Nestled in between New York and the rest of New England, Connecticut dresses up in her finest for fall.
Usually at their peak around mid-October, fall foliage throughout the state may include a scenic country drive along Merrit Parkway with stops in Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan, or a coastal trail that combines Connecticut's beaches and maritime history with the vivid reds, yellows and golds of Autumn.
But don't stop there! Further north, the state is alive with color in the River Valley region while Route 7 along western Connecticut is often called one of the best scenic fall drives in the country.
Enjoy the whole day, or an entire weekend, during this year's Connecticut fall festival season. Have fun!
Come celebrate flower power at the
Mum Festival in September.
September 15 - September 17, 2023 -- Guilford Fair Guilford --
This annual CT fall happening features live music, acrobats, jugglers, children's zoo, carnival rides, and lots more.
September 21 - September 24, 2023 -- The 103rd Annual Durham Fair Durham --
Head for the state's largest agricultural fair to celebrate the harvest season with family fun, great food, carnival rides, entertainment on four stages, and more.
September 22 - September 24, 2023 -- Bristol Mum Festival Bristol -
Mum's the word at this fun fall festival featuring carnival rides, live music, a petting zoo, art show, and the big parade.
October 2023 -- Apple Harvest & Music Festival Glastonbury --
Join the festivities with a full midway of amusement rides, food trucks, live music, Harvest Pub, and the 5k Road Race
October 7 - October 8, 2023 -- Garlic & Harvest Festival Bethlehem -- Like extra garic with that? Savor the flavor at this annual harvest fest where garlic is the star of the show plus cooking demos, food court, live entertainment, and handmade crafts.
CT DEP - Connecticut's Fall Foliage
- Here's a comprehensive guide with viewing areas in forests and state parks, suggested driving tours, and general tips for making the most out of fall in Connecticut.
Connecticut Fall Foliage Attractions - Check out this guide with complete information on farms and orchards, apple cider mills, pumpkin patches and other related attractions to include on your fall foliage tour of CT.