A fall family tradition returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 with the 35th Annual Harvest Festival Weekend. This year, the weekend will be kicked off with a new event for adults-only – Octoberfest On The Meadow at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 19 @ 6:30 PM with proceeds supporting the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The evening will feature seasonal Oktoberfest brews, as well as Octoberfest favorites including kielbasa with sauerkraut and cherry beer roasted pork shoulder. Guests will be entertained by live music from The Bavarian Boys.
The weekend will continue with the Harvest Festival Weekend, an annual family event celebrating the fall season, from 11 am to 3 pm both Saturday and Sunday. With plenty to do for the whole family, activities include hayrides, apple cider demonstrations, apple slingshots, a scarecrow contest, and pumpkin carving. Children (and parents) are encouraged to come in costume and participate in a parade at 1 pm led by a special guest. Other activities include farm animal demonstrations, face-painting, storytelling, children's crafts, music from Jay and Ray, and much more.
Octoberfest On The Meadow tickets are available for purchase online at www.stamfordmuseum.org/octoberfest2012 or by phone at203.977.6521. Tickets prices are: SM&NC Members $50 per person/Non-Members $65 per person if purchased in advance, or SM&NC Members $60 per person /Non-Members $75 per person if purchased at the door.
Harvest Festival Weekend Daily Admission Fees: SM&NC Members: $5 per person/Non-Members: $10 per person. Children 3 and under are free.