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Inaugural Hamden Fest 2019

At the Intersection of Community and Business

An extravaganza of events and activities

in Hamden Town Center Park

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Thanks for a great 2019 event!

Who's Exhibiting at the EXPO

  • Advanced Orthodontics
  • AIEP Host Families
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Arbor Energy
  • Arden House Care & Rehabilitation Center
  • Atria Larson Place
  • Axman Chiropractic
  • Bankwell
  • Beecher & Bennett, Inc.
  • Bon Appetit
  • Brace-asaurus Orthodontics
  • Calcagni Associates Real Estate
  • Canal Crossing at Whitneyville West
  • Casanova Remodeling
  • Clifford Beers
  • Coldwell Banker – Hamden
  • Conchitas Cleaning Services
  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
  • CT Sewer & Drain
  • D’Andrea & Pantera, DMD
  • David Lerner Associates
  • GoNetSpeed
  • Hamden Clarion Hotel & Suites
  • Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Hamden Auto Body
  • Hamden / North Haven YMCA
  • Hamden Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
  • Hartford Courant
  • Institute for Professional Practice, Inc.
  • ION Bank
  • JAGstudios
  • LIFETIME Care at Home
  • Minute Man Press
  • Monarch Therapeutic Services
  • MotoPhoto Hamden
  • Orange Theory Fitness – Hamden
  • Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell
  • People’s United Bank
  • Phoenix Fitness, LLC
  • Play More Chess! Chess Academy
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Primerica Financial Services
  • Princess Diana Events
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • Results Plus
  • Ryan Oil Company
  • Salvation Army New Haven Citadel
  • Small Talk Salon
  • Southern CT State University
  • The Hamden Journal Magazine
  • Town of Hamden Economic Development
  • TYCO Printing
  • United Bank
  • Uprising Carpet Cleaning Service
  • VIP In Home Care Services
  • VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice
  • Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors
  • Webster Bank
  • William Raveis Realty-Kathy Hoyt
  • Workforce Alliance

Hamden Fest Schedule


Friday, May 31

  • 4 – 6 PM – Hamden Library Sneak Peak Preview Sale
  • 4 – 6 PM- Road Race Registration, Hamden Library Foyer

Saturday, June 1

  • 7 – 8:15 AM –  Road Race Registration
  • 8:30 AM – 5k Road Race
  • 9:00 AM – Hamden Rotary Club
    • Serving Breakfast & Coffee
  • 10 AM – Kids Fun Run
  • 10:30 AM – Race Awards
  • 11 AM – 4 PM  Festival Opens
    • Hamden Library Book Sale – Thornton Wilder Auditorium at Miller Memorial Library
    • 15th Annual Business & Community Expo
    • Music & Entertainment
    • Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair
    • Food Trucks
    • Local Food Vendors
    • Kids Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau

Become a Vendor at Hamden Fest

Artists/Crafters/Antiques/Civic Organizations

Accessories by Burnham
All Seasons U.S.
Angelic Creations
Burns Smith Ceramics
Crafts 2 Go
Crunchy Divas
Designs by Diana
Designs by Melba
Glass Mania Studios
Grace & St. Peter Church
Hamden Alliance for Trees (HAT)
Hamden DECA
Hamden Fathers Football & Cheerleading Assoc
Hamden Heronettes
Hamden Republican Town Committee
Hamden Rotary Club
Handmade by Constance
Happy Ever Erica
Herbal Deva
Jehovah’s Whitnesses-Hamden
Joann Quinones Crafts
Lady-Syll Designs
Lauren for Mayor
League of Women Voters
Lisa Maree Designs
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Mr. PS Creations
Nancy’s Beaded Jewelry
Naptime Creations by Chris
Native Spirit
Nor Brothers
Pan Can Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Patricia Vener-Fine Art/Painting
Rosie Pudvah
Sati Sacred Art
Sister Journey
Sleeping Giant Hemp
The Animal Haven
The Hamden Women’s Club
Town of Hamden Community Police
Town of Hamden Community Services
Town of Hamden Fire Department
Troop 600 Boy Scouts of America
Turmeric Store
ViVi Inspirations
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Yan Yan Liang

Hamden 5K Road Race & Kids Fun Run

Come run the new course!

The 5k offers runners 200 yards of grass and non-technical trail running at the start and finish with the majority of the race on a flat paved trail. Registration from 7 – 8:15 AM | Start at 8:30 AM

The half mile Kids Fun Run will be held on a grass field behind the Hamden Middle School. Start at 10 AM

Hamden Road Race 5K Run 2019

Hamden Library Book Sale

Friends Used Book Sale at the Hamden Fest: Browse thousands of gently-used, donated books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and puzzles at great bargain prices. Prices range from 25¢ to $4.00 with some individually priced books – books that are worth slightly more. Thornton Wilder Hall will be jam-packed with an enormous variety of genres! So please join us at the Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Memorial Library. The sale opens at 9:00am and for the last hour (3 – 4 p.m.) there will be a Bulk Book Sale – items at rock bottom prices – $5.00 per bag/box.

Sneak Peek Sale :  If you just can’t wait for the Saturday sale, come to the Sneak Peek Sale from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at Thornton Wilder Hall. There is a $10 entrance fee for a sneak peek which includes a Friends of the Hamden Library membership. Help us out by bringing your own tote bag! This fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Hamden Public Library, the Hamden Library Board, and the Hamden Public Library.

Hamden Fest Parking Information

Parking: General parking for Hamden Fest at Town Center Park is through the Middle School entrance on Dixwell Avenue.  Handicap Parking is available at the Hamden Libarary parking lot as well as the Middle School lot.  Members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will direct all attendees to the appropriate parking area.


The Liz McNicholl Band

The Liz McNicholl Band

AT 11 AM

Wango Tango

Wango Tango


Kids Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau




  • Giant Inflatable Slideyouthservices

  • VR Gametruck

  • Photobooth

  • Button Making

  • Jump Rope Making

  • Youth and Family Resources

  • Home Depot Workshop

  • CFC Arena Soccer Area