Rocktoberfest 2023


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Darien Rocktoberfest at Highland Farm (560 Middlesex Rd)
Date: October 7th, 2023 12pm-6pm
Rain Date: October 8th, 2023

Darien Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the addition of several great family-friendly activities to Darien Rocktoberfest on October 7th. Don’t forget tickets are now on sale and are on a first come, first served basis!  

Just added to Rocktoberfest:
  • The Grit Ninja Obstacle Course will be on site 12pm-3pm for attendees to get a glimpse of one of our most popular recreation programs! (Waivers required to participate.)
  • 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: Attendees of all ages can get lost or find their way in our inflatable corn maze!
  • Pedal Carts: 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.
  • Face Painting: Sweet Cheeks Face Painting will be on-site to paint faces throughout the day!
Other great games and activities:
  • Community Canvas Painting provided by the Darien Arts Center
  • Pumpkin Mini Golf
  • Donut Cornhole
  • “You Rock” Kindness Rock Painting
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Tug-O-War
  • Pumpkin Hula Hoop Toss
  • Chalk the Walk
  • Corn Toss
  • Hop Races & more!
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. Masselli Novelty will also be selling small novelty toys.

Food Vendors: Taste of Grill, Makin’ Waves, Crazy Taco Mex, Viva La Vida, 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, Rave On Show 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.

Registration information:

Purchase a Parking Pass
$25.00/car (this allows you to park on-site no walk-in ticket required, 6 attendees max/car) 

Purchase an Advanced Walk-In Ticket
No Parking on-site is provided, if you wish to park on-site, purchase a parking pass only.
$5.00/person until 10/5 at 4pm or $10.00 at the gate on 10/7

We look forward to releasing more information in the coming weeks and encourage you to purchase tickets early as we do anticipate this event may sell out!