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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Stafford School Complex

 

SummerFest & Fireworks returns to Stafford to celebrate summer

with food trucks, live music, dazzling pyrotechnics, and more!

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks is back on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., heralding the start of summer with an array of delights. Enjoy live music by the Loveland Hill Band, savor treats from regional food trucks and mobile eateries, explore a showcase of civic groups, engage in lawn games and art activities, and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display, generously sponsored by Stafford Savings Bank.

The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with an array of regional food trucks and mobile eateries offering a diverse selection of culinary delights. Menus offer an array of options, from international street fare and farm-to-table selections to indulgent desserts, classic fair favorites, and more. Alongside these culinary delights, local community groups will proudly showcase their work and services, providing opportunities for involvement and engagement. At 6:00 pm, the much-loved Loveland Hill Band will grace the stage, delighting attendees with their diverse repertoire of favorites spanning generations, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Admission and parking are free, all activities will take place at the Stafford High School, located at 145 Orcuttville Road in Stafford, Connecticut. The rural venue provides sprawling fields lush with grass and unobstructed views that are virtually void of ambient light – it’s a choice spot to spread out a blanket and enjoy this year’s fireworks. Parking and viewing areas will be designated throughout the complex. 

 

 SummerFest Rain Date will be Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Event announcements, activity schedules, and the civic group roster will be rolling out - follow Explore Stafford CT and Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks to get the latest updates on all things SummerFest!

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2024 FOOD VENDORS

An incredible lineup of food trucks and mobile eateries joins Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks each year, offering a diverse array of menu selections. From international street fare to farm-to-table options, desserts and sweets, classic favorites, and more, there's something to satisfy every craving.

Backroads Smokin' BBQ - Low, slow BBQ & all the sides

Ice Cream Depot - Fresh scooped ice cream selections.

Jeff's Kettle Corn - Hand crafted popcorn in variety of gourmet flavors.

Kona Ice of Manchester - Coolest shave ice truck in town!

Meatball Bombs - Home of the loaded meatball, pizza & more!

Nutmeg Concessions - Funnel cakes, fried dough, and deep fried goodies

Taylor Spring Farm - Fresh, local, farm-to-truck food: burgers, fun fry combos & more!

Thai Chili Truck- Delicious Thai street food favorites

The Local Lemon CT - Fresh squeezed lemonade!

Travelin' Tom's Coffee - Mobile coffee truck that brings you caffeination inspiration

@twinbeaksfriedchicken - specializing in delicious farm raised fried chicken and more!

Udder Delights - Moo Crew serving packaged ice cream, frozen desserts, and old fashioned soda.

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COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

From youth organizations to civic groups, 2024 Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks welcomes a lineup of community groups and organizations to promote local initiatives, fundraise, and share opportunities for involvement. Check them all out on June 26!

Stafford Athletic Booster Club: Hot dogs, hamburgers, candy, etc. in Football Field Food Booth.

Class of 2025: Light ups toys, juice boxes, snacks, and more!

Class of 2026: Glow sticks, patriotic themed swag and balloons.

The Connecticut National Guard: Interactive games and info on opportunities in the Guard.

Democrats of Stafford CT: Meet & Greet, fun giveaways, Voter Registration

EASTCONN Head Start: games, program info for children birth to 3, and free giveaways!

Girl Scout Troop 65047: Personalized bracelets for festival-goers, made by the Scouts!

North Central District Health Department: Community health resources and education

Stafford Republican Town Committee: Soft pretzels, refreshments and Voter Registration

Rotary Club of Stafford: Club recruitment, merch sales, prizes, and project spotlight.

Safe Net: program assistance information and bottled water.

Stafford Agriculture Commission: Farm Day promo, and scholarship info.

Stafford Lions Club: Corn Hole Tournament Competition - with cash prizes!

Stafford Social Services: Holiday Giving Program information

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GOLF CART SPONSORS!

Thank you to our generous Cart Cruiser sponsors!

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Getting Here

  • Stafford High School: 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

  • All traffic will enter from Orcuttville Road/Route 319 ONLY.

Traffic & Safety

 

Getting Here​

  • Stafford High School: 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

  • All traffic will enter from Orcuttville Road/Route 319 ONLY.

  • Vehicle entry closes are 9:30 p.m. or when the complex is full. A one-way exit strategy will be implemented when the event concludes – vehicles will not be permitted to enter the complex at this time. Those picking up household members from event must be aware of this traffic pattern and plan accordingly or stay onsite for the duration.

  • Always drive with caution, this is a high-volume vehicle and pedestrian event.   

  • Onsite parking is expected to be tight. We strongly encourage event-goes to carpool, if possible. 

  • Guests must adhere to posted signs and instructions from event and traffic personnel.

 

Parking areas (see map detailed below):

  • High School, 145 Orcuttville Road

  • Handicapped accessible parking: Back Loop @ H.S.

  • Stafford Public Library, 10 Levinthal Run

  • Elementary School, 11 Levinthal Run

  • County Road, 1-way traffic (toward Furnace Avenue)

  • Roadsides as directed.

 

Caution:

Sections of the Levinthal Run Paving/Reclamation Project have begun and catch basins along the roadsides in these milled areas are raised. Please use caution when driving/walking in these areas.

Golf Cart Shuttles

For those needing mobility assistance or transportation, a golf cart shuttle service will be available with drop-off/pickup location at the front loop of the High School.  

 

For event updates follow www.facebook.com/ExploreStaffordCT.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Stafford School Complex

 

SummerFest & Fireworks returns to Stafford to celebrate summer

with food trucks, live music, dazzling pyrotechnics, and more!

