Rockville Fest Lineup All Set

The event is slated for Sept. 22.

Organizers of the annual Rockvlle Fest have released the final update heading into next weekend's event.

Rockville Fest is being sponsored by the Rockville Community Alliance, the Town of Vernon Parks and Recreation Department, the Tri-Town Cruzers Car Club, the Vernon Community Network and the Vernon Arts Commission and is on tap for Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

This year's event is being billed as “Three Events in One.” The Tri-Town Cruzers are expecting to have on hand 200 - or more - classic vehicles.   Car Club members are always willing answer questions. 

The Tri-Town Cruzers will also 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 on and will be around the green in Central Park. 

For the kids, a bounce house and games will be available.

A Touch-a-Truck event - where youngsters can touch, sit in and have their pictures taken in large trucks of various kinds - will located along Elm Street.

A popular event that was brought back is a 90 minute historic walking tour with Bob Hurd, an architect and well-known local historian. 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 surrounding a small city park. The houses represent a variety of Victorian architectural styles ranging from early 19th century Greek Revival through the Gothic and Italianate styles down to the high Victorian eclecticism of the 1880s and 1890s. 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 also 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.

Many of the booths will have give-aways and raffles for items like a car seat, a high chair.

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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