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October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week
October 14, 2017
Gluten-Free Food Expo
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 1-2 & 7-9, 2016 48th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
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 2-16, 2016 Westport Restaurant Week - Connecticut
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 3-8, 2016 - Greater
Valley Restaurant Week
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 3-9, 2016 Milford Restaurant Week - Milford, Connecticut
The 4th Annual Milford Restaurant Week returns. Many restaurants will offer a special 3-course promotional price to allow residents and visitors to choose and visit several restaurants during the week.
October 8-9, 2016 12th 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 8-10, 2016 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, 2016 Fall Food Stroll 2016 - 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 30-November 4, 2016 - New Haven Restaurant Week
New Haven, Connecticut
Nearly 30 of downtown New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring $20.16 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!
October 3-4, 2015 - Fall Festival Tyme - 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 11, 2015 - Artisan Cheese Festival & Potter’s Market
Coventry Regional Farmers' Market
October 22, 2015 Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser
New Haven, Connecticut
Junior League of Greater New Haven.
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 Connecticut Restaurant & Beer Week
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 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.
October 31, 2014 Halloween Trick or Treat at Olde Mistick Village
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.
October 25, 2013 Docs, Dine & Wine - Hartford, Connecticut
Introducing Docs, Dine & Wine - Physicians’ Award Celebrity Chef Dinner to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.
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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