Friday, September 14-Sunday, September 16, 2018

135th Annual Connecticut State Firefighters Association Convention and Parade

Friday, September 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Carnival and Food Truck Festival, 99 Thompson Road

Special: Ride all night for $25.00 (with wrist band)

 

Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Carnival and Food Truck Festival, 99 Thompson Road

Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 16, Noon

135th Connecticut State Firefighters Parade

Steps off from Avon High School, proceeds south on West Avon Road to 99 Thompson Road

Sunday, September 16, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Carnival and Food Truck Festival, 99 Thompson Road

 

PLEASE NOTE ROAD CLOSURES BELOW

THOMPSON ROAD CLOSURE (Carnival & Food Truck Festival, 99 Thompson Road)

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

 

PARADE ROAD CLOSURES

Sunday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for parade

West Avon @ Harris

Sunrise @ West Avon

Haynes @ West Avon (can still exit via Stratford Crossing)

Sycamore Hills @ West Avon

Scoville @ West Avon

Kingsbridge @ West Avon (can still exit via Crestwood)

Bronson @ West Avon (can still exit via Crestwood)

Sudbury @ West Avon

Hollister @ West Avon

Devonshire @West Avon

Day @ West Avon

West Avon @ Country Club 

 

PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION

Shuttle Busses will be running between the Carnival/Food Truck Festival and the areas listed below.

The busses will run Friday 5:00-11:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-Midnight, and *Sunday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

*Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. as West Avon Road will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to the conclusion of the parade. Buses will resume at the conclusion of the parade and run until 7:00 p.m.

PARKING AREAS: (There is no onsite parking at the carnival for the public due to safety and  security reasons)

* Sycamore Hills Recreation Area 635 West Avon Road parking lot & lawn near the pool will be available all 3 days. In the event of rain, the lawn will not be used.

* Valley Community Baptist Church 604 West Avon Road lot is available Friday after 6:00 p.m., Saturday after 6:00 p.m., and Sunday after the parade.

* Avon High School 510 West Avon Road lot is available Friday evening, all day Saturday. Lot is closed on Sunday due to being the staging area for the parade line up. All cars must be off the grounds Saturday night by 11:30. Lot will re-open after the parade.

* Avon Middle School 375 West Avon Road will be available all 3 days of the event.

* Pine Grove School 151 Scoville Road will be available all 3 days for Handicap Parking Only.

* Avon Public Library 281 Country Club Road will be available after 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

In 2018, the AVFD is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Click HERE to read a Hartford Courant article about the Department’s history.

 

THE MERCHANDISE PICTURED BELOW

WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON

CONVENTION WEEKEND (SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2018)

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75TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Friday, June 1

Library Summer Reading Program sign up begins with prizes including chance to ride in a Fire Truck

Tuesday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.

Movie Matinee, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Avon Free Public Library

August

Scavenger Hunt at Avon Free Public Library

Monday, August 6

5th Annual Golf Tournament at Farmington Woods Golf Club

Please join us in our 75th Anniversary by playing golf in our Annual event. Includes lunch and dinner as well as a tea cup raffle. There will also be golf contests as well as 50/50 raffle. Have a fun day of golf and help support your local firefighters. Click HERE for more information.

Saturday, August 11, 10-12:30 p.m.

Touch A Truck, Avon Free Public Library

Friday, September 14-Sunday, September 16

135th Annual Connecticut State Firefighters Association Convention and Parade

Thursday, October 4, 1:30 p.m.

AVFD sponsored movie at Avon Free Public Library: Backdraft

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

Open Houses at All Fire Stations: Company 1, Darling Drive; Company 2, Secret Lake Road; Company 3, West Avon Road; Company 4, Huckleberry Hill Road

Sunday, October 14

Hartford County Memorial Service

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.

AVFD sponsored movie at Avon Free Public Library: Burn

Thursday, October 25, 1:30 p.m.

AVFD sponsored movie at Avon Free Public Library: Towering Inferno

Thursday, November 1, 1:30 p.m.

AVFD sponsored movie at Avon Free Public Library: Ladder 49

Thursday, November 8, 1:30 p.m.

AVFD sponsored movie at Avon Free Public Library: 9/11

November & December

The AVFD will host an exhibit in the Avon Free Public Library History Room, focusing on fire equipment and how it has changed over the years.