Welcome, September! Fun Events Happening in Ridgefield

Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

As summer winds down and we welcome the new season ahead, we invite you to enjoy all the wonderful events happening in Ridgefield! Take a look at what’s new in the art scene, get tickets to exciting shows and performances, take part in museum tours, and much more. Enjoy!

Aldrich After Hours

Friday, September 8th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The galleries will be open late and there will be short tours of the exhibitions, including a special behind the scenes tour by Aldrich staff, and $6 wine and beer for sale. Experience the latest exhibits after hours!

Ridgefield Farmers Market

Saturday, September 9th & 23rd
Jesse Lee Church

Join us for the Ridgefield Farmers Market to enjoy goods from local farms, food trucks, makers, and musicians every other Saturday. Pack your picnic blanket and enjoy shopping and eating with the best local vendors! The Farmers Market will continue through October 21st, 2023.

Eccentric Women of Ridgefield

Saturday, September 9th & Sunday, September 10th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

In a joint presentation with the Ridgefield Historical Society, the Ridgefield Theater Barn is happy to celebrate the women of Ridgefield in a series of monologues adapted for the stage from the storytelling of Dr. Darla Shaw. Cabaret seating, bring your own food and drinks.

Ridgefield A Better Chance Golf Outing

Monday, September 11th
Ridgewood Country Club

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, this event is perfect for anyone who loves the game. Join Ridgefield A Better Chance for their annual golf outing and enjoy a delicious lunch, cocktails, dinner, and raffles. A hole-in-win wins a BMW lease for one year!

RPAC Resident Artist Show

Opens Thursday, September 14th
RPAC Gallery

Join us to view the latest Resident Artist Show at RPAC Gallery featuring Amy Shaw, Brandy Perrone, Clarice Shirvell, Colleen Kastner, Daniel Wade Barrett, Dee Dee Perrone, and others. The show will be on display through November 12, 2023.

Josh Ritter

Thursday, September 14th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Renowned singer, songwriter, musician, artist and best-selling author Josh Ritter recently released his highly anticipated new album, Spectral Lines. In addition to his work as a musician, Ritter is also a national best-selling author.

Improv: Whose Barn Is It Anyway?

Friday, September 15th & Saturday, September 16th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

Improv returns for a hilarious evening of fun and antics! This spontaneous evening of skits and games, based on suggestions from the audience, has no script and no plot. The only predictable thing is an evening of laughs for everyone!

Heritage in Motion: Identity Through Music

Friday, September 15th – Sunday, September 17th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Join us for this exciting three-day music and history program, featuring a performance by exceptional musicians and interactive experiences all designed to explore the evolution of cultural heritage and the part music plays in identity.

Third Saturdays

Saturday, September 16th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Visit the Museum for free on the third Saturday of every month! Participate in a Story Time at 10:30am, a Discovery Tour of all exhibitions at 1:00pm, and drop-in to The Studio for art-making activities.

Ridgebury Farm Fete

Saturday, September 16th
Ridgebury Farm and Stables

Join us for the much anticipated party of the year raising funds for Ridgebury Riders. The evening will take us on a journey around the world with experiences from different cultures, incredible food, lots of exciting auction items, and dancing all night featuring Uncle Cheef from The Roots.

Under the Harvest Moon

Friday, September 22nd
Woodcock Nature Center

Enjoy a relaxed evening of food, live music and more to benefit the nature center’s well-loved programs in environmental education. Held in and around Woodcock’s picturesque candlelit pavilion and pond, a highlight of the evening is carefully prepared fare by local chefs Sarah and Bernard Bouïssou of À Table.

Reception for the New Executive Director of Ridgefield Historical Society

Saturday, September 23rd
The Scott House

Join the Ridgefield Historical Society for a reception to welcome and introduce new Executive Director, Stephen Bartkus. All members, local history enthusiasts, and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Opening Reception for 46th Annual Juried Exhibition

Saturday, September 23rd
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

This year’s Annual Juried Exhibition features Juror Carey Mack Weber, Executive Director of Fairfield University Art Museum. Carey Mack Weber has over 25 years of experience working in museums and galleries, with over a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off & Festival

Ridgefield’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weighoff & Festival

Sunday, October 1st – NEW DATE
Ballard Park

This year’s 11th Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off promises to be even BIGGER than ever! Join the Connecticut Giant Pumpkin Growers Club for a day to view the pumpkins, meet the growers, listen to music, and shop the farm stands and other vendors. (Please note: this event has been changed to Sunday, October 1st)

Opening Reception for The Artistic Visions of Christian Siriano Exhibit

Thursday, September 28th
D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery

Join us to view the latest exhibit featuring artwork from Award-Winning American Fashion Designer, Christian Siriano. The Opening Reception will be held at the gallery from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Presents “American”

Saturday, September 30th
Anne S. Richardson Auditorium

Join the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra for their season debut featuring Aubree Oliverson. Aubree Oliverson, a young American violinist, is proving to be one of the most compelling artists of her generation, distinguishing herself with clear, honest, and colorful interpretations.

In the Galleries:

  • Ping Zheng’s “Where Memories of Travels Go” @ The Aldrich – Opens September 7th
  • Art Walk Ridgefield @ Downtown Ridgefield – Through September 10th
  • “Icons & Rock N’ Roll” Exhibit @ D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery – Through September 10th
  • “Build & Destroy” Exhibit @ RPAC Gallery – Through September 10th
  • Yvette Mayorga’s “Dreaming of You and Chiffon Thomas” @ The Aldrich – Opens September 15th
  • #HandsOnHistory: Living Off the Land @ Keeler Tavern Museum – All month
  • Randy Carboni and Alison Booth’s Exhibit @ The Ridgefield Library – All month


For all the latest events in Ridgefield, visit our Events Calendar and follow us at @inridgefield!