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2014 CONNECTICUT: October to December 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2009 - 2008)

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October 3-5 & 10-12, 2014
46th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Southington, Connecticut
Our annual festival is a family oriented community event spanning the first two weekends in October. Over the course of two weekends each autumn, the festival offers a wide variety of live music & entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children's activities, carnival rides and more. Also highlighted each year is our parade, an arts & crafts show and a spectacular evening fireworks display. Attendance: 100,000.
 

 

October 4-5, 2014
Fall Tyme Fest
North Franklin, Connecticut
Blue Slope Country Museum Fall Tyme Fest.  Old time, traditional agricultural,  family focused agricultural education opportunity. Kid Friendly. Wide variety of farm animals, tractors, home equipment, operating equipment, looms, tools, and antique cars. Autumn food options,  nostalgic crafts made and sold on site, wagon rides, farm market vendors, and working dairy farm. Learn how farming was done in yesteryear.  Step back in time to recall our forefathers roots. A superb opportunity to mix leisure, learning, and fun.

October 5, 2014  Artisan Cheese Festival & Potter’s Market
Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market.

October 6, 2014  Connecticut Brewers Fest - Stratford, Connecticut
Over 20 CT brewers under one roof at the first ever Connecticut Brewers Fest presented by Two Roads Brewing. $25 gets you a can glass and three oz pours of some of the best beer the Nutmeg state has to offer. Food trucks will be parked outside for your eating enjoyment. Very limited tickets available. All proceeds of this festival go to the Connecticut Brewers' Guild.

October 11-12, 2014  Garlic & Harvest Festival
Bethlehem, Connecticut
Join us for the area's most unique festival, now in its tenth year!  Fresh garlic and farm produce, garlic specialty food vendors, crafts, garlic food court, garlic growing lectures, garlic cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, rides & amusements, and plenty of samples make this a must for the garlic lover.  200+ vendors.  Bring the kids, and your appetite!

October 11-13, 2014  Mystic Seaport Chowder Days - Mystic, Connecticut
Enjoy a hot bowl of chowder on a cool fall day during Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport. Coastal Gourmet's menu is sure to satisfy all appetites and will feature numerous selections of chowders, bisques, stews and gumbos to select from, as well as clam fritters, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and fish tacos. Indulge in seasonal treats such as cinnamon sugar fried dough, berry pie and mulled cider. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

October 12, 2014  Fungus Festival - Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market.

October 12-18, 2014  National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide

October 13-17, 2014  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide

 

October 13-19, 2014  Connecticut Restaurant & Beer Week
Statewide, Connecticut
Nearly 100 participating restaurants will offer up special deals for restaurant week, examples may include a $20.14 or $30.14 mutli-course prix-fixe menu, two-for-one specials, a percentage off of your check, a specially-priced bottle of wine or a special on locally brewed craft beer.  New for 2014: CT Restaurant Week pairs up with CT Beer Week to highlight both the great restaurants that Connecticut has to offer as well as highlight all of the great local breweries we have located right here in CT. In addition to the special restaurant week menus, you may also find your favorite (or new favorite) CT brewed craft beer too.

October 15, 2014  Fall Food Stroll 2014 - New London, Connecticut
Get A Taste Of New London!  This fall, savor the new flavors of New London's Historic Waterfront District at New London Main Street's Annual Fall Food Stroll. Sample the offerings of over 40 restaurants and specialty shops in New London's Historic Waterfront District. Snack and enjoy the flavors of downtown as you sample the District's best cuisine. Take advantage of special discounts, promotions and demonstrations at many specialty shops and boutiques. Enjoy diverse musical performances by local musicians throughout downtown.

