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Rockville Fest is Scheduled for Saturday

The festivities are set to begin at 10 a.m.

The annual Rockville Fest is on tap for Saturday in Downtown Rockville.

It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here is an overview if the festival:

• Rockville Fest is being sponsored by the Rockville Community Alliance, the Town's Parks and Recreation Department, the Tri-Town Cruzers classic car club, the Vernon Community Network and the Vernon Arts Commission.

• The Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• The Tri-Town Cruzers are expecting to have on hand 200 - or more - classic vehicles. Car Club enjoy entertaining questions about their rides. 

• The Cruzers will be conducting their annual raffle to benefit the Matthew Gauruder Scholarship Fund. Over the past two years, they have donated almost $3,000 to the fund.

• Food, craft and home-based vendors will be on and around the green in Central Park. 

• A bounce house will be set up.

• A Touch-a-Truck event will be located along Elm Street.

• A 90-minute historic walking tour with Bob Hurd, an architect and well-known local historian has been scheduled. The tour will focus on the Talcott Park Neighborhood just north of Town Hall in the area of Elm Street, Park Street, and one block of Prospect Street. Anyone interested in the event should meet in front of Bev's Corner, 3 Elm Street, at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost for the tour.

• A quarterpipe will be set up for use by skateboarders with a helmet rule in effect. Plans for a proposed for a skate park in Rockville will be on display.

• Live music and DJ entertainment will be provided by Village Maid.

• The local food merchants will be open for business.

• The Ready, Set, Baby Fair is slated for Talcott Park, presented by the Vernon School Readiness Program in collaboration with ECHN. Businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer information, advice and resources for parents-to-be and parents with toddlers. St. Francis Hospital will conduct a car seat safety demonstration and New York Life will have child ID kits available.

• Main Street will be closed from the intersection of West Main/Elm Street to Court Street starting at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. That also includes Park Place around the park. Elm Street (except for residents) and the lower part of Park Street (up to Rockville Bank) will also be closed at the same time. No bikes, dogs or alcoholic beverages are allowed and skateboards are only to be used at the quarterpipe.

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