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2023 CONNECTICUT: OCTOBER 2023
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

(see also: 2022  -  2021  -  2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2015)


 

September 2-November 5, 2023
Corn Maze
Middlefield, Connecticut

September 29-October 8, 2023
Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Southington, Connecticut

 

October 1-15, 2023
Restaurant Week
Westport-Weston, Connecticut
Come and try a new fabulous eatery or visit one of your favorites. Each of the participating venues will be offering a Prix Fixe meal to entice your palate. We have set up a flexible pricing program to further enhance the experience. Lunches will be $25 and up, Dinners $35 and up and Brunch as well.

October 6-15, 2023  Milford – West Haven Restaurant Week
Milford, Connecticut
Restaurants throughout Milford and surrounding towns are participating in this special event that features special fixed price lunch and dinner menus.

October 7, 2023  Festival on the Sound - East Norwalk, Connecticut
5PM - 8PM  Featuring: All you can eat Oysters, Clams, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Grilled Chicken. Beer, Wine, Water & Desserts included. Venue overlooks the Norwalk sound\harbor.  An opportunity to learn about oysters and clams with a tour of the plant, and processing facilities on the waterfront.  Location: Copps Island Oysters; Norm Bloom & Son's Facility; 7 Edgewater Place, East Norwalk, CT.  Fundraiser supports The Knights of Columbus charitable causes of helping those in need.  $50 per adult and $10 for all under age 18.

October 7, 2023 - Brass City Brew & Que - Waterbury, Connecticut
Now in its 17th year, one of the best brew fests in New England. Providing an opportunity for beer lovers to sample over 200 varieties of craft and specialty brews, as well as international and domestic beers.

October 7-8, 2023  18th 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 14, 2023 - 8th Annual Beet Festival - Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music.
 


 

October 16-21, 2023  Hamden Restaurant Week - Hamden, Connecticut
Restaurants all over town will be featuring either a buy one get one option or three-course prix fixe menu consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Prix fixe menus.

October 21-27, 2023  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 23-November 5, 2023  Fairfield Restaurant Week
Fairfield, Connecticut
Restaurants throughout Fairfield are participating in this special event that features special fixed price lunch and dinner menus.  Reservations are highly recommended.

October 21-22, 2023  2nd Annual Mystic Apple Festival
Mystic, Connecticut

October 31, 2023  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!
 

2022 CONNECTICUT: OCTOBER 2022
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

October 3-9, 2022  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.
 

2021 CONNECTICUT: OCTOBER 2021
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
waiting for new dates

October , 2021 - New England Chowdafest - Westport, Connecticut
EVENT POSTPONED to 2022 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  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.
 

2019 CONNECTICUT: OCTOBER 2019
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

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.

 

 

2018 CONNECTICUT: OCTOBER 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

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!
 

2017 CONNECTICUT: OCTOBER 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

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!
 

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

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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