Fall Festival expands to two-day event

Kate, Maddy and Matthew enjoying Fall Festival 2015. — Lisa Romanchick photo
Kate, Maddy and Matthew enjoying Fall Festival 2015. — Lisa Romanchick photo

The Town of Trumbull is putting final touches on its annual community celebration – the Trumbull Fall Festival. This event brings together families from Trumbull and surrounding towns for a day of fun, food and festivities, and is hosted by the Town of Trumbull and its corporate partners. Last year, even under damp skies, several thousand people still came to enjoy a food truck festival, carnival rides, amusements, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

The 2016 Trumbull Fall Festival will be expanded to a two-day event, with a carnival and food truck festival will be on Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Sept10  from noon to 10.

Amusements and rides will be provided by Marenna Amusement Company and will include a $25 unlimited ride pass from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Single and multi-ticket discount packs will also be available.

The nationally-renowned Eagles tribute band, The Desert Highway, will perform Friday evening at 7. Since its formation, ‘Desert Highway’ has been captivating and entertaining major audiences with songs like: ‘Take It Easy’, to the soaring guitar rock anthem, ‘Hotel California’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’, ‘Heartache Tonight’ and ‘Desperado’.

There will be a beer and wine patio featuring locally brewed ales from the renowned Two Roads Brewery, in nearby Stratford. A wide variety of food trucks and specialty food vendors will be on hand to meet every craving, including the Reddi Rooster, Mamoun’s Falafel, Corn Stalkers, Szabo’s seafood, and many more. Atlas Pyrotechnics will bring the carnival to a spectacular close with a fireworks display Saturday at dusk.

There is a $5 admission fee for adults and children over the age of 5. The fee will include admission on both days.

The festivities will continue at the 38th Trumbull Arts Festival, a time-honored tradition rich in arts and culture, on Sunday, Sept. 11  at the Town Hall Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The town is still seeking corporate sponsorships to help offset operational costs. For further information, contact Lynn Arnow at 203-452-5089 or email larnow@trumbull-ct.gov.