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Shelton Day 2023 To Feature Live Music, Entertainment For Kids

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SHELTON, CT — Shelton Day is set for Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 38 Canal Street in downtown Shelton.

Hosted by the Derby-Shelton Rotary, live music will include Liquid Love, a Freddie Hubbard tribute band featuring Dave Livolsi, Dan Donofrio, Mike Godette, Greg LaPine, Darren Litzie and Tyger MacNeal. They will play from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., according to a news release provided by the organization.

Eight to the Bar, a popular six-piece swing band will play from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“I’m so excited that Shelton Day is just a few days away,” Shelton Day Chairman Joe Shapiro said in a news release. “We have some great music planned, delicious food, adult beverages, lots of interesting vendors and several attractions for the kiddies. See you there.”

Mrs. Connecticut American Liza Lee Gambino will be in the Rotary Tent at 11 a.m. She will also speak briefly and introduce Mayor Mark Lauretti at noon.

Bad Sons Beer Company, Jones Winery Wines and White Hills Distillery Bourbon, as well as coffee and hot cocoa will be available for purchase at the Rotary Beverage Garden.

For the younger audience, Roaming Railroad, pony rides, and a petting zoo will be available from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.

“I love our Shelton Day festival which we have every year,” Kim Ryan-Caro, president of the Derby-Shelton Rotary, said in a news release. “It’s fun for the whole family…seeing everyone enjoy themselves is so rewarding.”

Sponsor and Vendor Information

2023 Shelton Day Sponsors include: Platinum: City of Shelton, Derby-Shelton Rotary, Curtiss-Ryan Honda, & Apple Rehab. Gold: RD Scinto, The Wilson Insurance Agency, Excelligence Learning Corporation, Ferrara Dental, Marks of Design, Drones Over the Valley, D’Addario Nissan, Bad Sons Brewing Company, Jones Winery, & White Hills Distillery, CT Institute of Finance. Silver: Hodge Agency, Carey & Guarrera Real Estate, Apicella, Testa & Company, PC, & Jeff’s Appliance & Vacuums. Bronze: Talalay Global, BTX Global Logistics & Brownson Country Club.

Food/drink vendors include: Bark & Hearth, The Cinnabomb Mini-Donut Factory, Little Kernels Kettle Corn, Paradise Island, Italian Ices of CT, Little Kernels Kettle Corn, Streetside Hotdogs, Howe Beasty Burger, SweetNess Bites, TexMex Fusion, Small Food for Colossal Kielbasa, Chops Taco, The New Haven Pizza Truck, TexMex Fusion, Valley Jim’s Soft Serve, and Aquarion Water.

Vendors include: Absolutely Healthy Living Center, Advanced Window Systems, AK Home Signs, All About Handmade, Al’s Woodshop Creations, AT & T, Avon Products, Lenore Kalotai, B Cause I Soy So Candles, Bare Slate, Bark & Hearth, Bark Avenue Pet House, Beaty, Henna Orange, Best Buddies, Bunny Village Child Care & Development Center, Carey & Guarrera Real Estate, Chase, Color Street – Outspoken Nails By Lisa, Creations by Lady D, Daisy-Bella, David Deutsch, Designs by Debbie, Drones Over the Valley, Echo Hose Auxiliary, Extreme Foam Sports, Ferrara Family Dentist, FloraCreate, Friends of the Shelton Animal Shelter, Friends of the Shelton Libraries, Fun Haven Novelty, Gaelhawks Shelton High School Marching Band, Gideon International, Godiva’s Affordable Jewelry, Happie Kimmie Designs, Harmony on the Sound Chorus, Helping Hands Family, Henna by Jada, Humanity Home Care, Leaf Guard, Legends of Fear, Mik’s Mix, Moye Photography & Arts, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, New York Life, Old Redding Farm, Paradise Island Small Foods, Planer Bee Apiary, Power Home Remodeling Group, Renewal By Andersen SNE, Roaming Railroad, Row House Monroe, Ruth’s House, Scarpa Enterprises, Senior Insurance Consultants, Sense of Empowerment, Shelton Democratic Town Committee, Shelton Economic Development Committee, Shelton Republican Town Committee, Shelton High School Robotics, Sky Blue Designs, Southern CT Chiropractic, St Joesph Church Pro Life Group, Super U FUNdation, Sweet Cheeks Face Painting, Sweetness Bites, Team Inc, The Megs Artisans, Tres Naturels, and Valley Karate LLC.

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