Groton Fall Festival 2018

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

POQUONNOCK PLAINS PARK

Welcome to Groton Fall Festival 2018!

Join us for a family-friendly day of fun at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton, as this year’s event will be better than ever! We’ll have traditional fall activities, family tournament games and prizes, food and beverage, and nearly 100 local vendors and businesses including artists, artisans, and crafters from around the Groton and Mystic regions.

Attention Local Vendors & Businesses

Stay tuned for information on our 2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest! Best-dressed Scarecrow Vendor gets a FREE booth at next year's event! We'll hold a raffle Contact kearney@mysticchamber.org, call 860-572-9578 or Register to become a vendor.

Enter your pie in our Pie Baking Contest! It's FREE and easy:

Your pie must be homemade, fall-themed, and any flavor goes, as long as it makes us think of the autumn season! Pies will be judged on flavor, appearance, and creativity, so no holding back!

Bring your best Fall-themed pie to the Groton Fall Festival on October 6th to be judged at 12:30 PM. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your baking skills to our special guest judges and win prizes throughout the day! Email kearney@mysticchamber.org with questions. Good luck and have fun!

Register for our First Annual Cornhole Tournament!

Cornhole Tournament begins at 12:00 PM!

Registration opens at 11:15 AM: Head to the Mystic Chamber booth for the opportunity to win great prizes from area businesses including Thames Valley Communications, Groton Parks & Recreation, and The Bridge Market.


Official Cornhole Tournament Rules

Flat surface required. Set up your boards directly facing each other with 27 feet between the front edge of each board. Cornhole can be played with 2 or 4 players. In a 4-player game, your partner’s pitching box will be directly across from you. In a 2-player game, if you start throwing from the left side of the board, you’ll walk directly across to the other board, and throw back from the right side. Lastly, pick your bags (4 for each team) and get ready to play!

Play the Game! Take turns throwing bags with your opponent. Your feet may not go past the front edge of the board. If they do, a foul is called and you get pelted with cornhole bags. Also, a tossed bag may not touch the ground. If it hits the ground and bounces up on the board, remove it before any other bags are thrown. If its hanging off the board and touching the ground, remove that as well. When all 8 bags have been tossed to the other side, add up the score (see scoring below). If you earned the most points in that single round, your team will throw first in the next round.

Scoring is simple. After all bags have been thrown, a bag remaining on the board is worth 1 point. A bag that went in the hole is worth 3 points. Add up how many points you earned and compare them to your opponents. Equal points cancel each other out so that only one team can score per round. For example, if you scored 5 points and your opponent scored 3, you will add 2 points to your overall score and your team will throw first in the next round. If you scored 6 points and your opponent scored 6 as well, there will be no points awarded and whoever threw first in the last round will throw first again. A game is won when a team reaches 21 points with a lead of 2 or more points. The first team to win 2 games wins the match.

Schedule of Events

Food

Keifer’s Kettle Korn

Meatballs on a Stick

The Bridge Market

Uncle D’s Blazin BBQ

NoRA Cupcakes

Supreme Hot Dogs

The Fresh Cow

Contests

Do you make the best pie? Sign up for our Pie Baking contest - It's FREE!

Donut Eating Contest

Best-Dressed Scarecrow Contest

Cornhole Tournament

Additional Entertainment

View the Blackhawk helicopter

Demos & Performances

Gabriele’s Karate

Groton Parks & Recreation Karate Program

DPNC Bird Exhibit

Amtgard

Silver Dolphins

THANK YOU 2018 FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS!

2018 GROTON FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

$2,500 Level

  • 10 x 10 Booth Space at Fall Festival
  • Business Logo included on advertising & promos
  • Business Logo on Groton Fall Festival web page
  • Three dedicated social media posts
  • Bridge Street Banner program
  • Booth/Table at Groton Holiday Event
  • Six Business After Hours passes
  • Opportunity to host one general meeting

$1,000 Level

  • 10 x 10 Booth Space at Fall Festival
  • Business Logo included on advertising & promos
  • Business Logo on Groton Fall Festival web page
  • Two dedicated social media posts
  • Four Business After Hours passes

$500 Level

  • Business Name included on advertising & promos
  • Business Name on Fall Festival web page
  • One dedicated social media post
  • Two Business After Hours passes