Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, with more than 300 modern American makers, Sept. 18-20; Fri. & Sun., 10-5, Sat., 10-6; $12 adm., $11/srs., $4/kids 6-16; Lyndhust, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y.; info., artrider.com.
Rowayton Civic Association’s September by the Sea House Tour, Fri., Sept. 18, 10-2; walk through the waterfront community, lunch at Roton Point Club (lunch only w/ adv. ticket purchase); tickets ($65 w/lunch, $50 w/out lunch) at rowaytonct.com.
* Greater Danbury Irish Festival, Fri., Sept. 18, 5-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 19, 11-10:30; Sun., Sept. 20, 12-7; Ives Concert Park, WCSU Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; info., ivesconcertpark.com or danburyirishfestival.org.
* 10th Annual Irish Festival hosted by the Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Fri., Sept. 18, 6-11 p.m., and Sat., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; music, dance, Irish Marketplace, cultural area; free children’s activities 11-6 Sat.; adm. $5/Friday, $12/Sat. for those 12 and older; Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion, behind Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford; info., milfordirish.og.
New Haven Grand Prix, presented by the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and HealthyCT, Fri., Sept. 18, 7-10 p.m., twilight professional racing on New Haven streets plus Apizza Feast on College St. w/ an outdoor food truck and beer festival, climbing wall, children’s activities; info., healthyct.org or call 1-855-458-4928.
Annual Used Instrument Consignment Sale, Sat., Sept. 19, 8:30-noon, in the small gym at Fairfield Warde High School, Melville Ave. at Knapps Hwy., Fairfield; cash or check preferred but credit cards accepted; consignments accepted Fri., Sept. 18, 4-7 p.m., consignees receive 70% of price they set, donations welcome; Music Parents Association of the Fairfield Public Schools, fairfieldMPA.org or 203-333-9014.
* Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend: The Burning of the Morehouse Farm, presented by the Historical Society of Easton and Easton’s Parks and Recreation Dept., Sat., Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sun., Set. 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; more than 125 re-enactors from the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment, encamped on the fields of Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Rd., Easton; adm. $20/adult, weekend, $15/child weekend (under 8, free); one-day passes, $15/adult, $10/child; $5/parking; info., historicalsocietyofeastonct.org or call 203-292-3533.
* Sinful Saturday: Sloth, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-3 p.m., marking the conclusion of the Aldrich Museum’s contribution to the summer’s The Seven Deadly Sins exhibition series; activities for all ages, food trucks, “laid-back” exhibition tours; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield; aldrichart.org or 203-438-4519.
* 109th Emmanuel Family Fair, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4, rain or shine; jewelry, garden booth, collectibles, toys, country kitchen, furniture, silent auction, snack bar, games and more; music by Chris Coogan, 11-2; Emmanuel Church, 285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston; 203-337-8565.
Steamroller Printmaking Festival, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4, presented by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in conjunction with Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s World Wide Day of Play in Mathews Park, 295-299 West Ave., Norwalk; large-scale relief prints (as large as 4’ x 8’) created by 10 selected artists with a steamroller provided by Di Iorio Brothers excavation Inc.; info., contemprints.org or call 203-899-7999.
Designer Showhouse on the Green presented by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in the old rectory, 690 Old Post Rd., Fairfield; Sept. 19-Oct. 25; showcase for more than 15 top interior deigners and landscape designers; Tues.-Sun., 10-4, daily adm. $35; Preview Party Fri., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m., $175; info., showhouseonthegreen.org.
MAC Fest 2015 (spon. by the Milford Arts Council), Sat., Sept. 19, 10-5 on the Milford Green and at Milford Center for the Arts, followed by free concert featuring The Elwoods, on the Green; info., milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.
*Fourth annual Touch A Truck community event in Wilton at Middlebrook School, 131 School Road, Sat., Sept. 19, 11-3; trucks of all types, plus pony rides, bouncy house, face painting, concessions and music by Wilton Steel Band; silent hour, 11-12; $30 per family; info: 203-762-8001.
