The annual Weston Memorial Day Fair will open for the first time on the Friday of the holiday weekend.
New for 2014, daily unlimited-ride bracelets can be purchased for $30 and used from the moment the fair opens each day to closing time.
Weston’s Fair is known for offering carnival rides and games for all ages, lunch and diner menu options sponsored by the Weston Kiwanis Club, as well as other fair type food, a bake sale, local venders and live entertainment.
The Fair is the largest fundraiser for Weston’s elementary and intermediate schools and is held behind Weston’s Hurlbutt Elementary School at 9 School Rd.
Each year student bands from around Fairfield County audition for a chance to perform at the well-attended Saturday night “Blanket and Chairs” concert. The concert starts at around 3 p.m. and runs to about 8:15 p.m.
The 2014 lineup showcases student talent from Weston, Westport, Easton and Fairfield.
Run and race on Saturday
Other weekend events open to anyone include the One-Mile Kids Fun Run ($10 registration fee) and the USATF certified 5K Race and Walk ($25 registration fee), both are sponsored by the Weston High School and scheduled for Saturday, May 24.
Many cash prizes for race winners will be awarded. Participants can register at: www.weston5k.com or in person on May 24th prior to 8 a.m. Refreshments and free race T-shirts will be provided for the first 500 registrants.
Hours, online information
The 2014 Fair is CASH ONLY and will be open:
- Friday, May 23 from 6 to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 10 p.m. ( Kids Fun Run; 5K Race and Walk; “Blanket and Chairs” concert: 3 to about 8:15 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25, from 2 to 10 p.m.
- Monday, May 26, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Visit the fair's Facebook page or website to learn more about Weston’s Memorial Day Weekend events and for race volunteer opportunities.
Editor's note: Information and most of the wording for this article were taken from a news release issued by the fair's organizers.