October 25, 2014  6th Annual Old Town Mill Harvest Festival
New London, Connecticut
Horse drawn wagon rides, more than 20 craft vendors, children’s activities, music, apple pie baking contest. Tour the Mill building, explore the grounds. Cider and doughnuts will be served. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 31, 2014  Halloween Trick or Treat at Olde Mistick Village
Mystic, Connecticut
Olde Mistick Village Merchants will be handing out treats on October 31 from 4-6 p.m. Come see your fellow ghosties and goblins as you stroll from shop to shop. Fun for everyone! Event held rain or shine.

November 4-6, 2014  SHFM National Conference - Uncasville, Connecticut
Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management.

November 10-16, 2014  Mystic Restaurant Week - Mystic, Connecticut
Specialty Pricing at Participating Mystic Area Restaurants!  We have just begun planning Mystic Restaurant Week 2014, please continue to check back as we update participating restaurants and menus! 
(also: www.mysticchamber.org/?sec=sec&s=85&so=105 )

November 16, 2014  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.

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November 21, 2014
10th Annual 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, 2014  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

November 28-December 13, 2014  4th annual 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/ )

December 6, 2014  26th Annual Niantic Light Parade & Winterfest
Niantic, Connecticut
The day will start with the Winterfest beginning at 2 pm on Main Street. This prelude to the parade, typically features a popular Chowder & Chili Cook-off, Pictures with Santa, Magic Shows, Face Painting, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Ice Sculptures and much, much more! Then, fireworks are expected to once again kick off the Light Parade which features beautifully built and lighted parade floats, dance groups and Santa himself as they parade down the beautifully decorated Main Street in Niantic.

December 7, 2014  The Chocolate Expo - Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Science Center.  Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is one of life’s true pleasures. No matter what your age, background or interests, almost everyone loves chocolate.  The Chocolate Expo has by far become the northeast’s largest chocolate-themed event. The Chocolate Expo offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses and much more from local and regional vendors. Depending on location, tastings and sales of wines, beers and other “adult beverages” may also be offered.  Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances.

December 10, 2014  Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

 

2015 CONNECTICUT: October to December 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS


November 26, 2015  THANKSGIVING DAY 2015 - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2015  Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

 

2013 CONNECTICUT: October to December 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
waiting for new dates

October 25, 2013  Docs, Dine & Wine - Hartford, Connecticut
Introducing Docs, Dine & Wine - Physicians’ Award Celebrity Chef Dinner to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

 

2012 CONNECTICUT: October to December 2012
Food & Wine Shows & Local Food Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 12, 2012  Silver City Brewfest - Meriden, Connecticut
More than 25 international and microbrewed beers and 25 wines. A soup cook-off, live music and free hot dogs and hamburgers. The event is a benefit for the Meriden Child Guidance Clinic.

November 1, 2012  9th Annual Wine Tasting - New Haven, Connecticut
POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 27, 2012 DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY.

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.

 

2011 CONNECTICUT: October to December 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

Oct 25, 2011  No Reservations: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain
Waterbury, Connecticut
Dubbed "the bad boy of cuisine" for his rock star looks and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, Anthony Bourdain, the internationally acclaimed chef, author, and host of Travel Channel's "No Reservations," has traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe - and now Tony's coming to Waterbury!  In this rare, uncensored, live appearance, Tony will share the fascinating, hysterical, and sometimes shocking stories behind his life, books, travels, and his hit show - and he'll even take questions from the audience.

 

2009 CONNECTICUT: October through December 2009
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates

December 16, 2009  Home for the Holidays - Wine & Cooking Event
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Danbury Hospital Spirit of Women Series. Women and men will learn the art of cooking from Albano’s resident Chef Jehan de Noue as he prepares a holiday meal that tastes great and doesn't add the extra pounds on during the holiday season. Throughout the event we will sample each course, which will be paired with a wine chosen by Cellar XV. All of the wines will be available for sampling in the lobby.

 

2008 CONNECTICUT: October through December 2008
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
waiting for new dates

October 6-7, 2008  4th Annual Connecticut Restaurant & Lodging Show
Hartford, Connecticut     ( www.ctrlshow.com )

 

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