Brookfield’s 4th Annual Farmfest, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4; Gurski Homestead, Rte. 133, Brookfield Center; vintage tractors and trucks, exhibits, demonstrations, Master Gardeners booth; free adm., refreshments avail.; info., brookfieldcthistory.org.
Digital Bookmobile on national tour visits Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4; 18-wheel tractor-trailer that’s a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile will be parked in lot of library shared with Baldwin Senior Center; free and open to public; interactive demos, high-definition videos, gadget gallery and more; info: 203-385-4164 or stratfordlibrary.org.
Birds of Prey Day at the Conn. Audubon Society Center in Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Sat., Sept. 19, 11-2; meet the newest birds of prey, presentations at 11:30 and 1:30; free, donations welcome; info., ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield or 203-259-6305 x109.
SOWE (Southern Westchester) 2015 Music Festival, national (Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, David Johansen, Marc Cohn, Shawn Mullins, many more) and regional artists, multiple stages, Sat., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; kids’ activities, food trucks, crafts, beer pavilion, wine garden, etc.; Harbor Island Park, 123 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, N.Y.; tickets on sale now, sowemusicfestival.com.
An Autumn Tea, presented by the Shelton Historical Society as a fund-raiser for preserving collection of more than 20,000 photographs, Sat., Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m., $25/person’ Fellowship Hall of the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St., Shelton; info., sheltonhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-925-1803.
Westport Rotary 4th Annual LobsterFest at Compo Beach, Sat., Sept. 19, 3-7 p.m.; $50/person for 2 1.25-lb lobsters or a 14-oz. New York strip steak, plus corn cole slaw, bread and butter, potato salad, peppermint patties, and beer or wine; kids, $10, hot dogs or chicken fingers, chips and water or lemonade; tickets at westportrotary.org.
Kennedy Center Autism Week Events: Autism SpectRUN Sat., Sept. 19, Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park in Monroe, reg. opens at 7:30, 5K Color Fun Run/Walk/Stroll; Open House at Autism Project, 4021 Main St., Stratford, parents, guardians and community members welcome; Magic Moments, autism fund-raiser Sat., Sept. 26, at the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Rd. East, Westport, beginning at 7 w/cocktail party, food, silent auction and music; info., 203-365-8522 x216 or visit KC-Austism.org.
Connecticut Cycling Festival, Sat., Sept. 19, at 8 a.m, with two rides starting on Temple St. green, New Haven, following scenic routes on west side of Connecticut River Valley and finishing at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford; then Sun., Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., eight races in downtown Hartford, live music, food and drinks from local vendors; organized by Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program, info: cyclingadvancement.com/events/ct-gran-fondo or visit CCAP on Facebook.
Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, 203-622-6883, Children’s Book Sale and open house, Sat., Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m.; “Every Hero Has A Story” reading club, Airborne Jugglers, Huckster performance, cartooning, tests of mental strength, mask-making, face painting, games, crafts, prizes, refreshments.
6th Annual Live Green Connecticut! Festival, Sept. 19-20, Sat., 10-5, Sun., 10-4, more than 200 exhibits; free adm.; Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Rd., East Norwalk; livegreenct.com.
8th annual Raspberry Festival takes place Sat., Sept. 19, and Sun., Sept. 20, 12-5 p.m. at the White Silo Farm & Winery 32, Rte. 37 East, Sherman; 860-355-0271, whitesilowinery.com; food and desserts, $5 per plate; free tours, live music 1-4 both days; Don Lowe, Sat. and Martin Meyer, Sun.
* Adopt-a-Dog 28th Annual Puttin’ on the Dog Festival, Sun., Sept. 20, 10-4:30; multiple dog competitions with celeb. judges, music, vendors, food offerings; adm. $25/family; $15/adult, $5/sr., teen, free/12 and under; Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St., Greenwich; info., tickets, adoptadog.org or call 914-273-1674 for sponsorship info.
Little Black Dog Rescue adoption event, Sun., Sept. 20, 12-3, Earth Animal, 606 Post Road, Westport, info: littleblackdogrescue.org.
