Close this search box.

Harvest Festival Draws Thousands to Stamford Museum for Fall Fun and a Little History

The warm Indian Summer weather set the scene for the biggest Harvest Festival ever when more than 4,900 visitors descended on the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT, on October 15 and 16. The Fifth Connecticut Regiment set up an encampment on a Heckscher Farm pasture on site, and performed demonstrations of not only musket-firing and marching, but also smithing, surger­­­y practices of the time, leather-making and wood-working. Guests also had the chance to carve pumpkins, try the apple slingshot, take a hayride, build a scarecrow and sip apple cider as well as stroll the farm. Children enjoyed face-painting, storytelling, crafts and marching in their Halloween costumes in a parade. Everyone feasted on local eats from popular food trucks. Proceeds from the festivities benefit the Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s mission and education programs.

[envira-gallery id=”15063″]

Photographs by Cheryl Moss

You may also like…

Manfredi Jewels proudly celebrated the grand transformation of their New Canaan location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 16th.
More than 350 people attended The Benefit for Greenwich Hospital on September 22, celebrating the public launch of Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital’s...
On October 28, 2023, Pathways‘ supporters and friends gathered at the Burning Tree Country Club to commemorate the organization’s 41st Anniversary Gala. The event...