SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022 | 11 AM - 4 PM

Rain Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022

At the Intersection of Community and Business

An extravaganza of events and activities

in Hamden Town Center Park

Business & Community Expo 2022

Presented by: NQ Industries

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

Visit over 40 vendors to date! Great shopping opportunity right in your backyard while supporting local crafters and artists. 

Interesting in exhibiting? This is your chance to showcase your talent to thousands of visitors. This is a handmade fair only.

Hamden Public Library Book Sale

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

Stuff a Hamden Public Library bag for $10.00! 


Hamden Road Race

Join us for a 5k race. All runners and walkers will be on the Farmington Canal Trail with the majority of the race on a flat paved trail.

Hamden Fest Schedule


  • 7:00 AM – Road Race Registration
  • 8:15 AM – Road Race Registration Closes
  • 8:30 AM – 10k Road Race
  • 8:45 AM – 5k Road Race
  • 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM – Hamden Library Book Sale –  Miller Memorial Library (inside and outside Library)
  • 10:00 AM – Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run
  • 10:30 AM – Race Awards
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Festival Opens
    • 16th Annual Business & Community Expo
    • Music & Entertainment
    • Dance Teams
    • Arts, Crafts & Civic Fair
    • Food Trucks
    • Local Food Vendors
    • Kids Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau
    • Sports Zone by CFC Arena

Festival Concerts

Live music all day, starting at 11 AM

Bands to be announced soon

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)
  • Dunk – A – Cop with Hamden SPCP


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…enjoy the evening!

  • Vendors to be announced soon!
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 Library parking lot as well as the Middle School lot.  Members of the Hamden Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will direct all attendees to the appropriate parking area.

Vendor Parking Information:

All Exhibitors (Expo & Arts/Crafters) must enter from Worth Avenue next to AAA off Whitney Avenue.  This entrance will be open from 8am-10am.  If you come after 10am, you will need to enter at the Hamden Middle School entrance on 2623 Dixwell Avenue.