Old-Fashioned Flea Market, Sun., Sept. 20, 10-5, music, food, Mansion tours ($5); Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; info., lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799.
Alden Sherman Classic Car Show marks its fourth year on Sun., Sept. 20, 10-3, Weston High School on School Road; rain date: Sept. 27; a 1959 Edsel Ranger, a 1952 MG TD, a 1921 Templar 4-45 Phaeton, a 1993 Jaguar XJS, a 1962 Porsche 356B and a 1960 Triumph TR3Al and others, plus luncheon and silent auction info: aldenshermanclassic.com
Benefit Classic Car Show at St. Joseph’s Center, 6448 Main St., Trumbull, Sun., Sept. 20 (rain date: Sept. 27), 10-3; with crafts, food, music and raffles. Classic car owners invited to enter their cars (cut off year is 1985); dash plaques and goodie bags for all show cars; trophies to be awarded; info: 203-220-2784; proceeds benefit A;zheimer’s Association; sponsored by St. Joseph’s Center and Monroe Street Rodders; free adm to spectators.
* Touch-a-Truck presented by the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield, Sun., Sept. 20, noon to 4 (rain date Sept. 27); vehicles, bounce house, food trucks and concession stands; parking lot of Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield; tickets $5/person age 2 and up; info., jwcfairfield.com.
5th Annual ArtsFest, Sun., Sept. 20, 1-4, free day for the community featuring LA-based Street Beat with Parkour Percussion; Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; silvermineart.org or 203-966-9700.
Fall Wine Tasting and Spa for a Cause, Thurs., Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 at Rejuva Skin and Laser Spa, 20 Federal Rd., Brookfield; 203-775-1091 or email: [email protected]; benefit for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by Max Wine & Spirits, complimentary spa services, silent auction, raffles and more.
Go Wild! 16th annual Family Field Day, presented by Greenwich Land Trust, Sun., Sept. 20, 3-6 p.m., Greenwich Polo Field, North St.; hot air balloons, petting zoo, music by Gunsmoke, surfing ride, giant maze, bungee trampoline, bucket rides, soccer, arts & crafts, fly fishing, rock climbing wall, pony rides, food and drink, raffle with prizes; $50 raffle tickets: 203-629-2151 or at event; info: gltrust.org.
Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, Sept, 24-27, at Norwalk Cove Marina, 52 Calf Pasture Beach Rd., East Norwalk; viewing and shopping for deals on newest models of motor and sailing yachts, sport fishing boatsm family cruisers, sailboats and marine accessories; interactive boating and water sports education; learning how to paddleboard with pros; free boat rides on Long Island Sound, plus Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures for families and kids and more; $15 per adult, children 15 and under free when accompanied by adult; group discounts available; online tickets: BoatShowNorwalk.com; up-to-minute info on Twitter, Facebok and Intagram.
Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser, Fri., Sept. 25, noon to 6, Sat., Sept. 26, 10-5, Sun., Sept. 27, 1-5; Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.; wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.
Artists at Grove Street Plaza, “in the spirit of Montmartre,” Sat., Sept. 26, 10-6 (rain date Oct. 3); 20 local artists exhibiting and some demonstrating; most items — paintings, photography, prints and ceramics — priced below $500; Grove Street Plaza, Darien; portion of proceeds benefit Darien Arts Center.
Christ Chuch Tashua Apple Festival, Sat., Sept. 26, 10-5, and Sun., Sept. 27, 11-4; pies, other baked goods, candy and caramel apples; crafts, Kid’s Zone; mums, pumpkins, gourds, etc.; Christ Church Tashua, 5170 Madison Ave., Trumbull; info., 203-913-2270.
La Place des Artistes comes to life at Grove Street Plaza, Darien, Sat., Sept. 26, 10-6, Paris-style, free outdoor art event, where visitors can interact with art and artists, plus musicians, dancers, French-themed cuisine and more; benefit for Darien Arts Center; rain date, Oct. 3.
