BETHANY >> The line-up for the annual Bethany Family Harvest Festival, including a duck-herding demonstration, has been announced.

The event is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the old Bethany Airport on Amity Road. Parking and admission are free.

New this year will be food trucks, including Caseus Cheese, Bethany Pizza, Billy’s Ice Cream and Marketplace, DiSorbo’s Bakery, Firedog Hot Dog Stand, Mamouns Falafel, Spud Stud and Szabo’s Seafood Truck.


• Music tent, 11 a.m. Joe Masulli and Friends; 11:30 a.m. Quinn Harley; noon Ed Accardi on guitar; 12:45 p.m. Bronson Rock; 1:45 p.m. The Foresters.

• Activity tent: 11 a.m. kids’ corn hole contest, scavenger hunt; 1 p.m. karate demonstration; 1:30 bike, gift card raffle drawings; 3-3:45 Amazing Andy’s magic show; 3-4 p.m. barn dance with Bill Fischer.

• Time In the Field: 7 a.m. Lions Community Flea Market; 9 a.m. Bethany Farmers’ Market; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. farm animal petting zoo; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. barrel racing - north ring; 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sparkles the Clown; 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. duck-herding demonstration - Nutmeg Farm; 1 p.m. skillet toss contest; 1:45 p.m. back seat driver contest; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eagle One emergency rescue helicopter; 2-4 p.m. live reptiles - Dennis Quinn

• All day: Birds of prey, CT Chips Child Identification Program, face Painting - Marcia Patterson, honeybee display, inflatables, mechanical bull, mobile drime lab, police dog -state troopers, school bus.

• Time in/near the firehouse: noon, BVFD Jaws of Life and burn house demonstrations; 2-4 p.m. Sam Kantrow, WTNH Mobile Weather Lab.

• All day: bumper cars, craft fair, business showcases, Lego and baking contest, photo booth.

• TBD Zumba demonstration.

Regular updates to the activities, entertainment, vendors and sponsors will be posted on Facebook and the event website.

To be a volunteer, vendor and sponsor, go to and use the online form to sign up or email as follows: for volunteers,; vendors,; and sponsors,

To be part of the entertainment, email