Fall is a great time to be in New Haven County, if only for our magnificent fall foliage season is in full bloom. Things to do this weekend (Oct. 4 and 5) includes plenty of autumn activities for everyone:
Saturday, Oct. 4:
Saturday is Family Day: Art & Animals — Explore the wonderful animals and have fun creating your own in the Rick Shafer exhibit at the Bellarmine Museum of Art in Fairfield.
Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5:
Sample the best brews at Mohegan Sun Brew Fest in Uncasville
Catch a chairlift for a bird’s eye view of the changing leaves and listen to regional and local bands at the family-friendly Powder Ridge Music Festival in Middlefield.
More Fall fun this weekend nearby:
Apple Harvest Festival – Head about 25 miles north to Southington Town Green with family and friends to the festival that offers a variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s activities, carnival rides and more. Also highlighted each year is the parade, an arts and crafts show, and a spectacular evening fireworks display.
Walktober – (Danielson) Stretch your legs and your mind – enjoy all the season has to offer on one or more of the 115 free guided walks, hikes, paddles and pedals activities. Plus, more than 40 special events, Walktober has something for everyone in the most visually intoxicating time of year in The Last Green Valley.
Audubon Shop Fall Bird Walk – (Madison) See migrating hawks, eagles, owls, shorebirds, waterbirds, and songbirds at one of Connecticut’s premier birding “hot spots” through a guided walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park. Participants will meet at The Audubon Shop parking lot at 7:50 a.m. $4 charge per person, beginners are welcome; and binocular rentals available (Saturday).
Fall Craft Fair – (Cove Park, Wethersfield) Meander through a juried show featuring more than 100 vendors offering crafts from the local community and statewide at this great festival event. Food, live music, and farmers market (Saturday only).
Fall Foliage Train Rides – (Thomaston) Railroad Museum of New England. Board your restored vintage train at the historic Thomaston Station and prepare to see a side of the Naugatuck River and Valley that you just can’t get from your car. Leave time to tour the displays at our depot and enjoy cider on us while you browse the gift shop.
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra – Greenwich High School, Greenwich 06830
Witness a classical orchestra concert by 80-member professional orchestra, David Gilbert, conductor. Program includes Berlioz, Dvorak and Hindemith.