October 13, 2011
- Coupon for Kids Fest in Danbury
- Save on the Circus!!
- Win a Sunnyfield Studio Children's Class!
- Enter to Win!! Senor Panchos Giveaway
- Southbury Mommy and Me: A Local Playgroup
- Family Friendly Fall Cooking
- Apple Dumplings
- Halloween Craft: A Jack O'Lantern that Stays Fresh
- Make Colorful Fall Leaves: A Craft for Fall
- Mummy Dogs! Fun Halloween Food
- Book Review: The Hope Tree
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- Weekend Picks and Highlights!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Fall Family Fun: Corn Mazes
- Apple Picking Farms in Connecticut!
- Flu Shot Clinics in Region 14, Region 15, & Oxford
- Pumpkin Pickin' Time
- Pumpkin Carving Tips
The Biggest Show on Earth is here and you can see it--at a discount
The Circus is almost here!
Have you bought your tickets for the unforgettable Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus October 20-23 at the Webster Bank Arena?
Your kids will be thrilled to tell all of their friends about the circus and the amazing acts and performances they saw. The circus is a wonderful experience that kids will remember happily for a long time.
Now you can save money on your tickets!
Save $5 on Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents BARNUM 200 SM playing Webster Bank Arena ...
Melissa of Sunnyfield Studio in Southbury is allowing me to giveaway a children's class of a $120 value.
Sunnyfield Studio is next to the Southbury Public Library and has a bright studio space for creative movement and birthday parties. My own daughter attended a birthday party there for a friend. The kids were full of toothless smiles.
Melissa Duda runs Sunnyfield Studio and has extensive credentials, starting with being a certified teacher of Elementary Education. She is also certified in Kripalu YogaDance, Motional Processing (for adults), and completed training ...
I am very excited to offer a giveaway for a $25 Senor Panchos gift certificate!
Located close to Main Street South in Southbury, Senor Panchos is a family-friendly restaurant that I have visited with my own kids. Senor Panchos has also been a 'date night' destination for us. If you win the $25 certificate, you can bring your family or consider getting out for an adults-only evening.
From the website:
The menu of authentic Mexican food consists of everything from meaty tacos to sizzling fajitas and includes traditional Mexican fish ...
From the moment we become parents, our whole focus changes to doing things to benefit our children. Playgroups are one way of helping our kids, and ourselves. With a playgroup, children have fun, they get to play and build relationships with other kids, and participate in activities they may not be able to do at home.
Some of my favorite reasons for joining a playgroup are the things I like for myself. Making new friends and getting out of the house are enough reason on their own. Add that I ...
Fall is certainly a buffet for the senses. Beautiful scenery, the sound of crickets, the smell of fallen leaves, and the scent of favorite fall foods cooking in the kitchen remind us that winter is just around the corner.
Nearly everyone knows that fall is the time for cinnamon, nutmeg, warm soup, and pumpkin pie. Family favorites taste delicious and set the stage for fond memories that will be relived for generations to come. Even small children can get involved in food preparation and memory making. Pumpkin pie is a ...
Combine in a large pot:
- 2 24 oz jars of applesauce – one chunky 1 original (you can also cut up fresh apples)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Bring all of the above to a boil. This mix boils very quickly!
- In a bowl, combine:
- 2 ¼ cup Bisquick mix
- 2/3 cup milk
Mix until soft dough forms. Drop dough mixture by spoonful into the boiling applesauce mixture. The dough will be super sticky, so don’t worry about making actual dough balls. Reduce your ...
My daughter recently started to notice all the Halloween and Fall decorations on display at the grocery store and gas stations and... well pretty much everywhere we go so we couldn't put it off any longer; it's time to start decorating.
If you're anything like us, you may be wondering how to decorate on a budget so we've started digging out all the old containers and old craft supplies that I tend to put away and forget about until they're needed.
This is what we ...
This craft was shared with me by an awesome teacher! She does a great craft with her students at least once a week. Thanks for sharing, Julie!
