Sullivan Farm festival on tap

The Sullivan Farm fall festival and the third annual harvest expo will be held Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in New Milford.

A rain date of Oct. 14 is set.

Last year, more than 1,300 visitors attend the event at Sullivan Farm, on Route 202.

Offerings will include hayrides featuring stories about the farm's 150-year history, activities with "Tractor Mac" author Billy Steers, a pumpkin cannon, farm animal exhibits, antique tractor displays, bluebird house building, face painting with the Village Center for the Arts, children's games and crafts, a working blacksmith booth, sugarhouse tours with samples of maple syrup, and samples of at culinary demonstrations.

Nitrate-free hotdogs, local, grass-fed beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, soups with local produce and locally made desserts will be available.

The harvest expo tent will showcase area farms and artisan food makers with samples.

Patrons will receive a free shopping bag and the new edition of "Who's Your Farmer," the New Milford Farmland Preservation Committee's 12-page brochure listing 90 Connecticut farms and artisan food producers.

Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 15 and free for children under 5. No family will pay more than $10.

For information on the event, call 860-354-4600 or visit