Autumn Walk: Wildflower Tour, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m., Louise Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Free. Join Steve Conaway, PhD for a tour of the diverse fall wildflowers in the Kitty Starr Native Plant Garden, Pollinator Garden and Louise Mueller Preserve meadow. Reg. by emailing [email protected].

Energize Connecticut Center, 3rd annual Family Science Day, Sat., Oct. 21, 10-3, 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven. Free of charge and open to public. Info: Alysse Rodrigues, 203-799-0460, [email protected] or

*Civil War Encampment, Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Rd., Weston. The Weston Historical Society will have firing demonstrations, cooking demonstrations and drills during the event. Tickets $8 per person, $12 per family, $10 per person non-member, $15 per family non-member. Info:

Getting Buried in Fairfield cycling tour, Sat., Oct. 21, 9:15 a.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Ten mile bike tour through six cemeteries. Open to cyclists 14 and up. Tickets $5 for members/$8 for nonmembers. Info:  

Illuminate the Past cemetery tour, Sat., Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St., Westport. Tickets $5 at 203-222-1424.

Westport Out of the Darkness Walk, Sun., Oct., 22, 11 a.m., Sherwood Island State Park, Westport. Proceeds from walk will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Info:

Spirits of Stepney, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., Birdsey’s Plain/Stepney Cemetery, Monroe. A historian will lead the tour and share stories about the dead. Ticket $15 per person. Info: call 203-261-5702.

A Night of Wonder and Intrigue, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., Lounsbury House, 316 Main St., Ridgefield. Psychics, palm and tarot card readers, mentalists and numerologists will be tucked into the shadows of the historic landmark. And illusionists will wander the event to perform magic tricks and treat partygoers to sleight-of-hand. Tickets $100. Info:

*Lantern Stroll, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Louise Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Take a guided, family-friendly stroll through the lantern lit trail at the Louise Mueller Preserve, followed by some seasonal treats. Ticket $20 per family. Reg. online at

*Halloween Pet Parade, Oct. 28, 2 p.m., Pequot Library’s Great Lawn, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. Pets and owners can dress up for the parade. Info: 203 259-0346 ext. 115.

Kings Highway North Historic District Walking Tour, to be hosted by Westport Historical Society, Sat., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. Edward F. Gerber, past president of historical society, to lead tour of one of Westport’s oldest settled areas, some homes of which date to mid-1700s. Meeting across from cemeteries at foot of Old Hill Rd. $10 suggested donation; no charge for children 12 and under. Reservations recommended: 203-222-1424.

*Monster Mash, Sat., Oct. 28, 5-8:30 p.m., Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Attendees are invited to come in costume. Spooktacular Animal Adventure by Animal Embassy. Games like Witch Hat Ring Toss, Ghost Bowling and Monster Bean Bag Throw. Decorating giant cardboard pumpkin; help wrap mummy or make spider web; demonstration of witch’s magic (science tricks). Creating Halloween decorations at Make and Take stations. Discount of $2 off each ticket until Oct. 22, then price is $12 members and $17 non-members. Reg required at or 203-899-0606.

*Tenth Annual Howl and Prowl, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m., 290 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. The event hosted by Pet Pantry features a pet psychic, costume contests and a Bone Bar. Proceeds will go to Adopt-A-Dog. Info:

Annual TEA Talk, Oct. 29, 2 p.m., Westport Arts Advisory Committee, Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport. Thinkers, Educators and Artists talk. Info:

Seed Saving Workshop, Nov. 2, 10 a.m., Louise Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Join Steve Conaway, PhD to learn about the diverse species of native plants in the Greenwich Land Trust Pollinator Garden and the different ways to harvest and propagate their seeds. Ticket $10 for members, $20 non-members. Reg. online at

American Artisan Show, Nov. 3, 6 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Tickets $100 members, $125 non-members. Info:

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show & Festival, Sat., Nov. 4, 9:30-5, and Sun., Nov. 5, 10-4:30, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich. Dealers selling gifts, jewelry , crystals, minerals, gemstones and fossils; plus door prizes, mini-mine for children and more. Adm $6; children under 12 free and scouts in uniform too. Info: or festival’s Facebook page.

Harvest Brew Fest, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Craft beer tasting from local breweries. Tickets $35-$65. Info:

Tales of New England, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Stratford.  Professional storyteller and actress, Monica Peterson will share historical stories of bravery, foolishness, love, and a touch of the supernatural. Tickets $3. Info: 203-385-4050.

Archaeology Day, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. It will feature lectures, demonstrations and interactive experiences throughout the day. Free. Info:

Holiday craft fair, Nov. 11, 10-3pm., Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Rd., Easton. Local artisans featuring original handmade crafts, jewelry, antiques for sale, as well as products from distributors such as LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, etc.; plus food including baked items. Free adm. Info: 203-372-8250;

St. John’s Orthodox Church Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-4 p.m., 364 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport. Free admission. Info: 203-385-1020.

Small Art and Crafts Market, Nov. 11, 575 Pacific St., Stamford. Hosted by Loft Artists Association and Laurel House. Runs Saturday and Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 17. Holiday reception, Dec. 2, 2-4:30 p.m. Info:

Scrabble Challenge, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Stamford Hilton Hotel, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford.  All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers’ English-language, literacy and education services offered to residents of Fairfield County. Info: contact Laurie Molner at [email protected] or 203-869-4848.

Women Who Matter Luncheon, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Rd., Greenwich. Gretchen Carlson, author of Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back will be present. Tickets $100. Info:

The 13th Annual Festive Home, Nov. 18 through Dec., 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Rd., Ridgefield. Opening reception Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Info:

Celebration of American Crafts, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St., New Haven. Exhibition and sale of fine crafts and special events run through Dec. 24. Shop Wednesday – Sunday. Info:


The Hickories Farm Stand, 136 Lounsbury Rd., Ridgefield, May-October, 11-6, Mon.-Sun.; November-May, 11-5, Fri.-Sun.; stand works on honor system;

Stratford Farmers’ Market, Mon., 2-6 p.m., Paradise Green, Stratford;

Wilton Farmers’ Market, Wed., 12-5, 10+ vendors, Wilton Historical Society grounds, 224 Danbury Rd.; June 7-mid-October;

Westport Farmers’ Market, Thurs., 10-2, 45 vendors, at 50 Imperial Ave.; May 18-Nov. 9;

Trumbull Farmers’ Market, Thurs., 3:30-6:30 p.m., 15 vendors; 1773 Huntington Tpke., May 18-Oct. 12;

Monroe Farmers’ Market, Fri., 3-6, 20+ vendors, Monroe Green; June 23-Oct. 27;

Farmers’ Market at Lachat Town Farm, 106 Godfrey Rd. West, Weston, Fri., 4-8 p.m. monthly, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27;

Black Rock Farmers’ Market, Sat.,  9-1, 25+ vendors, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, June 10-Oct. 7;

Gossett Brothers’ Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9-1 year-round (indoors for winter), 7 vendors; 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem, N.Y.;

Danbury Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, CenterCity Green, June 24-Oct. 21,

New Canaan Farmers’ Market, Sat., 10-2, Old Center School municipal parking lot, corner of South Ave.-Maple St.-Main St., April 22-Dec. 16;

Earth Root Farm’s Stand, Sun., 10-2, 140A Mopus Bridge Rd., Ridgefield, June-October;

Fairfield Farmers’ Market, Sun., 10-2, 20+ vendors, Sherman Green in downtown area, Fairfield, June 11-Oct. 1;