Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today, tomorrow and Sunday to help you make the most of your weekend.
Click on the headline of each event for more information.
Animal Festival in Stratford
Where: Paradise Green, Stratford, corner of Main Street and Huntington Road
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Description: Festival that will include a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, low cost microchip clinic, a silent auction, crafters/vendors for people and pets and more.
Great Stratford Bird Festival
Where: Locations throughout Stratford
When: Oct. 5-7
Description: The annual bird festival celebrates the town's natural history, rich bird habitat, and the many indigenous shore, song and prey birds that live there and pass through on their migratory routes south for the winter. Click here for a full schedule of events.
Book Signing with Author Katina Makris
Where: Byrd's Books, 213 Greenwood Ave., 2nd Floor, Bethel
When: Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m.
Description: Rooted in personal recovery experience, a deep understanding of alternative medicine, and a poetic connection to nature, "Out of the Woods" is Katina Makris’ story about her battle with Lyme Disease. Registration is required. To do so, call Byrd’s Books at 203-730-2973 or e-mail events@ByrdsBooks.com.
Christ Church Tashua Apple Festival
Where: Christ Church Tashua in Trumbull
When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: The event will feature the church's famous homemade apple pies, a variety of baked goods, candy and caramel apples.
There will also be a wide variety of crafters, a Kid's Zone with bounce houses, face painting, games and children's crafts will all be featured. Returning to the festival this year will be Good As Gold Girls who will buy your old gold at a premium price.
Friends of the Trumbull Library October Book Nook Sale
Where: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St.
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Description: A selection of fiction, fabulous children's books, and media. A select group of non-fiction offered at half- price. Donations welcome.
Where: Noroton Heights Fire Department, 209 Noroton Ave., Darien
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7
Description: The Noroton Heights Fire Department's Open House in Darien will be a fun, exciting and educational experiance for the entire family. We will have several demostarations and fire safety tips. This year they'll also be selling pumpkins.
Passport to Sandy Hook
Where: Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., 18-20 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m.
Description: Dine, shop, and visit all the attractions in the Sandy Hook Village of Newtown during this special event, which also features music, a bouncy house, prizes and samples.
There are also several area tag sales you could check out. Click here to see our list.