It’s going to be a GREAT Weekend in Connecticut!
The first weekend of October is filled with Halloween movies, thrills, fairs and music!
Let’s bring on the movies first!
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
While that movie isn’t for all ages, this one is! Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up too fast! To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, IT, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong? the film features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, , Bette Midler, Bill Hader and more!
It sure is a busy fall weekend in CT – here are a few things to check out!
The Big E wraps this weekend with great music too! Tonight are the Goo Goo Dolls and the concerts wrap Sunday with classic rockers STYX!
It’s HERE! The Southington Apple Harvest Festival Now through October 10
The award-winning, hometown event is one of the biggest festivals in New England, the annual Southington Apple Harvest Festival takes place over two weekends with free admission, entertainment, and parking. Downtown Southington! The festival's highlights include a parade, carnival, contests, live entertainment, original crafts, and delicious food. All during the height of New England's spectacular fall foliage.
This weekend is also the 164th Annual Harwinton Fair at the fairgrounds! There is a lot of exciting events and activities scheduled for each day of the fair, including antique tractor pulls, horse events, wood chopping, animal exhibits, live entertainment, amazing fair food, and vendors. The fair will also have agricultural displays, kids’ activities and so much more. Including a concert by American Idol and CT’s own Nick Fradiani!
Saturday you can start you day at Goodwin University in East Hartford to kick off a month long awareness campaign with The Interval House of Ct. October 2, 9 & 16 at 9am
Jennifer Farber Dulos Memorial Walk to End Domestic Violence will take place across the state.
Put on your purple and step out to honor survivors and remember those lost to domestic violence. This year, three walks are being offered in several communities we serve. Your registration fee ($25) provides our clients safe options and lifesaving services. Registration opens at 8:30am for all walks. Visit www.intervalhousect.org
People and Pets! Saturday at noon please join D’Esopo Funeral Chapel in Wethersfield, as we host a special Blessing Service for Pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi – Patron Saint of all Animals. A short, outdoor ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Funeral Chapel. All pets must be on leashes or in a carrying crate and be accompanied by their owner. Masks are optional for this outdoor event. Please consider bringing a donation of pet food for the Holy Trinity Church of Hartford, Pet Initiative!
Also on Saturday it’s the 39th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts FairPut on by the Wethersfield Historical Society A day of art, community, and celebration! Shop and learn, as your stroll booth-to-booth and meet a wide variety of talented artists and crafters. Enjoy free children's activities, artist demonstrations, great food, and more!
Sunday we are proud to be a part of the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Greater Hartford, CT at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field! Walkers Welcome & Route Opens at 8:30 a.m.Ceremony at 10 a.m. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease. Because like flowers, our participants don't stop when something's in their way. They keep raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's and all other dementia.
And lots of Haunted Happenings to get ready for Hallow ween, like Trail of Terror 2021 now through October 31 in Wallingford! Hiding in the woods at the end of a lonesome road is a world of fright and fantasy that will test one's mettle, temper one's cavalier courage, torment one's sanity, and taint one's soul. This vortex of dark entertainment is the Trail of Terror. Visit trailofterror.com for directions and tickets
These are just a few of the many things happening in CT this weekend!