There will be no shortage of things to do in Litchfield, Goshen and Warren over the Columbus Day weekend. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Black Bear Americana Music Fest
Directed by Beth Murphy of Litchfield, the event will be held at the Goshen Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday and will feature more than 35 bands. For more information and to order tickets, go to
Cars for Kids fundraiser
To be held at the Connecticut Junior Republic Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature vintage automobiles. Admission for spectators is $5 per car. Breakfast and lunch will be available and there will be a food court.
Warren Fall Festival
The Warren Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual fall festival at Warren Woods Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per day. A two-day pass is $8.
Fall Gathering of Artists
The 28th annual event will be held Friday through Monday at the Litchfield firehouse. Hours are 10-6 Friday through Sunday and Monday from 10 to 4. Paintings, photos, artwork, pottery, jewelry and glasswork will be on exhibit and for sale. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday from 11 to 5. Admission is free.
Artist Mally DeSomma founded the show and has been running it since 2000.
“This type of exhibit benefits art enthusiasts by offering a variety of artwork at affordable prices,” DeSomma said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to view each other’s work, share technical knowledge, and learn from one another. It also gives the public a chance to get to know the artists and experience their creative vision first-hand.”
Beruit memorial observance
The Connecticut Beirut Memorial Committee, American Legion Post 44 of Bantam and American Legion Post 27 of Litchfield will host the annual Beirut memorial Saturday at noon at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam.
The will honor the 241 U.S. servicemen killed when radical Islamic terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983.
Veterans and active members of all branches of the military as well as members of the public are invited to attend and give thanks for the sacrifices made by these heroes.