October Harvest Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

October KNOW GOOD Market 

When: Thursday, October 12 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Hog River Brewery / 30-50 Bartholomew Ave, Hartford


What: Everyone knows Hartford turns up for the KNOW GOOD Markets. Eats from the best local food trucks, on-tap beer from Hog River, and vibes that you can’t find anywhere else. While you’re here, make sure you head over to Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre’s booth for one (or three) of their incredible ‘Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk’ cookies. We promise you will not be disappointed.

Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival

When: Friday, October 13 from 6 PM – Sunday, October 15 to 5 PM

Where: 300 Welles St, Glastonbury

What: Fall wouldn’t be complete without Glastonbury’s Annual Apple Harvest Festival, featuring everything New England-y you could ever imagine. From sitting on straw bales and enjoying the funky live music to eating some of the best pies around. There will be vendors, booths, food trucks and even amusement rides. On the third day of the festival (the 15th), there’s also a 5K race starting at 9:30 AM. But this ain’t your typical 5K race, because when you reach the finish line, you’re given a complimentary hard cider. Now that’s my kind of reward.

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Back Alley Blaze Vintage Market

When: Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM 6 PM

Where: 485 New Park, West Hartford

What: Blaze and Bloom will be holding an incredible Vintage Market in the Back Alley on New Park, the third Saturday in October. There will be tons of local vendors lined up selling some vintage goods, handmade and local products. Bring your appetites along with your wallets cause there will be some great food and drink offered as well.

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G.O.A.T Brew Fest

When: Saturday, October 21 from 1 PM – 5 PM

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Park / 1214 Main Street, Hartford

What: Watch Dunkin’ Donuts Park transform into a beer lovers heaven for their G.O.A.T (as in “Greatest of All Time…not the animal) Brew Fest. This event will highlight over 30 breweries, including some of our favorites – Lord Hobo Brewing, Thomas Hooker, Ballast Point, and Stony Creek. There will also be a live music performance from The Bus Drivers and specialized foods made just for the ballpark.

All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Yard Goats Foundation, a Connecticut based non-profit organization.