FOR RELEASE: 9/23/2011Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience returns to Burr Homestead in Fairfield Oct. 21–30

The Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary will present “The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience,” Friday, Oct. 21–Sunday, Oct. 30, at Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield.

With its colorful storybook-theme rooms and friendly costumed characters, the Enchanted Castle provides a non-threatening, entertaining Halloween experience for children ages 2–9 accompanied by an adult. This year’s theme rooms include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Wizard of Oz.

Hours are:

Friday, Oct. 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Reserved for school and group visits

Wednesday, Oct. 26, Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28, 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, 10:00–5:00 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person (cash and checks only). For information, call 203-336-7364 or visit

School and play groups may schedule visits Wednesday–Friday, Oct. 26–28, 9:00 a.m.–noon. For information, e-mail

Introduced in 1992, the Enchanted Castle is co-chaired by Shaun Amberg, Debbie Charles and Kay Smith of Fairfield. Proceeds from this year’s event will support Ahlbin Centers’ Fit Kids program to reduce childhood obesity.

In addition, the Ahlbin Centers Auxiliary is seeking qualified volunteers to fill more than 250 storybook characters roles during the 10 days of the event. For information, adults and students in the eighth grade and up may e-mail

Businesses interested in helping to underwrite some of the costs of this year’s Enchanted Castle by becoming a sponsor, may e-mail

Ahlbin Centers provides inpatient rehabilitation services at Bridgeport Hospital and outpatient services in Bridgeport, Shelton, Southport, Stratford and Trumbull. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as early childhood and geriatric programs.

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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.