We love Fall! It’s a time of new beginnings, crisp air, and lots of fun family time. If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your upcoming Fall weekends, read on!

Apple and pumpkin picking

Who doesn’t love the age-old autumn tradition of apple and pumpkin picking? For pick-your-own, hay rides, an animal farm, and other fall fun, visit local favorite Silverman’s Farm. Be sure to check their calendar for up-to-date schedules. www.silvermansfarm.com/

For a picture-perfect New England weekend, visit Southington’s 48th Annual Apple Harvest Festival October 7 through October 9. Festival food, fireworks, a parade, and arts-and-crafts vendors mean fun for everyone. southington.org/ahf

For some other favorite pick-your-own spots, check out these links below, and be sure to check their calendars for the most up-to-date picking schedules.

beardsleyscidermill.com

bluejayorchardsct.com


Fall Foliage

New England boasts some of the most beautiful Fall foliage viewing. The best time for leaf peeping in our area is projected to be sometime between Oct 31 – Nov 14. Check out this link to stay up-to-date on peak foliage weeks by location. depdata.ct.gov

And here’s a great local driving loop if car viewing is your preferred method to take in the sights:
ct.gov/deep/cwp


Local Fun​​​​​​​

Looking for seasonal ways to keep busy right near home?

Plan a visit to the Westport gem, Wakeman Town Farm.

wakemantownfarm.org

Or check out the farm stands at Aspetuck Orchards or Belta’s Farm. Family owned and operated since 1945, Belta’s Farm is one of the last working farms in our area.

beltasfarm.org

Grab the kids and head to our local Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk for these fun family activities!

The annual Halloween Hayride Spooktacular

Take a hay ride through Stew Leonard’s spooky Halloween scenes!

The annual Halloween Hayride Spooktacular

Halloween Hay Bale Theatre

Every Friday evening in October, Stew’s Hoedown will be transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show free children’s Halloween-themed movies!  Complimentary juice and popcorn will be served to all.  The movies begin at 7:00 P.M., with first-come, first-served seating opening at 6:30 P.M. For movie titles and additional information, please see in-store.

Halloween Hay Bale Theatre

Pumpkin carvings

On Saturday, Oct 15 between 10:00am and 4:00pm, head to Stew Leonard’s to grab your own pumpkins and be entertained by pumpkin carver Lenny Calvin, who will be carving Halloween themed jack-o-lanterns from the store’s pumpkins!

Pumpkin carvings