All it takes is the teensiest, tiniest tint of orange in the treetops and we get fanatical about fall here in the Litchfield Hills. If you feel the same way, then you’re in luck — there’s no shortage of gatherings in our neck of the woods dedicated to apple crisps, hayrides, and other fall-focused festivities. Get a whiff of pumpkin spice-scented everything and celebrate the season at these fall festivals in Connecticut.
1. Salisbury Fall Festival
For 62 years and counting, the Salisbury Fall Festival has been bringing a surplus of fall spirit straight to our backyard. The apple-munching, pumpkin-picking festivities take place on Columbus Day weekend, including a crowd favorite in the annual Scarecrow Contest, which draws in dozens of straw-stuffed creatures all the way up Main Street.
Who are we to miss out on the action? Each year, we open the doors to our very own Morgan’s Restaurant to give everyone a taste of fall comfort food at its finest — our homemade Q Farms Chicken Pot Pie.
2. Goshen Fair (Goshen, CT)
Why wait for the September equinox when you can leap into the fall fun on Labor Day Weekend? With professional truck pulls, monster trucks, fireworks, and more, the annual Goshen Fair is the spot to see summer off with a bang in the Litchfield Hills. At the Goshen Antique Barn, catch some clowning-around at the circus show and pick from a patch of giant pumpkins.
3. Kent Fall Festival (Kent, CT)
Located on the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association museum grounds, the Kent Fall Festival features a showcase of antiquated tractors, plows, and cultivators you have to see to believe. After standing in on a sawmill demonstration, jump-start your holiday shopping with wooden handiwork and artisan crafts from dozens of local vendors.
4. Miranda Vineyard Harvest Festival (Goshen, CT)
If you’re a wine connoisseur, make the annual Miranda Vineyard Harvest Festival your go-to fall festival in Connecticut. Goshen kicks off grape harvest season with vino tastings, live music and dance performances, and a pizza food truck. Dive feet-first into the festival’s ever-popular grape stomp if you want to taste the fruits of your own labor!
Here in the Litchfield Hills, fall festivals are as plentiful as pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Before you dive into the fresh flavors and stunning sights of fall in Connecticut, make a reservation here at Interlaken Inn — we’ll be your go-to guides on all the autumnal attractions in the Lakeville area.