Fall Foliage Festival: 22 years of a community celebration


WINSTED — Community organizations and groups all got together in one place for the town’s annual Fall Foliage Festival, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The event included vendors from local community organizations including Boy Scout Troop 1027, Desmonds Army, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, the Winsted Lions Club, St. Anthony School, the W.L. Gilbert Trust, and the Second Congregational Church.
Commercial vendors included Northwest Community Bank, Pet Grooming by Amie, Raven’s Edge LLC and Winsted Pawn.
There was a bounce house for children and musicians Sam Guglielmino and Jim Moore played on a stage centered in the downtown area.
The event was put together by local organization Friends of Main Street.
“We had 75 vendors this year, and while I’m not sure if it’s a record, I’m pretty sure it’s close to it,” organization President Fran Delaney said. “We also had hundreds of people attend. The impression that I got was that we got a lot of people from out of town. There were at least 37 other events all across the state while we held the festival, and we still had a good turnout.”
Delaney said that the festival is good for the community.
“It gives people a chance to see what’s going on with Winsted and it connects them to the town,” he said. “We had people visiting from out of town that was exposed to the downtown area, including the restaurants and stores. We’re a great little town and a New England community.”
For more information about the Friends of Main Street go to www.fomswinsted.org.

Friends of Main Street's Fall Foliage Festival 2019