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Fall and Halloween Events

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Our favorite Renee Dinino has a list of so many fun activities in store for this fall weekend!
Experience Connecticut at its very best this weekend -- scare yourself senseless at Lake Compounce's Haunted Graveyard in Bristol  from Friday to Sunday.

 Explore Wethersfield's Ancient Burying Ground and history through a Lantern Light Tour also on  Friday and Saturday. Get your heart a-pumpin' at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. 

Joe Walsh will be at Mohegan Sun tonight.  Best known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as "Funk #49," "Walk Away," "Life's Been Good," and "Ordinary Average Guy." In 1969, Walsh found success with The James Gang, followed by a stint with Barnstorm, a trio he founded.  In 1973, Joe released his first solo album, which proved him a legitimate solo act with a limitless career on the horizon. By 1975 he joined The Eagles, bringing a harder Rock sound to the group with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live.


Saturday join Renee for Woofstock 2015 at Miller Foods in Avon and Omas Pride too! Last year hundreds of pet lovers gathered on a beautiful fall day to raise awareness for the Rob Branham Foundation.  The event included pet themed booths, live demonstrations & pet adoptions.  Be The Match screened potential bone marrow donors and everyone enjoyed live demonstrations, raffles and more. Including the Hartford Obedience Training Club Rally Demonstration,Police K9 Demonstration, AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing and Pet Portraits for a $5 donation.

Pumpkin Palooza at the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park Walk along our trails and gaze at the carved creations then enjoy complimentary cider/coffee and treats. The fun continues with Halloween themed crafts inside the museum! Saturday October 17th, 6 pm - 9 pm, Adults: $10 non-member $8 members, Children (2-12): $5 non-member $4 members.This is all happening at the Hungerford Park Saturday, October 17th at  6:00 pm.


The Old Fashioned County Fair includes farm fun and competitions.  Families are invited to celebrate the beginning of autumn at the annual Fall Festival at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield on Saturday, October 17th from 11:00 am to  4:00 pm. Everyone can meet the animals, tour the gardens, go on a hayride, visit 4-H and Scout displays, listen to live music, and check out local businesses and community organizations. The Farmer's Attic Tag Sale will be back again this year. Entries are being accepted for the garden produce contest or scarecrow contest. More than 2,000 people attend the event every year. Admission is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Tickets will be available for purchase for food, bounce houses, games, and crafts.


High Hopes is hosting an Open Barn Day on Sunday October 18 from 11am to 1pm.  Come take a tour of our beautiful 120 acre facility, meet the friendly professional staff and herd of 27 specially trained horses, and learn more about High Hopes and how we serve our community. If you are already an involved member of the High Hopes community, gather your friends and family and come share the magic of High Hopes with them.  Light refreshments will be provided, and there is no need to R.S.V.P. so come and kick up your heels with the staff and horses of High Hopes!