Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Surprisingly, there's a million and ten things to do in the state of Connecticut in the Fall. In fact, I forget how much I love this season every year until it comes back around. From wineries, to fairs to apple picking and pumpkin carving...I'm actually obsessed.
My number one thing to do is a wine tour! I had the most amazing day hopping around different wineries on a crisp autumn day. This picture is from Gouveia Vineyards, but we also went to Rose Vineyard and Rosabianca Vineyard and all were beautiful and had great wine! It was delightful.
What else is there to do? Well there's a fair literally every single weekend in September and October. Anyone that's from New England knows all about The Big E, which is actually located in Springfield, Mass. It takes place in late September and early October and it is known as the Eastern States Exposition. Every single state in New England has an old mansion that turned into an exposition of all things that define that state. So if you're in Vermont, there's tons of cheddar, maple syrup and of course Ben and Jerry's. I love my college home state of Rhode Island, so I get straight on the line for Del's Lemonade but the Maine Mac N cheese is a HIT! In fact, the line is ALWAYS out the door and around the block.
The other fair that needs to be experienced is the Durham Fair, based in Durham, CT, which is an agricultural fair. They have animals that you never thought you needed to pet in your wildest dreams and great local business tents set up everywhere. I usually get a years worth of soaps, hot sauces, honey, and oils. Not to mention they have all the stereotypical fair food that deep fried dreams are made of.
If you're looking for things to do at home, there's an obvious activity that all ages can enjoy. Pumpkin picking, carving and seeding! First you find a local pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin. Then you bring it home, carve it into a fun character or symbol and take all the seeds out to make a delicious snack. You can make them salty, sweet, savory....however you like! Check out my personal recipe here!
Apple picking is great activity to be outside on a date or even after a hay ride with friends. Prime apple picking season starts in late August and lasts until Late October. I went to Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill in Portland, CT. They mark each tree with a color so it's easy to find your favorite type of apple!
Last, but certainly not my least favorite fall activity is Fright Fest Six Flags! This horrifying event starts in late September and lasts the entire month of October. It's absolutely terrifying, the characters chase after you and pop up on you. It's literally straight out of a horror film. If you love rollercoasters, it's worth it! I absolutely love Six Flags, and the Superman rollercoaster is one of the best rides in the country (no question!) This picture is taken from the top of one of the many thrill rides at this amusement park.
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