New Canaan Nature Center’s Annual Fall Fair


New Canaan Nature Center’s 43rd Annual Fall Fair

WHAT:​​The New Canaan Nature Center’s 43rd Annual Fall Fair – Traditional,
​seasonal activities and entertainment for families and kids of all ages
WHEN:​Saturday, October 13 from 10a.m. – 5p.m. (NCNC members get early
​access starting at 9:30a.m.)
WHERE:​New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT
COST:​Admission is free. Tickets are $1 each for activities, which range from 1-
​7 tickets.

Traditional Fall Fair activities will return such as pony rides, a “haunted” woodland trail, apple sling shots, a hay maze, cupcake and pumpkin decorating, and fire engine rides on New Canaan’s antique fire engine, Old Faithful. The giant bungee jump, one of last year’s most popular attractions will also be back along with the “Kids On The Go” obstacle course and other inflatable rides.

A new highlight this year will be a special visit by the New Canaan Rams Varsity Football team and coaches! The team will greet kids at 11:00am and face off in a “red” vs. “black” tug-o-war which kids 10 & under can participate in.

The Fall Fair will feature a wide range of entertainment and live music throughout the day. The 5th Annual Apple Pie Eating contest will also take place with categories for youth and adults. There is an entry fee ($5 for youth and $15 for adults) and prizes will be awarded. Other live shows include birds of prey and live animal demonstrations throughout the day.

A wide range of fresh foods will be available to purchase throughout the day, including grilled hot dogs, pulled pork and vegetarian sandwiches, corn dogs, pizza, hot soup and hot and cold beverages. A variety of homemade baked goods will be for sale courtesy of Nature Center volunteers.

Admission to the Fall Fair is free and parking is available at St. Mark’s and the First Presbyterian Church. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each for the activities and food, which range from 1-7 tickets. Attendees who wish to beat the crowds starting at 9a.m. may join or renew their NCNC membership online for $65.

Community volunteers are essential to the success of the Fall Fair. Over 100 hours have already been contributed to help prepare new signage, repair games and build props and coordinate activities. Those interested in volunteering for a shift the day of the event or contributing to the bake sale should contact Jennifer Rayher at jrayher@newcanaannature.org. The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization that is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature. The annual Fall Fair helps raise funds to maintain and offer this community treasure admission-free to residents of New Canaan and the surrounding area throughout the year. For more information about the Fall Fair visit http://www.NewCanaanNature.org of call (203) 966-9577.

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