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Year-round festivals of music, food, and more in New Haven CT

Shoreline Wine Festival
Shoreline Wine Festival 2019

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery, 1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT Phone:

August 10-11, 2019

This two day festival is a ticketed event that allows you to taste the wines from all of the wineries; take a tour of the Bishop’s Orchards Winery; hear seminars by wine experts, live music and entertainment; and visit with local vendors and artisans. Food offered at the event is an additional charge. Tickets are valid for one day.
Admission: $11-$33.
Time: Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Clinton Summerfest & Fireworks 2019

Town Hall and Town Beach Clinton, CT Phone:

August 31, 2019

Town Hall will be the location for live music, food trucks, kids activities and the beer & wine garden starting at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Town Beach will have live music and food trucks during the day with the fireworks starting at 9 p.m.
Time: 4-10 p.m.
Milford Oyster Festival 2019

Milford Center & Harbor Milford, CT Phone:

August 17, 2019

Dive in a sample the oysters at this longstanding food festival, which also include children's entertainment and live music by Eddie Money and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. . Free admission. No pets. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oyster Eve is August 17 at Lisman Landing on Milford Harbor on Helwig Street with live music. 6-10 p.m., $5 cover charge, youth under 14 admitted free.
Guilford Craft Expo 2019

Guilford Green Guilford, CT Phone:

July 19-21, 2019

Craft Expo 2019 brings 180 national-caliber craft artists to this outdoor show, one of the most respected craft shows in New England and the country. This is a juries show. Other activities of the day are craft activities for children, a silent auction, and a food court.
Hours: Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Admission: General admission, $9; seniors, $7; multi-day ticket, $15
Woofstock 2019 on the Branford Green

Branford Green, 1019 Main Street Branford, CT Phone: 203-208-0547

August 10, 2019

This free all-day music festival is a benefit for the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter. Music by Connecticut bands, including Chewy and the Grateful Friends and Dynamojo. Food trucks and Branford restaurants in walking distance. Activities include Hippie Dog Costume Contest; Woof Walk; children's area with moon bounce, obstacle course, dunk tank and hula hopping. Email: kenengelman@gmail.com. Dogs are welcome! Time: noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free for all; suggested donation of $5 and/or shelter supplies (pet food & toys, paper towels, bleach)
Potato & Corn Festival 2019

Augur Farm, Route 22 North Branford, CT Phone: 203-315-6017

August 2-4, 2019

The festival offers amusement rides, entertainment on two stages, craft vendors, food vendors, and of course, potatoes and corn. Special events include Friday night car show, Saturday tractor pull, Saturday evening fireworks, and Sunday 5K Cross Country race. Time: Friday, 5-11 p.m., Saturday,10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.