NEWINGTON – The Waterfall Festival is set to return Saturday with artists creating the traditional “chalk walk,” a variety of vendors, entertainment and touch-a-truck activities for the kids.
Leslie Civitello, executive director of the Newington Chamber of Commerce, said the Waterfall Festival, which has been held for more than 10 years, will return from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Market Square with free admission and parking. This is the first year that the Chamber is running the event, where in past years it was organized by a festival committee.
“It has been very successful in the past,” said Civitello. “We’ll have the chalk walk, several crafters, local politicians and booths for chamber members. There will also be a kids’ zone and a full day’s entertainment.”
New to the Waterfall Festival this year will be a touch-a-truck area for children. Civitello said that five area businesses will be bringing a variety of vehicles including construction trucks, a tow truck and a bucket truck.
“The little ones always get all googly-eyed when they see trucks that big,” said Civitello. “It’s something every kid loves.”
The following is the schedule of entertainment lined up for the Waterfall Festival
. 10 a.m. – DJ Brian Skipbo of Skipbo Services
. 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. – Pamela Garde & Umie
. 11 to 11:30 a.m. – The Newington Children’s Theatre Company
. Noon to 1 p.m. – Martin Piggot
. 1 to 1:30 p.m. US Taekwondo
. 1:30 to 2 p.m. – The Newington Children’s Theatre Company
. 2 to 3 p.m. – DJ Brian Skipbo of Skipbo Services
The announcement of the chalk walk winner will be at 2:30 p.m.
Advance Plumbing and Heating, Balance Massage and Wellness, ERA Hart Sargis-Breen Real Estate and Jerry’s Artarama are this year’s Chalk Walk Sponsors. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is the stage sponsor. Dutch Point Credit Union and the Newington Children’s Theatre Company are the Kids Zone sponsors. Karma’s Closet and Whiplash & Spa are this year’s business sponsors.
For more information, call the Newington Chamber of Commerce at 860-666-2089 or e-mail them at email@example.com
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806