- Nicknames: The Constitution State and Nutmeg State
- The state song is Yankee Doodle.
- It's one of the original thirteen colonies of the United States.
Arts and Crafts: You can earn cash by selling your arts and crafts at fairs but you can also find giveaways and contests as a fair goer. Find events in Connecticut at Festivalnet.com, the Connecticut page at Art & Craft Show Yellow Page (http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=CT) and newenglandcraftshows.com.
Beauty Pageants: Male and female beauties (inside and out), can find pageants in Connecticut at:
- New England Belles - http://www.nebelles.com/.
- Miss Connecticut USA and Miss Connecticut Teen USA - http://www.missconnecticutusa.com/.
- The Connecticut page at Pageant Center - http://pageantcenter.com/pageant_calendar/connecticut_pageants.html#.VAV3GfldXW4.
- Couto Pageants - http://www.coutopageants.com/.
- Miss US Latina Connecticut - http://www.missuslatina.com/StatePrel-CT.html.
- Miss Connecticut, the preliminary to the Miss USA pageant - http://www.missctamerica.org/index.php.
Media: The NBC affiliate has a contest page located at http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/contests/. CTNOW.com has contests for tickets to local events and more.
State and County Fairs: Fairs are excellent events to find giveaways, contests and to enter your own wares and livestock to win prizes. While the Connecticut Agricultural Fair ceased operation in 2006, you can find current events at Connecticut Agricultural Fairs (ctagfairs.org) and the County Fairgrounds site (countyfairgrounds.net).
Travel: Some tourism websites to check for opportunities to win trips to Connecticut are VisitConnecticut.com, CTVisit.com and ctsweepstakes.com.
Have fun and good luck!
For those of you interested in Connecticut travel and history:
Explorer's Guide Connecticut (Eighth Edition) (Explorer's Complete)
Hidden History of Connecticut