Fairs & festivals of music, food, comedy, arts, ethnic heritage, and more

Fairs and festivals include year-round, multiple-day celebrations of music, food, sports, ethnic holidays, crafts and more, both indoors and outdoors. Often with great seasonal food and mementos to take home.

For more fun activities, see Connecticut Events page

March 14-15, 2015

The Maple Festival is held throughout the Town of Hebron to celebrate New England's maple production industry and traditions. Events include tours at Wenzel Sugar House, Woody Acres Sugar House, and Pierce's Sugar House; chainsaw carvers; fire truck tours; historic church tours; scavenger hunt, letter boxing at Burnt Hill park; pellet stove demos; craft fair at the Gilead Church; blacksmithing, woodworking, and wood turning demonstrations; Revolutionary War encampment; ice cream eating contest; birds of prey exhibition; silent auction. Food: pancake breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, sugar on snow, maple kettle corn and pudding cake.
Free. Time: 10 a.m. until 4 pm both days

Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30) Vernon, CT Phone: 860-966-9264

April 25, 2015

This agricultural learning experience features fiber art demonstrations and workshops, sheep dog trials, sheep shearing and a wool fashion show. Premier fiber vendors offer a wide variety of handicrafts. Live music, animals, great food and a kids wool craft corner also. Location: Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Hubbard Park, 88 State Street Meriden, CT, 06451 Phone: 203-630-4259

April 25-26, 2015

Sixty thousand daffodils create a sea of fragrant yellow blossoms throughout the 1,800-acre Hubbard Park in Meriden. See 61 different varieties of daffodils, and enjoy live music, crafts, amusement rides, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display. Plenty of free parking.