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8 Top Things to do in CT this Weekend (September 30th, October 1st, 2nd, 2022)

If you are looking for some fun things to do in CT this weekend, you have come to the right place.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, something for couples, or something just for you, we’ve got some great suggestions to keep you busy and having a great time!

Summer is officially out and fall is here – and there’s no shortage of amazing Connecticut weekend events to report on!

This is the 1st weekend of October and we’ve got plenty of music, food, and fun for you!

image of people at festival one of the things to do in Connecticut this weekend.

What is there to do in CT this weekend?

The weekend is upon us and there is a ton of fun stuff going on. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find going on in CT this weekend.

Read on for more information, event links, times, dates, addresses, and prices.

  • 24th Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire
  • Pumpkin Passage at Dinosaur Place
  • 50th Brewfest at the Beach
  • Oktoberfest at Twelve Percent
  • Evidence of Evil
  • Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair
  • Pumpkin Patch Trolley
  • New Milford Riverfest

8 Top Things to do in CT this Weekend (September 30th, October 1st, & 2nd, 2022)

24th Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire – Lebanon

All of Connecticut has been eagerly awaiting this one – the 24th Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Lebanon.

Grab a turkey leg and a pint of craft brew and enjoy a weekend of 16th-century fun. There will be music, laughter, and plenty of food available.

Dressing up is encouraged, but not necessary – however you come, come to have fun!

The best part is that this is a pet-friendly event. Bring your dog’s proof of rabies shots and you’re good to go!

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 10:30am – 6pm
  • Address: 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for kids 7-15, free for kids 6 and under

The Pumpkin Passage at Dinosaur Place – Montville

If you’re looking for a Halloween event that’s not only acceptable for young children but one that’s made just for the little ones, The Pumpkin Passage at Dinosaur Place in Montville is your weekend event!

There will be plenty of kid-friendly activities, bouncy houses, and Halloween treats here.

The main attraction, though, is the Dinosaur Trail, which will be transformed into a magical lit trail full of dinosaurs, lights, and fun creatures.

  • Date: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 30th, October 1st, & 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm
  • Address: 1650 Hartford-New London Tpke, Montville, CT 06370
  • Cost: $25, kids under 2 are free

50th Brewfest at the Beach – New London

If you’re a fan of microbrews, the 50th Brewfest at the Beach, located at Ocean Beach Park in New London, is your weekend festival.

Come taste some of Connecticut’s best small breweries and eat some tasty food this weekend – all by the beach!

  • Date: Friday, September 30th, 2022
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm
  • Address: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320
  • Cost: $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event

Oktoberfest at Twelve Percent – North Haven

October is the month when beer festivals make their way to New England and Oktoberfest at Twelve Percent is one of the best of the season.

Here, you’ll find beer (of course!), German sausages, live music, games, dancing, and more!

You need to be 21 years old to buy a ticket, but everyone under 21 is welcome for free, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 30th, October 1st & 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm (Friday), 12pm – 9pm (Saturday), 12pm – 5pm (Sunday)
  • Address: 341 State Street, North Haven, CT
  • Cost: $25

Evidence of Evil – Middlefield

Lyman Orchards is one of the best places for parents to take the kiddies in Connecticut, but you’re going to want to leave the kids with a babysitter for this trip through the orchard.

This outdoor haunted house-type adventure is one of the state’s most popular Halloween attractions, and most frightening!

  • Date: Friday, September 30th, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm (multiple time slots available)
  • Address: South Street, Middlefield CT 06455
  • Cost: $25

Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair – Wethersfield

If you’re looking for a fun arts and crafts event this weekend, come down to the Old Wethersfield Historic District for the annual Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair.

Here, you’ll find over 60 select arts and crafts vendors with a wide arrange of pieces for sale.

There will also be food and live entertainment.

  • Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Address: Old Wethersfield Historic District, Church Street
  • Cost: Free

Pumpkin Patch Trolley – East Windsor

This weekend, head to the Connecticut Trolley Museum for a fun trolley ride through a pumpkin patch!

This is the ultimate toddler event this weekend. So if you have a little one, you don’t want to miss it.

For the price of a ticket, each child can pick out a free Sugar Sized pumpkin.

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Address: 58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088
  • Cost: $6 – $14

New Milford Riverfest – New Milford

This is a weekend festival you don’t want to miss – it’s how thousands of Nutmeggers are kicking off their October.

Riverfest brings the 5k River Run, a Kid’s Super Hero Sprint, live music, beer, yard games, and so much more!

The food truck lineup looks amazing, too!

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 11am – 8pm (Saturday), 11am – 6pm (Sunday)
  • Address: Youngs Field, New Milford, CT
  • Cost: Free (donations appreciated!)

There you have it! The 8 best things to do in CT this weekend!

This weekend should be pretty fun, as usual.

Enjoy yourselves and stay safe!

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