What you need:
- Watered down watercolor paints
- Leaves cut out of large coffee filter (can buy pre-cut at some teacher stores)
- Eye droppers (think old medicine droppers)
What you do:
Water down the watercolor paint to make them more fluid.
Sure to thrill your hungry haunters this Halloween season!
- Hot dogs
- Bisuit or crescent dough or
- Mustard and/or ketchup
Preheat oven to 375'. Roll out dough and pinch together any seams. Cut into strips about 1 inch wide. Wrap your dogs, turning them into mummies! Bake at 375' for 12 minutes. Add mustard or ketchup for the eyes and serve.
The Hope Tree: Kids Talk About Breast Cancer
The Hope Tree by Laura Numeroff and Wendy S. Harpham, MD
Laura and Wendy have created a fabulous read for students in grades K-4 citing 10 personal experiences told through furry animals within a support group. The "animals" share their reactions of hearing that someone in their family has breast cancer, how they deal with fear, as well as their emotions and reactions. The animals also talk about ways they try to cheer mom up.
The characters range in age, each with a different view. The final character, Jessie, comes ...
Things to do with kids and teens in Connecticut this weekend
I love writing these round ups of things to do on the weekend. I love that our area has so many options. No matter your favorite enrichment activities (yep--I think that everytime we take our kids out to do something, either with them or when they are on their own, they are the better for it), I hope you can find something in the Macaroni Kid website to do if you'd like.
Where: Ives Concert Hall in White Hall WCSU Midtown campus 181 White St. Danbury, CTWhen: 8:00 PMWho: The concert will be free and the public is invited.How: For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call (203) 837-8350.Cost: Free. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted.
Affordable family fall fun. Plenty of free activities for families and kids of all ages. Pumpkin Canons, Maple Sugarhouse Tour, Farm Animals, Author Billy Steers and his kids favorite Tractor Mac, Children’s Games and Crafts, Seasonal Food Demonstrations by Area Chefs, Hayrides, Tractors and Farm Equipment, and the Second Annual Housatonic Valley Harvest Expo with free samples and sales of local vegetables, fruits, poultry, and meat.
Where: Sullivan Farm 140 Park Lane (Rte 202) New Milford, CTWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: everyoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Tickets: $2 Adults (16+) $1 Children (5-15) Free Infants (0-5)For more info: Pumpkin cannons
Other attractions will include hayrides, pumpkin picking, a hay maze, children’s games and crafts, cider-making demonstrations and sugarhouse tours.
The rain date is Oct. 16.
Saturday, October 15 - Pumpkin Day Festival with Pumpkin Painting at the Southbury Plaza in Southbury, CT
Where: Southbury Plaza 100 Main St North Southbury CTWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Ends on Sunday afternoon)Who: EveryoneHow: Enoy for freeCost: Free!For more info:
Saturday, October 15 - Southwestern Connecticut Youth Book Expo at the Shelton Courtyard Marritt in Shelton, CT
Where: Shelton Courtyard Marriott 780 Bridgeport Ave Shelton, CT 06484When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just go!Cost: The expo is free to the public, and a portion of the proceeds from the book sales will go to support the Shelton Library System.
Saturday, October 15 - Tribute Concert to Luciano Pavarotti at the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, CT
Where: Main Reading Room Silas Bronson Library 267 Grand St. Waterbury, CTWhen: 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Call 203-574-8233Cost: Free
Todd Stoughton (1PM)
Masque Theatre Company (2PM & 5PM)
Willie Nininger (3PM)
This year's festival promises to be an event the whole family will enjoy!
Where: March Farm 160 Munger Lane Bethlehem, CTWhen: 11:00 AMWho: The whole familyHow: Just head on over.Cost: Free admission
Where: Ives Concert Hall in White Hall WCSU Midtown campus 181 White St. Danbury, CTWhen: 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: For more information, call (203) 837-8350Cost: Free
Sunday, October 16 - A Performance of Charles Ives' Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting on top of the Parking Garage at Library Place in Danbury, CT
Where: Charles A. Bardo Parking Garage
10 Library Place
Danbury, CTWhen: 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Open to the public.Cost: FreeFor more info: 9:30am Hike up Pine Mountain (meet near the top of Pine Mountain Rd., Danbury) 12:00pm Visit the Charles Ives birth home on Mountainville Ave. (meet at the home) 1:30pm Visit Charles Ives' grave site in Wooster Cemetery (meet in section M , off of Ellsworth Ave.) 4:00pm 'Gather' on the top floor of the parking garage to listen to a performance of Ives' 3rd Symphony, Camp Meeting
Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14 - Halloween Hayride Spooktacular at Stew Leonard's Danbury Store in Danbury, CT
Where: Stew Leonard's Danbury Store 99 Federal Rd. Danbury, CT 203-790-8030When: 3:00 PM (Ends at dusk)Who: Everyone, but preschoolers and elementary school students might be the most appropriate audience.How: Just come down to the storeCost: Free
Where: Ansonia Nature Center 10 Deerfield Lane Ansonia, CT 06401When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PMWho: this class is for preschool children and their adults.How: Please register in advance. 203-736-1053Cost: TUITION: $8 per family ($6 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents).
Thursday, October 13 - Baby and Toddler Storytime at Barnes and Noble at Brass Mill Commons in Waterbury, CT
Where: Barnes and Noble Brass Mill Commons 235 Union Street Waterbury, CT 06706 203-759-7125When: 10:30 AMWho: Babies, toddlers and caregiversHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Oxford Public Library 468 Oxford Road Oxford, CT 06478When: 4:30 PMWho: Grades k-3How: Call (203) 888-6944 for more information. Registration is required for this free program.Cost: Free
Thursday, October 13 - Ecologist Gives Tips on Attracting Birds at Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington, CT
Where: Bryan Memorial Town Hall 2 Bryan PlzWashington Depot, CT 06794(860) 868-0398When: 5:00 PMWho: Open to the public. Probably good for teens and older interested in gardening and biology.How: .Cost: Free
Where: Ansonia Nature Center 10 Deerfield Lane Ansonia, CT 06401When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Families and adults are welcome.How: Please call to register. 203-736-1053Cost: Free
Where: Barnes and Noble Brass Mill Commons 235 Union Street Waterbury, CT 06706 203-759-7125When: 6:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: 160 Baker Rd. Roxbury, CTWhen: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Rides run every half hour)Who: EveryoneHow: .Cost: $7.50 per person
Friday, October 14 - A Traditional New England Country Dance at the First Congregational Church in Washington, CT
Where: Wersebe Hall (FCC Parish House) Washington, CTWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Everyone! Very family friendlyHow: For more information: Karen Esslinger 860-868-0569Cost: Suggested donation: $10/adult, $5/child, or $25 for family. Proceeds to benefit the UpLift Project, making the Meeting House accessible to all
Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 15 - Haunted Hay Rides at the Fairview Tree Farm in Shelton, CT
Check the website for weather related changes or cancellations.
Pick Up Your Pumpkin and See Our Animals!(Baby Cows, Goats & Bunnies)
Pumpkins! Animals! Cornstalks! Hay Bales! Mums! Gourds!
Where: Fairview Tree Farm 484 Walnut Tree Hill Rd. Shelton, CT 203-944-9090When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Older kids who are ready for a scare.How: No Reservations neededCost: Individual tickets"Family Four Pack" - (must be purchased at the same time)For more info:
Where: Pratt Nature Center 163 Papermill Road New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 355-3137When: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Call for more informationCost: Free. A donation would be appreciated.
Saturday, October 15 through Monday, October 17 - Friends of the Danbury Library Book Sale at the PAL Building in Danbury, CT
- Saturday: 8am – 9am: $10 Early Admission (FRIENDS Members Free)
- (Numbers given out at 7am)
- 9am – 5pm: Free Admission
- Sunday: 10am – 4pm: Free Admission - Books 1/2 price!
