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.

To find more events, visit the CT Events Calendar.

Harvest Food & Wine Festival 2021

Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road Stonington, CT Phone:

September 18-19, 2021

Come to Stonington Vineyards to enjoy live bands, delicious food trucks, local artisans, dancing, and more. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, pop-ups, etc. for your group to enjoy. Outside food is welcome but no outside alcohol will be allowed. Reservations will be held under your name at the door. Live music by Luke & Mike, Whisker Fish, Azalea Drive Duo, and Wicked Peach.
Time: Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance for a 1 day pass, $40 in advance for a 2 day pass, or $30 at the door for a day pass.
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WoodenBoat Show 2021

Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT Phone:

August 20-22, 2021

The WoodenBoat Show displays 101 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type will be on display, from hand-crafted kayaks to mahogany runabouts, to classic daysailers and schooners. Vendors will be selling maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and much more. Come enjoy the display of home-built boats and a Concours d’Elegance of boats on exhibition.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Admission: Age 18-64, $28.95; age 65 and older, $26.95; age 13-17, $24.95; age 4-12, $18.95. Three-day tickets also are available.
Garlic & Harvest Festival 2021

Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main Street North (Route 61) Bethlehem, CT Phone:

October 9-10, 2021

Come to see garlic cooking demonstrations; hear live music; learn how to grow garlic; buy garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils; taste free samples. If samples aren’t filling you up, skedaddle over to the food court for garlic sausage with peppers and onions, and more great food. Schedule.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $9; seniors, $8; children under age 12, $1.
Mystic Garlic Festival 2021

Olde Mistick Village, coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT Phone:

September 18-19, 2021

Forty vendors, 16 local bands performing all dday. Local restaurants will be serving, for purchase, garlic-inspried foods and non-garlic favorites. Artisans and artists will display foods, crafts, gifts, and talents. See festival website for schedule of music.