“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse, including big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways. It covers a large geographic area and, because of this, it has a lot to offer families! To help you get the most out of Fairfield County, our contributors have shared the top things they love about each local area. To read more in this series, click here.
Easton, Connecticut is one of the smaller towns in Fairfield County, but it has quite a bit to offer. Easton was originally part of Fairfield and Weston and finally became its own town in 1845. Easton also contains the Aspetuck Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Helen Keller was a long-time resident of Aspetuck, and she is remembered in Easton by having the middle school named after her. Another interesting fact about Easton is about half of the town’s property is owned by the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, which provides water to the area. Though Easton may be on the smaller side, there are many different activities and places to visit.
One of the most famous and visited attractions in Easton is Silverman’s Farm. Whether peach picking, apple picking, or just visiting their animal farm, you will have a great time. They also have a wonderful country market with delicious baked goods, flowers and greens, and fun farm décor. Silverman’s is also a great location for a birthday party.
One of the highlights each summer in Easton is the Easton Fireman’s Carnival. Full of fun rides, games, raffles (including a car), and a rotating food menu, it is not to be missed!
Another restaurant in Easton to check out is The Olde Blue Bird Inn Restaurant. They are most famous for their delicious breakfast that is served all day! However, they also offer some great lunch options not served on Sunday.
One more breakfast and lunch spot in Easton is Greiser’s Coffee and Market. Besides offering delicious food, this quaint spot is a place where you can shop locally. The shop also displays artisan crafts and artwork.
If you are new to Fairfield County around the holidays, you may hear people talking about cutting down their own trees or even tailgating and then cutting down their tree. Maple Row Farm is the place to go if that piques your interest. Maple Row is notably known for its Christmas trees but sells landscaping supplies and firewood. If you plan to get your Christmas tree there, they also offer refreshments and hayrides on the weekends. Don’t forget to visit their Oxen.
If you are looking for local, non-GMO, sustainably grown produce, look no further than Sport Hill Farm. They sell almost 100 varieties of produce at their market, and you can find them at local farmers’ markets too. Some local restaurants also partner with Sport Hill, including Artisan, The Whelk, and Match. There are some special occasions when you can dine at the farm as well!
Sherwood Farm has a great market offering various produce, meat, fresh farm eggs, and specialty food items. They also offer a CSA program. Sherwood Farm also produces its own honey, which is available in the market.
Like many of the towns in Fairfield County, Easton has a wonderful library. The Easton Public Library offers many programs for adults, teens, and children. They also have book discussion groups!
The Easton Community Center offers an abundance of programs. They have a preschool program, fitness programs, enrichment programs, and adult sports leagues. The ECC also hosts special events as well as birthday parties.
The Easton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for the community, including before and after-school programs, enrichment programs, and sports programs. They also offer classes at The Easton Arts Center and community events.