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Connecticut Summer Festivals 2013

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The Talcott Mountain Music Festival, held in Simsbury June 28, 2013 through July 26, 2013.

The Talcott Mountain Music Festival, held in Simsbury June 28, 2013 through July 26, 2013.

With summer just around the corner, there is certainly plenty to do in Connecticut.  Here are some of the hottest festivals and fairs happening across the state in the coming months:

JUNE

The Branford Festival 2013
Location: Historic Town Green, Branford
Date(s): Friday, June 14, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: Friday 4:45pm-10:30pm, Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm
http://www.branfordfestival.com/

Fairfield County Irish Festival
Location: Fairfield University (1073 North Benson Road), Fairfield
Date(s): Friday, June 14, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: Friday 6:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday 12:00 noon-11:00pm, Sunday 12:00 noon-8:00pm
http://irishfestival.org/

Goshen Stampede
Location: Goshen Fairgrounds (116 Old Middle Street), Goshen
Date(s): Friday, June 14, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: Friday 2:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm
http://www.goshenstampede.com/

South Windsor Strawberry Fest and Craft Fair
Location: Rotary Pavilion (Nevers Road Park), South Windsor
Date(s): Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 9:00am-5:30pm
http://www.swstrawberryfest.org/

New Milford Outdoor Art Festival
Location: Village Green, New Milford
Date(s): Saturday, June 15, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 12:00 noon-5:00pm
http://www.nmhistorical.org/events/

Annual Summer Food and Wine Festival
Location: Stonington Vineyards (523 Taugwonk Road), Stonington
Date(s): Saturday, June 15, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon-6:00pm
http://www.stoningtonvineyards.com/upcoming-events/

42nd Strawberry Festival/Fine Arts and Craft Show
Location: Monroe Congregational Church (34 Church Road), Monroe
Date(s): Saturday, June 15, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 12:00 noon-5:00pm
http://www.mcc-ucc.org/page4.php

International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Location: New Haven
Date(s): Saturday, June 15, 2013 through Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: See website for schedule of events.
http://artidea.org/

Hot Steamed Jazz Festival
Location: Essex
Date(s): Friday, June 21, 2013 through Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time: Friday 5:00pm-10:45pm, Saturday 10:00am-10:45pm, Sunday 10:00am-4:45pm
http://www.hotsteamedjazz.com/

Connecticut Irish Festival
Location: North Haven Fairgrounds (Washington Avenue), North Haven
Date(s): Saturday, June 22, 2013 through Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time: Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 8:15am-7:00pm

ArtZfest
Location: Thomaston
Date(s): Saturday, June 22, 2013 through Sunday, June 23, 2013
http://www.artzfest.org/

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Arts and Crafts Show
Location: Old Town Hall Green (611 Old Post Road), Fairfield
Date(s): Saturday, June 22, 2013 through Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
http://fairfieldctchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/annual-arts-crafts-show-50

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
Location: Warsaw Park (119 Pulaski Highway), Ansonia
Date(s): Saturday, June 22, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013, Saturday, June 29, 2013 to Sunday, June 30, 2013, and Saturday, July 6, 2013 to Sunday, July 7, 2013
Time: 11:00am-6:30pm (Saturday night shows 7:00pm-9:00pm)
http://www.mfrenfair.com/

St. Andrew’s Italian Festival and Feast
Location: St. Andrew Club Grounds (515 Chapel Street, Wooster Square), New Haven
Date(s): Thursday, June 27, 2013 through Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm (See website for feast times.)
http://www.ssaanewhaven.com/default.html

Strawberry Palooza
Location: First United Methodist Church (941 Old Rock Hill Road), Wallingford
Date(s): Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
http://umcwallingford.com/cms/index.php/news/361-strawberry-palooza

Mystic Blues Festival
Location: Mystic (see website for venues)
Date(s): Friday, June 28, 2013 through Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: Friday beginning at 5:00pm, Saturday beginning at 3:00pm, Sunday beginning at 11:30am
http://mysticbluesfestival.com/

22nd Annual Wooden Boat Show
Location: Mystic Seaport, Mystic
Date(s): Friday, June 28, 2013 through Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
http://www.thewoodenboatshow.com/

Talcott Mountain Music Festival
Location: Simsbury Meadows, Simsbury
Date(s): Friday, June 28, 2013 through Friday, July 26, 2013 (5 different events)
Time: Each concert starts at 7:30pm. See website for concert details.
http://www.simsbury-ct.gov/performing-arts-center/pages/talcott-mountain-music-festival

Trumbull Day
Location: Fields behind Trumbull High School and Hillcrest Middle School (72 Strobel Road), Trumbull
Date(s): Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 11:00am-11:00pm
http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/15993/

CoventryFest
Location: Coventry Lake at Patriot’s Park, Coventry
Date(s): Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 3:00pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/426421147437693/

Norwalk Art Festival
Location: Matthews Park (299 West Avenue), Norwalk
Date(s): Saturday, June 29, 2013 through Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary/norwalk-art-festival/39275

