September 18 – 20

Below we have highlighted our Momecast™ – a mom’s forecast of what to do and where to go this weekend across Connecticut, except Hartford County – click here for Hartford happenings! We promote things for Moms to do; as well as events and activities for couples, kids and for the entire family! We are looking for publishers for counties (except Hartford County) across Connecticut! Contact us for more information. Inquire today!

Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20:

Friday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm: The Designer Showhouse on the Green Showhouse Location 690 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824. No strollers, children under 6, or pets are admitted. Tickets: $35 per person.

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{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Friday from 11am – 10pm, Saturday from 10am – 11pm and Sunday 11am – 10pm: The Big E Admission: $15 Adults, children (ages 6 -12) $10, kids 5 and under are free. Parking $10.

Friday 1 – 11pm, Saturday 9am – 11pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm: The Guilford Fair Adults $10, Kids (ages 6-11) $5, children 5 and under are free. Parking $5.

Friday 4 – 11pm, Saturday 8am – 11pm, Sunday 8am – 7:30pm: Four Town Fair Friday-Sunday $10 per day or weekend pass is $20. Every day kids ages 12 and under get in free!

{Hop Skip and a Jump} Friday 5pm – 11pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm: Misquamicut Fall Fest Tickets are $7, children under 4 are free. Parking is free.

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Friday at 6pm, Saturday from 8am – 7pm and Sunday from 8am – 6pm: Orange County Fair Admission Friday free, Saturday – Sunday $8 Adults, Children ages 15 and under are free. Active military $5. Free parking, free shuttle.

Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 6:05pm and Sunday at 1:35pm: Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bridgeport Bluefish

Saturday, September 19:

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8am – 3pm: Flea Market & Community Tag Sale Come buy and sell antiques, crafts, and treasures for a great cause! The Prospector Theater will be holding its first ever Flea Market and Community Tag sale! Don’t miss it! Who knows what hidden gems you will find for sale while you peruse through hundreds of Items, all  hosted at our incredible state of the art theater. Free admission.

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8:15am: 3rd Annual 5K for Only You at Jennings Beach, Fairfield.

10am – 12pm: Scavenger Hunt Let’s take a walk and go on a Scavenger Hunt! From objective things like “a feather” to more subjective things like “something bumpy” this Scavenger Hunt has something for everyone to find! But you’ll have to look high and low to find everything, so bring your minds and your eyes for this I-Spy Hike! This program is for children of all ages. Different scavenger hunt lists will be given to children based on age, but we’ll all take our walk together! Rain or Shine. Free but RSVP recommended. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton.

10am – 5pm: It’s Nickelodeon’s Annual Worldwide Day of Play and Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an official registered Nickelodeon site. Turn off your TV, video games, and computers and join us for a day packed with physical activities, amazing performances and cool crafts.

10am – 5pm: International Talk Like a Pirate Day Ahoy me hearties, we’re all pirates on September 19th! Come decorate an eye patch and let us hear your best pirate voice! EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown.

11am – 2pm:  Third Annual Autism Awareness Fun Day The Fun Day is a free event for families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There will be many activities for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy. We will have bounce houses, sensory stations and entertainment. Some activities lined up for the event are a demonstration by Tat Wong Kung Fu, Zumba, a DJ and a variety of other entertainment that everyone will enjoy. Rain or shine. Ädelbrook, Cromwell.

11am – 3pm: Cider Saturday Come and enjoy an early autumn afternoon of family fun with cider press demonstrations, on the 15 and 45 minute mark every hour, old-fashioned Games, small orchard tours with apple picking, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal harvest crafts for kids, and even bake your own apple filled with sweet goodies! Also enjoy some homemade butter while cooking up some corn bread on a stick over the fire. Entry includes a cider demo ticket for the whole family and one apple per person to eat or bake! $10 per person. Kids under 2 are free. New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan.

11am – 4pm: The Houstonic Natural Wellness Fair Bringing together over 30 local businesses as vendors, workshop hosts and presenters who support community by providing services and products that enhance our lives in the most holistic ways possible. Enjoy free services, workshops, kids’ activities, local farm fresh food, music, drum circles, lectures and more. New Milford Town Green, South End.

4pm: Celebrate Curiosity Day! Celebrate the mischievous monkey with a story on the big screen read by Fairfield University Elementary Education grads; make your own Curious George mask and pose with the adorable chimp himself! Join us for tons of fun as we enjoy this national literacy day. Perfect for ages 3& up with an adult. This event is free and open to the public! RSVP. Fairfield University Bookstore, Fairfield.

Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20:

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Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm: Live Green Connecticut has something for everyone!  Join us at Connecticut’s largest, healthy living, fun-filled family festival for all ages. Featured areas include health and wellness, cool kids’ zone, home improvement, cool cars, variety of delicious food, great music, shopping, and over 200 exhibits! Free admission. Taylor Farm Park, Norwalk.

