Please enjoy these images from Celebrate Bloomfield's 2017 Festival, June 1st through 4th. Hope to see you again at next year's event, May 31st through June 3rd, 2018!   

- Photos copyright 2017,  Dennis A. Hubbs, Bloomfield, CT        

Sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings, the Thursday Night Concert on the Green on June 1st was a huge success - very well-attended and with perfect weather!

Both the Bloomfield High School Concert Band and Choirs performed during the evening...

...while the Rotary Club provided popcorn for all...

Happy is... !

A series of awards were presented at the end of the concert...

Friday evening saw another Painting Under the Stars - or more correctly, Under the Tent event, when budding artists did their best to re-create a vase of flowers using acrylic paints-on-canvas...It was sponsored by Leisure Services.

Special thanks go to Sharron Howe (far left,Town of Bloomfield Manager's Office), Mayor Joan Gamble (next to Sharron), Abigail Croteau (Town Manager's Office) and the many volunteers who helped make the 2017 celebration a success, especially when Festival Creator and Town Councilman Joel Neuwirth fell ill and was unable to continue his leadership!

The Craft Fair, again under-the-tent, drew large crowds on Saturday, from 9 to 4. The tent was especially welcome when a brief morning shower passed through...and then the sun reappeared for the rest of the day!

Colorful handcrafts of all kinds were on display...

Along with several food trucks, Jeff's Kettle Corn made a welcome appearance...

...as did Bumski's Donuts and Chick-Fil-A...

Of course, the Fire Department made a hit with the younger set...

...as did the Bloomfield Police Department!

There was a coloring table...

...and as you can clearly see, a Bounce House - which often had a line to enter...

...as did the Face Painting tent!

The Connecticut Author's and Publishers Association (CAPA) made an appearance as well...

Lots of great gift ideas on display all day! Major thanks goes to Paige Pichette of Bloomfield for an awesome job in arranging the craft fair!

Saturday also saw Tom Nicotera's well-attended Poetry Readings and Open Mike session in the Community Room of Prosser Public Library...

...as well as the "Knitting in Public" event, moved indoors to avoid that rain shower!

...and of course, Missy Mouse!

The Wintonbury Land Trust had great weather as they conducted three hikes between Saturday and Sunday - to the new Auer Farm State Park Scenic Reserve, Farmington River Park and the Wildwoods Trails at Seabury - all without rain!

Here, they hike to the old apple orchard, on the way to the state park property off Auer Farm Road on Saturday...

...while another group gathered at Seabury to check out the nature trail system there on Sunday...

...and the last event, also on Sunday, was the ever-popular History Tour, with several runs on Sunday afternoon. The 3 trips, from the Old Farm School on School Street at Park Avenue, were once again narrated by Bloomfield's very own Ron Marchetti and sponsored by the Wintonbury Historical Society. Can't wait for the 2018 theme!

 

Thanks for visiting...See you in 2018!          [home]