WESTON, Conn. - The annual Weston Memorial Day Fair is an all weekend family-fun destination for people in Weston and neighboring towns -- and it grows in popularity and size every year.
The fair will open for the first time on the Friday of the holiday weekend this year. Also new for 2014, daily unlimited-ride bracelets can be purchased for $30 and used from the moment the fair opens each day to closing time.
Weston’s Memorial Day Fair is known for offering carnival rides and games for all ages, lunch and diner menu options sponsored by the Weston Kiwanis Club, as well as other fair-type food, a bake sale, local vendors and live entertainment. It also includes a 5K race.
The fair is the largest fundraiser for Weston’s elementary and intermediate schools and is held behind Weston’s Hurlbutt Elementary School at 9 School Road.
The 2014 Fair is cash only and will be open the following times:
- Friday, May 23: 6 to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24: 2 to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25: 2 to 10 p.m.
- Monday, May 26: Noon to 4 p.m.
Each year, student bands from around Fairfield County audition for a chance to perform at the well-attended Saturday night “Blanket and Chairs” concert. The concert starts at 3 p.m. and runs to about 8:15 p.m. The 2014 lineup showcases student talent from Weston, Westport, Easton and Fairfield.
Here is the lineup of the Saturday music:
- 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.: Acoustic Cubed
- 4:30 to 5 p.m.: Dysfunctional 4
- 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.: Wired
- 6 to 6:30 p.m.: Amusing
- 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.: School of Rock House Band
Other weekend events open to anyone include the One-Mile Kids Fun Run ($10 registration fee) and the USATF certified 5K Race and Walk ($25 registration fee), both are sponsored by the Weston High School and scheduled for Saturday, May 24. Many cash prizes for race winners will be awarded.
Participants can register at: http://www.weston5k.com or in person on May 24 to 8 a.m. Refreshments and free race T-shirts will be provided for the first 500 registrants.
The Weston Memorial Day 5K Road Race and Walk is marking its 21st year, and it is Weston High School's largest fundraiser. The proceeds go to current and future school enhancements and educational initiatives.
The Weston course is a fast, rolling, scenic loop through residential and historic sections of bucolic Weston. It starts and finishes in front of the Weston High School.
The run will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, with the walk starting at 8:35 a.m.
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