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Relive The 16th Century At CT Renaissance Faire

Jousting, armored combat, magic, comedy, feasting and music fill the streets and stages of a 16th century village every weekend in October for the 18th annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire on the North Haven fairgrounds. Every weekend brings new themes, shows and music; a Medieval Marketplace;...

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  • Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

    Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

    Shucks, mateys! Fans of pirates and oysters should head to Mystic, where the Seaport plays host to the first-ever Mystic River Oyster Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, and pirates invade the town Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The oyster fest — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mystic Seaport museum...

  • Flo-Gris’ Wee Faerie Village Re-Creates ‘A Flutter In Time’

    Flo-Gris’ Wee Faerie Village Re-Creates ‘A Flutter In Time’

    Wee Faerie Village, the charming annual tradition at the Florence Griswold Museum where local artists create tiny fairy houses all over the museum's scenic riverfront property, returns Oct. 1 to 30 at the art space at 96 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. This year's theme is "A Flutter in Time," and the 32...

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  • Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

    Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

    If the new Aer Lingus non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and Dublin has you considering a trip to Ireland, you're not alone. Dennis Hobbs of D&D Travel Services LLC (ddtvl.com), a travel agency based in Bloomfield, says he expects to see increased interest in visits to the Emerald...

  • A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

    A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

    Hate making vacation arrangements? A new Pittsburgh-based travel company will plan your vacation, book your tickets, make your hotel reservations and set up a detailed itinerary for your time away, but there's just one catch. You won't know where you're going. Pack Up + Go creates weekend trips...

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  • Apple Festival Runs Two Weekends In Southington

    Apple Festival Runs Two Weekends In Southington

    Southington celebrates all things apple at its annual Apple Harvest Festival, held each year on the town green, featuring two weekends of music, contests, crafts, children's activities, a parade, arts and crafts show and fireworks — along with the festival's famous apple fritters. This year's event...

      • Everything You Need To Know About The Big E

        Everything You Need To Know About The Big E

        The beer. the luscious cocktails. The wild and wacky food. The entertainment. Ways to save on tickets. It's all here!

          • Hartford ComiConn: Celebrities, Sci-Fi Speed Dating And More

            Hartford ComiConn: Celebrities, Sci-Fi Speed Dating And More

            Hartford ComiConn bills itself as a two-day comic/pop culture convention for the fan's fan ("A Show for the Fans by the Fans"). This year's convention, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, in Hartford, has an eclectic lineup of celebrities, events...

            • Pipes In The Valley Brings Celtic Spirit Downtown

              Pipes In The Valley Brings Celtic Spirit Downtown

              Pipes in the Valley Celtic Festival brings the spirit of the highlands to Hartford on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza with a day of traditional and rock Celtic music, step dancing, bagpipers, birds of prey, Highland cows, kids' activities, puppetry and storytelling, sword...

              • Cheers: The Connecticut Wine Festival At The Durham Fair

                Cheers: The Connecticut Wine Festival At The Durham Fair

                The 97th annual Durham Fair and the Connecticut Wine Festival present four days of country fun, food, drink, live music and entertainment Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 22 to 25, at the fairgrounds, 30 Town House Road. The wine festival on Main Stage Hill is Friday and Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m....

                • On Your Mark, Get Set, Race Your Beds

                  On Your Mark, Get Set, Race Your Beds

                  Teams of four navigating the fastest (and wackiest) beds in town line up for an Elm City tradition on Sunday, Sept. 18, to compete in the New Haven Bed Race. Double-elimination heats of 50 yards will be run on Church Street between Chapel and Elm. The Parade of Beds begins at 10:30 a.m., from the...

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