27th Milford Oktoberfest, presented by the Devon Rotary Club, Sat., Sept. 26, noon to 9 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, 1 Shipyard Lane, behind the Milford Public Library; 14 Oktoberfest and craft beers on tap; German dancers, oompahband, music all day; kids’ corner; info., 203-878-3717.
Oktober Feast at Ives Concert Park, Sat., Sept. 26, 2-8 p.m., WCSU Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; info., ivesconcertpark.com.
54th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show, benefitting the North Castle Public Library, Sept. 26-27, Sat.-Sun., 10-5, rain or shine; more than 185 juried artists; adm. $10, $8/srs., free/under 18; 205 Business Park Dr., Armonk, N.Y.; info., armonkoutdoorartshow.org or 914-806-6307.
ROAR/Blue Buffalo Woofs, Wines and Felines to benefit the cats and dogs at the ROAR Donofrio Family Animal Shelter, Sat., Sept. 26, 4-7 p.m. at Cellar XV, 88 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield; more than 60 wines and craft beers, Griffin Anthony Full Band, Oktoberfest foods by Ciao! Catering, silent auction; tickets $40 in adv. at Cellar XV or at roar-ridgefield.org; $45 at the door.
Folks on Spokes|Folks on Foot Ride, Run, Walk for Mental Health to benefit Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc., Sun., Sept 27, reg. and check-in begin at 7 a.m., Fowler Field, Milford; 5K race, one-mile Kids Fun Run for children 5-9; bicycle tour with distances from 5 to 66 miles; reg. $45 adult cyclists, $35 runners or walkers, children under 12, $10; day of event reg., $50 and $40 for adults; info., folksonspokes.bridgesct.org or call 203-878-6365 x 359.
* 17th Annual Scarecrow Festival, Sun., Sept. 27, 11-5, Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Rd., Trumbull; Scarecrow making, $15; games, crafters, food, etc.; free adm.; corn maze Defeat the Dragon, by paid adm.; info., 203-268-2716.
2nd Annual Sterling Down & Dirty Mud Run, 5K obstacle course, Sat., Oct. 3; all fitness levels welcome; presented by Sterling House Community Center; info., sterlingdownanddirty5k.com.
6th annual Wine and Food Tasting fundraiser, Tues., Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m., at the Bethel Public Library,189 Greenwood Ave., $40, reservations: 203-794-8756, ext. 6, or bethel;ibrary.org.
Wilton Library’s 16th annual Ladies Soiree fundraiser, Thurs., Oct. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton Center, 203-762-3950, ext, 239, wiltonlibrary.org
Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 3, 9-3; tag sale w/attic treasures booth, antiques, holiday shop, toys, books, mums, bake sale, cookie walk and more; homemade soup and sandwich lunch; Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Rd. at Huntington Tpk./Shelton Rd., Trumbull.
Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, Sat., Oct. 3, 10-4; more than 85 children’s book authors and illustrators; free adm.; books will be avail. for sale, food trucks, Great Chappaqua Bake Sale; rain or shine; Robert Bell Middle School, 50 Senter St., Chappaqua, N.Y.; info., ccbfestival.org.
17th Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Oct. 3-25; weekends plus Columbus Day, 10:30-6; North Haven Fairgrounds, 300 Washington Ave., North Haven; info., ctfaire.com or 860-478-5954.
FARE Walk for Food Allergy, benefiting food allergy research and education, Sat., Oct. 3, 1 p.m.; activities for families; Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector, Westport; reg. at foodallergywalk.org/connecticut2015.
9th Annual CancerCare Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope, Sun., Oct. 4, reg. and check-in at 7:45 a.m. rain or shine; 5K course beginning at 9, children’s half-mile fun run at 10:15; entry $40 min. donation per adult, $20 donation per child or $10/fun run; Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Rd., Fairfield; info. and reg., visit community.cancercare.org/walkct or call 888-814-WALK.
