Do You Want to Help Southbury Celebrate?

Food vendor applications are ready to be filled out.

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“Southbury Celebration 2014 is a ‘go’ for Saturday, October 4th with local musical talent, food, fireworks and plenty of community spirit,” enthusiastically announced co-chair Brian M. Jones.  The 16th annual community event will be from 5:30 p.m. 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 hosted at beautiful Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School on Route 172.  The fireworks will be launched at approximately 7:35 p.m.

The event offers the opportunity for local organizations to raise money for their respective groups as food vendors.  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 an application and submit a $50 deposit for commercial vendors or a $25 deposit for non-profit organizations.  Food vendors can sell only on-site consumable food items.  Specific food items are reserved by food vendors as the applications are received to provide diverse food offerings to the public.  

Community groups and organizations that would like to participate in the Southbury Celebration as a food vendor 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


Submitting an application on or before the early bird deadline on August 1st will guarantee inclusion in all publicity. The final deadline to submit an application is Friday August 29th.

The Food Court will offer a variety of dinner and sandwich options.  In prior years between 10 to 12 local organizations 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 from the food vendors.  The Food Court will be open beginning at 5:30 pm and serve until after the fireworks conclude.  

The food, music and the friendly community interaction begins at 5:30 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, October 5th is the rain date with the same schedule of activities.

“The Southbury Celebration Committee recommends people “Save the Date” on their calendars now since we want the community to come out and enjoy this unique event!,” exclaimed co-chair Brian Jones.  The annual event draws over 5,000 people.

Southbury Celebration 2014 committee members are Carole Van Tassel (co-chair, Heritage Village resident and community volunteer), Keith Davis (Southbury Training School Liaison), Charlie Rosa (Southbury Parks & Recreation Interim Director), Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson, Louise Mansour (Southbury Parks & Recreation Specialist) and co-chair Brian M. Jones.


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