SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024 | 11am - 4pm


Hamden Fest is an extravaganza of events and activities in Hamden Town Center Park

Experience a fun-full day of activities, bringing businesses, arts, culture, and community together! 

Registration for the Business EXPO & Arts, Craft & Civic Fest
is OPEN!

Check back often for exciting new additions and event updates.

Business & Community EXPO

Get to know your local business community! Stop by the EXPO under the Big Top Tent and check out all the resources in our area.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Arts, Crafts & Civic Fair

Great shopping opportunity right in your backyard while supporting local crafters and artists. Get to know local community organizations in your neighborhood

Interesting in Exhibiting?

This is your chance to showcase your talent to thousands of visitors. This is a handmade fair only.  Non-Profits and Civic organizations are welcomed. 

Friends of the Hamden Public Library Book Sale Fundraiser

Browse thousands of gently-used, donated books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and puzzles at great bargain prices.  Book Sale will be held inside the Library as well as outside on the Library sidewalk.

All proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hamden Public Library

Book Sale Starts at 10:00am-4:00pm

Hamden Half Marathon & 5k Road Race

The Hamden Fest Half Marathon & 5K will be held at Town Center Park on Saturday June 8th. The event includes a Half Marathon and 5K. The road races will offer runners and walkers some grass and paved trail running.  For more information and registration.  Half Marathon begins at 9am and 5K Road Race begins at 9:30am.

Beverage Tent

Beer, Wine and Soda will be available for purchase by the Expo Tent from 2:00pm-6:00pm.  ID required.

Hamden Fest Schedule

Saturday, June 8

More details coming soon!

  • 9:00 AM – Hamden Half Marathon
  • 9:30 AM – 5K Road Race
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Friends of the Hamden Public Library Book Sale Fundraiser – Miller Memorial Auditorium
  • 10:45am Festival Kick Off by Emcee Brian Smith, WOW Radio
  • 11:00 AM – Kids Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Festival Opens
    • 19th Annual Business EXPO
    • Music & Entertainment
    • Arts, Crafts & Civic Fair
    • Food Trucks
    • Local Food Vendors
    • Sports Zone by CFC Arena
  • Raindate: Sunday, June 9th
    NOTE: Half Marathon/5k Road race is rain or shine.

Vendor List: To be announced

Festival Concerts & Entertainment

Festival Emcee: Brian Smith, WOW Radio

Bands to be announced

Food Trucks

Hungry? We got you covered for a variety of unique culinary options while at the Fest starting at 11 AM until 4 PM…and if the music plays on, the Trucks will stay too! Hang with us, bring a blanket and chairs…enjoy the evening!


  • Spuds Your Way
  • Freskos
  • Mai-Ti
  • Burning Peel – Pizza
  • Hungry Lion
  • Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies
  • Sweetheart Ice Cream
  • Tex-Mex Fusion
  • DiSorbo’s Bakery

Thanks to our Sponsors


 Special shout out to Hamden CERT and all their volunteers for their support of Hamden Fest! CERT has been helping us since we started the Business Expo that is now Hamden Fest since 2005. We appreciate all you do for the Town and our Chamber.

Parking Information


General parking for Hamden Fest at Town Center Park is through the Middle School entrance on 2623 Dixwell Avenue. Handicap Parking is available at the Hamden Library 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.

Vendor Set Up Information

Business & Community Expo Vendor Info: Click Here

Arts, Craft & Civic Vendor Info: Click HERE

Kids & Sports Zone

Bring the kids for a full day of fun-filled activities by Josh’s Jungle! 

Hamden Youth Services: Festivities include:  button making, mini photo stickers, give-a-ways, yard games, crafts, inflatables, Virtual Reality Game Truck, Moon Bounce.

Sports Zone: CFC Arena, Soccer Shots & No.1 Soccer Camp

Family Resources:

  • MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving)
  • ACCESS Health
  • CT Dental Health Partnership
  • Hamden Partnership for Young Children
  • We are the Village (After School Program)