Exciting news from Westport Country Playhouse who will host a “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, October 30, from 12 to 4 p.m., an outdoor event with activities for kids, treats, food trucks, community food drive, beer tastings, and costume parade for kids and dogs.
In addition, the Playhouse box office will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. for 25% discounts on in-person tickets to the upcoming performances of “Doubt: A Parable” as well as 2022 Flex Passes. Admission is free and open to the public. Rain date is Sunday, October 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Family Fun Day” begins at 12 p.m. with a ghost story on the Playhouse patio as guests listen to the WSHU Public Radio broadcast of the latest play in the Playhouse Radio Theater series, “Spectres and Spirits,” by Richard R. Henry, directed by Mark Shanahan. At 1 p.m., Firefly the Woodland Fairy will host a Story Hour on the patio. At 2 p.m., a children’s costume parade will march around the Playhouse campus, followed at 2:30 p.m. by a pet parade with treats courtesy of Earth Animal. At 3 p.m., another Story Hour will be hosted by Jenny Nelson, reading “There is a Witch in Your Book.”
Children are encouraged to bring their own pumpkins for decorating. Other activities include going on a scavenger hunt, making an origami ghost, and weaving a spider web.
EP Local Food Truck and Food Truck Refinery will be on site with their specialties available for purchase. Hot drinks and apple cider donuts will also be for sale. Free beer tasting will be provided by Two Roads Brewing Company. Vendors are subject to change.
The Playhouse will host a community food drive to benefit Open Doors Shelter in Norwalk during the “Family Fun Day,” as well as serving as a Toys for Tots drop-off location through December 10. Any guest donating food, a new book, or a toy to these charity drives at “Family Fun Day” will be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to a show in the Playhouse’s 2022 season.
Masks are encouraged though not required while outdoors. Restrooms are located indoors where masks are required. Playhouse staff and volunteers will be masked and vaccinated.
Family Fun Day Event schedule
Listen to a ghost story on the patio! We’ll be listening in to the WSHU Public Radio broadcast of the latest original new play in our Playhouse Radio Theater series, Spectres and Spirits, by Richard R. Henry, directed by Mark Shanahan.
Story Hour with Firefly the Woodland Fairy!
Kids costume parade
One of our woodland fairies will take the kiddos around the Playhouse Campus to show off their costumes. Prizes for best costumes!
We can’t let the kids have all the fun — bring your best-dressed pup and win prizes courtesy of Earth Animal.
Story Hour on the patio
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