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Wells Hollow Creamery's Corn Maze

Looking for a kid-friendly day or evening adventure for your family? Enjoy a visit to Wells Hollow Creamery every Saturday and Sunday afternoon or Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening during the month of October for an adventure through our corn maze, visit with the farm animals, take in the scenery, and enjoy your favorite ice cream treat!
Dates: 
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/21/2018
Fridays - 7 PM - 10 PM/ Saturdays and Sundays - 12 PM - 5 PM and 7 PM - 10 PM
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Organization:

Wells Hollow Creamery

Location:

656 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT, 06484
United States

Phone:

203.926.0101

Pumpkin Patch Excursion at the Connecticut Trolley Museum

Pumpkin Patch is a family fun filled adventure where you ride on a trolley car out to the pumpkin patch and children can pick out a FREE pumpkin.
Dates: 
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/21/2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Day of the Dead

Immerse yourself in the traditions of Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species, performances by Mexican folk musicians and dance troupes, hands-on artisanal and scientific workshops, and a craft marketplace.
Dates: 
11/03/2018
11 am - 5 pm
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Location:

Central Park West at 79th street
New York, NY, 10024
United States

Phone:

212-759-5315

Corn Maze and Hayrides at Plasko's Farm in Trumbull

The corn maze is open to the general public every weekend from 10am-6pm until October 31st. No reservation is required for the maze or tractor hayrides. The farm also offers an Educational Weekday Group Package and accepts reservations for school field trips, youth/adult organizations, business outings and birthday parties.Please email us or call 203-268-2716 to reserve your date early because spots fill up very quickly. As a family business, we are committed to giving back to the community. For the past 18 years we have been proud supporters of St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. For every ticket sold for the corn maze, our family donates a portion to this charity which benefits cancer survivors and also promotes cancer educational programs and research. The SWIM’s 45 cancer programs reach more than 30,000 individuals per year. Now, that’s what we call AMAZING!
Dates: 
10/20/2018
10/21/2018
10/27/2018
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Organization:

Plasko's Farm

Location:

670 Daniels Farm Road
Trumbull, CT, 06611
United States

Phone:

203-268-2716

Flashlight Maze at Brown's Harvest

Join us this fall for another not so spooky adventure through the night maze! If you thought the maze was difficult in the daylight try your luck in the dark! Last ticket sold at 8 pm. $10 per person Call for information on groups of 20 or more. Be sure to bring a flashlight!
Dates: 
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/26/2018
6:30 pm – Last ticket sold at 8 pm
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Organization:

Brown's Harvest

Location:

1911 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT, 06095
United States

Phone:

860-683-0266

The Haunted Graveyard @ Lake Compounce: SOUTHINGTON

The Haunted Graveyard, weekends starting Sept 28th 2018. At dusk, we will take you on a terrifying 1 mile journey through darkly glittering catacombs to an eerie graveyard, to a vampire’s haunt, to a witch’s lair, then onto a misty lake and an ancient temple. The Ghouls are out, and it’s Halloween again at The Haunted Graveyard!!!!
Dates: 
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/21/2018
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Location:

Lake Compounce
822 Lake Avenue
Bristol, CT, 06489
United States

Phone:

860-583-3300

Howlin' Halloween at Greenburgh Nature Center

An exciting and spooky Halloween experience for the whole family! Take a nighttime walk through our woods and find more than 100 carved and lit pumpkins lining the trails. You’ll also find scarecrows and a few surprises along the way. Costumes are encouraged. Walks will be self-guided. Event held rain or shine.
Dates: 
10/27/2018
10/28/2018
5 pm - 8 pm
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Location:

99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Phone:

914.723-3470

Outdoor Adventures: Heckscher Farm Evening Tour

Ever wondered what the animals do when the farmers go home?
Dates: 
10/19/2018
5:30 - 6:30 pm
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Location:

39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT, 06903
United States

Phone:

2039776538

Autumn Dance Aventures with The Carol Farrell School of Dancing

Autumn is here! Time to start looking for indoor activities - how about DANCING!!! Call today 203-377-4617 and begin your "Autumn Dance Adventure"! NEW STUDENTS ONLY!
Dates: 
10/18/2018
10/19/2018
10/22/2018
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Location:

246 New Haven Ave
Milford, CT, 06460
United States

Phone:

203-377-4617

The New Haven Symphony presents Carmina Burana

More than 300 voices will line the balconies of Woolsey Hall for this not-to-be-missed performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, best known for its powerhouse opening and closing movement, “O Fortuna.” This evening of mystery and enchantment will open with Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz and Weber’s story of the Elf King, Oberon.
Dates: 
11/08/2018
7:30 pm
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Location:

4 Hamilton Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
United States

Phone:

1 203-865-0831 Ext 20

CT Trolley Museum presents: Rails to the Darkside

The unfortunate untold story...
Dates: 
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/26/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

Night Corn Maze at Castle Hill Farm

Our Flashlight Corn Maze will be open only on Saturday, November 3, 2018 to celebrate 91 years of farming Castle Hill Farm! Bring your own flashlights and try your luck navigating through our 7 acre corn maze!
Dates: 
11/03/2018
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Organization:

