Oktoberfest on the Meadow kicks off Harvest Festival Weekend at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

26 Sep


You know it’s fall in CT when Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Harvest Festival Weekend is just around the corner.  Like years past, there will be plenty to do, see, experience and taste from 10/18-20.  And, we’re happy to say that the kickoff to this awesome weekend, Oktoberfest on the Meadow is back again for the second year and we’re proud to be the media sponsor once again.

Here are the reasons why you need to make sure to hit up SM&NC’s Harvest Festival Weekend

Oktoberfest on the Meadow

Friday, October 18 • 6:30 – 9:30 pm

  • Half Full Brewery Stamford LogoHalf Full beer (co-sponsor), featuring their Bright Ale and maybe a surprise???
  • Plenty of other drinks:  Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Redd’s Apple Ale cider, Darting Durkheimer Nonnegarten Kabinett wine, and Selbach Riesling Spatlese wine supplied kindly by BevMax in Stamford.
  • Authentic German fare catered by Old Heidelberg in Bethel including bratwurst, schnitzel, red cabbage, potato pancakes with apple sauce, and Bavarian style pretzel rolls with mustard
  • Old Heidelberg LogoTo warm up, there will be a fire pit and s’mores
    • Yes, we said s’mores
  • The Bavarian Boys who rocked and oompahed all over the place last year will be playing!
  • Traditional Oktoberfest competitions to prove your worth at!
  • Catch up with old friends and make some new ones
  • Tickets in advance are $60 for members, $75 for non-members; at the door are $70 for members, $85 for non-members.

Harvest Festival Weekend

Saturday 10/19 and Sunday 10/20 • 11 am to 3 pm

Aw, we have the same hair color!

Check out all the cuties

  • Apple cider demos
  • Food trucks are new this year!  We’re talking about CowabungaHot Off The GrilleLobsterCraftMaddy’s Food TruckSkinny Pines, and The Spud Stud.
  • Scarecrow contest
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Kids (and adults too) can wear costumes and take part in the costume parade
  • Apple slingshot into the pond (this is really fun)
  • Pumpkin patch at Jones Pumpkinseed Hill in Shelton, ConnecticutCheck out all the cute farm animals (they’ll be taking them around the farm, too)
  • Other fun events for kids like face painting, storytelling, and crafts
  • For a bit extra, take a hayride…er…ride around SM&NC
  • Live music from Jay & Ray
  • Check out the museum galleries featuring BY HER HAND: Art of the Native American Women & The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis.
  • Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, or it’s free for Family Plus Members and above and kids 3 and under.

We hope to see you on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Let’s kick this fall off in style!  And, remember…all proceeds from the Harvest Festival Weekend go towards Stamford Museum & Nature Center, the farm, and their educational programs.  

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Address:  39 Scofieldtown Road

                   Stamford, CT

Site:  www.stamfordmuseum.org  

E-mail:  info@stamfordmuseum.org

Phone:  (203) 322-1646

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