41st Annual Groove Reggae Festival
Location: Woodbury Ski Area (785 Washington Road), Woodbury
Date(s): Saturday, June 29, 2013 through Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: Gates open at 9:00am both days
http://www.woodburyskiarea.com/summer/concerts.html

JULY

Foot Stomp’n Festival 2013
Location: Mineral Springs Campground (135 Leonard Road), Stafford Springs
Date(s): Friday, July 5, 2013 through Sunday, July 7, 2013
http://www.mineralspringscampground.com/footstompnfestival.html

Riverfest
Location: Riverfront Plaza, Hartford
Date(s): Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 4:00pm-9:30pm
http://www.riverfront.org/events/date/2013/07/06/

Round Hill Highland Games
Location: Cranbury Park, Norwalk
Date(s): Saturday, July 6, 2013 (Rain or shine.)
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
http://www.roundhill.org/

35th Annual LobsterFest/53rd Annual Juried Arts and Craft Show
Location: Town Hall Grounds (108 Pennsylvania Avenue), Niantic
Date(s): Saturday, July 6, 2013 through Sunday, July 7, 2013
http://www.nianticlions.org/lobsterfest/

North Stonington Agricultural Fair
Location: Wyassup Road (off Route 2), North Stonington
Date(s): Thursday, July 11, 2013 through Sunday, July 14, 2013
Time: Thursday beginning at 5:00pm, Friday beginning at 5:00pm, Saturday beginning at 8:30am, Sunday beginning at 9:00am
http://www.northstoningtonfair.org/

Sailfest 2013
Location: Waterfront Park and State Pier, New London
Date(s): Friday, July 12, 2013 through Sunday, July 14, 2013
http://sailfestnl.org/

Bethel Summer Fest
Location: Downtown Bethel
Date(s): Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm
http://www.bethelsummerfest.com/

Bridgeport Arts Fest
Location: McLevy Green (Bank Street), Bridgeport
Date(s): Saturday, July 13, 2013
http://bridgeportartsfest.com/

10th Annual St. Clare Carnival
Location: St. Clare Parish (234 Coe Avenue), East Haven
Date(s): Wednesday, July 17, 2013 through Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: Opens 5:00pm nightly
http://www.st-clareparish.org/index.php?p=events.php

Guilford Art Center Craft Expo 2013
Location: Town Green, Guilford
Date(s): Thursday, July 18, 2013 through Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: Thursday/Friday 12:00 noon-9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm, Sunday 12:00 noon-5:00pm
http://www.guilfordartcenter.org/expo.html

Clinton Bluefish Festival
Location: Clinton
Date(s): Friday, July 19, 2013 through Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: Friday 5:30pm-10:00pm, Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm
http://www.clintonbluefishfest.com/

22nd Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
Location: Bushnell Park, Hartford
Date(s): Friday, July 19, 2013 through Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: Thursday beginning at 6:30pm, Friday beginning at 5:00pm, Saturday beginning at 1:00pm, Sunday beginning at 1:00pm
http://www.hartfordjazz.com/

Celebrate East Lyme
Location: Main Street, Niantic
Date(s): Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 3:00pm-9:00pm
http://www.celebrateeastlyme.com/index.php

32nd Annual Newington Extravaganza
Location: Mill Pond Park, Newington
Date(s): Saturday, July 20, 2013
http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/138/2279/2989/default.aspx

40th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival
Location: Parker Harding Plaza and Gorham Island, Westport
Date(s): Saturday, July 20, 2013 through Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
http://www.westportfineartsfestival.com/

Gathering of the Vibes
Location: Seaside Park, Bridgeport
Date(s): Thursday, July 25, 2013 through Monday, July 28, 2013
http://gatheringofthevibes.com/

Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival
Location: Lyme Street, Old Lyme
Date(s): Friday, July 26, 2013 through Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm (see website for full schedule of events)
http://oldlymemidsummerfestival.com/

Greater Hartford Irish Music Festival
Location: Grounds of the Irish American Home (132 Commerce Street), Glastonbury
Date(s): Friday, July 26, 2013 through Monday, July 28, 2013
Time: Main Stage–Friday 6:00pm-12:00 midnight, Saturday 2:00pm-12:00 midnight, Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm
http://www.irishmusicfest.com/

Colchester Historical Society’s 22nd Annual Festival on the Green
Location: Colchester
Date(s): Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
http://www.colchesterhistory.org/colchester-historical-society-events/festival-on-the-green/

Taste of Germany Festival
Location: Hartford Saengerbund (719 North Mountain Road), Newington
Date(s): Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: 11:00am-9:00pm
http://www.hartfordsaengerbund.org/index.html

50th Annual Old Saybrook Arts and Crafts Festival
Location: Town Green (302 Main Street), Old Saybrook
Date(s): Saturday, July 27, 2013 through Sunday, July 28, 2013
Time: Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
http://business.oldsaybrookchamber.com/events/details/50th-annual-arts-crafts-festival-9

Connecticut Wine Festival
Location: Goshen Fairgrounds (Route 63), Goshen
Date(s): Saturday, July 27, 2013 through Sunday, July 28, 2013
Time: Saturday 12:00 noon-7:00pm, Sunday 12:00 noon-6:00pm
http://ctwine.com/wine-festival/

