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Events in Central CT: Your Gateway to Weekend Adventures

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Whether you’re a local resident or just passing through, this is your go-to source for discovering a wide array of weekend events in Central CT.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend August 25, 2023 – August 27, 2023

Terryville Lions Country Fair

Kicking off Fair Season in Central CT with the Terryville Lions Country Fair! Celebrate 75 years of the Terryville Fair starting at 4pm Friday evening and stay for the firework display starting at 10pm. Saturday and Sunday are jam packed with all kinds of events i.e. tractor pulls, pig races, live music and magicians. For a complete schedule of events visit their site
Ps. Stop by the Turning Point Realty Booth on Saturday between 1pm-6pm and say hi to me! 

Date: Friday August 25, 2023  – Sunday August 27, 2023

Time: Friday 4:00PM – 11:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM – 11:00PM, Sunday 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Location: 171 Town Hill Rd Terryville, CT

Connecticut Taco Festival

Taco-bout fun!! The Shelton River Walk is hosting the Connecticut Taco Festival featuring taco vendors from around the state, cold beer and margaritas, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Mariachi, craft vendors, kids activities & More!! Come hungry and participate in the taco eating contest starting at 3:00PM. 


Advanced Ticket Purchases are $15 or pay $20 at the gate. 


Date: Saturday August 26, 2023

Time: 12:00PM – 6:00PM 

Location: Shelton River Walk

Beer & Wine Festival

Support the Knights of Columbus this weekend at their 3d Annual Beer & Wine Festival.

Sample tastings of fine wines and beers from across the Country and around the World. Enjoy food from Dem Boyz and The Polish Plate as well as music by DJ Tyler Lomnitzer! Guests must be online

Date: Friday August 25, 2023 and Saturday August 26, 2023

Time: 5:00PM – 10:00PM 

Location: St Anthony Church 111 School St Bristol, CT

German Festival


Join in on the German-inspired fun in Bristol this weekend!

The tented biergarten will serve up delicious German food, imported German biers as well as German music and performers. 

There’s something fun for everyone! Kids can participate in scavenger hunts, games, face painting and more. Adults can test their language skills with a game called “Pronounce that German Word” or test their endurance by entering into a stein-holding competition for a chance to win a cash prize.


Date: Friday August 25, 2023 and Saturday August 26, 2023

Time: Friday 5:30PM – 9:00PM Saturday 12:00PM – 9:00PM

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church 111 School St Bristol, CT

Dream Ride Experience

Calling all Automotive Enthusiasts!
The Dream Cruise and Wrangler Rally is the largest car cruise benefiting The Hometown Foundation, Inc. and this weekend they are partnering with The Farmington Polo Club and welcoming hundreds of automotive enthusiasts from across the country.
Purchase a general admission ticket and take a tour of the many cars on display, enjoy the entertainment and chat with the car owners and other enthusiasts. For an upgraded price enjoy a car ride in your dream car and have dinner under the tent for 1, 2 or 3 nights! 
Tickets can be purchased here.

Date and Time:

Friday, August 25, 2023: 3:00PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, August 26, 2023: 10:00AM to 10:00PM

Sunday, August 27, 2023: 8:00AM to 4:00PM


Location: Farmington Polo Club 152 Town Farm Rd Farmington, CT

Open Air Market Feat. Hello Dolly Momma

Stroll through the beautiful grounds and shop an amazing array of hand-craft artisans at the Wadsworth Mansion on Sunday. Hello Dolly Momma is the featured vendor who is well known for making fashions for 18″ dolls. So, get started on some birthday or holiday shopping at this amazing venue! 

Date: Sunday August 27, 2023

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Wadsworth Mansion 421 Wadsworth St Middletown, CT

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Nichole Morrell

Nichole Morrell

Hey Central CT! I'm Nichole Morrell, a REALTOR at Turning Point Realty, LLC and a Bristol, CT native and current resident. I have a lot of knowledge about this amazing community and the surrounding towns and cities so if you live in the Central CT area or are thinking of moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with me on the latest Events, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities, Real Estate trends and more!
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