The 67th annual Bridgewater Country Fair runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug.18; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, Bridgewater Fairgrounds, 100 Main St. South. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 6:45 Friday evening. Contests, music entertainment, shows, and rides. Great food tents with hotdogs to chocolate covered bacon, roast beef sandwiches, chicken breasts, and corn. General admission $8; seniors (60+) $6; children under 12, free; three-day pass $16. Free parking. Details at 860-354-4730 or bridgewatercountryfair.com/planvisit.
Colebrook Fair takes place 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the Colebrook Green, intersections of Route 183 and Route 182A. Since 1944 with crafters, vendors, food concessions, bake sale, raffles, flea market. Children's activities including pie eating contests, pet show, frog jumping, face painting, balloons and games. Colebrook Volunteer Fire Department touch-a-truck and smoke house. Sixth annual Car Show ($10 entry), and Cardboard Boat Regatta (entry fee $10 per boat). Details at https://colebrookfair.weebly.com.
Colebrook Car Show, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Colebrook Recreation Area on Coopers Lane. Entry fee $10 per car. Dash plaques for first 100 cars, trophies and drawings. Free admission for spectators. Call 860-379-3359 x201
The Litchfield County 4-H Fair at the Goshen Fairgrounds, North Street and Ivy Mountain Road, Goshen, Friday to Sunday, Aug. 4, 5, and 6. Children's activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agriculture competitions, midway rides and more.
The 23rd annual Litchfield Jazz Festival takes place Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 28, at Goshen Fairgrounds, North Street and Ivy Mountain Road, Goshen. Featured will be the Yoko Miwa Trio, Litchfield Jazz Orchestra, Trio Da Paz, Dan Brubeck and Friends, Jeff Tain Watts Trio, Kris Allen Trio, Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack, Orrin Evans, Emmet Cohen Trio, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Tickets start at $20. For more information, call 860-361-6285 or visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.org.
The Norfolk Classic Car Show takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Yale Music Shed Parking Grounds. Details at www.facebook.com/norfolkcarshow/.
The 13th annual Cartoberfest takes place at Hurley Park on the River, 37 Greenwoods Road (off Route 44), New Hartford, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, event benefits the New Hartford Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Dash plaques, live entertainment, door prizes, food, a rose for the ladies. Suggested donation $10. Details, call 860-379-7666.
Falls Village Car and Motorcycle show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Main Street/34 Railroad St., Falls Village. Featuring street rods, muscle cars, classic cars. First 100 cars registered get a fresh dash plaque; trophies awarded. Live music, food, family fun. Meet Dennis Gage as he films his TV show, My Classic Car. Registration fee, $10; spectators free. Details at 860-824-5861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 162nd annual Harwinton Fair takes place Oct. 5, 6, 7, Harwinton Fairgrounds, 80 Locust Road. Music, agricultural exhibits, rides and amusements. Food, car show, tractor pulls. Admission is $8 for adults; children 12 and under free. Parking is free. Details at harwintonfair.com.
Cars for Kids car show takes place at Connecticut Junior Republic, 550 Goshen Road (Route 63) Litchfield, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 (raindate Oct. 14). Gates open at 8 a.m. for exhibitors. All cars welcome – show cars, muscle cars, customs, trucks, street rods. Entries $10; spectators $5 per car unlimited occupants. Details, call 860-567-9423, ctjuniorrepublic.org.
Village Fair Days, sponsored by the New Milford Chamber of Commerce, on the village green from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. Includes two days of live entertainment, bingo, bouncy houses, a food court and almost 200 vendor and community booths. Attractions include Kids’ Fun Run, Touch A Truck, Farmers Market, Wishing New Milford Well, Five Gets You 50 Plus contest. Admission is free. Details at newmilford-chamber.com or call 860-354-6080.
The Riverton Fair runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Riverton Fairgrounds, 16 Main St. Tractor pulls, woodchopping contest, amusement rises, oxen drawing, pie eating contest, entertainment. Details at rivertonfair.org.
The 59th annual Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Craftspeople, artisans, food booths, entertainment. Free admission. Details, call 860-364-1400.
Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St, Thomaston, Thomaston Opera House is home to the nonprofit Landmark Community Theatre, which manages the opera house and is charged with continuing the high level of theatrical productions that it has become known for throughout the region over recent years. The Great Depression left many children orphaned; their families unable to support them. Annie believes that her parents did just that and is convinced they will soon be back to rescue her. By luck, she is invited to spend Christmas with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, and persuades him to help with her search. July 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. and July 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $23 for seniors and students. Details at landmarkcommunitytheatre.org or call 860-283-8558.
Torringford Volunteer Fire Dept. Car Show takes place from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 14, Main Street, Torrington. Rain date: same time, same place.
Main Street Market Place, Main Street, Torrington, is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning July 11 (A Salute To Our Armed Forces) and running July 18 (Carnival/Mardi Gras Night), July 25 (Community Night), and Aug. 1 (Motorbikes on Main Street). Raindates the following Thursdays. For more information, go to www.mainstreetmarketplace.org