MAA MathFest
Location: Hartford Convention Center/Marriott Downtown, Hartford
Date(s): Wednesday, July 31, 2013 through Saturday, August 3, 2013
http://www.maa.org/mathfest/

AUGUST

Annual Kent Sidewalk Festival
Location: Kent
Date(s): Thursday, August 1, 2013 through Sunday, August 4, 2013
Time: All day
http://www.kentct.com/coming_up_in_kent/

North Branford Potato and Corn Festival
Location: The Augur Property (Route 22), North Branford
Date(s): Thursday, August 1, 2013 through Sunday, August 4, 2013
Time: Thursday and Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
http://www.nbpotatofest.com/

Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
Location: Downtonwn Hartford/Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford
Date(s): Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time: 1:00pm-11:00pm
http://www.tastect.org/

SoNo Arts Celebration
Location: Historic South Norwalk
Date(s): Saturday, August 3, 2013 through Sunday, August 4, 2013
http://sonoarts.org/

Annual Walnut Beach Arts Festival
Location: Walnut Beach (17 Broadway), Milford
Date(s): Sunday, August 4, 2013
Time: TBA
http://www.walnutbeachassociation.com/walnutbeachartfestival.html

Festa 2013 Italian Festival
Location: Holy Rosary Church Grounds (Father Salemi Drive), Ansonia
Date(s): Thursday, August 8, 2013 through Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
http://www.holyrosaryfestival.com/

Litchfield Jazz Festival
Location: Goshen
Date(s): Friday, August 9, 2013 through Sunday, August 11, 2013
http://litchfieldjazzfest.com/

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
Location: Mystic
Date(s): Saturday, August 10, 2013 through Sunday August 11, 2013
Time: Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
http://www.mysticchamber.org/?sec=sec&s=44

New Haven Jazz Festival
Location: City Green, New Haven
Date(s): Monday, August 12, 2013 through Sunday, August 18, 2013
Time: See website for specific performance times.
http://www.jazzhaven.org/

Hamburg Fair
Location: Near Sterling City Road/Route 156, Lyme
Date(s): Friday, August 16, 2013 through Sunday, August 18, 2013
Time: Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
http://www.hamburgfair.org/

Hartford County 4-H Fair
Location: Four Town Fairgrounds (Egypt Road), Somers
Date(s): Friday, August 16, 2013 through Sunday, August 18, 2013
http://www.hartfordcounty4-h.uconn.edu/FairMain.htm

Wolcott Country Fair
Location: Fairgrounds at 245 Wolcott Road (intersection with Nichols Road), Wolcott
Date(s): Friday, August 16, 2013 through Sunday, August 18, 2013
Time: Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm. Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm
http://www.wolcottfair.com/index.asp

39th Annual Milford Oyster Festival
Location: Milford Harbor area, Milford
Date(s): Saturday, August 17, 2013 (Rain or shine.)
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
http://www.milfordoysterfestival.com/

28th Annual Family Day
Location: Keney Park (Woodland Street/Greenfield Street entrances), Hartford
Date(s): Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon-7:00pm
http://www.familydayhartford.com/

13th Annual Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival
Location: Riverfront, Hartford
Date(s): Saturday, August 17, 2013 through Sunday, August 18, 2013
http://www.dragonboathartford.com/home.php

Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair
Location: Cannon Grange (25 Cannon Road), Wilton
Date(s): Sunday, August 18, 2013
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm (Rain or shine.)
http://cannongrange.org/

Brooklyn Fair
Location: 15 Fairgrounds Road (off of Route 169), Brooklyn, CT
Date(s): Thursday, August 22, 2013 through Sunday, August 25, 2013
Time: Thursday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm
http://www.brooklynfair.org/

Terryville Lions Country Fair
Location: Terryville Fairgrounds, Terryville
Date(s): Friday, August 23, 2013 through Sunday, August 25, 2013
http://terryvillefair.org/

Chester Fair
Location: Kirtland Terrace (off Route 154), Chester
Date(s): Friday, August 23, 2013 through Sunday, August 25, 2013
Time: Friday 6:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
http://www.chesterfair.org/

29th Annual Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival
Location: Norton Park, Plainville
Date(s): Friday, August 23, 2013 through Sunday, August 25, 2013
http://www.plainvillefireco.com/Balloon_Festival.html

Woodstock Fair
Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds (281 Route 169), South Woodstock
Date(s): Friday, August 30, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013
Time: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-11:00pm, Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
http://www.woodstockfair.com/

Haddam Neck Fair
Location: Haddam Neck Fairgrounds (26 Quarry Hill Road), Haddam Neck
Date(s): Friday, August 30, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013
http://www.haddamneckfair.com/

Clinton Heritage Days
Location: Waterfront and Main Street, Clinton
Date(s): Saturday, August 31, 2013 through Sunday, September 1, 2013
http://www.clinton350.org/events/heritage-days/

Enfield Pirate Festival
Location: Town Green (820 Enfield Street), Enfield
Date(s): Saturday, August 31, 2013 through Sunday, Septembet 1, 2013
Time: 11:00am-7:00pm
http://ctfaire.com/enfield/

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