Columbus Day weekend means turning leaves, cooler temperatures and special sales.
Salisbury and Lakeville hold their fall festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7, 8 and 9. The event features free kids activities, entertainment and special sales at stores throughout the two villages. Information: salisburyfallfestival.org.
Putnam Peddler's Market, a flea market in the Putnam Bank parking lot, 40 Main St. in Putnam, holds its final sale of the season on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: putnampeddlersmarket.com.
Cornwall Bridge Pottery's Columbus Day clearance sale is Saturday through Monday, Oct. 8, 9 and 10. The studio is at 415 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, Route 128, West Cornwall. Information: 860-672-6545 or cornwall-bridge-pottery6.mybigcommerce.com.
Salmon Brook Shops, 563 Salmon Brook St., in Granby, will hold their annual fall tag sale on Sunday, Oct 9. The sale starts at 8 a.m. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 16. Information: 860-653-6587.
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets in Westbrook and at Foxwoods are holding Columbus Day weekend sales Friday through Monday, Oct. 7 to 10.
Saturday's Deal Of The Day
Do a good deed and get a free fun outing. Six Flags New England is teaming up with Dress for Success for a Suits for Success Drive on Saturday, Oct. 8. Visitors who donate a gently used suit receive a free ticket to the park; those who donate a gently used tie or dress shirt get $20.16 off the main gate admission price. ((Free ticket or discount valid on Oct. 8 only.) Information: sixflags.com/newengland