Things to Do! Weekend Edition: October 20, 2017 – October 22, 2017

There’s been a couple frosty mornings so far, just letting us know that winter is not too far away. However, what I am seeing in the forecast for the next few days is a reminder that summer isn’t letting go either.  If that keeps on track, we will have a beautiful weekend ahead to enjoy lots of great outdoor fall activities. 

And guess what? There are PLENTY of outdoor fall activities on the calendar! 

This weekend is full of great festivals, pumpkin patches, hay rides and fun on farms. You’ll also see more Halloween events popping up.  Some things do require tickets, so you’ll want to plan ahead and check into those events sooner than later. 

If you are looking for even more fall fun, you’ll want to check out our Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze Guides. There are so many things to do in this state to celebrate autumn! 

Enjoy a great fall weekend everyone! 

 

Friday October 20, 2017

At 9:30 a.m., enjoy simple stories, songs, movement, finger plays, open play time and art with your child, 12 to 24 months old. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., explore the colors of fall and the natural world around us. For ages 2 to 3. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., children ages 5 and under can enjoy jumping on the trampolines and in the foam pit, with a parent. Cost is $10 per child, accompanying parent is free. See our  Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 0 to 2 will enjoy this storytime with songs, rhymes and stories. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., join the new STEAM program with your preschooler. There will be stories, activity centers, and a craft to go. Ages 3-5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., children can experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the art studio. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

At 11 a.m., have fun exploring the natural world as you paint, weave, and become printmakers with leaves, acorns and grasses. For ages 3 to 5. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., have fun exploring the natural world as you paint, weave, and become printmakers with leaves, acorns and grasses. For ages 5 to 10. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., come out for an epic Halloween bash with trick or treating, hay rides, games, puppet shows, dancing, snacks and more! Parties are held every hour. Admission is $5 per child for members or $10 for non-members. Please register online.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night ride on a spooky train with scares by ghouls and goblins; and treats from witches. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids 2-12 and free for 2 and under. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Vehicle entry to the park is free. Read our Review

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy fall crafts, bounce houses, music, photo booth and lots of fun! There will be apple cider and donuts. Goody bags will be handed out to all children. Admission is a non-perishable food item donation.

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., enjoy trick or treating at the park in trunks! Trunks are wanted for participation! Prizes awarded for scariest, funniest and most creative trunks.

At 6 p.m., come out for an outdoor movie; enjoy free donuts and cider, Halloween activities and a costume contest. Make sure to bring blankets and chairs! Free admission.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., come along for a hay ride through the trails and meet “characters” that will tell stories and pass out treats. This is intended for younger children and is “not so scary”. Costumes encouraged, but not required! Tickets available online – this event can sell out!

At 6 p.m., wear your costume for a costume parade and dancing led by Austin Dailey aka DJ Red Supreme. For all ages. Light refreshments will be served. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

 At 7 p.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free.

 

Saturday October 21, 2017  

From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., enjoy a special Halloween themed Pancakes with Penguins! Breakfast is served buffet style.  Tickets are $24.95 for adults (11 and up) and $20.95 for children (10 and under). Aquarium admission tickets can be purchased for an additional $10 each. Advanced registration required. Read our Review.

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by and shop at the final week of this great market for your breads, vegetables, fruit, and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., come out for a scavenger hunt with goodie bags, Halloween model train village, storytelling, pumpkins for sale, mask making and touch-a-truck. Pancake breakfast served from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. admission is $10 for adults; all children ages 2 to 14 are $6; children under 2 are free.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come out for a celebration of fall with the community including a scarecrow contest, train excursion, craft and art vendors, live music and special activities for the kids. Tickets are $25 for the train rides and can be purchased online.

From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come out for lots of activities including an apple pie baking contest, old fashioned demonstrations, canning, spinning, bee keeping and more. There will be old fashioned games, tractors, crafts, hay bale climbing, tractors, music and much more! Admission is free. Limited parking for a donation of $2 in the farm field is available.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by this great weekly event for your fruits and vegetable needs, plus grab some baked goodies, plants, fresh meat, and more. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families are invited to come and let their imagination run wild! For children in grades  K-6. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., get a little spooky and a little kooky with the Science Center! There will be a Halloween party, trick or treating, a photo booth, pumpkin decorating, Scaryoke and crafts. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and family fun! Free admission or children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can learn to express creativity using varied art materials. Admission is $9 for non-members ($7 for members). For ages 6 to 8.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a music and movement program with your children, ages 1 to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., come listen to the stories, Good Day, Good Night, and enjoy a fun craft. Free.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a Halloween adventure with lots of magic, mystery and marvel! Free with museum admission. Read our Review.

From 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., bring the kids for a non-spooky fall event and enjoy the fall foliage aboard a vintage trolley car to the Patch. Admission is $10 per person.

At 11 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can discover art, listen to stories and explore elements of art. Admission is $7 for non-members ($5 for members). For ages 3 to 5.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little pumpkin in store for fun crafts, great giveaways, exciting raffles and more!

