Rocktoberfest 2023


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Darien Rocktoberfest at Highland Farm (560 Middlesex Rd)

NEW Date: October 8th, 2023 (Rescheduling due to poor weather Sat)

Join us for a fun-filled day with live music and the following activities below. Please note that due to utilizing our rain date, some previously advertised activities/vendors/bands are last minute unable to attend).

  • The Grit Ninja Obstacle Course will no longer be on site - we apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Rave On Show (2nd band) will not be able to perform, we will have Spellbound  performing instead at 2pm!
  • Hawkins French (12pm, new singles out today!) and Hazzard County (4pm) will still perform!
  • Athletic Brewery has kindly donated non-alcoholic brews to our event! For ages 18+, we will have a giveaway table (1/customer while supplies last)
  • Face Painting: We are working on getting a new face painter for this rain date as our original face painter is unavailable. 
  • FREE Commemorative Reflective Halloween Pumpkin Tote to the first 100 youth (ages 4-10) to arrive at Rocktoberfest on Oct. 7th!
  • Fall Egg Hunt: Youth aged 4-10 will have an opportunity to participate in a fall-themed egg hunt starting at 12:15pm. We encourage families to bring a small bag to collect eggs. Eggs will have small toy prizes and coupons for vendors/concessions. For those who do not wish to take the plastic eggs home with their prizes, we will have a collection for the empty eggs to reuse for 2024.
  • Inflatable Corn Maze(free): Attendees of all ages can get lost or find their way in our inflatable corn maze!
  • Pedal Carts(free): Ready, set, go! Almost no-one can keep up with you on this fast go-kart! Your friends will be envious as you race around our 34 foot wide and 58 foot long track.
Other great FREE games and activities:
  • Community Canvas Painting provided by the Darien Arts Center
  • Pumpkin Mini Golf
  • Donut Cornhole (contests for adults at 1:15pm and 3:15pm)
  • “You Rock” Kindness Rock Painting
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Tug-O-War (contests for adults and youth at 1:15pm and 3:15pm)
  • Pumpkin Hula Hoop Toss
  • Chalk the Walk
  • Corn Toss
  • Hop Races (contests for youth at 1:15pm and 3:15pm)
Craft/Business Vendors to include: Dream Creations; Turmeric Innovations; Inspire, Train, Fit; Happy Humans; Jim E. Jive Hot Sauce; Touchstone Crystal; Snarky Seagull, JJ Boutique by Jenn; The Darien Green Team, COMPASS, Nielsen’s Florist, First County Bank and more. Toys by Chris will also be selling small novelty toys. Please note, we originally had 14 vendors lined up and some may be unavailable for our rain date of 10/8.

Food Vendors: Makin’ Waves, Crazy Taco Mex, Viva La Vida, Taste Of Grill, Kona Ice and Mister Softee - Shop our concessions or bring a picnic lunch! 

Entertainment: Obie the Comedian will emcee the event performing a small act between musicians: Hawkins French Band, Spellbound and Hazzard County. 

Sponsor Corner: Thank you to our sponsors for making this event such a success: First County Bank, Compass and Nielsen’s Florist!

Admission & Parking Information:

Pre-Event Online sales have ended.  You may still arrive on Sunday and purchase a parking pass or walk-in ticket.  We will accept cash and have square readers on-site for payment. Please note, your GPS will take you to 560 Middlesex Road - please follow the signage to pull up and check-in and park.

ALL attendees MUST check-in to receive a wristband. 

$25.00/car - This allows you to park on-site and admission is included. (no walk-in ticket required, 6 attendees max/car) 

$10.00/person walk-in - This allows individuals to walk in but not park on-site. You may bike over/be dropped off as well. 

We look forward to seeing all of you this Sunday for what looks to be a much less rainy day!