Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reposting: Benefit coming up this Sunday in Oxford

Festival in Oxford to benefit nonprofit that supports children

OXFORD - Colonial Tavern will host Barefoot: A Summer Festival, on Aug. 11 to benefit Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. the Valley's first diaper bank.

CTPFC is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting low-income children throughout the state. 

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; doors open at 10 a.m. 

Colonial Tavern is located at 24 Hawley Road.

The event will feature a classic car show and burn-out pit (cut-off year is 1990), including gift bags and prizes for drivers.

There will also be live music from Gravyhound and Phoenix Connecticut; Fantasy Faces by Ruth for children; a vendor marketplace, featuring handmade items and antiques; and a craft beer and wine tasting tent, featuring Connecticut's own Cavalry Brewing Co., Thomas Hooker Brewery, and more.

Food and beverages also will be available for sale.

General admission is free for children ages 4 and under; ages 5 and up are $5.

The tasting tent entry fee is $20 for 16 tastings (ages 21 and up), and $10 for 10 additional tastings. 

Pre-registration for classic cars is $8, and day-of registration is $10. Vendor space is $40 per booth, indoor or out (space is limited but there is still space available). Antiques and handmade items for vendor booths are needed.

For information, or to purchase tickets, vendor space, or pre-register a classic car, visit www.ctpfc.org or call Colonial Tavern, 203-264-8244.

As this is a charity event, volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact Meghan Tarby at meghan@ctpfc.org or call 203-881-1804.

This is taken from a press release from Meghan Tarby, founder and executive director, Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc.

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