October 4 & 5: Autumn in the Valley -- a Horticulture Specialty Flower Show, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Springfield Garden Club presents exhibits and themed horticultural categories, collections, and displays, inside the Old Monkey House, Forest Park, use Trafton Road entrance, FREE.
October 5: Home Depot Kids Build, 9 a.m. - noon, build a model fire plane, all Home Depot stores, FREE.
October 5: Source to Sea Cleanup, 9 a.m. - noon, clean up the Connecticut riverbank, BYO gloves if you have them, meet at Pynchon Point, Agawam, FREE.
October 5: Big Truck Day, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., touch a truck, public safety personnel meet and greet, snacks, live animal encounters, more, Knights of Columbus #69, 460 Granby Road, Chicopee, FREE.
October 5: Fantastical Fall Festival, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., storytelling, juggling workshop, art projects, live performances, vendors, more, Sarah Jane Sherman Park, 21 Vivian St., Chicopee, FREE.
October 5: Drop in Fall Crafts, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., seasonal art projects available, Discovery Room, Storrs Library, 693 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, FREE.
October 5: Trunk or Treat Car Show, noon - 4 p.m., food trucks, raffles, face painting, more, Mercedez-Benz of Springfield, 295 Burnett Road, Chicopee, FREE.
October 5 & 6: Kringle Candle Fall Festival, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., artisans and crafters, hayrides, lawn games, live music, food, more, Kringle Candle, 220 South St., Bernardston, FREE admission.
October 6: Festival of the Hills, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., road race, kids activities, bake sale, craft fair, book sale, games, more, 1 Main St., Conway, FREE admission.
October 6: Apple Picking Family Fun, 11 a.m. - noon, celebrate fall and the Jewish New Year, all welcome (you don't have to be Jewish to join in the fun), crafts, songs, stories, apple picking, hosted by the Springfield JCC, meet at Easy Pickins Farm, 46 Bailey Road, Enfield, CT. Admission: FREE (you just need to pay for the apples you pick).
October 6: Open Farm Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., hayride, scavenger hunt, kids' games, meet the farm animals, more, Fletcher Farm, 22 Gunn Road, Southampton, FREE.
October 6: Fall Foliage Parade, 1-3 p.m., Downtown North Adams, FREE.
Through October 27: Pumpkin Patch & Rails to the Darkside, Friday - Sunday, trolley rides, PYO pumpkin, face painting, play area, evening haunted trolley rides NOT recommended for children ($20/person), CT Trolley Museum, 58 North Road, East Windsor. Admission: $13/adult, $11/children, $4/under age 4.
Through October 27: Austin Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Saturdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., hay ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, sling shot, story walk, play area, 270 West St., Belchertown. Admission: $12/adults, $8/kids, FREE for kids under 3.
Through October 28: Coward Farms, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE mini corn maze, train rides on weekends (weather permitting) $3 or $5/person (depending on train ride), pumpkins, 150 College Highway, Southwick.
Through October 28: Corn Maze and Lil' Red Shed, farm treasure hunt, kiddie maze, play yard, corn box, playscape, pumpkin patch, teepee, hayride, Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Meadow View Farms, 120 College Highway, Southwick. Admission: $8/person weekends, $7/person weekdays, FREE for kids under 3 (Cash or Check ONLY).
Through Thanksgiving: Art in the Orchard, daily 10 a.m. - dusk, half-mile family friendly walking sculpture trail through orchards, Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. FREE (donations welcome).