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Guide to Fall Beer Bashes and Oktoberfests in Fairfield County, CT

6 Sep

People love to drink beer all year round, but once fall comes along something clicks in people’s heads.  We’ll call it the Oktoberfest switch.  It’s the time of year when we think about how we want to be outside, drinking some brews, hanging with friends, and enjoying the crisp cool air.  And while we can’t come close to the madness that is a true German Oktoberfest, we can at least try by celebrating beer with parties and festivals.  You could, of course, go to every single event that we’ve listed, but we won’t be paying for your hospital bills…

From their biergarten, pic from their site

9/13-15, 9/20-22, and 9/27-29

Bethel Oktoberfest @ Old Heidelberg, Bethel

Three weekends of authentic and awesome German food, brews, entertainment, and tons of fun at Old Heidelberg, one of CT’s best (many argue THE best) German restaurants.  Also, check out Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Oktoberfest on 10/18, they’ll have Old Heidelberg catering!

9/21-9/22

Two Roads Ok2berfest Oktoberfest flyerTwo Roads Ok2berfest, Stratford

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Lobster, Beer, Wine, Cheese, Music, and More: 9 Must Attend Connecticut Festivals in September

8 Sep

If you’re one of those people who say there is nothing going on in Connecticut at all in September, then you must be loco en la cabeza.  There is an amazing variety of food focused festivals happening, especially in September.  We’ve been keeping track of some of the most exciting events that will make your taste buds tingle and we’ve arranged them here for you.  Now, your only problem might be trying to figure out how you’ll hit up 3 festivals in the same day.  Trust us…it can be done.  If you know of any more festivals in (or closely around) Fairfield County, please let us know.

9/15

1) Slice of Saugatuck

9/15 at multiple locations in the Saugatuck area of Westport (see our post for map)

Noon to 3 pm

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Brews, Bites, Music, + Tunes @ New Canaan Nature Center Harvest Festival, Nature on Tap

4 Sep

Harvest festivals are a rite of passage for people, especially if you’re growing up in the Northeast.  Usually, you imagine corn, pumpkins, and anything you could find on your Thanksgiving dinner table.  Well, The New Canaan Nature Center has a different kind of harvest festival on tap.  Actually, they are calling their First Annual Harvest Festival “Nature on Tap.”   The festivities are happening on a Saturday (thank you!), 9/29 at two different times:  3-6 pm or 7-10 pm.  So, if you feel like just chilling and enjoying the beautiful day, check out their earlier time.  Or, if you feel like staying out late and drinking the night away, swing by later.

Tickets are for people 21 years or older, $50 in advance or $65 at the door.  Hint, pay for the ticket in advance and save $15.  Yeah, we’re good at math and stuff. :)   Just bring your ID with the name that you paid for tickets with and you’ll get a wristband.  So what will the 50 bucks getcha?

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