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks is back on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., heralding the start of summer with an array of delights. Enjoy live music by the Loveland Hill Band, savor treats from regional food trucks and mobile eateries, explore a showcase of civic groups, engage in lawn games and art activities, and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display, generously sponsored by Stafford Savings Bank.

The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with an array of regional food trucks and mobile eateries offering a diverse selection of culinary delights. Menus offer an array of options, from international street fare and farm-to-table selections to indulgent desserts, classic fair favorites, and more. Alongside these culinary delights, local community groups will proudly showcase their work and services, providing opportunities for involvement and engagement. At 6:00 pm, the much-loved Loveland Hill Band will grace the stage, delighting attendees with their diverse repertoire of favorites spanning generations, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Admission and parking are free, all activities will take place at the Stafford High School, located at 145 Orcuttville Road in Stafford, Connecticut. The rural venue provides sprawling fields lush with grass and unobstructed views that are virtually void of ambient light – it’s a choice spot to spread out a blanket and enjoy this year’s fireworks. Parking and viewing areas will be designated throughout the complex. 

 

 SummerFest Rain Date will be Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Event announcements, activity schedules, and the civic group roster will be rolling out - follow Explore Stafford CT and Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks to get the latest updates on all things SummerFest!

305468428_1527856770976999_92010786081080190_n.jpeg

2024 FOOD VENDORS

An incredible lineup of food trucks and mobile eateries joins Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks each year, offering a diverse array of menu selections. From international street fare to farm-to-table options, desserts and sweets, classic favorites, and more, there's something to satisfy every craving.

Backroads Smokin' BBQ - Low, slow BBQ & all the sides

Ice Cream Depot - Fresh scooped ice cream selections.

Jeff's Kettle Corn - Hand crafted popcorn in variety of gourmet flavors.

Kona Ice of Manchester - Coolest shave ice truck in town!

Meatball Bombs - Home of the loaded meatball, pizza & more!

Nutmeg Concessions - Funnel cakes, fried dough, and deep fried goodies

Taylor Spring Farm - Fresh, local, farm-to-truck food: burgers, fun fry combos & more!

Thai Chili Truck- Delicious Thai street food favorites

The Local Lemon CT - Fresh squeezed lemonade!

Travelin' Tom's Coffee - Mobile coffee truck that brings you caffeination inspiration

@twinbeaksfriedchicken - specializing in delicious farm raised fried chicken and more!

Udder Delights - Moo Crew serving packaged ice cream, frozen desserts, and old fashioned soda.

popupmango4.webp

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

From youth organizations to civic groups, 2024 Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks welcomes a lineup of community groups and organizations to promote local initiatives, fundraise, and share opportunities for involvement. Check them all out on June 26!

Stafford Athletic Booster Club: Hot dogs, hamburgers, candy, etc. in Football Field Food Booth.

Class of 2025: Light ups toys, juice boxes, snacks, and more!

Class of 2026: Glow sticks, patriotic themed swag and balloons.

The Connecticut National Guard: Interactive games and info on opportunities in the Guard.

Democrats of Stafford CT: Meet & Greet, fun giveaways, Voter Registration

EASTCONN Head Start: games, program info for children birth to 3, and free giveaways!

Girl Scout Troop 65047: Personalized bracelets for festival-goers, made by the Scouts!

North Central District Health Department: Community health resources and education

Stafford Republican Town Committee: Soft pretzels, refreshments and Voter Registration

Rotary Club of Stafford: Club recruitment, merch sales, prizes, and project spotlight.

Safe Net: program assistance information and bottled water.

Stafford Agriculture Commission: Farm Day promo, and scholarship info.

Stafford Lions Club: Corn Hole Tournament Competition - with cash prizes!

Stafford Social Services: Holiday Giving Program information

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GOLF CART SPONSORS!

Thank you to our generous Cart Cruiser sponsors!

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Getting Here

  • Stafford High School: 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

  • All traffic will enter from Orcuttville Road/Route 319 ONLY.

Traffic & Safety

 

Getting Here​

  • Stafford High School: 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

  • All traffic will enter from Orcuttville Road/Route 319 ONLY.

  • Vehicle entry closes are 9:30 p.m. or when the complex is full. A one-way exit strategy will be implemented when the event concludes – vehicles will not be permitted to enter the complex at this time. Those picking up household members from event must be aware of this traffic pattern and plan accordingly or stay onsite for the duration.

  • Always drive with caution, this is a high-volume vehicle and pedestrian event.   

  • Onsite parking is expected to be tight. We strongly encourage event-goes to carpool, if possible. 

  • Guests must adhere to posted signs and instructions from event and traffic personnel.

 

Parking areas (see map detailed below):

  • High School, 145 Orcuttville Road

  • Handicapped accessible parking: Back Loop @ H.S.

  • Stafford Public Library, 10 Levinthal Run

  • Elementary School, 11 Levinthal Run

  • County Road, 1-way traffic (toward Furnace Avenue)

  • Roadsides as directed.

 

Caution:

Sections of the Levinthal Run Paving/Reclamation Project have begun and catch basins along the roadsides in these milled areas are raised. Please use caution when driving/walking in these areas.

Golf Cart Shuttles

For those needing mobility assistance or transportation, a golf cart shuttle service will be available with drop-off/pickup location at the front loop of the High School.  

 

For event updates follow www.facebook.com/ExploreStaffordCT.

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FEATURING

 

LOVELAND

HILL BAND

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