Hands-on | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

Fairfield County's online guide to arts, culture, & recreation!

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

Discovery Museum has interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere, and so much more! Discover an “Energy Network” with catapults, solar power, and simple machines. Test physic concepts using pulley chairs, levers, and giant magnets. Create a light spectrum masterpiece on Everbright, a massive Lite Brite-style station, or challenge yourself in the “DARE to Discover” gallery. Fly a mission to the Moon in Discovery Museum’s Challenger Center, a simulated space mission experience which can be scheduled for groups or parties. Have a memorable birthday, with super fun science themes like Starforce Explorers and Peculiar Potions. Book an overnight at the Museum for your Scout or school group! Discovery offers amazing class field trip options, with over 80 different learning labs, live science demonstrations, and planetarium shows. You can also book Travelling Science that comes to your school or library! The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, throughout the school year for regular admission. Pre-booked school groups can schedule a visit on Mondays.
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06604
Phone: 203-372-3521
41° 12' 56.0124" N, 73° 14' 1.3488" W

Organization:

Location:

257 Hurlbutt Street
Wilton, CT, 06897
United States

Phone:

(203) 834-1143

18 th Annual Ambler Farm Day

Dates: 
09/30/2018
Time: 
12 pm - 4 pm

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

36th Annual QUEENS COUNTY FAIR

Dates: 
09/23/2018
Time: 
11:00 am–6:00 pm

Location:

Latham Park
Prospect St
Stamford, CT, 06901
United States

Phone:

2033485285

Bark in the Park

Dates: 
09/23/2018
Time: 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:

Mum Festival
70 Memorial Boulevard
Bristol, CT, 06010
United States

Phone:

(860) 584-6100

Bristol Mum Festival

Dates: 
09/23/2018
Time: 
varies

Organization:

Location:

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

860-520-2167

Butterfly Encounter at the Connecticut Science Center!

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/25/2018
09/26/2018
Time: 
varies, see below

Location:

Massaro Community Farm
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT, 06525
United States

Phone:

2037368618

Charlotte's Web

Dates: 
10/06/2018
10/07/2018
Time: 
11am, and 2pm on Saturday; 2pm Sunday

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5339

Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport

Dates: 
10/06/2018
10/07/2018
10/08/2018
Time: 
all day

Organization:

Plasko's Farm

Location:

670 Daniels Farm Road
Trumbull, CT, 06611
United States

Phone:

203-268-2716

Corn Maze and Hayrides at Plasko's Farm in Trumbull

Dates: 
10/06/2018
10/07/2018
10/13/2018
Time: 
Check website for details

Organization:

Location:

40 Sugar Lane
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

(203) 426-5487

Corn Maze at Castle Hill Farm

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm (last entry 5:00pm)

Organization:

Lyman Orchards

Location:

32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT, 06455
United States

Phone:

(860) 349-6010

Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards!

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/26/2018
09/27/2018
Time: 
Wed-Fri: 3 - 6 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location:

130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY, 10560
United States

Phone:

914.485.1210

Fall Festival and Apple Picking at Harvest Moon

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/24/2018
09/25/2018
Time: 
Orchard/Picking Hours: Daily from 9am - 4:30pm; Festival Weekends 10am - 5pm

Organization:

Location:

158 Auer Farm Road
Bloomfield, CT, 06002
United States

Phone:

(860) 242-7144

Fall Festival at Auer Farm

Dates: 
10/06/2018
Time: 
11 am - 4 pm

Organization:

Fair Weather Acres

Location:

1146 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067
United States

Phone:

860-529-6755

Fall Festival at Fair Weather Acres

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/28/2018
09/29/2018
Time: 
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (including Columbus Day MONDAY) 10:00am – 6:00pm

Location:

170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT, 06520
United States

Phone:

(203)432-3776

Fiesta Latina! at the Peabody Museum!

Dates: 
10/13/2018
Time: 
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Organization:

Brown's Harvest

Location:

1911 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT, 06095
United States

Phone:

860-683-0266

Flashlight Maze at Brown's Harvest

Dates: 
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/26/2018
Time: 
6:30 pm – Last ticket sold at 8 pm

Organization:

Location:

1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT, 06437-2399
United States

Phone:

203-453-2338

GET LOST WITH BISHOP'S ORCHARDS CORN MAZE!

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
10 am - Last admission into the Corn Maze is at 4:30pm.

Organization:

Location:

5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT, 06798
United States

Phone:

(203) 263-3711

Goat Yoga for Pre-Schoolers at Flanders!

Dates: 
09/24/2018
Time: 
9:30 am

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

KICKOFF TO FALL at Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: 
10/06/2018
Time: 
11 am – 4:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT, 06437-2399
United States

Phone:

203 453-2338

Little Red Barn & Pumpkin Patch at Bishop's Orchards

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/24/2018
09/25/2018
Time: 
9 am - 6 pm

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

MAZE BY MOONLIGHT at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
10/13/2018
10/20/2018
Time: 
4:30 pm–9:00 pm

Organization:

Location:

40 Sugar Lane
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

(203) 426-5487

Night Corn Maze at Castle Hill Farm

Dates: 
11/03/2018
Time: 
call for info

Location:

39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT, 06903
United States

Phone:

2039776538

Outdoor Adventures: Heckscher Farm Evening Tour

Dates: 
10/19/2018
Time: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Organization:

Lyman Orchards

Location:

32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT, 06455
United States

Phone:

860-349-6010

Paint the Pumpkin Pink at Lyman Orchards

Dates: 
10/13/2018
Time: 
11 a.m.

Organization:

Location:

125 Plumtrees Rd.
Bethel, CT, 06801
United States

Phone:

(203) 748-0119

PICK YOUR OWN APPLES

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
Call to verify 9am to 6pm

Organization:

Location:

1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT, 06437-2399
United States

Phone:

203 453-2338

Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins & Raspberries

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
10am-5pm Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Organization:

Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

Pumpkin Patch Excursion at the Connecticut Trolley Museum

Dates: 
10/05/2018
10/06/2018
10/07/2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

8605202192

Story Time at the Connecticut Science center presented by ProHealth Physicians, part of OptumCare

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/24/2018
09/25/2018
Time: 
11:30 AM & 1 PM

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
09/23/2018
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
11:00 am–4:30 pm* (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)

Location:

PO Box 132
Oyster Bay, NY, 11771
United States

Phone:

516.628.1625

The Oyster Festival- Oyster Bay, NY

Dates: 
10/13/2018
10/14/2018
Time: 
check website for info

Organization:

Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights at the CT Trolley Museum

Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
Time: 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm