The 19th Annual Constitution State Feis (Irish dance competition), presented by the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance of Naugatuck, Conn., will take place Sept. 5 & 6 at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, 2132 Middlebury Road here.
It marks the ninth consecutive year Quassy has hosted the event. The competition will kick off at 8:30 a.m. both days at the Carousel Theatre stage with the Saturday, Sept. 5, schedule to include championships. All non-championships (beginners through prize-winners) will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6. Perpetual trophies, 1st place sashes, and medal rounds will be presented in the preliminary and open championships, and all traditional and contemporary set competitions.
Spectators are welcome both days with only a $7 parking fee charged at Quassy Amusement Park. Guests watching the Feis are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. There are fees for the rides, waterpark, food and other attractions.
Hundreds of competitors from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada take part in the two-day event.
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark is in its 107th year of operation and features FRANTIC, a new spectacular family thrill ride. The park is also home to the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster. There are more than two-dozen rides and attractions, restaurant, redemption arcade, games, beach and live entertainment.
Labor Day weekend will also feature the final 50-Cent Fabulous Friday of the season. Rides, hot dogs and small Pepsis are 50 cents each after 5 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 4. Also, the last $40 Saturday evening carload special of the year takes place on Sept. 5. After 5 p.m. up to 10 persons safely seatbelted in a car receive evening wristbands for only $40, parking included.
Labor Day Campership Event
Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day, will also feature a $40 carload special to benefit the Greater Waterbury Campership Fund. The rides and Splash Away Bay waterpark operated 11 .m. to 6 p.m. Up to 10 persons safely seatbelted in a car receive all-day wristbands for only $40, parking included.
The park will operate weekends after Labor Day through Oct. 11. For more information visit www.quassy.com or call 203-758-2913.