Happy Harvest: 6 Fall Festivals in Northwestern 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!

5. Warren Fall Festival (Warren, CT)

Ever dreamed of soaring through the vibrant reds and oranges of Connecticut’s fall foliage? At the Warren Fall Festival, you can do just that — the zipline is a trademark attraction of this fall season festivity, which has been put on by the Warren Volunteer Fire Company for over 50 years. With a number of children's activities including crafts, fire truck rides, and even a pumpkin cannon, this seasonal celebration is well worth the short drive from Lakeville.

6. Crown Maple Fall Festival (Dover Plains, NY)

Alright, so it’s almost Connecticut — the annual Crown Maple Fall Festival in Dover Plains, NY invites you into the wonderful world of maple sugaring. Tour the Crown Maple Estate sugar house, grab a bite of farm-fresh fare from local vendors, and embark on a horse-drawn wagon ride through breathtaking fall foliage in the Hudson Valley.
Pumpkins ready to be picked at a Connecticut fall harvest festival near the Litchfield Hills.

?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.

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