Connecticut September 03, 2017
15 Reasons Fall In Connecticut Can’t Come Soon Enough
Sure, beach-lovers will have a hard time saying goodbye to summer, but fall is when Connecticut really shines. Get your favorite cable knit ready, because sweater weather arrives soon. Here are a few reasons to get excited about it.
1. Fall Foliage
Let's take a minute to appreciate how magical it is that over the next couple of months, most of the trees in Connecticut will change colors right before our eyes.
2. Festivals & Fairs
How do we celebrate the harvest in Connecticut? We do it big with rides, tractor pulls, live music, and tons of fried dough.
3. The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
For a more unusual fair experience, head to the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. From September 2 to October 9, it's every Saturday, Sunday, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
43 Connecticut Mills Ave, Danielson, CT 06239
4. Apple Cider Doughnuts
Fall in Connecticut tastes like apple cider doughnuts. The fresher out of the oven, the better.
5. Apple Cider
Good old apple cider has its place too. The best apple cider comes straight from local farms.
6. Corn Mazes
Corn mazes are only something to get excited about if you don't have a great and terrible fear of getting lost in one.
7. Apple Picking
There's always the post-apple picking problem of what to do with all the apples you couldn't stop picking two hours ago. Of course, it's really not a problem at all.
8. Apple Pie
Whether you bake them with the apples you picked yourself or buy them from that local person who makes the best pie you've ever tasted, apple pie is a quintessential part of fall in Connecticut.
9. Pumpkin Picking
There are three kinds of pumpkin every house needs: little painting pumpkins, big carving pumpkins, and tasty pumpkins for baking with. How will you transport all of those pumpkins from the field to your car?
What's more fun than sitting in a pile of hay loaded onto a flatbed as it's pulled by a tractor? Nothing, if you ask kids from Connecticut.
11. Haunted Hayrides
The PG-13 version of hayrides isn't for the faint of heart, especially in Connecticut. Unofficially, we have some of the scariest haunted hayrides in the country.
12. Haunted Houses
There are two kinds of haunted houses in Connecticut: haunted house businesses filled with actors and old houses that are actually haunted. There are enough options in both categories to keep scare-seekers busy through the season.
13. Halloween Candy
Gimme some sugar.
14. Halloween Costumes
There's one day a year where it's totally acceptable to dress yourself, your kid, or your dog as a banana. Use it or lose it.
Of course, in most of Connecticut "football season" is synonymous with "Patriots season," but we'll throw the Giants and Jets fans a bone here too.
Wow! There is so much to look forward to in the colder months to come. Keep an eye out for posts getting into detail on many of the points above. We want you to have the best, most Connecticut fall ever!
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