The center of New Milford located in the scenic Litchfield Hills is noted for its long traditional village green laid out in 1872. Here you will find monuments from past wars as well as a bandstand, first built in 1891 that is a symbol of New Milford’s sense of community.
You can also explore many exceptional galleries, boutiques, restaurants and antique shops that are clustered in the heart of this village. Many are located in beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes and buildings. Town Hall, facing the Green, marks the home of one of New Milford’s most illustrious citizens, Roger Sherman, the only Connecticut man whose signature is on all key documents of the founding of this nation.
On July 28 and July 29, 2017 the New Milford Green becomes a hive of activity with the many activities and family fun offered up at the 50th Annual New Milford Village Fair Days.
Organized by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, this is the largest annual event in New Milford. Hundreds of vendors including: local businesses, organizations, church groups and clubs exhibit their unique offerings. If you like crafts, you won’t be disappointed as many skillful crafters offer their wares.
There are three new attractions making their debut at this 50th anniversary fair.
Touch a truck will be a highlight from 11 am – 3 pm on Bank Street where kids are invited to come out and actually touch a truck!
The Wishing New Milford Well is an exciting way to celebrate the Fair’s 50th anniversary with a give-back to the community. Fair organizers are offering all non-profit organizations that are Chamber members in good standing an opportunity to participate in the bandstand replica wishing well fundraiser – Wishing New Milford Well. The bandstand replica is being built by a local resident and will be located in the Food Court area. The wishing well will have slots that correspond with non-profit organizations. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to donate to whichever organizations are near and dear to their heart.
The final new feature is the Five Gets You Plus Fifty contest. Try you luck at opening a locked box by guessing the five number digital combination. At no cost, eligible persons will be able to input a 5 digit code. If their code unlocks the combination, they will win the prizes inside. We will also offer a second chance to win. If no one guesses the correct combination, we will hold a “second chance to win” drawing. The contest will run from noon to 7 pm with the second chance drawing being held at 8 pm.
Food is a big element of any Fair and New Milford’s food vendors won’t disappoint. There is even a dining tent and two days of entertainment that add to the festivities. A wide variety of food vendors serve up delicious fare to satisfy every palate.
Exploring the south Green you will find a variety of businesses, organizations, church groups and clubs, while the north Green hosts master crafters. Food vendors can be found in the mid-section of the Green where fair goers will find everything from tasty snacks to a wonderful meal that can be enjoyed in the large sit-down dining area.
The Fair opens on July 28 at 10:00 am and closes at 10:00 PM on both days. A highlight of Friday’s event is the the Kid’s Fun Run at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, July 29th the Fair opens at 10:00 am and closes at 10:00 PM. Highlights on the 30th include: the 50th Annual 8 Mile Road
Race & 15th Annual Fair Days 5K at 8:30 am.
For further information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 860.354.6080 or visit http://www.newmilford-chamber.com for up to the minute information.