Saturday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm: Touch-a-Truck to Benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hay rides, maze, face painting, petting zoo, photo booth, scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting and more. Burnett’s Country Gardens, Salem.

Saturday from 11am – 6pm and Sunday from 11am – 6pm: The Greater Danbury Irish Festival Admission price is $12 per day and $25 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under are free. Saturday Special – enter before 1pm for half off admission. Ives Center, Danbury.

Saturday 11am – 7pm and Sunday from 11am – 6pm: 8th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village To celebrate the abundant fall harvest, farmers will present an amazing variety of Garlic for sale in addition to fresh produce. More farmers than ever will have honey, jams, preserves, ice cream, baked goods, and syrups. Throughout the day and evening, dozens of local restaurants and food service establishments will be serving, for purchase, delicious garlic related foods as well as non-garlic favorites. A host of merchants, artisans, authors and artists will line the pathways of Olde Mistick Village displaying their foods, crafts, gifts, and talents. Along with over 70 vendors, you will find Olde Mistick Village merchants offering garlic related activities or products at their stores.

12 – 5pm: 8th Annual Raspberry Festival Food, Wine, Tours and Live Music. Admission is free. Wine and food are at cost. White Silo Farm & Winery, East Sherman.

Sunday, September 20:

8am: 5K Bagel Run USA Track and Field certified 5K course winding through the beautiful residential neighborhoods of Woodbridge. Bib tag timing with both chip and gun times. Plethora of post race food and activities and Bagels! All proceeds benefit the JCC of Greater New Haven.

10am – 3pm: Natural History of Madagascar Symposium The Bruce Museum will welcome 14 scholars to present lectures at the first annual Bruce Museum Science Symposium. Graduate students, post docs, and faculty from the American Museum of Natural History, City University of New York – Hunter College, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York University, Penn State, Stony Brook University, University of Connecticut, and University of Massachusetts Amherst will join us to share their latest research. The seminar is open to the public with Museum admission. Topics to be featured include the feeding ecology of lemurs, Malagasy snake evolution, and the reconstruction of a fossil egg discovered within an elephant bird embryo. Bruce Museum, Greenwich.

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11am – 6pm: Fashion Day Out Shop, stamp and enter to win a weekend getaway to the Mayflower Grace in Washington by having your Fashion Day Out Passport stamped at a minimum of 7 participating stores.

12 – 3pm: Family Day Open House Join us for tours of the newly renovated Lounsbury House!  Each room set up with a different party theme. Activities for the day include: 1pm  – Magic Show with Tom Pesce, 1:30pm – Firefly Family Yoga demo with face painting all day, balloon animals, inflatable obstacle course, crafts and a photo booth. Lounsbury House, Ridgefield.

12 – 4pm: Touch-a-Truck Vehicles this year may include a police cruiser and mobile command center, classic fire engine, back hoe, front loader, tractor, dump truck, school bus, kung fu car, an antique army truck, SportsPlex bus, cherry picker, street cleaner, traditional moving truck, a limousine and more! Admission $5 per person, ages 2 and up. Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield.

1 – 3pm: Don’t miss out on our 20th Anniversary Family Singalong Concert featuring “Uncle Gerry” and your favorite Music Together teachers! $20 per family. Stamford Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford.

1 – 4pm: 5th Annual ArtsFest Join Fairfield County’s premier arts center for an afternoon of fun for all ages.  The day will include art exhibitions, hands-on art activities for children and adults, a performance of Street Beat’s Parkour Percussion, and the continuing outdoor exhibit of Carole Eisner’s steel sculptures. Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan.

1 – 4pm: Home Tour of Coventry Tour six remarkable Coventry houses that showcase the town’s architecture and style, including the Homestead. Meet the owners and hear about their passion. Reservation required. $15 per person. Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry.

2pm: Vintage Baseball Game The historical societies of Chester, Deep River and Essex are teaming up to present a Vintage Base Ball game at Devitt Field in Deep River. Three teams – one from each town – will play two or three innings each, round-robin style, by late 19th-century rules (such as no bunting or stealing) and customs to recreate the earliest days of America’s pastime, when courtesy prevailed on and off the playing field. For instance, there is no swearing, no spitting and no “ungentlemanly” behavior anywhere during the games. Historical commentary will be provided by longtime ballplayer and sports broadcaster Steven Knauth of Ivoryton to help the audience understand base ball rules of the 1850s. Ballists (players) will use replica equipment – authentic reproduction wooden bats and hand-sewn hard balls. No gloves are worn. Each team will be wearing specially purchased shirts and hats, representative of their different towns’ uniforms from the 19th century. Raindate will be 9/28.

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