Trumbull Arts Festival returns this Sunday

A 35-year tradition in town is back this Sunday, with more artists and crafters than ever, according to Arts Commission Coordinator Emily Areson.

The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the Historic Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., rain or shine, featuring more than 65 juried fine artists and crafters from the tri-state area, day long entertainment, a Children’s Creative Center and food booths. Sponsored by the Trumbull Arts Department.

The event typically attracts about 2,000 to 4,000 visitors.

Fine hand crafted items including garden ornaments, sea glass jewelry, pottery and children’s accessories are some of the crafts that will be on display and for sale.

Hundreds of pieces of fine artwork, photography and sculpture in various media will also be for sale. The artists will be delighted to talk to you about their works, Areson said.

The Festival also features a Children’s Creative Center where children can create a number of crafts at no cost. The Center is manned by the Trumbull Community Women and is open to children ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Day long entertainment enhances the Festival, beginning with singer Lori Vellardito at 11:30 a.m., followed by Emily Pisarra at noon.

After the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m., Karen and Rob’s Salute to Broadway takes the stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Jerrod Cattey Jazz Quintet, at 2:30.

“I look forward to seeing the returning artists and crafters,” Areson said. “Some say even if their sales aren’t great they just enjoy coming to the festival.”

Food vendors will be Paradise Island, the THS Golden Eagles Marching Band, Lou’s Kettle Corn, and new this year, Christophe’s Crepe Truck.

This year the brick walk at Town Hall will be the site of several Community Groups handing out information and explaining their mission and programs. Participating will be the Discovery Museum, Majestic Theatre Restoration Committee and representatives from The Trumbull Animal Group (TAG). The Nature and Arts Center will be next to the Children’s tent.

The Arts Festival, cited by Fairfield County Connect as one of the best 100 reasons to visit Fairfield County, is a real part of the fall celebrations of this community.

For more information, call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.