Columbus Day Weekend Events – our favorite fall family opportunity means more time to play with CT kids — seasonal lots of weekend family events during peak foliage with apples, chowder, pumpkins, spooks…


Portland Fair through Sunday

Riverton Fair through Sunday

Southington Apple Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show *FREE Admission & Parking* through Sunday

Flashlight Corn Maze at Foster Family Farm, South Windsor every Friday & Saturday until 9:30 p.m.


Open Cockpit Day at New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks.

The Pumpkin Patch opens at The Shore Line Trolley. This is a non-spooky fall event for young children and families! Enjoy glorious fall foliage as you ride a vintage trolley car to the Patch.  For the more daring go to The Haunted Isle!

Free Admission All Day at the Wadsworth Atheneum for their monthly Free Museum Day! In observance of the Hartford Marathon family programming will take place in the afternoon from 1 – 4 pm. MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE ALL DAY, 10 AM – 5 PM.

Festival Latina and Yale Open House Day at Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven *FREE*

Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport through Monday


Columbus Day Parade in New Haven and, in Hartford along Franklin Avenue, and in Bridgeport.

Dogs on the Dock at the Connecticut River Museum, Essex @ 1-3 p.m.

Chowdafest in Westport on Sherwood Island is a unique fundraiser that supports the alleviation of hunger. You can pay to judge chowder, soup and bisque from 40 restaurants representing every New England state.


Don’t forget to head out for apple picking in CT  or a corn maze – use our posts as a resource!  And Family Cause Events to enjoy runs, walks, bike rides and races while raising funds for others.

The Country Fair season comes to an end this year with …read for a complete listing. For more ideas and adventures close to CT explore on

Check the Kidtivity Events Calendar for more Columbus Day Weekend Events and every day of the year.

A lot of effort is made to give you accurate information but it’s always best to “be safe than sorry” by calling the organizations ahead of your visit!

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