S. Conn. State University
The 2013 Connecticut Tigers season is wrapping up and it’s another successful year for the Detroit Tigers Short-Season Class A affiliate. Players like Austin Schotts, Dominic Ficociello—as well as team RBI’s and runs-scored leader, Ben Verlander—made sure fans were on the edge of their seats waiting for the next big hit.
On Sunday, September 15, the stadium plays host to the Norwich Auto Show, a biggie featuring hundreds of antique cars, trucks, and street rods. The cars are a feast for the eyes, but there’s something for everyone with free-face painting, a LEGO building contest, a flea market, live music, and much more. The car show will last from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..
Do you feel as if you were born about 500 years too late? If so, then you need to experience the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. The festivities last from September 21 to October 20 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day at Dodd Stadium. The faire offers entertainment such as jousting knights, fire-eaters, acrobats, musicians, and a large old-world marketplace. For more information visit www.ctfaire.com.
Also, this year the Connecticut Tigers will be hosting their fourth annual Oktoberfest on October 12. Festivalgoers will sample delicious craft beer from throughout the area. The giant Chili Cook-off ensures that your taste buds will thank you bigtime.
As we glide toward Hallowe’en, the October 26 Panera Bread Spook-A-Thon is the perfect costume gathering that lets you and the kids raise funds for Connecticut cancer patients and their families. The Spook-A-Thon festivities include live music, a haunted clubhouse, a pie-eating contest, hayrides, a bouncy house, cookie decorating, and a raffle. A free breakfast will be provided by Panera Bread—but don’t eat too much because there will be a cookout for lunch. Register your team today, at www.spookathonct.org!
In the meantime, keep your eye on the ball: Most likely, some of our favorites from the 2013 Connecticut team will move up in Detroit’s farm system for next year, but don’t worry…there’ll be a new round of players ready for action in 2014.
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