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October 1-15, 2017
Westport Restaurant Week
The event offers consumers great deals and the opportunity to experience some new restaurants, as well as re-visit some of their favorites. Produced by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, this two week long celebration of the fabulous dining scene in Westport has become a highly anticipated annual event. Lunch menus are priced at $15, $20 or $25 and Dinners are priced at $25, $30 or $35. Several restaurants are also offering a special brunch menu too.
October 2-7, 2017 - Greater Valley Restaurant Week - Connecticut
Enjoy special menus at more than 20 participating Greater Valley restaurants. New restaurants and old favorites cater to every palate. Contemporary cuisine, traditional fare with a twist and an eclectic mix of international and ethnic dishes make for unparalleled dining. Come out and try a new restaurant or get back to an old favorite with prix fixe meals being served at any of the participating restaurants at very affordable pricing!
October 7-8, 2017 13th Annual Garlic & Harvest Festival
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 7-9, 2017
Mystic Seaport Chowder Days
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 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide.
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!
October 27-November 5, 2017 Greenwich Restaurant Week
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.
October 31, 2017 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!
October 11, 2015 - Artisan Cheese Festival & Potter’s Market
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.
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 12, 2014 Fungus Festival - Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market.
October 13-19, 2014 West Haven Restaurant Week
West Haven, Connecticut
The West Haven Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of West Haven Restaurant Week. Please join us in our celebration of this special city with the opportunity to visit some of its wonderful restaurants and sample their delightful cuisines at discounted prices.
Oct 25, 2011 No Reservations: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain
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.
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