Food Events Calendar 2018

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Brats & Beer Cruise on the Connecticut River

Aug 22, 2018 - Oct 11, 2018 Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT

Join Essex Steam Train & Riverboat for a beer, bratwurst, and beautiful fall foliage sunset cruise on the Connecticut River. Ride our vintage train and riverboat while enjoying tastings of several carefully selected craft beers. Help yourself to a buffet of brats with all the fixin’s. Dates: September 6 and October 11.


Southington Apple Harvest Festival 2018

Sep 28, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018 On and around Town Green Southington, CT

The festival presents live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s activities, carnival rides, and more. The fest includes a fireworks show on September 29 at 9 p.m.; a parade on September 30 at 2 p.m.; and an arts and crafts show October 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hours of festival.
Festival dates: September 28-30 and October 5-7.

New England Chowdafest 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector Westport, CT

Unlimited sampling of chowders as well as Italian foods at "Ciao"dafest; Sweet Treats section; Beverage Bog; Little Necks area with fun for kids. Time:

Sun Brewfest at the Mohegan Sun

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 Earth Expo and Convention Center, Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Sample over 150 beers including craft brews, microbrews, imports, domestics and ciders; enjoy live entertainment, games, a cornhole tournament, and signature food from local restaurants.

Fall Flavor Festival at Staehly Farm & Winery

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018 Staehly Farm & Winery, 278 Town Street East Haddam, CT

The first weekend of October is filled with activities all around East Haddam. At Staehly Farm and Winery enjoy wine tasting (October 5-8), Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Barn, Kids Hay Maze, food trucks, Yankee Hard Cider tastings. Not all activities or vendors will be on every day - Please note the day of attendance to avoid disappointment.

Richman Spooktacular Chili Challenge 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd. Simsbury, CT

Forty chili cooks, including many pros and amateurs, will compete. Beer, wine, hard cider, and food will be available for purchase. Kids in costumes can trick or treat with our vendors, and everyone can compete in the costume contest! There will be live entertainment, featuring Still Kickin’ With the Big City Horns, Jake Kulak and the LowDown, as well as Atlas Gray.