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HARVEST CRUZE CAR SHOW
The Watertown Lions Club and the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department
When: Sunday; September 29, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Awards: 2:00 pm
Raindate: Sunday, October 6th
Where: Watertown High School parking lot
Rules: Any year welcome
Good Stuff: 26 Class Trophies, Giveaways, Raffles, Music, Food & Fun!
Admission: Show Cars: $10.00 each.
Free admission for spectators.
Info: Dash plaques: 1st 50 cars get a free t-shirt
All car clubs are welcome. Please join the fun! Proceeds to benefit the Watertown Lions Club Community Service Projects
TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE (YARD SALE)
Sales will occur in front yards, garages and on sidewalks throughout the town. A uniquely Watertown/Oakville event involving citizens, businesses, churches, civic groups, associations, Town leaders, neighbors and visitors building community and identity. Look for the “original green signs” by Watertown Parks & Recreation.
Yard sales are a regular occurrence any weekend throughout the state. Several organizations hold annual fundraising rummage and book sales that have become anticipated events. Town-wide tag sales have long been a tradition in New England and in many Connecticut communities as well. The intent is that while cleaning out in the Fall everyone not toss everything but instead offer an opportunity to turn trash into treasure. All this to help build community through a shared experience and other celebrations one wetag_sale_regi_form.jpgekend in the Fall.
DATE: SATURDAY; OCTOBER 5
RAINDATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
TIME: EARLY BIRD: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
REGULAR HOURS: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
COST: $25.00/PER HOUSEHOLD
Registrations are due by Friday, September 27th by 12pm.
Click here for the Town Wide Tag Sale Application.
TOWN-WIDE SCARECROW CONTEST
The Town of Watertown Parks & Recreation Department is presenting the Town-Wide Scarecrow Contest! We would like families, businesses, schools, and organizations to flood the town with scarecrows of your making. We’re sure you’ve seen some before: scarecrows on skis, horseback, bikes, behind a tractor or a lawn mower, sport theme scarecrows, farmers watching TV, even brides and grooms. It’s up to you to decide what you can come up with. It’s so easy to participate:
Click here for the Scarecrow Contest Entry Form
SANTA’S LIGHT PARADE & FESTIVAL
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th
We continue to celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus with our annual parade and festival. This event is based upon a 20 year partnership between the Watertown Parks & Recreation and Watertown Fire Departments. Once again, for 2019, Santa’s “escort” Parade will be a fully illuminated Light Parade. All participants must incorporate lighting into their parade costume, float, etc. The parade, which will be led by special holiday characters, is open to children, families, school & private music groups, theatre & performance groups, civic organizations and churches. Plan your participation early and start working on your plans now! In continuing with our tradition, Santa Claus will bring up the rear of the parade along with the Big Red Fire Engine.
“Winter Wonderland” is the theme for the parade route (Main Street from the Fire Department to the Gazebo) and so we are requesting that businesses and homes decorate with white lights and turn them on during the event.
When you arrive at the Gazebo, the Festival will continue with lots of fun activities for everyone in the family:
Dress warmly…..lots of hot chocolate…..a great family holiday tradition……join us! Please email email@example.com if you want to be part of the festivities.
FREE OF CHARGE
LOCATIONS: WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
935 MAIN STREET
GAZEBO – CORNER OF ROUTES 6 & 63
DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019
TIME: 3:30PM AT THE FIREHOUSE
5:00PM AT THE GAZEBO
Click here for the Santa Parade Entry Form.
“LETS REALLY LIGHT UP WATERTOWN/OAKVILLE”
HOUSE/BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST
It’s back by popular demand! Come and participate in our “Light Up Watertown” Holiday decorating contest. This family event is open to all residents and businesses in Watertown/Oakville. The participation fee is $20 for both residents and businesses. There will be a variety of categories such as best overall, most creative, most animated, most traditional and best business. All winners will receive wonderful prizes donated by local merchants. Help make our wonderful community an even better place to live and visit by decorating your property as creatively and festively as desired. Enter as early as the last week of October, so you don’t forget to sign up. All entries must be in by December 6, 2019. All displays must be ready for judging December 13, 2019. Just in time for Christmas, all proceeds will be used to help out needy families in Watertown that wouldn’t have a Christmas like it should be. Please call the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department at 860-945-5246 for more information.
Click here for the Light Up Contest Entry Form.
WATERTOWN FALL FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a family-friendly day of fun at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Watertown for our 41st Annual Watertown Fall Festival! This year's event will be better than ever: we’ll have traditional fall activities, raffles, live entertainment, food and beverage and nearly 100 local vendors and businesses including artists, artisans, crafters and non-profits around the Greater Watertown-Oakville area. There are many people from far and wide that come to the Watertown Fall Festival to enjoy the weekend and we hope to see you there!
