Discovery Center

A valued educational area of the Fair that serves up topical seminars on foods, farming, home and garden care and more. There are also interactive displays and demonstrations by experienced, knowledgeable experts in their respective fields of service.

Located in the south end of the Llama Barn.

ALL-DAY Every Day, September 21 – 24, 2017

Ongoing educational exhibits and demonstrations.

  • Wesleyan Potters, including weaving, metalsmithing
  • Rock Hounds
  • CT Vocational Schools (FFA)
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Cedar Island Marina Research Lab
  • CCSU-CT Geology
  • UConn Kids - Research in Child Development
  • Friends of the Office of State Archaeology
  • CAES, honeybees
  • CT Master Gardeners Program
  • Farm Stands in CT
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • CRHS All Things Forensic (Thursday & Friday only)
  • Pinchbeck Farm, Roses for Autism (Friday only)
FRIDAY, September 22, 2017
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
11:00 AM State Trooper Canine Unit, trained dog demonstration
1:00 PM Canning Presentation
2:00   Lavinia Vigue, Forensic Science
3:00   Mark Evans, Geology of CT
5:00   Peter Marteka, Hiking Hidden CT
SATURDAY, September 23, 2017
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 11 PM
11:00 AM Bob Reynolds, Fossil History of Earth
12:00 PM Allan Poole, Bee Keeping
1:00   N. DuBrule-Clemente, Planting for Monarchs
2:00   Kristin DeRosia-Banick, Oysters
3:00   Mark Evans, Geology of CT
4:00   Gail Reynolds, UConn Master Gardener Program
5:00   Peter Marteka, Hiking Hidden CT
SUNDAY, September 24, 2017
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 7 PM
11:00 AM L Engstrom, C Wall, T Triesler, Cedar Island Marina
12:00 PM Bob Reynolds, Metorites
3:00   Cameron Pollitt, Beer Brewing