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HAMDEN FEST

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | 11 AM - 4 PM

Rain Date: Sunday 19, 2021

At the Intersection of Community and Business

An extravaganza of events and activities

in Hamden Town Center Park

Business & Community Expo 2021

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

Exciting news… we are now offering a 10k road race in addition to the 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

 Saturday

  • 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

The Liz McNicholl Band will kick of Hamden Fest starting at 11am until 12:30pm

Grab a blanket and chairs and enjoy The Wango Tango Band in the afternoon starting at 2:30pm. 

Other Entertainment:

  • The Hamden High School Dance Team – 1pm
  • Hamden Junior Dragons Cheerleaders – 1:15
  • The Joan Lynn Dance Company – 2pm 

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!

  • The Hungry Lion
  • Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies
  • Donato’s Pizza Truck
  • Spuds Your Way
  • Sweetheart Ice Cream

Additional Food Vendors:

  • The Tasty Empanada
  • Tiki Sweets & Treats
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.