Georgetown Day is this Sunday

Residents of Redding, Weston, Ridgefield, and Wilton will get to enjoy Georgetown Day again this year. The annual event is slated for this Sunday, June 12.

The annual festival includes live music, vendors, food, and, of course, features the wares of Georgetown businesses and restaurants.

One of the most popular events year after year is the chilli cook-off, which is led by Gilbert & Bennett Cultural Center’s Pat Hegnauer.

This year, the festival will no longer extend into the parking lot in front of Georgetown Package Store, but will make up for lost space by extending up Old Mill Road past the Wire Mill BBQ restaurant. Most of the events children’s activities and “a big tent for getting out of the sun” will be on the Old Mill side of Route 57.

Route 57 will not be closed to traffic due to this change, and the festival will have police officers at the crossing to help people cross the street.

The event does not have a rain date, and so it will be a rain-or-shine kind of day. It would be far too difficult, organizers say, to plan a rain date due to the size of the event.