Southbury Celebration 2017 - Food Vendor Application for Food, Music, Fireworks Program
“Southbury Celebration 2017 is set to ‘launch’ for Saturday, September 23rd with local musical talent, food, fireworks and plenty of community spirit,” enthusiastically announced co-chair Brian M. Jones. The 19th annual community event will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the entire community.
The program is co-sponsored by the Town of Southbury and the Southbury Training School and will be at beautiful Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School on Route 172. The fireworks will be launched at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Food trucks, commercial food vendors, community groups and organizations that would like to participate in the Southbury Celebration as food vendors are encouraged to immediately complete and submit an application as only a limited number of spaces are available.
Food vendor applications will be available online at the Town of Southbury web site under Southbury Celebration Committee www.southbury-ct.org/sbycelebration.
Completed food vendor applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Southbury Parks and Recreation Department, 561 Main Street South in Southbury weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call them at 203-262-0633 with questions. Interested organizations must complete a food vendor application and submit a $125 fee for commercial food vendors / food trucks or a $25 deposit for non-profit organizations.
Food vendors can sell only on-site consumable food items. More food vendors are anticipated this year and the committee’s goal is to provide diverse food offerings to the public. The final deadline to submit applications is Friday, August 18.
The Food Court will again open this year at 5pm so people can purchase food as they are arriving. In prior years between 10 to 12 local organizations and commercial food vendors have participated and their menus have previously included: sausage and peppers, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, red hots and chicken tenders. In addition, soups, cotton candy, popcorn, donuts, desserts, coffee, and various beverages may be available for purchase. The Food Court will serve until after the fireworks conclude.
The music and the friendly community interaction begins at 5 p.m. As in prior years, it is anticipated that fire, police and ambulance personnel and equipment will be on-site providing public safety information. Sunday, September 24th is the rain date with the same schedule of activities.
“The Southbury Celebration Committee really wants the community to “Save the Date” on their calendars and then plan to be part of this unique multi-generational community event,” exclaimed co-chair Brian Jones. The annual event draws over 5,000 people.
Southbury Celebration 2017 committee members are Carole Van Tassel (co-chair, Heritage Village resident and community volunteer), Steve Hinckley (Southbury Training School Liaison), Southbury First Selectman Jeff Manville, Dustin Huguenin (Southbury Parks and Recreation Interim Director), Louise Mansour (Southbury Parks & Recreation Specialist) and co-chair Brian M. Jones.