Windsor Locks residents will once again have a chance to enjoy the annual October Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Noden-Reed Park.
The festival was originally a small annual event put on at Noden-Reed, where people could tour the house, have apple cider and take hayrides, Sue Barsanti, a member of the Windsor Locks Community Advisory Council, said. After the town’s 150th Anniversary celebration in 2004, the event grew into what it is now.
Barsanti the festival is a family oriented event that remains popular. Last year, close to 2,000 people attended. When the weather is nice and it’s the year of a municipal election a lot of people attend, she said.
“If it’s a nice day, everybody comes,” Barsanti said.
On the hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, each child receives one free pumpkin. The council usually plans for 300 pumpkins and runs out, Barsanti said.
The festival will include hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch; pony rides/face painting/games; The Airborne Jugglers; an inflatable; crafts and displays; community programs and demonstrations; a farmer’s market; Noden-Reed House/Barn tours; and The Turkey Foot Band.
Refreshments will available for purchase from The Windsor Locks Lions Club; Windsor Locks Fire Department; and Dollars for Scholars.
If the weather appears to be bad on Sunday check the town website to see if the event has been canceled.