June 29, 2013 - Trumbull Day - Trumbull, Connecticut

by Veronica Lenzen
(Trumbull, CT, USA)

4/15/2013 (Trumbull, Connecticut) - On June 29, 2013, the Town of Trumbull is proudly bringing back one of its fondest local traditions; Trumbull Day. According to Trumbull Historian Tom Pieragostini, "Trumbull Day was born out of the town's celebrations during its 175th Anniversary in 1972. Originally called "Trumbull's Family Day", there was a parade and a picnic which was held at Hillcrest Junior High School on Aug. 6, 1972. It was a very popular event destination attracting around 10,000 people. Thousands of hot dogs were sold that day as town residents participated in old fashioned races and field events. "Trumbull Family Day Outing" was so popular, in fact, that it was decided to organize it again the following year; a local tradition had taken root.

In 1990, the Trumbull Town Council formed the “Trumbull Day Commission,” placing the operation of this major event under the control of nine volunteer commissioners that were given the task of ensuring financial accountability as well as help the event to grow in attendance. In 1995, Trumbull Day actually established the Guinness Book of World Record by organizing the largest saxophone band in history to honor President Bill Clinton. The commission also established an international food court for the first time with three dozen commercial restaurants in the midway that year. By the late 1990's, crowds grew to exceed 50,000 people for this event. Trumbull Day had become the largest single day event in Fairfield County."

The last Trumbull Day was held in 2009. Now, 4 years later, we are bringing Trumbull Day back to life, and returning it to its proud roots and fine reputation as a fun-filled family day, packed with fabulous food, excellent entertainment, amazing attractions, and a veritable mountain of vending opportunities; which is where you come in!

Visit us at www.trumbull-ct.gov/TrumbullDay for more information.

Veronica Lenzen
Vendor Chair,
Trumbull Day Commission

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