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April 08, 2022

3 Things To Do This Spring In Greater New Haven, Connecticut

Spring has arrived and this year, Connecticut is celebrating the outdoors with festivals and apple hunts well worth checking out. Here are three festivals worth celebrating this spring near near The Whit.

48th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival – April 24

This April 24 commemorates the 1973 planting of 73 cherry blossom trees by the New Haven Historic Commission in partnership with New Haven’s Parks Department. Featuring live music and entertainment, this festival has a dedicated Children’s Area where arts, crafts, and pet related activities will be set from noon to 4:30 p.m. Learn more at

Connecticut Sheep, Wool, & Fiber Festival – April 30

A delightful agricultural learning experience for the general public, as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts, the Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival is set for April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experience demonstrations showing how fiber tools, dyes, finished goods, soaps, herbals, local Connecticut cheese and a variety of other quality items are produced and used my small farms and businesses in greater New Haven. Learn more about the Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival

Spring Apple Hunt – May 14

A short drive from The Whit, Lyman Orchards has set the date for The Annual Spring Apple Hunt. A tradition celebrated for over 35 years, children as early as 1-3 years old can visit the orchards and pic their own eco-certified apples and even explore a Hay Maze. 

Apple Hunt admission is $15 per child (ages 1-10) and includes a Spring Apple Hunt T-shirt. Purchase tickets at

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