For the 2013 listing of Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals here’s the lnk to the Ct Events Calendar and Things to do in Connecticut. Use the search boxes, as it will allow you to find the exact type of activity you are looking for!
Okay, I am pretty sure that I have gone off the deep end with these articles, but considering all of your response (THANK YOU!!!) to my Fireworks Events Calendar 2012, I am releasing a few more. Betting you figured what this one is all about.
Fairs. We all love them. Rides, entertainment, games. Agricultural displays. Damn those were big pumpkins. And FOOD. Funnel Cakes. Root Beer Floats. Fried Dough Pizza. Raised Doughnuts. Roast beef roast pork and sausage and pepper subs. And that’s just lunch for me…. Everything is cool at a fair. Nuff said. But I do want ti highlight a few.
Wolcott: In addition to all of the above, Wolcott will be shooting fireworks on Friday August 17th, and have The Zoo on stage. For those of you who don’t know the Zoo, they won MTV’s Cover Band contest, and tour all over. Saturday has In the Life: a John Lennon Tribute, and Sundays triple bill features Bottom’s Up, Redline and Crosseyed Cat. As you know, I have seen all3 of these bands and they are always on my drive 30 miles to see list. Save yourself 90 miles of driving and see all at once.
Goshen: Okay, the reason I mention this one, other than the fact the drive their is one of the nicest you will experience in the state. Skillet Toss. Yes they have everything else that you go to fairs for, but the fact that there are only women’s divisions, and it’s about accuracy and distance makes this guy rather worried about the origins. And the target…
4 Town Fair: Like the Goshen Fair, this had another interesting event. We all know about horse pulls, oxen pulls etc. but this one has a “Doodle Bug Pull” ???? Not just one class but several. From what I can tell, it’s modified vehicles, but what makes it a “doodlebug“?
I guess I am going to have to check that one out. Anyways, Here’s a list, and yes, I will update it as I get more info. That would be a hint to send the info to me at [email protected] or just leave a comment.
Although these are just dates and fairs, the complete details are on the Connecticut Events Calendar 2012.It will have links to the various websites, if they are available.
June 26th- June 30th: The St Rose Church Carnival, Danbury Volunteer Fireman’s Carinval (fireworks) Quaker Farms Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival (fireworks on two nights!)
July 1st – July 8th: Mostly fireworks shows, but…Enfield 4th of July Celebration (HUGE music show and fireworks as well) and Norwich 4th of July Celebration, Sailfest 2012 and Riverfest 2012
July 16th – July 22nd: New Fairfield Carnival
July 23rd – July 29th: New London County 4H Fair, Our Lady of Pompei Carnival
July 30th – August 5th: Middlesex/New Haven 4H Fair, Windham County 4H Fair, Easton Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, Guilford Lions Arts & Crafts Fair, Stonington Village Fair, Walnut Beach 5K and Arts and Crafts Festival, Sharon Arts & Crafts Fair, Madison Arts & Crafts, Taste of the Caribbean, Trumbull Summer Crafts Festival, Sono Arts Celebration. Gled Hill Arts & Crafts Fair, Festa 2012!, Sono Arts Celebration, Killingworth Congregational Churh Fair, Bristol Pop Up Piazza
August 6th – August 12th: Lebanon Fair, New London County 4H Fair, Winchester Grange Fair, St George’s Church Carnival, Clinton Summer Fair, Mystic Outdoor Festival,
August 13th – August 19th: Bridgewater Fair, Wolcott Fair, Hamburg Fair, Hartford County 4H Fair, Cannon Grange Fair,Southington Grange Fair, St. Catherine’s Church Carnival, Milford Oyster Festival, Contry Music Festival in Bethel, Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival, Essex Arts & Crafts Festival, North Guilford Congregational Church Fair
August 20th – August 26th: Brooklyn Fair, Chester Fair, Cheshire Grange Fair, Harmony Grange Fair, St. Jude Carnival, Madison Historical Society Antiques Festival, Stamford “The Big Flea”, Terryville Fair, Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival
August 27th – Sept. 3rd: Goshen Fair, Haddam Neck Fair, Woodstock Fair, Litchfield Grange Fair, St. Leo Church Carnival, Taste of the Litchfield Hills, Mystic Annual Labor Day Festival
Sept. 4th – Sept. 9th: Bethlehem Fair, Hebron Fair,North Haven Fair, Ledyard Fair, Wapping Fair, Ekonk Grange Fair, Granby Grange Fair, Meriden Grange Fair, Norfield Grange Fair, Norwalk Oyster Festival, Suffield on the Green Crafts Fair,Trinity Episcopal Church Crafts Fair Trumbull,Glastonbury on the Green Arts & Crafts Festival, Taste of Danbury
Sept. 10th – Sept. 16th: 4 Town Fair, Orange Country Fair, Simsbury Grange Fair, Wallingford Grange Fair, Assumption Church Carnival, Wethersfield Corn festival, Woodstock’s Artists in the Country, Connecticut Fashion Week New Haven, Simsbury Women’s Club Arts & Crafts Festival
Sept. 17th – Sept. 23rd: Guilford Fair, Riverton Grange Fair, St. Mary’s Church Fair, Prospect Fall Festival & Carnival, Fairfield Kiwani’s Arts & Crafts Festival
Sept. 24th – Sept. 30th: Durham Fair
Oct. 1st – Oct. 7th: Berlin Fair, Harwington Fair
Oct. 8th – Octo. 14th: Portland Fair, Riverton Fair