As soon as June hits, it’s my favorite time of year! Not only is it summer, but it is also fair and festival season! I can already smell the cotton candy and freshly popped kettle corn. Watching my children’s faces light up when they see all the rides and games is always so sweet! There will be a lot of fun this summer in Fairfield County. Check out this list of local Fairfield County summer fairs and festivals and mark them down on your calendars!
The Greek Fair; Stamford: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Stamford, CT; Thursday and Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday 1-11 p.m., Sunday 12-8 p.m. If you’re looking for traditional Greek food like gyros, baklava, and souvlaki, this is the place to be. Also, enjoy rides, raffles, games, and other activities.
Westport Womans Club: 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT; Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 1-10 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. The fair proceeds go to the Westport Woman’s Club and the grants and scholarships they award to local recipients each year.
St. Rose Church Fair: St. Rose Church, Newtown, CT; Tuesday to Saturday, 6-10:30 p.m. After a couple of years off, this fair is coming back full force!
Trumbull Day:Trumbull Day is a fun-filled family event with food, vendors, carnival rides and games, children’s entertainment, and a main stage featuring local bands and fireworks. Located at Hillcrest Middle School, Trumbull. Friday 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30-10:30 p.m., (Raindate Sunday 7/3 2 p.m. – Close).
St. Catherine Siena Carnival of Fun: St. Catherine’s Church, Riverside, CT, Wednesday to Saturday, 6-11 p.m. There will be dining, live entertainment, rides, games of skill and chance, an amazing raffle, and more for all ages!
St. Pio of Pietrelcina: (aka Pompeii Church), East Haven, CT; Tuesday to Saturday 6-10:30 p.m. It will be the 65th annual year of this fun festival!
Easton Fireman’s Carnival: Easton Fire Department, Easton, CT Tuesday to Saturday 6-11 p.m. Carnival games and rides, bingo, great food, and a free shuttle bus for those that park at Helen Keller School. Parking is also available at Silverman’s Farm.
St. Jude Church Fair: St. Jude Church, Monroe, CT Wednesday To Friday 6-10 p.m., Sat 5-10 p.m. Fun and games galore!
August 30-September 3
St. Leo Fair: St. Leo Church, Stamford, CT; Tuesday to Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday 2-11 p.m. Known to locals as the “end of summer” fair. This fair has it all! Raffles, bingo, games, rides, and many delicious food offerings.
Norwalk’s Oyster Festival: Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Held at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Norwalk. The Norwalk Seaport Association puts it on to raise funds to support the historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse. This festival has the normal rides, games, and foods but adds one-of-a-kind vendors to find that special gift for yourself or someone you care about!
Did we miss any fairs or festivals near you? What are some of your favorites?