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    Shoreline Social Report: October 7 – October 11

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    Another gorgeous fall weekend is ahead of us and we have a few new seasonal activities to add into the mix. Halloween events for all ages have kicked off! Gather up the family for another fun filled weekend!


    Wednesday, September 7th

    • Wednesday night is all about Trivia Night at Moxie in Madison! Happening under the big tent at 7:30pm with registration beginning at 7:00pm. First come, first seated at this touchless event. Come on out for food & drink specials, prizes, and fun!

    Thursday, October 8th

    • Durham Farmer’s Market takes place on the Town Green from 3:00-6:30pm. Check out their Facebook page for an up-to-date listing of vendors.
    • Fall Fest is happening at Shanks in Clinton from 3-8pm. Mini pumpkin painting, apple cider & hot chocolate, mini dessert pies, & MORE fall fun! It might be chilly on the water, so be sure to dress warmly and BYOB (bring your own blanket).

    Friday, October 9th

    • The Madison Farmer’s Market is taking place on the Town Green from 3-6pm. Traditional retail is now allowed and select vendors continue to offer pre-order. Head to the market webpage to see this week’s list of vendors.
    • Thimble Island Brewing Company is hosting Live Music Fridays in Branford from 6-9pm. Head over to hear Pablo perform this week!
    • Fall Fest is happening at Shanks in Clinton from 3-8pm. Mini pumpkin painting, apple cider & hot chocolate, mini dessert pies, & MORE fall fun! It might be chilly on the water, so be sure to dress warmly and BYOB (bring your own blanket).
    • Not-So-Scary Halloween Drive Through at Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam. An experience designed for young children, but fun for all ages! Their magical Pony Trail is decorated and lit up for Halloween! You will find all sorts of exciting sights on the way, as well as human characters dressed to the occasion! Candy will be passed out to the little visiting goblins. 5:45pm – 8:00pm
    • The Haunted Isle 2020 hosted by the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven. Legend has it that somewhere in the woods at the end of the trolley tracks lurk the things that nightmares are made of. This fall a lonely trolley will carry passengers down the tracks to the gate from 6:30 – 10:00pm. The choice is yours… enter if you dare!Do you have what it takes to face your fears? The Haunted Isle is rated S “spooky”. Not recommend for any children under 10 years of age. Tickets can be purchased here.
    • Restorative Yoga and Sound Bath hosted by Center Yoga + Wellness in Clinton from 7-8:30pm. Available in-studio and via livestream to meet your comfort level. No prior experience necessary.

     

    Saturday, October 1oth

    • The Dudley Farm Market in Guilford is open every Saturday from 9am-12:30pm. Follow along on Facebook for update on vendors.
    • The Audubon Shop in Madison is hosting a Fall Bird Walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park from 8-10:30am. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $6 payable in advance. Call 203-245-9056 to reserve your spot and be sure to visit the event page for more details on arrival procedures.
    • Paper Shredding Event hosted by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce from 9am – 1pm. Cost is $7 per box (i.e. Banker’s Box or Copy Paper Box), payable by cash or credit. Volunteers will be on hand to unload boxes – No need to get out of your car. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed prior to shredding.
    • Fall Fest is happening at Shanks in Clinton from 11am-8pm. Mini pumpkin painting, apple cider & hot chocolate, mini dessert pies, & MORE fall fun! It might be chilly on the water, so be sure to dress warmly and BYOB (bring your own blanket).
    • Outdoor Fall Paint & Sip with Painted by the Shore at Rosabianca Vineyards from 11am – 1pm. Purchase your Fall Wine Bottle Lantern tickets in advance here.
    • Not-So-Scary Halloween Drive Through at Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam. An experience designed for young children, but fun for all ages! Their magical Pony Trail is decorated and lit up for Halloween! You will find all sorts of exciting sights on the way, as well as human characters dressed to the occasion! Candy will be passed out to the little visiting goblins. 5:45pm – 8:00pm
    • Pumpkin Patch Season with The Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven from 11am – 4pm. Enjoy the glorious fall foliage as you ride a vintage trolley car to the Pumpkin Patch where each child can select their own little pumpkin to decorate and take home. Book your tickets today!
    • The Haunted Isle 2020 hosted by the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven. Legend has it that somewhere in the woods at the end of the trolley tracks lurk the things that nightmares are made of. This fall a lonely trolley will carry passengers down the tracks to the gate from 6:30 – 10:00pm. The choice is yours… enter if you dare!
      Do you have what it takes to face your fears? The Haunted Isle is rated S “spooky”. Not recommend for any children under 10 years of age. Tickets can be purchased here.
    • Oktoberfest at James Madison House in North Madison with a live performance by Foxtrotter at 8pm.

    Sunday, October 11th

    • The Chester Sunday Market is running from 10am-1pm and they’ve officially made the return to Main St.!
    • Fall Fest is happening at Shanks in Clinton from 11am-8pm. Mini pumpkin painting, apple cider & hot chocolate, mini dessert pies, & MORE fall fun! It might be chilly on the water, so be sure to dress warmly and BYOB (bring your own blanket).
    • Pumpkin Patch Season with The Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven from 11am – 4pm. Enjoy the glorious fall foliage as you ride a vintage trolley car to the Pumpkin Patch where each child can select their own little pumpkin to decorate and take home. Book your tickets today!
    • Seth Adam and Steve Toby perform as a duo at Stewards of the Land Brewery in Northford from 2-5pm.
    • Comedian Rachel Feinstein at 1741 Pub and Grill at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield from 7-9pm. Purchase your tickets in advance here.


     

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