haunted houses and a graveyard all linked by a labyrinth of terrifying trails with 17 adult rides operating. Call for schedule and rates. 860-583-3300

October 2-4 - East Berlin
Berlin Fair, Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Road. Daily entertainment, exhibits, animal pulls, power pulls, food choices freshly prepared by the Berlin Lions Club and numerous local churches and non-profit organizations. Visit for complete schedule. Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $8, Children (11 and Under) FREE. 9 AM-10 PM. 860-828-0063

October 2-4, 9-11 - Southington
Apple Harvest Festival, On and around Town Green. Street festival showcasing the local apple harvest and the people of the community over two weekends. Events include parade, carnival, children's activities, food booths, arts and crafts fair, 5K and 2K race, and more. Fri. 6-9 PM, Sat. 9 AM-9 PM, Sun. 9 AM- 5 PM. Free. 860- 276-8461

October 3 - New Haven
The CT Children's Museum in New Haven is back with their weekly storytime series, "Saturdays at Two." This week's book is the classic "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" by Marta Mata, performed by Children’s Theater Stage & Story Troupe. 2:00 pm.

October 3 – Branford
Our favorite event of the year! Touch-a-Truck. United Way of Greater New Haven/Town of Branford Touch-A-Truck. Branford High School, 185 East Main Street, Branford. Event provides the opportunity for children to get up close and personal with their favorite vehicles in a safe and protected environment. Admission: Donation of diapers to be distributed to various non-profits. Time: 10 AM-2 PM. 203-772-2010

October 3 - Norwalk
Stepping Stones Museum presents: Creative Kids Culture & Dance. Discover the traditional dance of Guanacaste province of Costa Rica and their rhythmic costal music. Learn about indigenous folklore, dance and culture from the sierra of Ecuador.

October 3 – Coventry
Haunted Corn Maze. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street. Watch out for spooky surprises around every corner! Bring your flashlights and leave your scaredy-pants at home as our maze is taken over by things that go bump in the night! Not recommended for small children. Cost: $8 / $25 for families (2 adults and any number of children) 7 PM 860-742-6917

October 3-4 – Madison
Hammonasset Festival, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Meigs Point Pavillion. Two-day festival honoring Native American lifestyles and the environment. Featuring Native American dancing, drumming, environmental education, Peabody Museum, Sierra Club, Inst. of American Indian Studies, falconry, Joseph FireCrow, Nichole Frechette, McGeepa Project, and much more. 10 AM-5 PM.

October 3 - Stony Creek
4 Mile Road Race & Half-Mile Kids Run. Stony Creek Fire Rescue Company #5. 5K and .3 mile Children’s Run. Great family day with children's activities and cookout. 9 AM. 203-481-5933

October 3-4, 10-11 - Bristol
Chrysanthemum Festival. A town-wide celebration, honoring the brilliant flowering of chrysanthemums with a opening ceremony and crowning of Miss Mum, parade, Family Weekend, food fest, carnival, arts and crafts, house tours, auto show, Oktoberfest, and more. Free. 860-584-9456

October 3-4, 10-12, 17-18 – Hebron
Connecticut Renaissance Fair, Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, 347 Gilead Rd. (Rte. 85). Experience an enchanted re-creation of a 400 year-old agricultural festival. Dress as you would at any agricultural fair and step back to the age of King Arthur. Watch knights joust on the field of honor and enjoy over 40 hours of themed entertainment. Explore New England's largest Medieval Marketplace and taste a king's feast. 10 AM-6 PM. Adults $16, children (5-12) $8, under 5 free. 860-478-5954

October 4 - Meriden
Cornhusk Dolls. Solomon Goffe House, 677 North Colony St. Learn how to make these cute dolls of the past. 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM. Admission: $2. 203-634-9088

October 4 – New Haven
Family Day-Yale Tennis Center, 45 Yale Ave. Events include a 5K run, .3 miles fun run for kids and a two mile walk, along with moon walk, kids activities, cookout and much more. 10 AM-noon. Admission: In advance, adults $20, children $10. Day of event, adults $25, children $15. 203-688-4081

October 4 - Shelton
Shelton Day Festival, Howe Ave. Continuous entertainment with live bands, dancing and demonstrations; food, craft and interactive booths; children's activities.10 AM-5 PM. Free. 203-567-0252

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