By Mike Stacy

***Get your Nite of Lite Laughter raffle tickets Saturday 11am to 1pm at Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven with WRCH’s Mike Stacy!  Tickets are $20 with a chance to win 3 prizes!  A trip for two to LA with air, hotel and a tour of Jay Leno’s garage, $5,000 in furniture from Jordan’s Furniture or a Bushnell Broadway series subscription and dinner at J Restaurant for each show!  100% benefits the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital!*** 


Disco Ball: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever comes to Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday 5pm.  The event is hosted by Joe Piscopo and stars Tavares and the Tramps!   Tickets $50-$80.  In the Wolf Den you can enjoy Average White Band  Saturday at 7pm.  Wolf Den shows are FREE.   888-226-7711 or

Firefall plays the Infinity Hall in Hartford Saturday 8pm.  Tickets are $24-$54. or 866-666-6306

It’s the Freestyle Extravaganza starring Sugarhill Gang and Rob Base Saturday 8pm at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.  Tickets $48-$158. or 800-200-2882


“Les Miserables” runs through Sunday at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.  Tickets $22.50 and up.  860-987-5900 or

“A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare plays Hartford Stage through Sunday.  Tickets start at $25.  860-527-5151 or

“Avenue Q” brings gasps to Playhouse on Park in West Hartford through Sunday.  *MATURE AUDIENCES*  Tickets $40-$50. or 860-523-5900.

“Dracula” flies into the CT Cabaret Theater in Berlin now through November 4th.  Tickets $30.  860-829-1248 or

The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts presents Billy Gardell from CBS’s Mike & Molly Saturday 8pm (Adult Content).  Tickets $40-$50.  Family fun too with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live Sunday at 2pm. Tickets $20-$30.


Fair season continues with…

The Garlic & Harvest Festival is this weekend at the Bethlehem Fair Grounds Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p.  Enjoy all things GARLIC with over 200 vendors plus live music and rides!  Stop by to win prizes with WRCH Sunday 11am to 1pm.  Adults $8, Seniors $7, $1 for children under 12.

The Harvest Festival is Saturday 10am at Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield (home to Kevin the Wild Turkey).  Local vendors, kid’s activities, live music and pumpkin carving!  This event is free!

The Portland Fair includes fireworks, wildlife show, mud bogs, rides, and more Friday 5-10p, Saturday 10a-10p and Sunday 10a-6p.  Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 Seniors, Children under 10 are free and Military are free with ID.

Harwinton Fair is Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 8a to 6pm and Sunday 8am to 5pm.  Adults $8.  Children under 12 are free!  Free parking.

Wethersfield’s Cove Park hosts the 36th Annual Old Wethersfield Craft Fair beginning at 10am.  Over 100 juried crafts persons with handmade wares.  Admission is $6.  860-529-8611.

The Southington Apple Harvest Festival finishes this weekend with Apple Crisp, Apple Fritters, parades, fireworks, arts & crafts, live music, carnival rides on the Southington Town Green.

Enjoy Night Fall at Bushnell Park in Hartford Saturday at 6pm.  Mark the Autumnal season with music, dance, and giant puppets!  Admission is free.  Bring blankets/chairs.  Food Trucks will be on site for food/drink purchase.

Are you a Leaf Peeper?  Take a Fall Foliage Cruise with Riverquest out of East Haddam and you might spot a bald eagle!  Fridays 1:30p, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30, 2 and 3:30pm.  $15-$35. 860-662-0577 or

The 3rd Annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire is Saturday 10am to 4pm at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. If your child has an interest in creating or making things, this free, family-friendly celebration that spotlights ingenuity and craftsmanship may inspire your son or daughter’s future career. Displays will include robots, laser engraving, electronics for beginners, a tiny house to tour, 3D printing, and so much more. The event is free but please register at

Sun Brewfest is Saturday in the Uncas Ballroom from 1 to 4pm for $30.  At 6pm, Arooga’s hosts a half-time hops evening of beer, bar bites and sports viewing for $50 in advance that includes unlimited beer and food samples.

Oktoberfest is at Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort in Middlefield Saturday at 3pm with beer sampling, ski lift rides, home brewing competition, keg tossing and live music.  $29 at the door.  Designated Driver’s are $15.

Saints Restaurant on Route 10 in Southington is celebrating 50 Years with $1 Hot Dog Day Saturday 11:30am to 8pm.  You may purchase up to ten of their famous hot dogs for just a dollar each (french fries and drinks also available)

The Army and Navy Club present a vendor and craft fair Sunday 9am to 2pm at 1090 Main Street in Manchester. Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit the Manchester Food Bank. Free parking and raffles too!

