In keeping with the Chamber’s mission of “Connecting The Community With Commerce” this Calendar was created to allow member businesses and New Canaan based non-profits to promote their upcoming events to the public. The Community Calendar is a local resource for all residents and visitors and has quickly become one of the most visited pages on the site. Events can be submitted via the link below and will be reviewed and posted within 24-48 hours.
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September 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$10 – $15
Celebrate the Fall Cider Season here at NCNC! Come and enjoy an early autumn afternoon of family fun with cider press demonstrations (on the 15s & 45s minute mark every hour), Old Fashioned Games (discover new joys by building authentic connections to the past!), a pollination game in our very own apple orchard, Honey Bee Hive Tours (at 11:30am and 1:30pm), a pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal harvest crafts for kids, and even bake your own apple filled with sweet goodies!
Also enjoy some homemade butter while cooking up some corn bread on a stick over the fire. Do some taste testing of a variety of apples and local honey, plus enjoy a seasonal goodie or two at our harvest bake sale. Then fill your bellies with delicious corn dogs & grilled corn, available for purchase.
Entry includes a cider demo ticket for the whole family and 1 apple per person (to eat or bake!).
Fresh local cider will be available for purchase by the cup, half gallon & gallon! Enjoy this seasonal beverage with some delicious baked goods!
Be sure to join us for our 2nd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest! Our contest is open to anyone wishing to bake an apple pie! This year we will be judging based upon the following 3 categories: Best Presentation, Taste and Originality.
WHO MAY ENTER: The contest is open to all men, women and children. All home bakers are encouraged to enter! Commercial, industrial or professional bakers are also eligible. All entrants agree to allow use of their name, recipe and photos for promotional purposes.
HOW TO ENTER: Any person entering the contest must bake one apple pie and deliver it to the New Canaan Nature Center’s Visitor Center by 3:00 pm on Friday, September 15th. Please make sure that entries are properly covered/wrapped and submitted on disposable plates. The New Canaan Nature Center is not responsible for the return of plates, trays or containers. Each pie must be accompanied by a registration form (available in the Visitor Center)and a list of ingredients. The New Canaan Nature Center is a nut-free facility, so please be sure all pies are nut free.
JUDGING: Judging will take place at 12:30 pm on Saturday, September 16th, as part of Cider Saturday. All decisions of the judges are final.
PRIZES: The winner of each contest category will receive a surprise Gift Certificate.
*This event is rain or shine*