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SummerFest & Fireworks returns to Stafford on

Wednesday, June 29, to celebrate Independence Day

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

 

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks returns on June 29, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to kick off Independence Day weekend with live music from Loveland Hill Band, sought-after food trucks, lawn games, fun activities, and a dazzling pyrotechnics display. A cornerstone town event, all activities will take place at the campus at Stafford High School. The long-running event ushers in the arrival of summer, a more than three-decade commitment from event sponsor Stafford Savings Bank. 

The evening commences at 5:00pm with a diverse selection of regional food trucks and mobile eateries. Menus feature an array of options including international street fare, farm-to-table selections, desserts and sweets, classic fair favorites, and more. Local community groups will also join the lineup, showcasing their local work and services, while sharing opportunities for involvement. Additionally, the Stafford Lion’s Club is hosting a Cornhole Tournament from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lawn games and art activities will offer fun for kids and families.

Loveland Hill Band performs LIVE at 6:00 p.m. 

Loveland Hill Band is back in 2022, taking the stage at 6:00 p.m. and playing a diverse repertoire of rock, pop, and dance tributes until the fireworks take flight at 9:30 p.m. While Loveland Hill Band entertains audiences across southern New England, the ensemble’s guitarist, Earl Middleton, has special ties to Stafford as the School Resource Officer. Officer Middleton, a sworn officer of the Stafford Police Department, plays an important role in maintaining a safe school environment while fostering positive relationships between students and officers. An extension of community-oriented spirit, Loveland Hill Band also promises a fun evening of live music. 

 

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. 

 

If the weather forces the cancellation of the show, it will be held on Thursday, June 30.

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CIVIC GROUP EXHIBITS

Local community groups and civic organizations join the lineup in 2022, showcasing their respective projects and services, while sharing opportunities for involvement.

 

Want to showcase your Stafford-based community organization? Pre-assigned exhibit spaces are 10x10, free of charge, and should be reserved by June 24. Exhibitors must bring their own tent/canopy, chairs, tables, and materials (electricity is not available). For logistical information and to confirm your space, please email amberw@staffordct.org

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FOOD VENDOR LINEUP

Hydeville Sugar Shack - Maple cotton candy & maple products . . . made locally!

Ice Cream Depot - Fresh scooped ice cream selections

Jeff's Kettle Corn - Hand crafted popcorn in variety of gourmet, all-natural flavors

Kona Ice - Coolest shave ice truck in town!

La Mesa - Gourmet Puerto Rican classics with an American twist: empanadas, tacos, burritos & more!

Mac's Wood Fired BBQ - Low & slow wood fired smoked meats & homemade sides & sauces

Mamoun's Falafel Cart - Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine

Nana's Ice Cream Truck - Ice Cream novelties, drinks, snacks, candy

NoRA Cupcake Company - Creative, handcrafted cupcake creations

Off the Griddle - Loaded artisan grilled cheese sandwiches

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

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STAFFORD LIONS CLUB
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Practice from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, tournament begins at 6:00pm. 
$10 per person/$20 per team

16 regulation boards with play according to ACO Official RulesTakes place on the

south-edge of the High School Soccer Field. No partner? No problem! Individuals will be matched with a teammate, if needed. Team play determined by draw.  Proceeds benefit program and services of the Stafford Lions Club.

Getting Here

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

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

Parking

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

 

To help plan your arrival, please take note of parking areas (see map detailed below):

  • High School, 145 Orcuttville Road

  • Accessibilty Parking Spaces: Back Loop @ H.S. (follow onsite signage)

  • Stafford Public Library, 10 Levinthal Run

  • Elementary School  .  11 Levinthal Run

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

Admission and parking is free and all activities will take place at the Stafford High School Complex. 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.

 

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

 

If the weather forces the postponement, the event will be held on

Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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Made possible with support from Stafford Savings Bank

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