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August 4-6, 2023
21st Annual North Branford PoCo Festival
North Branford, Connecticut
Potato & Corn Festival.  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.

August 5, 2023  Taste of the Caribbean - Hartford, Connecticut
The Caribbean population of the The Greater Hartford area proudly presents their scrumptious culinary delights, at the 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 12, 2023  15th Annual Blackberry Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music.

August 14-27, 2023  Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks
Stamford, Connecticut
Over 20 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several different price options. Reservations are highly recommended, so book your tables early.

August 17, 2023  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, 2023  49th 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, 2023  ShakesBeer Fest - Stratford, Connecticut
Celebrating our 7th year with amazingly crafted beers and the fantastic humans that create them. Located on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theater overlooking beautiful Long Island Sound. Featuring 50+ craft breweries, live music, local food trucks & vendors and games & activities with a fun vibe.  1pm to 4pm.

August 26, 2023  Connecticut Taco Festival - Hartford, Connecticut
The Connecticut Taco Festival celebrates the Tacos and Taco-lovers alike. The best part of tacos, is that you can assemble one with almost any ingredient, while remaining a tasty morsel. Our goal is to find the best taco in Connecticut, and we need your help! Purchase a ticket and vote for your favorite taco amongst restaurants and food trucks.

August 26, 2023  5th Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music

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August 20, 2022  Peach Festival - Middlefield, Connecticut
Join us at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT from 11am - 4pm for our Peach Fest on the Farm,  There will be plenty of Pick-Your-Own Peaches, freshly made peach treats, live music, petting farm, horse drawn hayrides, kettle corn from Jeff's Kettle Corn, and a peach jam demo!

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August 16-30, 2021  Taste of Middlesex County
Middlesex County, Connecticut
Participating restaurants throughout Middlesex County will feature a fixed price three-course meal for just $20.19, (does not include beverages, tax or gratuity).. Check back from more restaurants and special menus.

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August -, 2020  Annual Shoreline Wine Festival - Guilford, Connecticut

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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.

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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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