Castle Hill Farm

Location:

40 Sugar Lane
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

(203) 426-5487

Train Ride To the Pumpkin Patch at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston

Take a trip and enjoy the wonderful views and colors of autumn throughout the upper Naugatuck Valley on our Pumpkin Patch Trains! These special trains will bring you down to Waterville, where the beautiful Naugatuck River closely follows the tracks, crossing under in several places allowing for great views of the river and surrounding scenery. Returning back up through Thomason, visitors will be able to get a view like no other from the face of the Thomaston Dam, looking down on the valley and river below. From here the train, will continue north through several magnificent rock cuts up to the summit, offering more views of the autumn scenery before returning to Thomaston Station. During the Pumpkin Patch trains, visitors will also make a stop at the RMNE’s very own pumpkin patch. Here, kids will be able to go out and select their very own pumpkin to bring home. This ride is very popular, especially among younger kids and runs in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The ride runs about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.
Dates: 
10/20/2018
10/21/2018
10/27/2018
10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm
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Location:

242 East Main Street
Thomaston, CT, 06787
United States

Phone:

860-283-RAIL (7245)

27TH ANNUAL GHOSTS OF RIDGEFIELD from Hemlock Hills Open Space

Ghosts of Ridgefield" has become a Halloween tradition for many local families and friends. Join us for our 27th annual Ghosts Hike! You will be guided along the trails through Hemlock Hills where you will encounter legendary, ghostly figures. These characters from Ridgefield's past will entertain you with tales or personal stories. Some of our past "guests" included Col. Bradley, Chief Catoonah, Geraldine Farrar and The Leatherman. But who will show up this year is anyone's guess. During your haunted hike, you will be fortified with some cookies and apple cider around a campfire. Don't miss this Discovery Center classic!
Dates: 
10/20/2018
6:00 pm
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Location:

PO Box 926
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
United States

Phone:

203-438-1063

Corn Maze at Castle Hill Farm

Come get lost in our seven acre corn maze! Each year, we create a completely different and unique design to feature as our maze. We'll send you in the maze with a map that also shows you where our numbered "Fact Signs" are. Find all 30 of our signs and read their themed facts or use them to find your spot in the maze if you get lost! Halfway through our maze, climb up on our wagon observation deck and take a look over the top of the corn at our farm! For those who get lost or just want to do a short version of our maze, we have an emergency exit right next to this observation deck and American flag marker.
Dates: 
10/20/2018
10/21/2018
10/27/2018
Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm (last entry 5:00pm)
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Organization:

Castle Hill Farm

Location:

40 Sugar Lane
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

(203) 426-5487

The Great Pumpkin Festival- Stratford

The Great Pumpkin Festival is a fun, annual family event held each year at Boothe Memorial Park. This year's festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. As in past years, the festival will feature an adjudicated pumpkin carving contest.
Dates: 
10/20/2018
1 pm - 5 pm
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Location:

Boothe Memorial Park
5774 Main St
Stratford, CT, 06614
United States

Phone:

203-385-4055

OPEN HOUSE – OCTOBER at Lounsbury House

Have you always wondered what’s behind the beautiful facade and porch of Lounsbury House? Come inside for a free tour! We’ll give you the history of the House, built in 1896. You’ll see the recently restored, refurbished, and reinvented rooms, as well as the new decor. Learn about the various gardens, quiet spaces, and places for your own private event. Your guides will be knowledgeable Lounsbury House volunteers and staff. Light refreshments available.
Dates: 
10/20/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Location:

316 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
United States

Phone:

203-438-6962

27TH ANNUAL GHOSTS OF RIDGEFIELD - From Rec Center

Ghosts of Ridgefield" has become a Halloween tradition for many local families and friends. Join us for our 27th annual Ghosts Hike! You will be guided along the trails through Hemlock Hills where you will encounter legendary, ghostly figures. These characters from Ridgefield's past will entertain you with tales or personal stories. Some of our past "guests" included Col. Bradley, Chief Catoonah, Geraldine Farrar and The Leatherman. But who will show up this year is anyone's guess. During your haunted hike, you will be fortified with some cookies and apple cider around a campfire. Don't miss this Discovery Center classic!
Dates: 
10/19/2018
6:00 pm
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Location:

PO Box 926
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
United States

Phone:

203-438-1063

Trick or Treat on the Farm & Ick Fest at Overbrook

Sunday, October 28, 1 - 2:30 pm Our annual event is back! Come in costume and let the clues lead you around the farm to find some goodies for your trick or treat bag!
Dates: 
10/28/2018
1-2:30 pm
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Location:

39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT, 06903
United States

Phone:

2039776521

Fall Festival and Apple Picking at Harvest Moon

Come on out to the farm, support what we do, and create life long memories with your loved ones!
Dates: 
10/18/2018
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
Orchard/Picking Hours: Daily from 9am - 4:30pm; Festival Weekends 10am - 5pm
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Location:

130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY, 10560
United States

Phone:

914.485.1210