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August 11-12, 2018  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.


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August 4-6, 2017 - Potato and Corn Festival
North Branford, Connecticut
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


August 5, 2017  Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
Hartford, Connecticut
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 9-13, 2017  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 17, 2017 - 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 19, 2017  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 19, 2017 - 43rd 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 19-20, 2017 - 8th Annual Blackberry Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music.

August 26, 2017  Connecticut Taco Festival - Danbury, Connecticut
The 1st Annual Connecticut Taco Festival will take place from 10 AM to 8 PM at the Danbury Ice Arena. This event will feature a variety of taco selections from restaurants and food trucks around Connecticut, alcoholic beverages, Lucha Libre Wrestling featuring Rey Mysterio and Jerry Lawler, Taco-Eating Contests, live music, performances, kid’s activities and vendors.


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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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August 10, 2014  Blueberries & Bluegrass - Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market.


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August 4, 2012  Annual Green Corn Festival
Washington, Connecticut
For many years corn has been an integral part of the annual cycle of life for most Native American peoples. Celebrate the time of year when the first corn is ready to be eaten at our Sixth Annual Green Corn Festival! Join us for an afternoon of traditional Eastern Woodland style song and dance and a taste of traditional foods. Held at the Institute for American Indian Studies.

August 4, 2012  St. John's 3rd Annual Summer Food Festival
Washington, Connecticut
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John s Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road, Washington, Conn. Booths will offer locally grown and produced foods, from savory to sweet, fresh to prepared, as well as plants, herbs and must have cooking utensils and entertaining accessories. Shoppers can fill their market baskets with vegetables, fruit, breads, pastries, cheeses, desserts, herbs, plants and more homegrown goodies. Cold soups, sandwiches, popcorn and other delectables will be available to sustain visitors as they shop. Hot dogs on the grill, a lemonade stand, arts and crafts projects to occupy the youngest Festival goers, all to the accompaniment of a live Bluegrass band, will complete the experience. The Food Festival is free, and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit St. John s several outreach projects, including year-round work with area food pantries, Easter and Thanksgiving food baskets, back-to-school backpacks and a holiday Angel Tree, all of which go to children and families in need.

August 22-23, 2012  New Haven Food & Wine Festival
New Haven, Connecticut
The fifth annual festival will return this summer as a newly expanded series of culinary offerings, complete with five events for "foodies",  featuring more than 20 of the city's top restaurants providing guests with multiple opportunities to sample an array of cuisine, wine and cocktails.

August 25-26, 2012  A Taste of The Litchfield Hills
Harwinton, Connecticut
A Taste of The Litchfield Hills is undergoing a festival makeover.  Watch for exciting news about New England's Oldest Food & Wine Festival which WILL RETURN IN 2014 WITH A NEW NAME AND LOCATION!


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August 27, 2011  Orange Open Farms Day - Orange, Connecticut
Our participating farms have enjoyed hosting Orange Open Farms Day for the past 3 years, but have decided, regretfully, not to hold the event this year.



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