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Connecticut Building

Governor Wilbur C. Cross placed the cornerstone of the Connecticut Building on Sept. 20, 1938, just as the mighty “Hurricane of ’38” hit the fairgrounds. The building was officially opened and dedicated the following year. At a cost of $85,000, the fifth addition to the Avenue was modeled after the Old Statehouse in Hartford. With its famous Bulfinch front, the building features brownstone, brick and dignified wooden columns. In Connecticut you’ll learn about the history, agriculture, commerce, natural resources and industries of the Nutmeg State.

Connecticut Building Exhibitors

Connecticut Farm Wineries - sampling, wine by the glass and frozen "Frose’"

Connecticut Department of Agriculture - rotating agricultural entities and displays

Republic / Mill Restaurant Group - spicy chicken sandwich, gazpacho salad & bacon-wrapped dates

J. Foster Ice Cream - artisan ice cream and floats

Papa's Mountain Brew / L A B Concessions - old-fashioned soda flavors with unlimited refill option

Maple Craft Foods - flavored maple syrups and maple products

Juniper Loft Soap Company - artisan goat milk soaps and lifts

Livin' Country - country lifestyle clothing

Connecticut Office of Tourism - information on tourism attractions, accommodations and special events in Connecticut

Randy's Wooster Street Pizza - New Haven-style pizza and whoopie pies

Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale - Connecticut-style hot buttered lobsters rolls, lobster mac & cheese and various chowders

Connecticut State Police - meet and talk with current & retired Troopers, safety and recruitment information

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat - historic steam train and riverboat rides in Essex CT

Connecticut Valley Tobacconist - fine cigars with Connecticut-grown tobacco and wrappers

Energy Busters - energy-efficient home improvements

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ - "Moink Balls", burnt ends, cracklins, "Mac Attack" and a variety of BBQ foods

Sweet Madeline's Donuts - fresh and hot apple cider donuts and coffee

Danny's Smokehouse Grill - super-sized baked potatoes, BBQ chicken dinners and a variety of BBQ foods

Noujaim's Bistro - chicken shawarma, falafel, pita, hummus

Bloom Bake Shop - assorted bake goods

Paisley Peacock Body Arts - face-painting and henna designs

TeachArt2Me - face-painting and henna designs

Oma's Pride - pet food and treats

Best Buddy Biscuits - pet treats

Connecticut Craft Beers - Connecticut craft beers on tap

Mohegan Sun - resort and casino in Uncasville CT

Shadowboxing by Jason - creative wood displays for pin collections and more

Ledge Lighthouse Foundation - information on history and tours of historic Ledge Light House in New London CT

Florence Griswold Museum - art museum located in Old Lyme CT

Earthlight Technologies - complete solar energy solutions

Twin Pines Farm – jams, pickles, relishes and honey made with CT Grown products

Killam & Bassette Farmstead, LLC – Connecticut Grown jams and jellies

Newgate Farms – Connecticut Grown tomato sauce, caprese salad

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