Stamford Museum and Nature Center Farm to Table Dinner

10/01/2016

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-977-6533.

6-10 pm. An exceptional farm to table dining experience in the elegant setting of the Bendel Mansion featuring executive chef Forrest Pasternack. Evening begins with cocktails and a tour of the latest exhibition, The Nature of Tuscany, Stamford and Beyond.

Earthplace Woodside Bash

10/01/2016

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

Saturday evening's Woodside Bash (for adults only) from 7 to 10 pm features dinner under the stars in our unique, wooded setting. Three hundred guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and live music with the opportunity to ride a mechanical bull, stroll down our haunted trail or relax around the fire pit. The family-friendly Earthplace Festival from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday offers outdoor adventures for all ages. Activities include jumping into a pool of corn (yes, corn!), field games, natural obstacle course, apple slingshot, and much, much more! Rain Date October 8. Tickets $100pp/$125 day of the event.

RCA Oktoberfest

10/01/2016

33 Highland Ave,, Rowayton, CT

4:30 p.m. On October 1, Munich makes a return visit to the Rowayton Community Center for the Fourth Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser. Grab your lederhosen and press your dirndl, and come join us for a festive evening of German food, music and bier. The event kicks off with a march through town led by horse drawn carriages. Once back to the Community Center Tent, a cannon will mark the ceremonial tapping of the kegs then we'll enjoy German fare such as bratwurst, roasted chicken, pork shank, hashed potatoes, and thick pretzels. Ice cold Spaten will be served in custom RCA steins with crisp Spätburgunder, buttery Chardonnay and sparkling soda available as alternatives.

Westport Restaurant Week

10/02/2016 to 10/16/2016

Westport, CT

Come and try a new fabulous eatery or visit one of your favorites. Each of the participating venues will be offering a Prix Fixe meal to entice your palate. We have set up a flexible pricing program to further enhance the experience. Lunches will be $15, $20 or $25, Dinners $25, $30 or $35 and Brunch, if offered starting at $20, its up to each restaurant to set their pricing. Visit website for details.

New England Chowdafest

10/02/2016

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 216-8452 .

11 am - 3 pm. Conveniently off exit #18 off I-95.  Yankee Magazine's 2016 Top Event of the Season. New England's Best Chowder & Soup Competition! 40 award winning chefs and restaurants representing every New England state compete for the title of best chowder, soup and bisque in New England! You're the judge in this unique "fun"raiser in the ongoing fight against hunger! You'll get a spoon, ballot & pencil - enjoy unlimited sampling and then rate everything you try on a scale of 7.0 to 10.5. The restaurants with the best average rating win their respective category. Four categories to judge: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Traditional Chowders (Manhattan/Rhode Island's), Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. Adults $15
Kids (6-12) $5 and FREE Parking!

Bruce Museum Family Studio Tour and Workshop: Her Crowd

10/02/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

 Gallery Tour - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required. Family Studio Workshop: Her Crowd - 1 pm - 2:30 pm.  This program is a full 1½ hour art workshop designed for families with children 5 and older. It is $7.00 per person for members and $15.00 for non-members. Please register in advanced brucemuseum.eventbrite.com by Thursday, September 29th. Decisions about whether or not the Family Studio Workshop will run will be made at this time.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk

10/02/2016

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

9 am - 11:15 am. Join us for a leisurely walk to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Meet near southern concession stand. Contactcynthiae@brucemuseum.org for information and Park admission. Contact cynthiae@brucemuseum.org for Park admission. Free. No registration required

Earthplace Festival

10/02/2016

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

The family-friendly Earthplace Festival from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday offers outdoor adventures for all ages. Activities include jumping into a pool of corn (yes, corn!), field games, natural obstacle course, apple slingshot, and much, much more! Adm. Rain date: 10/9.

Be Green Connecticut! Community Fair – Protecting our Coast

10/02/2016

Fairfield, CT Phone: 203‑259‑1598 .

2pm – 3pm. Free.. Enjoy the community opening of the exhibition "Rising Tides: Fairfield's Coast, Past to Future" and find out what YOU can do to protect the environment for future generations.

Chowdafest

10/02/2016

Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT Phone: 203-750-9800.

11 am - 3 pm. at Sherwood Island State Park. 40 award winning chefs and restaurants representing every New England state compete for the title of best chowder, soup and bisque in New England! You're the judge in this unique "fun"raiser in the ongoing fight against hunger! You'll get a spoon, ballot & pencil - enjoy unlimited sampling and then rate everything you try on a scale of 7.0 to 10.5. The restaurants with the best average rating win their respective category. Four categories to judge: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Traditional Chowders (Manhattan/Rhode Island's), Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. Tickets just $15, Kids (6-12) $5 and FREE PARKING.