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Featured Attractions
"Pumpkintown U.S.A."
Paul's and Sandy's, Too

93 East High Street
East Hampton, CT 06424

Fall is pumpkin season! Making it the perfect time of year to visit Pumpkintown U.S.A. – recognized by Yankee Magazine as one of the Top 5 pumpkin festivals! Take a hayride through the Pumpkintown Forest and visit over 30 new pumpkin-headed characters and their dwellings – a fun time for the entire family! Pumpkintown U.S.A. is open every day September 20 through Halloween weather permitting!
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Hartford Stage
50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Surgery is pain. Torturous, gut-wrenching, terrifying pain. Until a discovery in 1846 that changed all of humankind forever - anesthesia. Ether Dome is a psychological thriller that pits three men against each other on their quest for salvation, scientific prowess and glory. In an epic battle between altruism and financial gain, personal struggles send each man into a harrowing downward spiral into despair, and even insanity. Based on the true story of Hartford’s own Dr. Horace Wells – reputedly the inspiration behind Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!
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Powder Ridge Festival with Music
99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield, CT

Fall is here! It’s the perfect time for the resurrection of the Powder Ridge Festival! This two-day festival returns to Middlefield, Connecticut on October 4 with even more music, food and fun than ever before. Join over 2,200 festival visitors, dozens of regional and local bands and specialty food vendors at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort for this family-friendly event! Explore the wine garden and take a ride on the free foliage lift to the top of Powder Ridge! Tickets are now on sale!
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