Fall Things To Do 2023


Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum through October 29th: Hold your breath and dive right in to explore the community of Fathom Heights, the wonderful underwater world of the sea faeries.⁠Since 2009 over 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that comes from visiting at least two dozen pint-sized installations across the Museum’s campus on a perfect autumn day, and this will be no exception! Tuesday – Sunday, 10 – 5. Cafe Flo is open for lunch.

Elizabeth Enders, A Different Time, A Different Place at The Lyman Allyn through January 14th: Exploring landscape, nature, and the role of place in the imagination, this exhibition presents the recent work of contemporary artist Elizabeth Enders.

Niantic Ladies Night, October 19, 5 – 8pm: Enjoy a night of specials, sales, food, drink and fun in downtown Niantic! At the end of your evening, stop GG at Home (185 Main Street) from 6:30pm to 8pm for a complimentary glass of wine with any food purchase. While there, enter the Niantic Ladies Night giveaway!

New Haven Chalk Art Festival, October 21, 12 – 4. Enjoy a day of music, art and family entertainment in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate.

Olde Mistick Village Apple Festival, October 21 & 22: Crisp days and crisp apples…a fall food festival celebrating everything Fall: Apples, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins and much more!!

Oktoberfest at White Gate Farm: October 21st at 4pm. Brats, Chicken Schnitzel, Hot Pretzels, Potato Pancakes, Apple Strudel and more! BYOB

What Lurks Beneath, A Halloween Experience at Mystic Seaport Museum, October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 6 – 8:30pm: Explore indoor and outdoor spaces as the mysteries of the ocean come out to play: see incredible Kraken-inspired tentacles climbing the rigging of the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, take a spooky guided tour to hear about the creatures of the deep from the sailors that encountered them, view fascinating and creepy marine specimens from our collection, and check out  the new exhibit of glass invertebrates in Spineless.

Health & Fitness Express Reset, October 23 – November 19th: Join Personal Trainer Alex Brandy and Nutritionist Kara Pachniuk for this 4-week virtual fitness and nutrition program that will help you feel your best heading into the holiday season. Includes 3 workouts a week, 1 nutrition seminar, homework, handouts, recipes, and more through a private Facebook group.

Fit for Fall- Fashion, Beauty & Bra Fitting Event at Privé-Swiss Wellness Spa, October 25th, 4 – 8pm.
Bra fittings with Filly Rose Fitting Studio, makeup workshops, chair massage and beauty bar specials with Privé-Swiss, and 10% off Port + Willow retail!

Flanders Fish Oyster & Wine Dinner, October 26, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Enjoy a feast of oysteres inclulding half shell, charred, Nashville hot, oyster braised short rib and more delicacies.

Halloween Town in Chester, Friday, October 27: Dress in your best costumes for an evening of fun and community celebration for the entire family, including a costume parade, carnival games, and haunted cemetery walk.

Ballet Spooktacular at The Kate, October 28th & 29th: For children who just can’t wait for Halloween, Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Spooktacular serves up a mix of “BOO-tiful” dancing, clever costumes, and a chance for young audiences to be a part of the fun.

Old Lyme Inn’s Halloween Spooky Tea, October 28th, Get your hats and broomsticks ready and heaad to the Inn for mummy handpies, bewitched cupcakes, spider web cookies and more.

Ivoryton Playhouse’s 6th Annual Women Playwrights Festival, October 28th. Unleashing the Power of Women’s Stories!

Mystic Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat, October 29th, 1 – 3.

Ivoryton Village Costume Parade and Pumpkin Festival, October 29th, 4pm.

Madison Trunk or Treat: October 31st from 4 – 6 on the Madison Town Green.

Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Expo 2023: The GAC’s annual Holiday gift shopping event kicks off on November 2nd with an opening from 5 – 7pm. The Shop and Gallery at Guilford Art Center are filled with holiday gifts from American artists, makers and designers; craft categories include accessories, candles, ceramics, clothing, fiber art, glass, homewares, jewelry, leather, Christmas ornaments, soaps, specialty foods, stationery and more.

Dreamgirls at Goodspeed: November 10th – December 30th. Get tix!

Come From Away at the Shubert, New Haven: November 8th – 11th.

Annual Lyme Artists Sale, November 3 & 4, Lyme Public Hall, featuring Ann Lightfoot jewelry (including back stock and discounted inventory), Judy Friday, Don Gerber, Angie Falstrom and more local artists.

Let’s Sing Taylor at The Garde Arts Center, November 4th. So, let the games begin. Calling all Swifties to sing your hearts out and sport your Taylor-inspired attire. Let’s Sing Taylor is headed to the Garde.

Stonington Vineyards Wine Run Turkey Trot, November 5th, 11am. This Thanksgiving themed” event features the amazing scenery and landscape of Stonington Vineyards! Run, walk or just enjoy the wine!

New Haven Restaurant Week, November 5th – 10th: Over 20 of New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring special fixed price multi course menus and deals.

The Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios, November 11 & 12, 10 – 4: Visit the private studios of artists in Branford, Guilford, and Madison. Meet the artists, explore their work spaces, see amazing art. Open Studios Weekend is free and open to the public!