Fall Festival kicks off next weekend

Trumbull Day's future is now in the hands of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Trumbull Day's future is now in the hands of the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Town of Trumbull is putting the final touches on plans for the town’s upcoming Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The festival will run from 2 to 10 p.m. on the fields behind Trumbull High School and will feature a carnival with 14 amusement rides, including the traditional Ferris wheel, Pirate Ship and Bumper Cars.

“Pay One Price” bracelets will be available for $25 from 2 to 6 p.m.

There’ll be plenty of gourmet food vendors on hand to satisfy almost any food craving. The wide-variety of options will range from fried dough from St. Margaret Shrine to Brick Oven pizza from the Verona Pizza Fire Truck, to hot dogs, burgers and chicken nuggets from Vazzy’s Four Seasons to BBQ fare from BBQ Rescue Truck to fresh roasted corn from the Cornstalkers. There will also be Philly cheesesteak sandwiches from Steak Street, Mexican fare from Taco Loco, and seafood from Szabo’s Seafood Truck.

Luigi’s Bakery will bring sweet treats, pastries and specialty coffees, and Walnut Beach Creamery is scooping its famous fall flavors of dark pumpkin, sweet and salty maple walnut, and butter beer ice cream.

To quench residents’ thirst, the festival will have locally brewed ales and beer from the renowned Veracious Brewing Company in nearby Monroe.

Veracious will host a beer and wine garden — for adults 21 and over, from 2 to 9 p.m. — complete with tables and seating to enjoy the live entertainment and the fireworks display.


The Main Stage will be active with excitement all day and evening.

A special performance by children’s entertainer, Les Julian, begins at 3.  This multi-national award-winning artist's songwriting and performing can most recently be heard on the Grammy-winning compilation CD, All About Bullies … Big and Small.

A DJ and emcee will be on hand from David Jason Entertainment to keep the stage lively through the afternoon.

Adults will want to arrive by 5 to enjoy the popular Highland Rovers Band! Known for their diversity in the New York metro music scene, the HRB fuses popular rock percussive rhythms, bagpipes, fiddle and vocal harmonies to create an intricate and fresh sound.

HRB's multi-layered, upbeat, and danceable music showcases their universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences searching for a distinct Celtic flavor.


The fun-filled family day would not be complete without fireworks.

At dusk, Pyrotechnico Fireworks Inc. will provide a spectacular advanced display of illuminations and special effects — a perfect salute to the end of summer.

There is a $5 admission fee for adults and children over the age of 5. No backpacks, large bags, coolers, food or beverages are allowed.

Bags are subject to inspection, and service animals only.

For more information, contact Lynn Arnow at larnow@trumbull-ct.gov.