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October 4, 2020
13th Annual New England Chowdafest
Westport, Connecticut
Sherwood Island State Park.  Enjoy the #1 culinary experience in New England where you determine who is the best!  Enjoy unlimited samples of decadent chowders, soups and bisque from 40 award winning restaurants. We benefit Food Rescue US in the ongoing fight against hunger.  Come early, come hungry.


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October 4-6 & 11-13, 2019 - 51st 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 5, 2019  New Haven Taco Festival: Day of the Dead
New Haven, 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.

October 7-13, 2019  Newtown & Sandy Hook Restaurant Week
Newton & Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Newtown has become a thriving restaurant hot spot and this is an opportunity to enjoy the great dining experiences the town has to offer. Please see the links below for specials. Presented by the Newtown Economic Development Commission.

October 12-13, 2019  15th Annual Garlic & Harvest Festival
Bethlehem, Connecticut
Bethlehem Fairgrounds.  Join us for the area’s most unique festival, now in its eleventh 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 12-14, 2019  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 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide.

October 20-27, 2019  Monroe Restaurant Week - Monroe, Connecticut
Participating restaurants are serving up special fixed price menus and other specials. It’s a great opportunity to experience some new restaurants, as well as re-visit favorites.

October 21-27, 2019  Wilton Restaurant Week - Wilton, Connecticut
Restaurants located in and around Wilton are serving up special prix fixe menus and other culinary selections. It’s a great opportunity to experience some new restaurants, as well as re-visit favorites. Celebrate their fabulous dining scene, which includes a variety of cuisine from Southwestern, Italian and Asian to French, Mexican and American!

October 21-27, 2019 - Fairfield Restaurant Week
Fairfield, Connecticut
Visit Fairfield and see what they have to offer! Over 30 restaurants from around town will participate in this week-long special event that features prix fixe lunch and dinner menu prices

October 31, 2019  Halloween Trick or Treat! - Mystic, Connecticut
Calling all ghosts and goblins – Olde Mistick Village is hosting its annual Halloween evening. The shops will welcome costumed characters with yummy candy and you can choose which shop keepers look the spookiest!


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October 7, 2018 - North Haven Rotary Club A Day of Wine & Roses
North Haven, Connecticut
This tasting includes 70-90 different wines from local winemakers, plus a buffet of donated dishes from dozens of area restaurants. Vote on your favorite wines and participate in high-end raffles and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit local charities and causes.


October 8-14, 2018
Connecticut Restaurant Week
Various locations, Connecticut
Participating restaurants from across Connecticut will offer up special deals for restaurant week that might include a mutli-course prix-fixe menu starting at $20.17, two-for-one specials or more.  Reservations are strongly recommended, so book your table early.

October 8-November 30, 2018
Greater Valley Restaurant Hunt
Greater Valley, Connecticut
The Valley Just Got Tastier! The Naugatuck River Valley is bursting with flavorful restaurants. ?We invite you to check them out and dine with us during the 8th Annual Greater Valley Restaurant Week with a twist! This year we are launching a two-month contest called the Greater Valley Restaurant Hunt where you can not only enjoy all of the hidden gems our region has to offer; but you can also enter to win the Grand Prize a necklace from Marks of Design (valued at $600) or one of several other prizes of gift certificates to the participating restaurants!


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October 9-15, 2017
Danbury Restaurant Week
Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury Restaurant Week will offer consumers great deals, the opportunity to experience some new restaurants, and re-visit a few of their favorites throughout their first Restaurant Week.  Participating restaurants will offer a special prix-fixe menus during the entire week (excludes tax and gratuity).

October 11, 2017 - Fall Food Stroll - 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 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 14, 2017 - Gluten-Free Food Expo - Bristol, Connecticut
The Gluten-Free Connecticut Food Expo will showcase national and locally produced GF foods and skincare, as well as local restaurants and bakeries with GF offerings. Free samples, giveaways, raffles and more!  This is the only locally owned and sponsored GF expo in Connecticut!  Keep it local!


waiting for new dates

October 11, 2015 - Artisan Cheese Festival & Potter’s Market
Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market

October 24, 2015  7th 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.



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