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., join the Women in Science with Project Engineer Nancy Puglisi Rolfe to find out if you can build the best bridge! Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin painting, hayrides, face painting, games, raffles, haunted house and more! Some activities have a small fee. Read our Review.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., pack up your LOL Surprise dolls and Num Noms and head to a store to trade with fello fans! Score an exclusive LOL Surprise keychain and take home a yummy Num Noms activity book.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a petting zoo, costume parade, pumpkin carving contest, scarecrow judging contest, games, hayrides, food, entertainment, roaming railroad, inflatables and more!

From 1 pm. to 4 p.m., enjoy trick or treating on the trail, spooky storytime, costume contest, pumpkin painting, games, crafts and more! Special Pricing applies. Read our Review.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a fun family event with kite flying, snow cones, cotton candy and more! This is a free event.

At 2 p.m., meet author Tom Sullivan, and listen to his story Blue vs. Yellow! There will be a bok signing after the storytime. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., enjoy a fun improve show with the family. This is geared towards ages 5 to 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance and cost $10 for adults and $5 for youth. See our Blog Post.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., gather together with friends and neighbors for a fun evening of trunk or treating! There will also be hayrides, a bounce house, contests, games, music and more! Free to the public for all ages.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy an outdoor festival with live music, kids costume parade, games, pie eating contest, carved pumpkin contest, food trucks, haunted house and more! Free admission.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy this fun event with trick or treating in the trunks of local businesses and families!  Free admission.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., bring the whole family for a night of fall fun including trick or treating, spooky trails, hay maze, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, hayrides, pony rides and more! Come in costume and bring a flashlight and a bag. Free admission.

Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy hayrides, games, food and fun! The hayrides turn haunted at 7 p.m.! Hayrides are $5 for children and $10 for adults.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., come out for family activities, live music, wagon rides, face painting, an outdoor movie, and free refreshments (while they last). Free.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., come celebrate the season with Hilltop Farm and enjoy fun activities including twilight tours, trunk or treating, jack-o-lantern contests, games, contests and more! Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per car. Canned good donations will also be collected.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night ride on a spooky train with scares by ghouls and goblins; and treats from witches. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids 2-12 and free for 2 and under. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Vehicle entry to the park is free. Read our Review.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night without the kids! Drop the kids off for a fun time at My Gym with games, rides and activities; and food! For ages 2.5 and up. Open to non-members. Admission is $30 for 1stchild and half off for siblings! Reserve your spot soon!

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a hay ride through the park, decorate pumpkins, enjoy the sunset and more! The cost for residents is $15; $18 for non-residents. Children 2 and under are free. All participants must be registered.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids of all ages are invited for an exciting night of dancing, games, prizes, crafts and trick or treating! Be sure to wear your costume! Advance Tickets are $10; or $15 at the door.

From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., take a guided tour on an adventure to find creatures in the night! It won’t be too spooky or scary. Treats and other activities provided. Admission is $3 for Windsor residents; $5 for nonresidents. Children under 2 are free. Registration Required.

From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., come out for a special evening with guests ages 8-15 (although some brave little ones have found the event fun)! Enjoy a haunted hayride and other spooky areas. There will magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, fire dancers and more! Tickets can be bought online for discounted rates; or at the gate.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., come along for a hay ride through the trails and meet “characters” that will tell stories and pass out treats. This is intended for younger children and is “not so scary”. Costumes encouraged, but not required! Tickets available online – this event can sell out!

 

Sunday October 22, 2017   

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., come out for a fun, fit morning of biking with the family along safe, organized, scenic routes. There will be great entertainment and a delicious post-ride meal!

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by the last market of the season for some local produce and other great items at this popular weekly market! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., get a little spooky and a little kooky with the Science Center! There will be a Halloween party, trick or treating, a photo booth, pumpkin decorating, Scaryoke and crafts. Free with admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and family fun! Free admission or children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.

From 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., bring the kids for a non-spooky fall event and enjoy the fall foliage aboard a vintage trolley car to the Patch. Admission is $10 per person.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop at this popular and well-loved farmers’ market for vegetables, fruits, breads, meats and more. Make sure to save your appetite for lunch at a food truck! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a Halloween adventure with lots of magic, mystery and marvel! Free with museum admission.  Read our Review

From 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., enjoy a children’s costume parade, magic show, carnival games, sand art, rodeo pumpkin, and more! Free treat bags to the first 300 children! Free admission.

At 12:30 p.m., Jonathan’s Dream is finally opening its grounds to the public again! A program of speakers will begin at 12:30 p.m.! Come celebrate at this highly anticipated event!

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., come out and build with LEGO bricks and check out special deals, plus get a free city map!

At 1 p.m., enjoy a hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides, costume parade and a haunted house. Free.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night ride on a spooky train with scares by ghouls and goblins; and treats from witches. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids 2-12 and free for 2 and under. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Vehicle entry to the park is free. Read our Review

 

 

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