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2018 CONNECTICUT: NOVEMBER 2018
Food & Wine Shows & Local Food Events

(see also: 2017  -   2016  -  2015  -  2014)


 

September 1-November 4, 2018
Corn Maze
Middlefield, Connecticut

Oct 8-Nov 30, 2018
Greater Valley Restaurant Hunt
Greater Valley, Connecticut

 

November 3-4, 2018
5th Annual Quince Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music

November 4, 2018 - The Great Mac & Chili Challenge
Westport, Connecticut
11:00am to 3:00pm.  Sherwood Island State Park.  Enjoy unlimited sampling of  20 different chili's and mac 'n cheese entries from great local restaurants.  Your vote will determines the best in four categories:  Beef Chili, Creative Chili and Classic Mac 'n Cheese and Creative Mac!.  Tickets are just $15 adults, $5 kids (6-12) can be bought online or at the door (cash or credit).

November 4-9, 2018 - New Haven Restaurant Week
New Haven, Connecticut
Nearly 30 of downtown New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring $17 lunch and $34 dinner prix fixe menus.  Participating restaurants will offer a multi-course, prix fixe menu typically consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.  Reservations are highly recommend, so book your tables early!

November 5-11, 2018  Mystic Restaurant Week - Mystic, Connecticut
Specialty Pricing at Participating Mystic Area Restaurants!  We have just begun planning Mystic Restaurant Week.

November 5, 2018  Connecticut Brewers Fest - Stratford, Connecticut
40+ CT brewers under one roof at the 5th Annual Connecticut Brewers Fest! $30.00 gets you a glass and unlimited three oz pours of some of the best beer the Nutmeg State has to offer. Very limited tickets available! A portion of the proceeds from the fest will benefit the Connecticut Craft Brewers Guild!

November 10, 2018  Hempsted Thanksgiving
New London, Connecticut
Talk with our cook about colonial foods & cooking techniques as she prepares a harvest meal over an open hearth. Watch members of our Hempsted Youth Group make cider & play historic games on the lawn. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Chester Kitchings Family Foundation.

 

November 10, 2018
Tastes of the Seasons
Middlefield, Connecticut
Get ready for the holiday season by previewing ideal meal and cooking ideas, demonstrated by the Apple Barrel staff.  Enjoy cooking demos and free tastings of holiday dishes, sides and appetizers all day, beginning at 11am.

November 17, 2018  FEAST: A Native Thanksgiving
Marshantucket, Connecticut
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.  Please join us for FEAST, a very special Native Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner. Chef Sherry prepares and features traditional Native fare with a modern twist. The buffet features locally sourced, made by Chef Sherry, delicious items including breads, soups, salads, sides, entrees and desserts.

November 18, 2018  Herbs for Hearth & Health - Groton, Connecticut
Avery-Copp Museum.  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Learn how herbs were used historically for medicine & cooking. Touch, taste and smell a variety of plants and make an herbal wellness product to take home. Class concludes with herbal tea and treats.  Reservations Required. $15 member/$20 nonmember.  Please call (860) 445-1637 or email us at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

November 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.

November 24, 2018  Holiday Lighted Boat Parade - Mystic, Connecticut
An annual Mystic tradition. Santa and company light the downtown Mystic tree and then standby to watch the spectacular boat parade down the Mystic River.

November 25, 2018  Talk, Tour, and Honey Tastings
Weston, Connecticut
Red Bee Apiary.  Visit a working apiary and experience honey at its source.

November 28-December 13, 2018  Wood Gingerbread Festival
South Windsor, Connecticut
New England's biggest display of sweet and spicy Gingerbread Houses is returning to South Windsor's Wood Memorial Library and Museum again this year.  A holiday favorite, the show opens Thanksgiving weekend.  Experience the magic as you enter Wood's "winter wonderland" of dozens of Gingerbread Houses in all shapes and sizes - made by you!  We welcome everyone of all levels to enter their masterpieces, whether you are young or old, professional or just beginning!  If you'd like to enter your own Gingerbread masterpiece in the show, we welcome all skill levels - there is no entry fee.  Professional bakers: we welcome your entries to help publicize your store and bakery.  Children and families, school and church groups encouraged.  (also: www.woodgingerbread.org/ )

 

November 29, 2018
6th Annual Greater New Haven Beer Tasting Fundraiser
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Junior League of Greater New Haven.

November 29-Dec 9, 2018
45th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions
Hartford, Connecticut
Wadswprth Atheneum Museum of Art.  Celebrate the season at the Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Established in 1973, Festival has become an annual holiday tradition for many visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations are asked to decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Special events take place throughout the festival.
 

2017 CONNECTICUT: NOVEMBER 2017
Food & Wine Shows & Local Food Events

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November 5, 2017
Touch-A-Truck & 10th Annual Chili Cook Off
Stamford, Connecticut
Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff. The Cookoff supports the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

November 10-19, 2017
Greater Norwich Area Restaurant Week
Greater Norwich Area, Connecticut
Restaurants throughout the Greater Norwich area will be participating in the inaugural restaurant weeks taking place this Spring on March 24-April 2 and this Fall on November 10- 19, 2017.

November 13, 2017
Hartford Taste of the Nation
Simsbury, Connecticut
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
 

2015 CONNECTICUT: NOVEMBER 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

November 20, 2015 - 11th Not So Snooty Beer, Wine & Cheese Tasting
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
New England Air Museum.  Support the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and local craft beer by helping us spread the word, and you could win tickets in the process!  Just post the following to your FaceBook and/or Twitter feeds and then post a comment here and let us know when you're done!

November 27, 2015  Holiday Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Willimantic, Connecticut
Start the holiday season off with friends and neighbors on Main Street in Willimantic.
 

2014 CONNECTICUT: NOVEMBER 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

November 23, 2014  Holidays Around the World Tea and 'Just Desserts'
Willimantic, Connecticut
A fundraiser to benefit the Windham Textile and History Museum’s programs.

 

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