Chamber to host Village Fair Days

The 46th annual Village Fair Days will take place July 26-27 on the Village Green in New Milford.

The two-day event, sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

The fair, which draws thousands of visitors, will feature live entertainment, bingo, bouncy houses, a food court and nearly 200 vendor and community booths.

Admission is free.

Handicapped parking will be available behind town hall at 10 Main St.

Pets are not permitted.

For more information, email nmcc@newmilford-chamber.com or call 860-354-6080, or visit www.newmilford-chamber.com or www.newmilford-chamber.com/calendar.html.

Following is the schedule of events:

FRIDAY, JULY 26

10 a.m.: Opening ceremonies on stage. Includes greeting by Village Fair Days chairman, singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" and "God, Bless America," a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the crowning of the fair's king and queen.

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Arts, crafts, business, food and nonprofit booths are open.

10:45-11:45 a.m.: RecOn (New Milford Parks & Recreation) on stage.

11 a.m-4 p.m.: Amber Alert Child Identification Program in lower level of town hall. Use Church Street entrance.

Noon-10 p.m.: Bingo with the Knights of Columbus at the south end of Village Green.

Noon-12:30 p.m.: New Milford Sports Club on stage.

12:45-1 p.m.: New Milford Ambulance Corps on stage.

1:15-1:30 p.m.: Camp Wow on stage.

1:45-2:15 p.m.: TheatreWorks on stage.

2:30 p.m.: Tour of town hall with Judge of Probate Martin Landgrebe. Meet on the front steps of town hall.

2:45-3:30 p.m.: Music by singer/songwriter Miles Arnell on stage.

3-8 p.m.: i95 at the end of the Village Green.

4 p.m.: Historical tour of Main Street with Bob Coppola of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum. Meet on the front steps of town hall.

4:30-5 p.m.: Phys-Ed Health & Performance event on stage.

5:30-6 p.m.: Kathy Henkel Fitness event on stage.

6 p.m.: Children's Fun Run. Races for those aged 4 and under; 5-8; and 9-12. Must pre-register at Village Fair Days staff booth from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

7-10 p.m.: Music with Higher & Higher on stage.

10 p.m.: Fair closes.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

9 a.m.: 46th annual 8-mile road race and 11th annual Village Fair Days 5K.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Pre-registration for old-fashioned pie-eating contest at American Pie booth.

10 a.m.: Fair opens.

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Arts, crafts, business, food and non-profit booths open.

10 a.m-4 p.m.: Amber Alert Child Identification Program in lower level of town hall. Use the Church Street entrance.

10:30 a.m.: Road race awards on stage.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Kicks 105.5 at the north end of Village Green.

Noon-1:45 p.m.: Music with the Mighty Conquerors on stage.

Noon-10 p.m.: Bingo with the Knights of Columbus at south end of Village Green.

2-2:45 p.m.: Old-fashioned pie-eating contest on stage. Two contests: aged 12 and under (must have signed parental permission form and parent present) and ages 13 and older (must sign waiver; parents must sign and be present for youths under 18.) Pre-register at the American Pie booth from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.: Tour of town hall with Judge of Probate Martin Landgrebe. Meet on the front steps of town hall.

3-3:30 p.m.: Classic Broadway show tunes with Linda Parker on stage.

3:45-4:15 p.m.: Jazzercise on stage.

4 p.m.: Historical tour of Main Street with Bob Coppola of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum. Meet on the front steps of town hall.

4:30-5 p.m.: New Milford Ambulance Corps on stage.

5:15-6 p.m.: New Milford High School dance team on stage.

7-10 p.m.: Music with Steppin' Out with Curtis T on stage.

8 p.m.: Scholarship presentations on stage.

10 p.m.: Fair closes.