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November 4-5, 2017
4th Annual Quince Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music.

November 5-10, 2017
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 6-12, 2017 - Mystic Restaurant Week - Mystic, Connecticut
Specialty Pricing at Participating Mystic Area Restaurants!  We have just begun planning Mystic Restaurant Week.

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.

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.


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November 11-20, 2016 - Greenwich Restaurant Week
Greenwich, Connecticut
Enjoy dining deals at more than 30 participating restaurants.  There will be special events taking place at participating restaurants throughout the week including wine tastings, corporate dinners, cocktail parties and menu tastings.

November 25-Dec 10, 2016 - 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: )

November 26, 2016  Mystic Tree Lighting & Lighted Holiday 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.



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November 7-8, 2015  Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest
Stamford, Connecticut
We’re having a party and you’re invited!  Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out.  On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid.  So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!!   Our nationwide series will expand to seven cities by 2015.  At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.

November 15, 2015  Thanksgiving with the Hempsteds
New London, Connecticut
Help prepare a colonial harvest meal over the open hearth and talk with the cook. See and learn about foods and cooking techniques of the time; try out colonial cooking tools and gadgets. Light refreshments. Regular admission applies.  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The Hempsted Houses comprises two buildings: the 1678 Joshua Hempsted House and the 1759 Nathaniel Hempsted House.

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.

November 28, 2015  Norwich Winterfest Parade - Norwich, Connecticut
Parade can be viewed from either side of the street along Broadway South of Park Church, on Broad Street between Broadway and McKinley Avenue, along McKinley Avenue South to Franklin Street and along Franklin Street South to Franklin Square where the parade ends once it passes the reviewing stand located in the Square.

Nov 28-Dec 14, 2015  Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale
Middletown, Connecticut
One of the oldest juried craft shows in the country, the Annual Exhibit and Sale represents fine quality works by 260 different artists in virtually every craft. The event attracts nearly 10,000 visitors from across New England and includes more than 10,000 works of pottery, jewelry, sculpture, basketry, fiber arts, wood, paper crafts, metal work, printmaking, toys and more.  Sale hours: Open daily 10am – 6pm, Fridays until 9pm.  Join us for Cafe Nights! Fridays 6-8pm.  Live music and refreshments.



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November 23, 2014  Holidays Around the World Tea and 'Just Desserts'
Willimantic, Connecticut
Holidays Around the World Tea and “Just Desserts” A fundraiser to benefit the Windham Textile and History Museum’s programs will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Museum. Desserts from many countries will be served at beautifully decorated tables representing holidays in other countries. Included will be the Netherlands, Canada, Italy and more. This event honors the ethnic diversity of the twenty-six nationalities that worked in the mills of eastern Connecticut. Cost is $12 per person in advance; $15 at the door. Reservations are requested. Limited seating may be available at the door. For reservations call 860-456-2178 or send an email to: [email protected]   Reserve a specific table in advance, or take pot luck at the door.


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November 1, 2012  9th Annual Wine Tasting - New Haven, Connecticut

November 27, 2012  Wine on the Sound: 9th Annual Wine Tasting
New Haven, Connecticut
(RESCHEDULED from Nov 1 due to Hurricane Sandy)
Please join us for a fun evening of delicious wines, delightful hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to celebrate the work of the Junior League!  All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Greater New Haven and its programs.




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