Fairs & festivals of music, food, comedy, arts, ethnic heritage, and more

Fairs and festivals include year-round, multiple-day celebrations of music, food, sports, ethnic holidays, crafts and more, both indoors and outdoors. Often with great seasonal food and mementos to take home.

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Robin Hood's Springtime Festival Robin Hood's Springtime Festival Guilford CT

Guilford Fairgrounds
Lovers Lane
Guilford, CT 06437 Phone: 860-478-5954

Open Saturdays, Sundays & Memorial Day from May 24 - June 8, 2014; 11am-7pm!

Experience the "something different” you have been looking for at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival. Witness our exciting Sleeping Beauty/Robin Hood crossover storyline, enjoy energetic live bands, armored combat, interactive children's shows and a variety of entertainment you won't get at other outdoor events. Explore a medieval marketplace filled with unique treasures, feast on a turkey leg and wash it down with a ice cold beer or fresh squeezed lemonade. Come as you are or as you wish to be – costumes are not required at this family fun spring faire. Fun for the whole family.
Informational Listings Courtesy of VisitNewEngland.com

The Dogwood Festival 2014

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-5596

May 2-4, 2014

Blooming dogwood trees, live music, and arts festival, and garden plant show and sale. Activities for all ages. The festival is always held Mothers Day weekend. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: greenfieldhillchurch.com

Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival 2014

Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30) Vernon, CT Phone: 860-966-9264

April 26, 2014

This agricultural learning experience features fiber art demonstrations and workshops, sheep dog trials, sheep shearing and a wool fashion show. Premier fiber vendors offer a wide variety of handicrafts. Live music, animals, great food and a kids wool craft corner also. Location: Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: free. Parking is $5 per car. Information: www.ctsheep.org/sheep_and_wool_festival

LobsterFest and Juried Arts & Craft Show 2014

Niantic Town Hall grounds, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT

July 5-6, 2014

This Niantic summer tradition is sure to kick start your summer. In addition to the Niantic Lions LobsterFest and chicken barbecue, there will be a juried arts and crafts show. More than 180 vendors are expected to be at the show. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free!

Guilford Craft Expo 2014

Guilford Green Guilford, CT

July 18-20, 2014

Craft Expo 2014 brings 176 national-caliber craft artists to this outdoor show, one of the most respected craft shows in New England and the country. This is a juried show. Other activities of the day are craft activities for children, a silent auction, and a food court.
Hours: Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Information: www.guilfordartcenter.org/expo.html

Meriden Daffodil Festival 2014 Meriden Daffodil Festival 2012 Meriden CT

Hubbard Park, 88 State Street Meriden, CT 06451 Phone: 203-630-4259

April 26-27, 2014

Sixty thousand daffodils create a sea of fragrant yellow blossoms throughout the 1,800-acre Hubbard Park in Meriden. See 61 different varieties of daffodils, and enjoy live music, crafts, amusement rides, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display. Plenty of free parking. Information: www.daffodilfest.com.