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

October 23-November 5, 2023
Fairfield Restaurant Week
Fairfield, Connecticut


November 3-5, 2023
37th Annual Christmas Festival - Uncasville, Connecticut
Mohegan Sun.  New England Christmas Festival - Creats and Specialty Foods.

November 4, 2023 - 10th Annual Quince Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music

November 4, 2023  Beerfest Battle of the Brews
Mashantucket, Connecticut
Battle Of The Brews returns with more than 150+ beers from over 70 different breweries, microbrews, brewpubs, ciders, seltzers and specialty cocktails for those 21+. Enjoy live music, games, and cravable food offerings available for purchase.

November 5-10, 2023  New Haven Restaurant Week
New Haven, Connecticut
20+ of downtown New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring special fixed price multi course lunch and dinner menus along with to-go options. New Haven Restaurant Week is presented by Info New Haven.

November 23, 2023 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.

November 24-Dec 17, 2023  The Wood’s 13th Annual Gingerbread House 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.


November 30-December 10, 2023  Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions
Hartford, Connecticut
Wadswprth Atheneum Museum of Art.  Celebrate the season at the Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Established in 1973, Festival has become an annual holiday tradition for many visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations are asked to decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Special events take place throughout the festival.

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November 1-7, 2022 - Mystic Burger Week - Mystic, Connecticut
This Restaurant Week will have participants feature their favorite burger.  Now this does not have to be 2 buns as it can be burger pizza, salad, taco, etc.

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November , 2020 - FEAST: A Native Thanksgiving
Mashantucket, Connecticut
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.  Please join us for FEAST, a very special Native Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner. Chef Sherry prepares and features traditional Native fare with a modern twist. The buffet features locally sourced, made by Chef Sherry, delicious items including breads, soups, salads, sides, entrees and desserts.

November 28, 2020  Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Lighted Boat Parade - Mystic, Connecticut
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  An annual Mystic tradition. Santa and company light the downtown Mystic tree and then standby to watch the spectacular boat parade down the Mystic River.

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events waiting for new dates

November 9, 2019 - Hempsted Thanksgiving - New London, Connecticut
Talk with our cook about colonial foods & cooking techniques as she prepares a harvest meal over an open hearth. Watch members of our Hempsted Youth Group make cider & play historic games on the lawn. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Chester Kitchings Family Foundation.

November 9, 2019  Tastes of the Seasons - Middlefield, Connecticut
Get ready for the holiday season by previewing ideal meal and cooking ideas, demonstrated by the Apple Barrel staff.  Enjoy cooking demos and free tastings of holiday dishes, sides and appetizers all day, beginning at 11am.

November 14, 2019 - 7th Annual Greater New Haven Beer Tasting Fundraiser - Stratford, Connecticut
Junior League of Greater New Haven.


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November 4, 2018
The Great Mac & Chili Challenge
Westport, Connecticut
11:00am to 3:00pm.  Sherwood Island State Park.  Enjoy unlimited sampling of  20 different chili's and mac 'n cheese entries from great local restaurants.  Your vote will determines the best in four categories:  Beef Chili, Creative Chili and Classic Mac 'n Cheese and Creative Mac!.  Tickets are just $15 adults, $5 kids (6-12) can be bought online or at the door (cash or credit).

November 18, 2018 - Herbs for Hearth & Health - Groton, Connecticut
Avery-Copp Museum.  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Learn how herbs were used historically for medicine & cooking. Touch, taste and smell a variety of plants and make an herbal wellness product to take home. Class concludes with herbal tea and treats.  Reservations Required. $15 member/$20 nonmember.  Please call (860) 445-1637 or email us at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

November 25, 2018 - Talk, Tour, and Honey Tastings
NEXT EVENT IN 2020.  Red Bee Apiary.  Visit a working apiary and experience honey at its source.

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November 5, 2017 - Touch-A-Truck & 10th Annual Chili Cook Off
Stamford, Connecticut
Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff. The Cookoff supports the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

November 13, 2017 - Hartford Taste of the Nation
Simsbury, Connecticut
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.


events still waiting for new dates

November 20, 2015 - 11th 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, 2015  Holiday Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Willimantic, Connecticut
Start the holiday season off with friends and neighbors on Main Street in Willimantic.



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