- Monday: 9am – 1pm: Free Admission - Books $5.00/Bag
Where: Police Activities League Building (PAL)35 Hayestown RoadDanbury, CT(Across from Danbury Town Park)When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just stop byCost: Free admissionFor more info: Over 100,000 items sorted into over 50 categories!Antiques • Art • Autographed Books • Biography • Business • Childrens • Collectibles Cooking • Ephemera • Fiction • Foreign Language • Gardening • HistoryHobbies • Judaica • Large Print • Mystery • Science
Where: Derby Public Library 313 Elizabeth St. Derby, CT 203-736-1482When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Mon & Tues 10-7)Who: EveryoneHow: Cash onlyCost: Free to enter
- Gems, jewelry, fossils, crystals
- Educational exhibits
- Children's games
- hands-on demonstrations
- Food and Refreshments
Where: Beals Community Center 240 Stafford Ave Bristol, CTWhen: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Sunday hours are 10 am - 4 pm)Who: All agesHow: Pay at the doorCost: Adults $5 Seniors $4 Kids under 12 free with paid adult Scouts in uniform freeFor more info: Contact [email protected] to learn more
Saturday, October 15 - Marine Biology Programs for the Public at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT
Where: Maritime Aquarium 10 N. Water St. Norwalk, CTWhen: 10:00 AM (Program offered multiple times through the day)Who: School-aged kidsHow: Reservations aren't taken. Simply “add on” the program on the day of your visit. (Aquarium admission is required.) Each program has a maximum capacity of 15; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. But to make the programs available to as many people as possible, each is conducted several times on the Saturday it is offered. All programs run 60 minutes.Cost: Aquarium Admission: Adult: $12.95 Child (2-12): $9.95 Senior: $11.95 Member: FREE Each program is an additional $5For more info:
Where: Case Memorial Library 176 Tyler City Rd. Orange, CT 203-891-2170When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just goCost: Free to enter
Saturday, October 15 - Fall Arts and Craft Fair by Newtown United Methodist Church at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, CT
Where: Reed Intermediate School 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CTWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Call 203 426 9998 for more info.Cost: Free admission.
Saturday, October 15 - Tag Sale by Mothers of Multiples of Lower Fairfield County at St Thomas Apostle Church in Norwalk, CT
Where: St Thomas Apostle Church 208 E. Ave Norwalk, CTWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: .Cost: $1 admission
Where: Lakeshore Learning Store 2335 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT 06514 203-287-0900When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: For kids ages 3 and upHow: Just drop in!Cost: Free
Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, October 16 - Pumpkin Patch Train Rides on the Naugy at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, CT
Trains sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets now!
Where: The Railroad Museum of New Enland 242 E. Main St. Thomaston, CTWhen: 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Reserve your tickets on-line. Reserve your tickets now online or by calling Thomaston Station at (860) 283-7245. See you soon!Cost: Special event pricing $16 Adults, $14 Seniors (62+) and $14 Children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free.For more info:
Where: Beardsley ZooAt the W.O.L.F. Cabin1875 Noble AvenueBridgeport, CT 06610When: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Call for more information (203) 394-6565Cost: $2
Where: Litchfield History Museum 7 South Street Litchfield, CTWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Call 860-567-4501 for more information. No preregistration needed.Cost: Free with adult admission
With Songs and Dances you know and love!-And a load of tricks and treats! It's a hard knock life for Little Orphan Heidi. She's the "Maid of all overwork," at Herr and Frau Pumpernickel's Bavarian Tavern. But that's not all – Up in his Transylvanian castle, Count Dracula and his Gummy Grandmother, are planning to put little Heidi into their Thanksgiving dinner pot. Horrors! But Dracula is a big old failure as a vampire and everything else. That's when the fun begins, as Dracula and Frankenstein, and a bevy of super brat school girls come together in crazy and daft encounters! Described as "inspired mayhem."
