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.

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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.

Wooster Square at Chapel and Academy streets New Haven, CT Phone: 203-641-4666

April 26, 2015

This celebration of spring commemorates the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973. The festival has grown from a modest event with a local band entertaining a handful of neighbors under lighted trees to a major New Haven event. Music, food, exhibits, activities, art show and more.