What to Do in Connecticut if You Actually Want to Have Fun this Weekend

For some reason the geniuses behind the “Connecticut: Still Revolutionary” campaign have decided to advertise on The Courant’s website. While I’m sure the site has a few out-of-state visitors, I’m not sure it’s the best place to find tourists. Maybe an ad in the NYT would be a better idea. But I clicked on the ad anyway…

I decided to see what’s going on in our fair state this weekend and I was not surprised to see this fall weekend was filled with festivals — even the garlicky kind — but there’s also Chowder Days in Mystic and I love me some chowdah. But after reading through the list of goings on I came to one conclusion: Unless you really love Faith Middleton’s Food Schmooze, you’ll probably think Connecticut is boring. It’s all corn mazes, and town fairs, and places to drink craft beer.

That does not have to be the case, though. If you like to get drunk and sing, we suggest heading to Essex’s Griswold Inn on Monday night for sea chanteys. If you like to get scared, head over to the Mark Twain House for a haunted tour. Or you could just hang out with me and dig holes for fence posts… I’ll give you beer.