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, events, delicious food-themed events, and more, both indoors and outdoors. Often, vendors presents great original crafts, gift items, home-made seasonal and regional food and other great gifts and mementos to take home from your Connecticut vacation.

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6548

March 4-5, 2017

Visit the little red sugar house on Heckscher Farm during the Maple Sugar Festival to see how sap is turned into maple syrup. Learn how trees are tapped, find out how sap is collected, and make a maple-themed craft. There are also demonstrations of how Native Americans of the area made maple sugar using vessels of bark and wood and cooking the sap with the hot-rock method. On Sunday, enjoy the popular pancake brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: $10 per person; children age 3 and younger, free. The Pancake Brunch on Sunday, is $6 per person.

various locations Hebron, CT Phone:

March 18-19, 2017

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