Labor Day Weekend Ideas & Fun Facts: Celebrate The End Of Summer In CT!

Labor Day was first recognized in 1885 as a formal way to give thanks to all the men and women who worked tirelessly to develop our economy & society. However, it wasn’t until June of 1894 when Legislation made the first Monday of September an official Holiday for all to celebrate. While we all continue to appreciate the hard work done before us and continuing today, America has also welcomed Labor Day as the unofficial end of Summer and below you’ll find a handy list of ways to celebrate with friends and family this weekend!


Brew Maze at Lyman Orchards – Adult Only Event

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September 1st (5-7pm)

+ The next 3 Fridays


Enjoy Craft Beer from Connecticut Breweries, play games, and attempt the 4 acres of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” corn maze!Children are welcome outside of this event. The corn maze is open until November 5th from 1pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5:30pm on Weekends and Holidays. Last maze entry is 5:30pm*. Head to Lyman Orchards website to learn more. 

Annual Goshen Fair (110th)

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September 2 – 4


This fabulous agricultural fair is only $10 to enter for adults and children under 12 are free. You won’t want to miss the fun with a plethora of entertainment, vendors, animals, woodcutting and free competitions you could partake in! 

Silver Sands State Park

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All state parks in Connecticut are free to residents, making a weekend BBQ a breeze with your friends and family! Arrive early to reserve a picnic table and grill. This park also has a new concession stand & bath house. You can walk to Charles island during low tide or follow the boardwalk to Walnut Beach to play Vollyball. 

Westport-wide Scavenger Hunt

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Now- September 9th 


Hosted by: Westport Museum for History and Culture

Join locals in their quest to find all 12 “quilt” squares hidden around town providing the history of Westport. Once you find a 12x12 piece of artwork, you’ll need to solve the riddle. You can hand in your answers once you have at 8 to win one of two great prizes by 5pm September 9th. Click the link for more details.

Free for members/$5 for non-members


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