Guide: Festivals happening around Connecticut

Are you looking for somewhere fun to go this fall?  Look no further. Here is a guide for some festivals happening around Connecticut this summer. Please check with the organization before heading out. Dates and times are subject to change.

Fall 

Annual Holiday Festival on Main Street Newtown
Location: Main Street, Newtown
Date: Dec. 4
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Winter

Norwalk Film Festival 
Location: Various locations
Norwalk
Date: Jan. 20-22, 2023
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*Editor's Note: More events will be added monthly.
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PAST EVENTS

Cheshire Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair
Location: Church Green, 111 Church Drive
Cheshire
Date: June 11
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Road Jam Music Festival
Location: 1700 Stratford Ave.
Stratford
Date: June 17-18
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Strawberry Fest
Location: Lyman Orchards
Middlefield
Date: June 18
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Riverfront Dance Festival
Location: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Hartford
Date: June 24
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Fourth NICE Festival
Location: Oyster Shell Park
Norwalk
Date: July 9
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Riverfront Food Truck Festival
Location: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Hartford
Dates: July 14-16
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Blueberry Festival
Location: Lyman Orchards - 32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield
Date: July 16
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Taste of Summer in Harwinton: Cars for Sight
Location: Harwinton Sports Complex, 80 Bentley Drive
Harwinton
Date: July 24
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Litchfield Jazz Festival
Location: The Frederick Gunn School
Washington
Dates: July 29-31
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Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
Location: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Hartford
Date: Aug. 6
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Milford Oyster Festival
Location: Downtown Milford
Date: Aug. 20
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Dragon Boat and Asian Festival
Location: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Hartford
Date: Aug. 20
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Peach Festival
Location: Lyman Orchards - 32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield
Date: Aug. 20
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Hawk Watch Kickoff
Location: Audubon Greenwich - 613 Riversville Road
Greenwich
Date: Aug. 27
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Goshen Fair
Location: 116 Old Middle St.
Goshen
Date: Sept. 3-5
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Heartbeat Music Festival
Location: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Hartford
Date: Sept. 9
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East Haven Fall Festival
Location: East Haven Town Green
East Haven
Date: Sept. 9-11
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44th Annual Oyster Festival
Location: Norwalk Veterans Memorial Park
Norwalk
Dates: Sept. 9-11
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St Peter's Annual Apple Festival
Location: 175 Old Tannery Road
Monroe
Dates: Sept. 10-11
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St. Jude’s Harvest Music Festival
Location: Lyman Orchards - 32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield
Date: Sept. 10-11
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Four Town Fair
Location: 56 Egypt Road
Somers
Dates: Sept. 15-18
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Rally for Pancreatic Cancer
Location: 148 East Ave.
Norwalk
Date: Sept. 18
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Annual Durham Fair
Location: Durham Fairgrounds
Durham
Dates: Sept. 22-25
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Mum Festival
Location: Memorial Boulevard Park
Bristol
Dates: Sept. 23-25
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Harvest Festival at the New Canaan Nature Center
Location: New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan
Dates: Sept. 24
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Fall Fair at the New Canaan Nature Center
Location: New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan
Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 1
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Annual Fall Festival to Benefit Animals
Location: Paradise Green
Stratford
Date: Oct. 2
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Southington Apple Harvest Festival
Location: 75 Main St.; Town Green
Southington
Dates: Oct. 7-9
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Greenwich Wine and Food 
Location: Locations/events vary
Greenwich
Dates: Oct. 1-7
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Connecticut Garlic Festival
Location: 304 Main St. North
Bethlehem
Dates: Oct. 8-9
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Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival
Location: Riverfront Park
Glastonbury
Dates: Oct. 14-16
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The Great Pumpkin Festival
Location: Downtown Putnam
Dates: Oct. 15
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2nd Annual Mystic Film Festival
Location: Mystic
Dates: Oct. 20-23
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Norwalk Film Festival’s Movie Night
Location: Spacecat Brewing
Norwalk
Date: Oct. 26
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