The Joy of Art fashion show, Oct. 14, 7-10 p.m., Loundsbury House, Main St., Ridgefield; co-sponsored by JoyRide Ridgefield and Lucy’s, with hair and makeup by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa; benefit for Ridgefield Guild of Artists educational programs; $50 general admission, $75 VIP seating; tickets: joyrideridgefield.com/events or 203-438-6874.
Stamford Hospital Health & Wellness & Sports Expo 2015, Sat., Oct. 17, 9-4, and Sun., Oct. 18, 11-4; comp. health screenings, athlete appearances, children’s activities, more than 90 exhibitors; free adm.; at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Rd., Stamford; info., hws.expos.com or 203-531-3047.
Bethel Farmers’ Market, Sat. 9-1, Fairfield County Extension Service Bldg., 67 Stony Hill Rd./Rte. 6, Bethel; July through October.
BlackRock/Bridgeport Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1, June 20-Oct. 17; field at 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport.
Bridgeport — Downtown Farmers’ Market, Thur., 11-4, July 9-Oct. 29; McLevy Green, corner Main St. & Bank St.
Bridgeport East End Farmers’ Market, Sun., 11-3, July 12-Oct. 25; 485 Stratford Ave.
Danbury Farmers’ Market, Fri., 11-5; June 26-Oct. 30; Kennedy Park, Main & Elm Streets, Danbury; info., citycenterdanbury.com or 203-792-1711.
Darien Farmers’ Market, Wed., beginning May 27, 11-4, Good Wives Shopping Center parking lot, Darien.
Fairfield-Greenfield Hills Farmers’ Market, Fridays, 11-4; May 16-October; 1950 Bronson Rd., Greenfield Hills.
Georgetown Farmers’ Market, Sun., 10-2, June 21-Oct. 25; 4 Old Mill Rd., off Rte. 57, Georgetown.
Greenwich Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9:30-1, May 16-Dec. 19, Arch Horse Neck Commuter Parking Lot, Greenwich.
Monroe Farmers’ Market, Fri., 3-6 p.m., June 19-Oct. 23; Monroe Town Green, corner Fan Hill Rd. & Rte. 111, Monroe.
New Canaan Farmers’ Market, April 25-Nov. 21, Sat., 10-2; Old Center School parking lot, corner South Ave., Maple St. and Main St., New Canaan; newcanaanfarmersmarket.net.
Newtown — Fairfield Hills Farmers’ Market, Tues., 2-6 p.m., June 23-Oct. 20, Wasserman Way, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown.
Norwalk-Rainbow Plaza Farmers’ Market, Wed., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., May 18-Nov. 18, 205 Main Street.
Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market, Wed., 2:30-6 p.m., May 2-Nov. 2; 38 West End Avenue.
Ridgefield Farmers’ Market at Lounsbury House, Thursdays 2-6 p.m., beginning June 4; 316 Main St.; info., lounsburyhouse.com or call 203-438-6962.
Shelton Farmers’ Market, Wed., 3-6 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 6-Nov. 25, 100 Canal St.
Stamford Museum and Nature Center Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 10-2, June 7-Oct. 11, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford; stamfordmuseum.org.
Stamford Downtown Farmers’ Market, Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., July 11-Oct. 31, corner of Bedford and Forest St.
Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., June-October, Paradise Green, Main St., Stratford.
Trumbull Farmers Market, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., May 14-Oct. 15; at the Nichols Improvement Association Green, 1773 Huntington Tpk., Trumbull; info., 203-400-1147 or email [email protected]
Westport Farmers’ Market, Sun., May 31-Nov. 22, 11:30-2:30, Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Rd.
Wilton Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays noon-5, June 10-Oct. 28; Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd./Rte. 7; wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.
John Jay Homestead Farm Market, Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 13-Oct. 31; 400 Jay St./Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y.; info., johnhayhomestead.org.
Gossett’s Farm Market,Sat., 9-1 (indoors for winter), 14+ vendors; 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem, N.Y.; gossettbrothersnursery.com/farmers-market/
Farmers and Bakers Sundays Market, every Sun., 11-3 on terrace of Antiques & Tools of Business and Kitchen, 65 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, N.Y.; info., 914-764-0015.