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August 1, 2020
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
Hartford, Connecticut
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  The Caribbean population of the The Greater Hartford area proudly presents their scrumptious culinary delights, at the 11th Annual Taste of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival at the Mortensen RiverFront Plaza. The Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival, is now one of The Riverfront Plaza Signature events which is enjoyed by our diverse Greater Hartford population annually.

August 7-9, 2020  North Branford Potato & Corn Festival
North Branford, Connecticut

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August 6-8, 2021  North Branford Potato & Corn Festival 2021
North Branford, Connecticut
A FREE fun-filled family event.  Enjoy three days of food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family at this free community festival, featuring fireworks, a tractor pull, games, rides, and more. Get baked and shucked with us again!  Attendance: 25,000

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August 10-11, 2019  Annual Shoreline Wine Festival
Guilford, Connecticut
The Shoreline Wine Festival will celebrate fine wines from CT Wineries and Vineyards from all over the state, all offering their fine wines that range from grape wines to fruit wines. There is something for everyone. Pair this with some of the area’s finest foods, with the backdrop setting of a beautiful farm orchard and background sounds of tasteful music to put you in the mood.  This two day festival is a ticketed event that affords you the opportunity to taste the wines from all of the wineries, enjoy a tour of the Bishop’s Orchards Winery, numerous wine seminars given by local wine experts, live music and entertainment, and a chance to visit with local vendors and artisans. Food offered at the event is an additional charge.

August 14-18, 2019 - Hazon Food Conference
Falls Village, Connecticut
Take a vacation at the home of farm-to-table Jewish food.  Expand your culinary repertoire while you experience the pleasure of harvesting your own organic fruits and veggies. Unpack the complexities of our global food system and connect to our ancient food tradition in a bucolic Berkshire setting.


August 15, 2019  Rustic Farm-to-Table Dinner - Cheshire, Connecticut
Boulder Knoll Community Farm.  An elegant multi-course farm dinner experience showcasing a seasonal menu developed using farm-fresh produce.

August 17, 2019 - 45th Annual Milford Oyster Festival
Milford, Connecticut
Our festival has grown from a tiny local one-day celebration of the oyster and our wonderful seaside community into one of Connecticut’s summer highlights. You will find entertainment for children and music fans, harbor canoe and kayak races, over 200 arts and crafts vendors from around the country, a classic car show, and tremendous food.

August 17, 2019  Peach Fest - Middlefield, Connecticut
Celebrate peach season at Lyman Orchards with a host of fun family activities. Enjoy fresh baked peach pies, live music, contests with prizes, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

August 17-18, 2019 - 10th Annual Blackberry Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music.

August 19-September 1, 2019  Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks
Stamford, Connecticut
This Winter over 20 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several different price options. The prices for lunch range from $10.18, $15.18 or $20.18 and dinner ranges from $15.18 $25.18 or $35.18.  Reservations are highly recommended, so book your tables early.

August 20-September 2, 2019  West Hartford Restaurant Weeks
West Hartford, Connecticut
Participating restaurants throughout West Hartford will offer special fixed price multi course menus at $12 for lunch and $20, $30 or $40 for dinner.  Dine for Good: A portion of all menu sales will be donated to Foodshare, the regional food bank serving Hartford and Tolland counties.

August 30-September 2, 2019  159th Woodstock Fair
Woodstock, Connecticut
Celebrating agriculture, the fair offers animals, exhibitions, three stages of entertainment, a carnival, and over 100 food vendors. Always held Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Monday.

August 31-November 3, 2019  Corn Maze - Middlefield, Connecticut
Get lost in the Corn Maze this year and revisit the time 90-years-ago, when Col. Charles Lindbergh climbed into his custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from Long Island to Paris. Challenge yourself in this special anniversary corn maze featuring of the historic Spirit of St. Louis, its famous pilot, and the aviation revolution this flight began.

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August 27, 2016  New England Clambake - Middlefield, Connecticut
An old-fashioned New England tradition continues at the Apple Barrel tent where we're serving up fresh steamers, mussels, lobsters, and all the fixings! Pre-paid reservations are required. Call 860.349.6043 to reserve your space.

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August 30, 2015 - Heirloom Exposition - Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market.  Taste history - over 75 heirloom tomato varieties!



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