It’s that time of year – It’s the Suffield on the Green and Craft Fair 2021, our 50th!
Suffield on the Green is seen as the unofficial end of the summer event. It provides Suffield residents a fun time to get to know their community a bit better. For those of you new to town, it’s a great way to meet new people and learn more about Suffield while having a fun time.
The event always takes place on the Town Greens in the center of town the weekend after Labor Day. This year it is Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Suffield, the annual event features booths by local businesses and organizations like the Scouts, religious groups, emergency services and more.
There are three greens. The Friends of Suffield refer to them as the North Green, the Center Green, and the South Green. This action-packed event will include a Kid Zone on the North Green. The focus of this green is on younger kid-oriented events, including a free interactive circus! There will be tickets for sale at the Friends of Suffield booth on the North Green for the inflatable bounce house or the obstacle course and balloon twisting creations available at the Center Green gazebo. At the farthest north section of the Green, the beloved Canine Contest will take place on Sunday (registration at 12 p.m. and contest at 1 p.m.). Remember this is also the location for the rope bridge and more, so visit www.FriendsOfSuffield.org/SOTGEntertainment.html for the latest information.
The Center Green is where you will find the majority of community booths, including town services, churches, local businesses, and high school classes. Come out and support them all. The Center Green also hosts the 50th Craft Fair, showcasing original hand-made pieces.
Head down to the South Green for delicious food prepared by volunteer groups, as well as entertainment and live music of many genres. Suffield on the Green is a place where friends and acquaintances re-unite and catch up amidst children’s laughter, dogs barking and the sounds of live music. We have booths full of fun activities and, of course, the enormous SMS Student Council sale. Come watch the Girls SHS volleyball team take on adults, teachers, and other challengers Saturday, September 11, starting at 10 a.m. on at the South Green by the Suffield On The Green Stage. There will be Free professional Ballon Twisters on the South Green by the stage form 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. as well.
Last but not least, the Suffield Minibus provides a free shuttle bus to get you to the Greens should you not be able to park close. The bus leaves approximately every 20 minutes from the Suffield Middle School parking lot on Mountain Road. (Look for the blue balloons.) This service is a short, safe ride to and from Suffield on the Green. There will be two drop off points: The first, by the Friends of the Library’s book sale at Sacred Heart Church, and the second, by Second Baptist Church. Go in for some free coffee and snacks at the Second Baptist Church Common Room, right next to the shuttle stop.
Net proceeds raised are given back to the community. You can get maps of all exhibitor and vendor locations at the Friends of Suffield booth. You can also visit our website ahead of time and download and print maps of all the exhibitors.
Saturday, September 11
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 12
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.friendsofSuffield.org.