October Things To Do


Mystic Museum Presents I Feel Voxish: What It Means To Eat All You Can, Mystic. Hear Simon Feldman and Alan Hazlett speak about What it Means to Eat All You Can: The Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics of Buffets at Mystic Museum of Art, 10/12

Shoreline Chamber’s Run for the Cove, Guilford. A family-friendly road race to benefit The Cove Center for Grieving Children, 10/12

Waters Edge Wine Dinner, Westbrook. Orin Swift Cellars 3-Course Wine Dinner, 10/12

Female/Feminist Panel Discussion at Lyme Academy, Old Lyme. A discussion examining shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, 10/12

Guilford Performing Arts Festival, Guilford. Performing artists will gather in Guilford to present music, dance and theater compositions, and workshops, 10/12-15

Not So Scary Hayride at Ray Of Light Farm, East Haddam. Good clean fun for the whole family, especially the wee ones, 10/13-14, 10/20-21, 10/27-28

Apple Harvest Festival, Glastonbury . Live music, great food, unique crafts and all things New England, 10/13-15

Mystic Seaport Nautical Nightmares, Mystic. A frightening theatrical performance, inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”, 10/13-29

Shoreline Chamber Chowder Challenge, Guilford. A dozen local restaurants will show off their chowder skills, 10/14

SeaScare at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic. A family-friendly Halloween adventure throughout the aquariums campus, 10/14

Cold Spring Farm Woodfired Pizza Party with Live Music, Colchester. BYOB and a picnic blanket for farm-fresh pizza and live tunes, 10/15

I Hate Musicals at Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton. An anti-musical musical! thru 10/15

ArtBar Happy Hour: Making Faeries & Faerie Houses, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Light fare, and libations and faerie house building,  10/19

Palate to Palette at Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Local food, craft beer and wine plus a silent auction to benefit LAA, 10/19

Halloween Town in Downtown New London, Halloween dance party and trick or treating in New London, 10/20

Ivoryton Village Pumpkin Festival, Ivoryton. Traditional autumn activities in Downtown Ivoryton, 10/21

Lyman Allyn Science Saturday, New London. Kids will learn about the 5 zones of the ocean and the different sea creatures that live within each zone, 10/21

Musical Masterworks Concerts, Old Lyme. World-class chamber music performances right here in Old Lyme, 10/21-22

Ballet Spooktacular at The Kate, Old Saybrook, Catch several short but compelling ballet works that capture the spirit of Halloween, 10/21-22

Bishop’s Orchard Corn Maze, Guilford. All aboard the newly designed corn maze (a steam train!), filled with elaborate pathways and new interactive games and puzzles, thru 10/22

Girls Night Out Musical at The Garde, New London. Sing along to familiar hits at this hysterical and touching musical, 10/27

Riverquest Fall Foliage Sunset Cruises, East Haddam. No better leaf-peeping than out on the river, thru 10/28

Copper Beech Institute Candlelight Labyrinth Walk, West Hartford. Join with others in a candlelight labyrinth walk to foster compassion, generosity, and peace. Tea, meditation, gentle yoga and desert, too, 10/28

Wee Faerie Village at Flo Gris, Old Lyme. Marvel over thirty hand-crafted, faerie-sized buildings nestled throughout the Flo Gris Museum’s 13-acre historic site, thru 10/29

Lymans Orchard Corn Maze, Middlefield. Get lost in 4 acres of corn during this special anniversary rendition of the ever popular corn maze, thru 11/5

Maureen McCabe at Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme. Fantasy and fancy ensue at the Cooley Gallery, thru 11/12

Goodspeed Musicals Presents Rags, East Haddam, Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th-century beckons, thru 12/6

Lyman Allyn What’s New: Modern and Contemporary Art at the Lyman Allyn, New London. A range of modern and contemporary artists, including Nan Goldin, David Hockney, and Robert Rauschenberg are featured offering a lens for considering issues of identity, race, gender, and politics, as well as formal artistic matters of line, color, process, and material,  thru 4/1, 2018