The Mansfield Downtown Partnership and the Town of Mansfield invite area residents to celebrate Mansfield at the 8th Annual Festival on the Green.
It all begins Friday, Sept. 23 with a festival benefit and continues through Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Town's annual Festival on the Green in front of .
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
Vintage Mansfield; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting for the benefit of the Festival on the Green at the . As of Tuesday, the event has been sold out. If you are still interested, you may call 860-429-2740 for a spot on the waiting list.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
Music @ the Market; 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Band Seldom Heard, along with Tom and Lee Terry and Howard Drescher will perform acoustic folk and traditional tunes.
; 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Here's your chance to purchase some fresh fruits and veggies for the picnic.
Picnicpalooza!; 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Pack a picnic and enjoy a live musical performance by The Long River Band.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 - 8th Annual Festival on the Green
Bikes, Tykes, and Trikes; 11 a.m.: Children and their guardians are invited to assemble with their bicycles and tricycles at the corner of Storrs Road and South Eagleville Road (Route 275).
Storrs Road (Route 195) to Close; 11:45 a.m.: The closure will allow for the parade.
Celebrate Mansfield Parade; Noon: The parade will feature: "The Pride of Connecticut" UConn Marching Band, band, athletic teams, bicyclists, dancers, floats, police and fire trucks, puppets from the and more.
The parade will begin at the Storrs Post Office, travel up Post Office Road, north on Storrs Road (Route 195) and continue onto Bolton Road.
Cooking Demonstration; 12:30 p.m.: Courtesy of Dining Services
Pie-eating Contest, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo; 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration; 2 p.m.: Courtesy of Dining Services
Throughout the afternoon, Mansfield businesses and organizations will be hosting a variety of activity booths.
Among the planned activities are a Juried Art Show, a live musical performance by Slavic Soul Party!, a community quilt project, hula hooping and origami.
Parking for the Festival on the Green will be available in the parking lot (S. Eagleville Road entrance only) and the Paideia on Dog Lane (Greek Center). Parking will also be available in the Town Hall parking lot (Storrs Road entrance), Mansfield-Storrs Post Office, and E.O. Smith Regional High School athletic fields parking lot.
In the event of rain, the festival will be held inside E.O. Smith.