Sullivan Farm Festival on tap

The Sullivan Farm Fall Festival will be held Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in New Milford.

Offerings will include a pumpkin cannon, face painting with the Village Center for the Arts, haywagon rides, scavenger hunts, blacksmith demonstrations, antique tractors, music, beekeeping demonstrations, a talk with farm manager Joe Listro, garlic planting, marshmallow-roasting workshops, games and visits with farm animals.

In addition, the Sharon Audubon Society will present owl and hawk shows at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on the main stage along with an indoor, hands-on reptile classroom.

Food will be available, including nitrate-free hot dogs, hamburgers from grass-fed local cattle, cupcakes by Sugar Hoot, and food from the Green Granary, Pastabilites, the Good Luck Food Truck and others.

The event is a showcase for many farms and local artisan food makers.

Free copies of the 2013 "Who's Your Farmer" brochure, which lists farms and artisan food producers in our area, will be available, courtesy of the New Milford Farmland Preservation Committee.

Festivities will take place at the 140 Park Lane, Route 202, farm.

Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-15 and free for children under 5. A family maximum of $10 will be charged.

For information, call the event hotline at 860-354-4600 or visit or find the farm on Facebook.