It's that time of year again when the town gathers on the green to check out what's new in community organizations, nosh on the infamous Knights of Columbus chicken dinner and listen to local talent take to the stage.
Suffield On The Green starts Saturday morning and continues on through Sunday night. The civic event hosted by the Friends of Suffield takes over the Town Green and features booths representing school groups, Scouts, churches, local sports teams, town emergency services, day cares and other local businesses.
Also part of the festivities is the crafts fair at the Hatheway House on Main Street featuring 70 artists and crafters. Admission is $1 for adults.
Streets near the Town Green be closed Saturday at 5:45 p.m. for a Memorial Parade for the Anniversary of September 11th.
The 42 Annual Friends of Kent Memorial Library Book Sale takes place on the library grounds featuring tables and tables of bargain priced books spread out along the library frontage on Main Street.
After walking the green, visitors can take in kettle corn, baked goods and baked potatos sold by Boy Scout Troop 66 which features sweet and regular taters slathered with goodies like sour cream or marshmallows. The ever popular Suffield Rotary chicken dinner is held on the south green.
Also on south green is a long list of performers on the stage.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Flashback (classic rock)
11:30 a.m. – noon: Friends of Suffield Check Presentation
Noon – 1 p.m.: The Sounds of Wood & Steel featuring Glenn Joyal and Peter Falce
1 – 2 p.m.: Chris Piquette and The Nation (Pink Floyd tribute)
2 – 3 p.m.: Traci Mnich (easy listening)
3 – 3:30 p.m.: Sup.* (student rock band)
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Shockwaves* (original punk rock)
4:15 – 5 p.m.: Obsidian* (original rock band)
11 a.m. – noon: Alan Fenton (big band)
Noon – 1 p.m.: Lindsay Labelle (country artist)
1– 2 p.m.: Shanta (modern, soulful acoustic pop rock)
2 – 2:30 p.m.: Life Everlasting* (original modern rock and covers)
2:30 – 3 p.m.: Ryan Bedlack (drummer), performing with friends of Suffield
3 – 4 p.m.: The Foo (Foo Fighters tribute band), featuring Josh Enemy, owner of Suffield Music
* indicates students at Suffield Music
Performers and events are subject to change.
Also scheduled for the weekend:
Saturday, 9/8 at 11:00 a.m.
Daggett Gymnastics demo
Middle Green, up by the gazebo
Sunday, 9/9 - Canine Contest
2:00: Canine Contest
3:00: Officer Pete & Suffield K9 demo
Location: North Green (north of Ruggles Road). Registration fee is $5.
Proceeds from Suffield On The Green are disbursed directly to multiple worthy organizations and utilized to put on other notable town events, with the goal of continuously making Suffield a better place.