Click here for the Fall Festival Applicationtoo!
WATERTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET REBOOT
We are restarting the Watertown Farmers’ Market this year! The new look, new location - at the Town Garage #2, 690 Thomaston Road, on Sundays from July 7th through October 20th from 9AM-1PM. We are having theme days as we have done in the past along with a guest artisans and musical entertainment. Locally grown produce from the awesome farmers in our area along with baked goods, jams and jellies, local honey, oils and vinegars and much more. Come celebrate the people who grow your food and join us for Kids’ day, Pollinator day, Health and Wellness, just to name a few.
If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Market Manager, Claudia Duhamel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Watertown Parks and Recreation Dept. at 860-945-5246.
Click here to download the Farmers Market Application.
CANINE PHOTO CONTEST!
BOW WOW OLYMPICS!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd at 5:30 PM,
VETERAN’S PARK, WATERTOWN
OUR JUDGE IS CHANNEL 3’S WEATHERMAN SCOT HANEY!
BOW WOW PHOTO CONTEST:
Do you think you have the Coolest Canine in Watertown? Then submit a photo of your dog “BEING COOL” to the Town Clerk’s Office, 37 DeForest St, 8:30am-4:30pm before August 22th. Please include on the BACK of photo: Dog name, owner name, address, and phone # PRIZES AWARDED! Winners for photo contest need not be present on the 23rd to win!
All dogs in photo contest must be licensed, Watertown/Oakville residents! Photos will be on display until Friday, August 26th and can be picked up any time after August 26th.
BOW WOW OLYMPICS:
Dog Tail Wagging, Best Dog Trick, Sitting Competition and Dog/Owner Look-Alike Contest. Please refrain from bringing any dog that may not be socially friendly with other dogs or people!
Any questions please call the
Town Clerk’s Office at (860)945-5230.
BOW WOW PET FOOD COLLECTION for
WATERTOWN FOOD BANK:
The Town Clerk’s Office Will Be Collecting Pet Food for the Food Bank. Please consider donating unopened canned, dry food, or treats when you come in to renew your dog License or bring to Veterans’ Park on August 23rd!
REMINDER: JUNE IS DOG LICENSE MONTH!
Event 1: Saturday, October 19th (Raindate: October 20th) Join us in A Trunk or Treat where we urge everyone to gather and park their vehicles at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 570 Nova Scotia Hill Rd, Watertown, CT from 3pm-4pm. This event is absolutely free but we do have a few simple rules by which to abide to make the program run safely and smoothly.
When it comes to decorating your vehicle there are the obvious choices, like decorating for Halloween, using pumpkins, spider webbing, spiders, brooms, bats, cauldrons, scary stuff… This event provides a safe family environment for trick or treaters. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
Event 2: Wednesday, October 31st The Watertown Fire Department and the Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring their annual celebration of mischief and merriment. Halloween treats, games, and much more will be given out between 6pm-8pm at Watertown and Oakville Fire houses. Volunteers needed to help run games and hand out treats.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
The 10th annual The Spirit of Giving: Holiday Marketplace will be held from 10am – 2pm as part of the town-wide Santa’s Light Parade and Festival. This Holiday Marketplace has developed a reputation and following because all of our venders are local artists and artisans and offer their own hand-crafted and unique arts and crafts (no commercial vendors permitted). Applications for vendors are available at the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department. Come out for all your holiday gift shopping! There is something unique for everyone on your list. November 30th is also Small Business Saturday and in celebrating the many great businesses in Watertown/Oakville, we will work with local merchants, restaurants and businesses to offer great incentives to stay and shop local. Businesses who want to participate may contact Carrie Godfrey at (860)945-5246 or email her at email@example.com if you want to be part of the festivities.
FREE OF CHARGE
LOCATION: SWIFT MIDDLE SCHOOL, GYMNASIUM
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019
TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Click here for the Holiday Marketplace Craft Fair Application
COOKIES AND MILK WITH SANTA
DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SNOWDATE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
Come have Milk & Cookies with Santa! The Watertown Parks & Recreation Department & Water-Oak Community Women's Club formerly the Watertown Junior Women's Club sponsor this program. Come enjoy cookies & milk (or other beverage) with Santa from 1pm-3pm at John Trumbull Primary School. Also featuring raffles, Santa’s adventure face painting and have fun with “Make-and-Take” projects. Look out for a flyer that will be sent through the schools.
NORTH POLE CALLING
Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department and The Watertown Recreation Commission. Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten can receive a call from Santa. Even with Santa's busy schedule, he will find time to call you directly from the North Pole. A special notice will be coming through the schools to help Santa schedule his call. For more information call The Watertown Parks & Recreation Office at (860)945-5246.