Where: Downtown Cabaret Theater 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT 203-576-1636When: 1:30 PMWho: These types of plays are mostly geared toward younger school-age children all the way to toddlers (if you think yours will sit still long enough).Cost: $18
Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, October 16 - Pumpkin Patch Train Rides on the Naugy at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, CT
Trains sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets now!
Where: The Railroad Museum of New Enland 242 E. Main St. Thomaston, CTWhen: 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Reserve your tickets on-line. Reserve your tickets now online or by calling Thomaston Station at (860) 283-7245. See you soon!Cost: Special event pricing $16 Adults, $14 Seniors (62+) and $14 Children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free.For more info:
Where: Seymour Evangelical Baptist Church 104 Mountain Rd. Seymour, CTWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Children 12 and underHow: More info at 203-888-3072Cost: Free to attend.
Saturday, October 15 - Family Fun Day Presented by the Democrats Running for the Oxford Board of Education in Oxford, CT
Where: The Cote Family Home 42 Newgate Rd. Oxford, CTWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just head overCost: Free
Saturday, October 15 - Look at the World Performance by the Connecticut Chorale Society in New Milford, CT
Linda Sweetman-Waters, organ Eric Dale Knapp, conductorConnecticut Choral Society joined by singers from the New Jersey Choral Society present a benefit concert supporting The Good Samaritan Fund of New Milford, CT Social Services.John Rutter Look at the World; Henri Mulet Tu Es Petra – Thou Art the Rock;Louis Vierne Messe Solennelle; Arr. Wilberg Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Where: First Congregational Church 36 Main Street New Milford, CT 06776-2881 (860) 354-8232When: 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Tickets or Information -- Phone: 203-206-7186 email: [email protected]Cost: No cost given
Saturday, October 15 - CANCELLED!! Due to the accidental death of the Charlie Daniels Band Keyboardist 'Taz' DiGregorio: Waterbury Main Street Festival
Where: East Main St. Waterbury, CTWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come on downCost: Free admissionFor more info: “I am in shock now, Taz was one of my best friends,” says Charlie Daniels. “The CDB family has lost a great friend and musician. We traveled many miles together and shared so many nights on the road. We’re going to miss you buddy. You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences to the family.”
Where: Mill Hill Historic Cemetery2 East Wall StreetNorwalk, CTWhen: 7:00 PM (Another at 8:30 PM)Who: Brave ones!How: 203.846.0525Cost: $12 adults $8 children If purchased in advance: $10 adults and $6 for children
Where: Monroe Elementary School 375 Monroe Turnpike Monroe, CTWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: Free
Sunday, October 16 - Open House and Furniture Making Demonstration at Matthew Curtis's House in Newtown, CT
Where: Matthew Curtis House 44 Main St. Newtown, CTWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Call 203-426-5937 for more info.Cost: Free
Where: Danbury Fair Mall Backus Ave Danbury, CTWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Teens beginning to look at life after high schoolHow: .Cost: Free
Tuesday, October 18 - Local Ghosts and Ghoulies Presented by Connecticut Paranormal Society at the Middlebury Public Library in Middlebury, CT
Where: Middlebury Public Library 30 Crest Rd. Middlebury, CT 06762When: 7:00 PMWho: Everyone old enough to not be kept awake at night.How: Register at 203-758-2634 or at the circulation desk.Cost: Free
Wednesday, October 19 - Information Parent Support Group on Parenting Skills and Discipline at Woodbury Middle School in Woodbury, CT
Where: Woodbury Middle School 67 Washington Avenue Woodbury, CT 06798When: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Drop ins welcomeHow: RSVP, if you'd like, to Kim Culkin 203-263-0416Cost: Free
Wednesday, October 19 through Thursday, October 20 - Book Sale at the Bethlehem Public Library in Bethlehem, CT
Where: Bethlehem Public Library 32 Main St. Bethlehem, CTWhen: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Ends at 5 PM on Sunday)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come on downCost: Free to attend.
