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 T Barn.

ALL-DAY Every Day, September 27 – 30, 2018

Ongoing educational exhibits and demonstrations.

  • CCSU-CT Geology
  • Cedar Island Marina Research Lab
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • CT Master Gardeners Program
  • CT Vocational Schools (FFA)
  • Farm Stands in CT
  • Middlesex Amateur Radio Society
  • Natureworks, Monarch Butterflies
  • Rock Hounds
  • Treasure Hunters (metal detectors)
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Wesleyan Potters, including weaving, metalsmithing
  • Xavier Robotics (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
THURSDAY, September 27, 2018
Fair Hours: 4 PM – 10 PM
5:00 PM Jim Caturano, Josie Pinto, Cheese Making
7:00   Ballroom Dance Exhibition (social dance demonstration & instruction)
FRIDAY, September 28, 2018
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
1:00 PM Beth Payne, Dudley Farm, Blizzard of 1888
3:00   Mark Evans, Geology of CT
4:00   Beth Payne, 19th Century Farming
5:00   Peter Marteka, Hiking Hidden CT
SATURDAY, September 29, 2018
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 11 PM
11:00 AM Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, Planting for Pollinators
12:00 PM Allan Poole, Bee Keeping
1:00   Irene Curtis Roberts, Backyard Visitors, Hummingbirds to Moose
2:00   Patty Bonanno, Canning Demonstration
3:00   Mark Evans, Geology of CT
4:00   Gail Reynolds, Exotic Pests and Biological Controls
5:00   Peter Marteka, Hiking Hidden CT
SUNDAY, September 30, 2018
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 7 PM
11:00 AM Bob Reynolds, Meteorites
12:00 PM Kristin Derosia-Bannack, Got Oysters?
1:00   Ray Luhn, Wreaths Across America
2:00   Bob Reynolds, Fossil History of the Earth
3:00   Chris Eisbach, Middlesex Malters Home Brewing Club