AVON, September 13 – More than 30 fire departments from around the state will be in Avon on Sunday for the 135th annual Connecticut State Firefighters Association parade beginning at noon at Avon High School.
It’s part of a three-day weekend of events to help the Avon Volunteer Fire Department celebrate their 75th anniversary.
The department will be hosting a carnival and food truck festival at the old M.H. Rhodes property on Thompson Brook Road near the Farmington River trail beginning Friday night. There will be 15 food trucks and dozens of rides.
The carnival and food truck will be on Friday from 6-10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Fireworks will be held on Saturday at 9 p.m. from the Thompson Brook School.
The parade will run down West Avon Road from Avon High School to Thompson Brook Road to the carnival grounds at the old M.H. Rhodes property. More than 15 food trucks are expected to be on the carnival grounds.
Parking will be limited near the event. Free parking is available at the Avon Senior Center, Valley Baptist Community Church, Sycamore Recreation Area, Avon Middle School and Avon High School (Friday and Saturday only). Shuttle buses will be running from all the locations. Handicap parking will be available at Pine Grove School all weekend.
“Aside from celebrating with our own neighbors at different commemorative events throughout the year and during our special September weekend, there isn’t a more fitting way to mark this incredible milestone than to invite our colleagues from around the state to come spend some time with us here in Avon,” said Michael Trick, the chief of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department.
Friday, September 14
Food truck and carnival, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, September 15
Food truck and carnival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fireworks, 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 16
Food truck and carnival, 1-6 p.m.
Parade awards, 5 p.m.