NORWALK, Conn. – This weekend Norwalk will host several fall festivals for families. For a full listing of events, check out our Events page.
Friday, Oct. 12
Rowayton Farmers Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and other items from local farmers and vendors. Pinkney Park, 176 Rowayton Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 13
“Good Morning” Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Roton Middle School Parent Teacher Club hosts this annual family pancake breakfast, with proceeds going to student trips, enrichment activities, teacher wish lists and PTC initiatives. $8, free for children under five. Roton Middle School, 201 Highland Ave.
Computer Workshop: 10 a.m. The library hosts a Spanish-language workshop on using the internet. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave.
AAA Social Security Benefits Workshop: 10 a.m. AAA hosts this free workshop for people to learn how to maximize, project and protect their Social Security benefits. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave.
Nature Photography for Kids: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids can explore and photograph the wildlife and habitats of Calf Pasture Beach. Fee is $25, which includes use of a camera and a CD of photos. Students should meet near the mini golf course at Calf Pasture Beach.
KIDZFEST Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can get up close and personal with all kinds of vehicles, including police cars, construction trucks, a race car, ambulances, fire trucks and the Eagle One helicopter. Other activities include a hay ride, music, games and characters. $5 per person or $20 per family. Taylor Farm Park, Calf Pasture Beach Road.
Wolfpit Pumkin Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wolfpit Elementary School hosts its annual Pumpkin Festival, featuring carnival rides and games, music, food, crafts, a tractor ride and a pumpkin patch. Free to get in, prices vary by activity. Wolfpit Elementary School, 1 Starlight Drive.
Chili Fest: Noon. If you’ve got a killer chili recipe, you can compete in this chili festival. If not, you can taste the entries and vote on your favorite. $50 to compete, $15 to taste. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Pinkney Park, 176 Rowayton Ave.
Harvest Fair: 2 p.m. This festive day will include puppet shows, pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts, games and food. $10 for adults, free for children. Christ Episcopal Church, 2 Emerson St.
Norwalk Basketball Bowling Fundraiser: 3 p.m. This bowling tournament benefits the Norwalk boys basketball team. Teams should have six members, but individuals are also welcome. Entry is $25 for adults and $20 for students, and that includes shoe rental. AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes, 701 Connecticut Ave.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Art Show Reception: 4 p.m. Meet the artists at this reception for the exhibit “Reflections 2012,” featuring work in all media. Juror Kenise Barnes will select the award winners for the exhibit. Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave.
Pumpkin Festival: Noon to 3 p.m. This day of family fun includes pony rides, a bounce house, face painting, a pumpkin patch, crafts, games, prizes and more. Free to enter, prices vary by activity. All Saints Catholic School, 139 West Rocks Road.
Norwalk Living History Tour: 1 to 5 p.m. Take a tour and learn the history of the 19th-century hamlets that embedded the current neighborhoods of Brookside, Broad River, Cranbury and West Norwalk. Refreshments will be served. $60 per person. Register online with the Norwalk Preservation Trust.
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