Wilton to celebrate the season with annual Summerfest

WILTON – This year’s Summerfest, the annual celebration of Wilton, will be held Saturday, June 24, beginning at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in Main Street Park.

Main Street will become a street fair with vendors of all kinds, plenty of food and a variety of live music offerings – something for everyone.

In the evening, the celebration will move to Carnival Hill and end with fireworks at dusk.

The event, which began about 1990 as the Wilton Arts and Film Festival, went through several versions and was taken over by Main Street Association as a town community festival called Celebrate Wilton! Several years ago, a new committee dubbed it Summerfest, and all town organizations are encouraged to participate.

Here is the schedule:

All day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Vendors on Main Street.

8-10 a.m.: Pancake breakfast by Clinton Lodge 52 Free and Accepted Masons of Wilton.

10-10:45: Mama Love and Motivators (bluesy rock band) on the Big Stage in the park.

11-11:45: WMSA By Invite by the park stage (This one is a secret!).

Also: Emergency Services demonstrations in the parking lot by the Dummy sponsored by the Ambulance Service. A med-vac helicopter will land near the Police Station.

Noon-12:45 p.m.: The BelAires (doo wop) on the Big Stage.

1-1:45: Justin Cohn, acoustic performer, on the Park Stage.

2-2:45: Brad Bosse, acoustic performer, on the Big Stage.

3-3:45 Simon Brookes, storyteller, on the Park Stage.

3 p.m.: Lions Club Duck Drop on The Flat (Whiting Park). Watch the ducks drop from the new ladder truck.

On Carnival Hill

6-8 p.m.: Itty Bitty Petting Zoo sponsored by Temple-Wilton Community Farm.

6-9 p.m.: Games for kids of all ages, such as sack races, egg toss, 3-legged race, tug-of-war, etc.

Famous Pie eating contest sponsored by Wilton Community Center.

6-10 p.m.: Solid Gold Productions rocks the night with great music.

Dusk: Fireworks sponsored by Main Street Association.

Premium parking at Carnival Hill is $10 to benefit the WMSA.

– JESSIE SALISBURY

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