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.

2021 Events

ALL-DAY Every Day, September 23 – 26, 2021

Discovery Center
Ongoing educational exhibits and demonstrations, located in the south end of the T Barn.

  • Farm Stands in CT
  • Rock Hounds
  • Trout Unlimited: fly tying and trout in the classroom
  • Blight Resistant Chestnut Trees
  • Science Experiments
  • Egg Exhibit
  • Stuff from Grandma’s Attic
  • Xavier/Mercy/Coginchaug Robotics (Sep. 23 - 26 only)
  • Apple Pi Robotics (Sep. 23 - 26 only)
FRIDAY, September 24, 2021
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
12:00 PM Dr. Terry Doyle, The Mushroom Detective of Killingworth: Mushroom Collecting for the Table
1:00   Bob Reynolds, Rockhounds: Fossil History of the Earth
2:00   Florian Carle: Can we restore the once dominant American Chestnut tree back to the forests of Connecticut?
5:00   Dance in Rhythm Dancers: Dance Demonstration
SATURDAY, September 25, 2021
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
12:00 PM Heidi Lyons: Healthy Solutions for Body, Mind, and Home - Essential Oils 101
1:00   Pete Picone, CT DEEP: The Challenge of Managing Invasive Non-native Plants
2:00   Christian Heiden, Levo International: Hydroponics as a Source of Sustainable Food Supply in Haiti and Elsewhere
3:00   Ryan Cleveland, DFA Garden of the Giants Superintendent: Giant Vegetables
4:00   Andy Kasznay: Electric Vehicles and the Connecticut Rebate Program
SUNDAY, September 26, 2021
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
12:00 PM Bob Reynolds Rockhounds: Meteorites
2:00   Mark Evans, Professor of Geology, CCSU: Climate Change History in New England: An Update
3:00   Cameron Pollitt: Beer Brewing at Home