Crazy Brew Bash
The annual Crazy Brew Bash returns to the Mt. Southington ski area Oct. 13 from noon to 4 p.m., with beer tastings, live music, cornhole, a Bloody Mary contest, raffles and food trucks. General admission tickets are $34 in advance; VIP tickets are $44 in advance and include early entrance at 11 a.m. and a VIP souvenir glass. (Ticket prices increase on the day of.) Designated driver tickets are $15. crazybashes.com/crazy-brew-bash.
Apple Harvest Festival
Wander the grounds of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, which takes place at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury from Oct. 12 to 14, and you’ll likely hear some of the best folk-rock, country, bluegrass, Americana and power-pop being made anywhere in New England.
Bands like Goodnight Blue Moon, Brian Dolzani, Laini and the Wildfire, the Meadows Brothers, the Girls From Ruby Falls, Among the Acres and more than a dozen other Connecticut acts join Texas singer-songwriter Nichole Wagner, Philly’s River Bonds Band and the excellent Wolff Sisters (from Boston), performing on three separate stages, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There’s also a beer and wine garden, food, rides, fireworks, vendors and other fun stuff. Check out the full entertainment schedule on Facebook.
Stony Creek Brewery in Branford hosts its annual Docktoberfest festival Oct. 13 starting at noon. The event features a German beer garden with giant Oktoberfest tents, a selection of German-inspired cuisine from local food trucks, live German music, German dancers, stein hoisting, pretzels, games and contests. $20 tickets include admission, your first beer and a commemorative stein. stonycreekbeer.com.
Dance At The Library
The Hartford-based Judy Dworin Dance Project has regularly built modern dance pieces around contemporary social issues. The company’s latest work, “(US),” is about immigration, and it’s being staged in the entranceway, atrium and auditorium of the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford. “(US)” will then be reconfigured so that it can tour to more conventional dance venues next year. The dance, which unfurls in three main sections, uses walls, doors and suitcases as symbols of obstacles, arrivals and departures. Performances are Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and and Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. judydworin.org.
Bands include the Johnny Larsen Band and Sidekick, and attractions include wood chopping and a women’s skillet toss, a midway, garden tractor pulls and judgings for dairy and oxen. The fair, at 12 Riverton Road, runs from Oct. 12 to 14. Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $7; 12 and under free. Free parking is available. rivertonfair.org
It’s the last weekend of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, which adds a Hocus Pocus-themed Halloween party to the mix on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m., featuring an evening of evil elixirs, a DJ and dancing, a special Hocus Pocus show, a costume contest, Thimble Island beer and more. $27. 6:30 p.m. ctfaire.com.
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