Thursday, October 20 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Webster Bank Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport, CT
Where: Webster Bank Harbor Yard Arena 600 Main St. Bridgeport, CT (203) 345-2300When: 7:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Order on-line at Ticketmaster or call 1-800-745-3000Cost: Tickets range from $15.25 to $95.25
Friday, October 21 - Park Tots: Nature's Creepy Critters at the Ansonia Nature Center in Ansonia, CT
Where: Ansonia Nature Center 10 Deerfield Lane Ansonia, CT 06401When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PMWho: This class is geared for toddlers and their caregivers.How: Class size is limited, so please pre-register. 203-736-1053Cost: TUITION: $6 per session per family ($4 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents).
Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22 - Howl-O-Ween at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT
Where: Beardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06610When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the "scarier" activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+.How: Call for more information (203) 394-6565Cost: Admission is $8 per person.
Where: Sticks and Stones Farm 201 Huntingtown Road Newtown, CT 06470-2638 (203) 270-8820When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Rsvp Annie 203-270-8820Cost: $5
Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22 - Haunted Hayride Presented by the Woodbury Lions Club in Woodbury, CT
Where: Mitchell Elementary School
14 School StreetWoodbury, CT 06798When: 7:00 PMWho: For the stout of heartHow: .Cost: .
Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22 - Nightmare Fair: Trails from the Crypt at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT
Where: The Discovery Museum 4450 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604When: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Starts at Dusk)Who: Not for children under 11How: Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563.Cost: $10 per victim
Where: Beardsley Homestead
31 Great Ring Rd Monroe , CT 06468203-261-8554When: 1:00 PMWho: 1:00 pm - Session for younger childrenHow: Registration required as space is limited. Contact: Karen at [email protected] or call 203-521-4453.Cost: $7.00 per child.
Where: Beardsley Homestead
31 Great Ring Rd Monroe , CT 06468203-261-8554When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Session for tween (11 - 13) from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. This session is just a little scarier!How: Registration required as space is limited. Contact: Karen at [email protected] or call 203-521-4453.Cost: $5.00 per person.
Nearby corn mazes
Select Corn Mazes in Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and New Haven County
Newtown, CT 06470
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm weekends, 2 - 5 pm weekdays
Along with the corn maze, enjoy pick-your-own pumpkins, hay rides ($3), and pony rides. Yes--you read that correctly--ponies.
670 Daniels Farm Rd.
Hours: Open through October 31st. Fridays 3 - 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Admission: $7 adults (13+), $6 children, toddlers are free
Fresh from the tree apples and a beautiful day out!
There is nothing like the crisp, fresh taste of an apple picked right from the tree! Connecticut's agritourism is alive and well!
These orchards are open for apple (and even other fruit) picking in September and most of October. Always call ahead or check the website before heading out to pick to make sure you know when and where to go.
160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem, CT 06751
- 1/2 peck (5-7 lbs) $5
- 1 peck (10-12 lbs) $10
- 1/2 bushel (25 lbs) $20 ...
*See the bottom for a special note about required flu vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years old.
Flu vaccination clinics:
Flu Clinics for Region 15:
- September 20: 4 pm - 5:30 pm at Rochambeau Middle School
- September 21: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Pomperaug High School
- October 18: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Pomperaug High School
Flu Clinics for Region 14:
How to Pick a Great Pumpkin!
- A fresh-off-the-vine, pick-your-own pumpkin farm the best bet. Another good place is a farm stand, as at least the pumpkins were picked nearby and did not have to endure the jostling that might occur during shipment to supermarkets.
- Look at the pumpkin from all sides before picking it. Make sure that the entire pumpkin is ...
1. The Bigger the Better...or easier to carve. Pumpkins with a light colored skin are softer and easier to cut. Shy away from bruises and or moldy stems
2. Don't create your lid by cutting straight down or it will fall in. Place the knife at a 42 degree angle.
3. Be sure to save your seeds for a healthy snack!
4. Ice cream scoops work great for scooping out the seeds. Be sure to scrape the walls well. About 1 inch thickness is ideal.
5. Inexperienced carvers ...
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