Are you ready for some football?  UConn battles Memphis Friday 7pm at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.  Tailgating starts about 3pm.

Hockey returns Friday night at 7pm with the Hartford Wolfpack vs the Charlotte Checkers at Hartford’s XL Center!

PAWTOBERFEST is Saturday 2pm at Johnny B’S Bar & Grill. 1457 Meriden Road in Wolcott and raises money for the Wolcott Animal Shelter! There will be raffles, bands, food and so much more! Johnny B’s also has set up a bin for donations such as dog/ cat food, puppy pads, leashes, unused toys, etc. Every donation, big or small, will help an animal with nothing at all.


Nightmare on Main is this Friday and Saturday and next at the Mill Museum in Willimantic at 7 to 9:30pm.  Not recommended for little ones!  Witches, sorcery, superstition, fear and frenzy with history and fable!  Refreshments are available.  860-456-2178 or

Enjoy Creepy Tales at the Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford Fridays and Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, & 9pm. Reservations required.  Tickets $25.  Museum Members $20.  $17 for children.  860-247-0998 or

The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum is celebrating over 50 consecutive years at the Bristol Historical Society! The Wax Museum style guided tour features life-size figures of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Channey, Vincent Price and more! See rare movie props and make-up appliances and stay for vintage silent films! Open weekends through October Friday, Saturday and Sundays 7-10pm. Donation $6. Recommended 7+.

Haunted Graveyard returns to Lake Compounce in Bristol.   Tickets $29.99.

Fright Fest presented by Snickers invades Six Flags New England with a 3-D Slasher Circus, Zombies and more!

Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town is the theme at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Saturday through October 29th.  Visitors can dress like fairies while touring a wee town with a bakery, factory, library, flower & dress shops, even a drive-in movie theater!  Admission is $15 adults, $14 seniors, $13 students and free 12 and under.

Bring the family to the Corn Maze at Nomad’s Outdoor Adventure in South Windsor OR if you dare, visit Nightmare Acres where nightmare’s become a reality!  860-436-5467 or

PumpkinTown USA is in East Hampton through Halloween.  Enjoy hayrides every 30 minutes, face painting and fun daily 10am to 5pm.  Ticket prices vary.

It’s Pumpkin Season at Rose’s Berry Farm through October 29th on Saturdays and Sundays in South Glastonbury. Enjoy tractor rides, hay maze, croquet, face painting and more!  Tickets $7.  Children 4 and under are free.  A Family of 4 is $25.  860-633-7467 or

The Lyman Orchards Corn Maze is open now through November 5th Wednesday through Friday 3 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm.  Adults $10.  Children 4-12 $5.  3 & Under are free.  860-349-6043 or

Bring the little one’s to pick a pumpkin at the CT Trolley Museum in East Windsor Friday through sunday 10am to 5pm.  take a trolley ride to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin to decorate and keep.  Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children 4-12 are $10, 3 and under are $3.  At 7 & 9:30 Fridays and Saturday evenings, it becomes Rails to the Darkside (not recommended for children)  Admission is $18.  860-627-6540 or

Trail of Terror – one of Connecticut’s scariest Halloween attractions takes place in Wallingford Fridays and Saturdays 7-11pm and Sundays 7-10pm.  60 North Plains Hwy.  General admission is $15.

From Page to Stage: Broadway Costumes from the Goodspeed Musicals Collection are on display now through January 1, 2018 at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. See costumes from shows including Showboat, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Pirates of Penzance and Carousel! Tours offered Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Drink that you May Live is a new Ancient Glass exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery now through November 12th.  View over 130 pieces of ancient glass, some near 3,000 years old including cups, bowls, pitchers, flasks, bottles, cosmetic vials, jars and more.  The oldest pieces date back to Egypt from the 2nd millennium!

Are you ready to try Yoga?  Yoga in the City takes place every day except Friday in Hartford for FREE!  The Vasu Tribe Studio of Hartford offers free outdoor Yoga weeknights at 5:30 Monday & Wednesday in Bushnell Park, Tuesday and Thursdays in Elizabeth Park. Saturday in Pope Park and Sunday in Colt Park are at 10am.  All levels welcome now through Sunday.

Catch a great new exhibit “Yankees-Red Sox” at the Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main Street, Waterbury.  News clippings, ticket stubs, action shots, hats, bats, uniforms and a copy of the Babe Ruth Contract from the Sox to the Yanks, a piece of the Green Monster and a seat from original Yankee Stadium.   The exhibit runs through November 12th.

Take a spin on the Bushnell Carousel at Bushnell Park in Hartford for just $1. Saturday and Sundays 11am to 5pm.  This weekend is a Superhero Theme – wear your best super-suit and enjoy popcorn, ice cream and crafts!  860-585-5411 or


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